St. Simons Island is sometimes described as a little piece of paradise. Scarcely known outside Georgia, it is quite possibly the best kept secret along the coastal Southeast.
The island’s majestic entrance over miles of unspoiled marshland was memorialized by Sidney Lanier in his poem The Marshes of Glynn. It’s a place where an unpretentious low country meets the great ocean … where huge tidal changes breathe life into the grassy expanse flourishing in wildlife.
Somewhere in between you will discover the magic of St. Simons Island. Upon arrival, visitors are enveloped by a feeling of calm amidst ancient moss-draped oaks standing alongside glorious palms and tall southern pines.
The beach at St. Simons Island is like no other. As the 7-foot tide shifts from high to low, it pulls the shoreline 1/2 mile out to sea uncovering a breathtaking system sandbars and shoals.
Development is largely unseen along the north end of the beach where an abundant shrub forest has been protected and allowed to expand naturally. Acres of young dune fields nurture sensitive sea oats while thousands of shore birds migrate from one sand bar to the next with the receding tide.
The owners of Coast Cottages at St. Simons cherish their unrestricted view and enjoyment of this ecological wonderland.