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Posted on 4/2/2024 by Adam

Golden Isle Beaches: Everything You Need to Know

Are you dreaming of sun-kissed shores, gentle ocean breezes, and endless coastal charm? Look no further than the picturesque Golden Isles. At Lilmar Properties, we're thrilled to introduce you to our guide to the stunning beaches of St. Simons Island, alongside a selection of our most sought-after St. Simons Island vacation rental properties. So, grab your beach towel and join us for an unforgettable seaside escape!

GOLDEN ISLE BEACHES
GOULD's INLET

Located on the northern part of East Beach at the end of Bruce Drive A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, boasting packed sand for runners, serene waters for paddlers. Best enjoyed early or late to avoid crowds. There is a small parking lot here and a few benches for those wanting to sit and relax.


COAST GUARD STATION / EAST BEACH

Located at 4100 First Street Central hub for beachgoers with wave riding, fishing, ample parking, and accessible boardwalk, accommodating all tides. There is plenty of parking here, but be sure to bring a wagon to get your gear to the beach. There are also bathrooms/showers here and a pavilion with picnic tables.


Massengale Park

Located at 1350 Ocean Blvd Family-friendly amenities including parking, restrooms, picnic spots, and playground, ensuring a day of fun for all ages.


Driftwood Beach

Located north of Clam Creek Picnic Area and Villas by the Sea Resort Jekyll Island's picturesque shoreline adorned with driftwood, perfect for photography, nature walks, and birdwatching amidst unique landscapes. Parking is limited and there are no bathrooms or showers here.


GREAT DUNES BEACH PARK

Centrally located on Jekyll Island near the Convention Center and Beach Village shops. Central destination for beach activities, featuring showers, volleyball, grills, and green spaces for group gatherings and relaxation. Family-friendly amenities including parking, restrooms, picnic spots, and pet friendly as well.


ST. ANDREWS BEACH PARK

Located at 100 St Andrews Dr, Jekyll Island A romantic retreat on Jekyll Island's west coast, offering sunset vistas over Jekyll Sound, an ideal spot for evening relaxation and reflection. Family-friendly amenities including parking, restrooms, picnic spots, and pet friendly as well.


SWIMMING & TIDES ON THE GOLDEN ISLES

St. Simons Island's unique location on the East Coast results in calm waters. Though the shoreline may appear calm, strong currents and significant tides pose risks. Lifeguards operate between Memorial Day and Labor Day from 11am to 6pm, urging caution for swimmers. Certain beach access points on St. Simons Island are "tide contingent," submerging at high tide and revealing the sandy beach at low tide. Public access points 1-23 from Wyley Street to Arnold Road are tide-dependent, while points 24-37 offer 24/7 accessibility along the Island's eastern side. 

 For all the beach access points in St. Simons please click here and for the beach access map click here.



NEED BEACH GEAR? WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED!

We have partnered with VayKLife, a beach gear delivery service provider, to offer beach gear rentals to our guests!

Guests with reservations of 3 to 21 nights at participating Lilmar Vacations properties will receive a credit towards beach gear rentals during your stay!

Click here for more information on our partnership with VayKLife


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