Have you ever been to Georgia? If not, add it to your list of places to visit ASAP. Georgia beaches are some of the most gorgeous of all East coast locations. But the thrill of vacationing to these areas doesn’t end with a day at the beach; with rich histories, super cool aquariums, and gorgeous coastal towns, Georgia will undoubtedly be your next vacation destination. Head to these beaches (more like beach-towns) the next time you have some time off. You won’t regret it!
Located close to Savannah for easy airport access, Tybee Island is known for it’s gorgeous, expansive beaches. Travelers should be sure to visit Fort Screven for a cool military history museum. While there, make sure to look out (though it won’t be hard) for a tour of the incredibly fully-functioning 18th-century style lighthouse. Head to Lazaretto Creek for the best fishing on the coast and seasonal dolphin tours.
If you’re looking to avoid crowds, head to St. Simon in December-March. It’s considered the off-season, which will likely make your trip a little quieter and more intimate. It’s during these months that visitors are more likely to see whales passing by as they migrate.
Known as one of the Golden Isles of Georgia, Jekyll Island is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area, probably because it’s the most gorgeous. This island also has colonial roots, and it is evident in Jekyll Island’s historic district (you absolutely must check it out while you’re here!). You can enjoy the beach while talking in all of the vast architecture on the island! Perfect.
You won’t find any elaborate architecture (okay, well you will find that here, the wildlife literally roam throughout the old colonial structures) here, just 9,800 acres of designated Wilderness. After ferrying in, visitors can explore the island via a guided tour or on bikes. If desired, visitors can also make a reservation to camp on the island overnight. It’s truly an unforgettable experience.
Sapelo Island is another gem only accessible by ferry, but that’s what makes it so charming. Visitors can stay in the historic Reynolds Mansion (build by Thomas Spalding in 1810) or in the campground on the beach by the mansion. The western portion of the island is part of a wildlife reserve where visitors can go for wildlife preservation resources.
This privately owned island doesn’t offer guests a whole lot to do, but if that’s how you like to vacation, then this is the spot for you. Guests traveling to the area can stay on one of the two private resorts on the island (Sea Island Beach Club and The Cloister). The water-front resorts are just down the road from one another, and while you explore the area it’s crucial to make sure that you look up! Literally! The trees are absolutely incredible on this island and it’s full of some of the most gorgeous beaches!