550 Beachview Drive
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Travelers from far and wide are drawn to St. Simons Island for the sand, surf, and sun. For some, a trip to this coastal destination off of Georgia is an experience in outdoor adventure. For others, it’s about shopping the many quaint boutiques. However, for those traveling with small children, it’s a place that promises big family-fun opportunities. Perhaps no place is more perfect for entertaining travelers of all ages than Neptune Park on St. Simons Island. When you’re here, it’s a stop you won’t want to leave off of your itinerary.
Neptune Park FUn Zone
Located at 550 Beachview Drive, Neptune Park is a trifecta of fun providing guests with opportunities to play miniature golf, use up extra energy on a large playground or make the most of the attached waterpark! This Summer destination can accommodate guests of all ages. The waterpark hosts a wading pool for little ones, lap lanes for those with a more intense approach to time in the water and of course, waterslides for everyone to enjoy! The waterpark is constantly monitored by lifeguards, making it an enjoyable and safe space to spend an afternoon together. In the event that hunger strikes during a day of swimming, Neptune Park has several on-site concessions stands to curb any craving. Enjoy your snacks under the comfort of a large umbrella at a pool-side table, perfect for keeping an eye on the water while remaining out of the sun.
Hit a Hole in One
If mini-golf is more your style, Neptune Park on St. Simons Island provides an 18-hole course that will keep everyone on their toes. Try your luck at a hole in one as you make your way around this exciting, colorful and creative course together. When you’re done, head over to the sprawling playground for a chance to make the most of the slides, bridges, monkey bars and so much more! While admission is free for those visitors looking to just enjoy the playground, guests who want the entire experience will pay a ticket price of $8 for swimming and $8 for mini-golf.
Family Friendly Activities Near St. Simons’ Neptune Park
In addition to a day at Neptune Park, St. Simons offers a variety of other family friendly activities that make the area a great destination choice!
Right next door to Neptune Park is St. Simons Trolley Tours, which offers a low-stress way of getting the lay of the land in St. Simons. While you may not want to make a lengthy tour on foot of some of St. Simons’ top historic sites, a ride on an open-air trolley may be just the compromise you’re looking for. These family-friendly tours offer free admission for children under four and a 50% discount for children ages 4-12. Relax aboard the trolley and take in the views while someone else does the navigating! The nostalgic, vintage 1930s wooden trolleys provide a fun atmosphere for the tour, while entertaining guides provide information in an engaging way. 36 points of interest, including the St. Simons Lighthouse, Fort Frederica, Christ Church, and Bloody Marsh provide a look at a wide range of events in the region’s past, from battles with the Spanish in the early 1700s to the lighthouse that was constructed in the 1800s and is still in use today!
To enjoy a more in-depth look at the St. Simons Lighthouse, you won’t have to venture far from Neptune Park. The property also boasts a museum, where interactive elements offer another layer of engagement for children. Step back in time with your children to the years that pre-date electricity and indoor plumbing when you venture into the lighthouse keeper’s former dwellings, where a resident keeper and his family stayed to keep the light going with a kerosene oil lamp. The comparison between modern day dwellings and the simple furnishings and antique toys present in the dwellings stand in stark contrast.
Of course, kids will always be thrilled with a day of fun along the oceanfront! Near Neptune Park are several convenient public beach access points. Spend the day swimming and playing in the calm waters of St. Simons beautiful beaches! Hunting for seashells, participating in water activities, and picnicking along the shoreline provides hours of fun for both local families and visitors alike!
Still in search of family friendly accommodations for your vacation in St. Simons? Be sure to check out our multi-bedroom homes that offer room for the whole family, many of which include extra perks such as private swimming pools!