LOCATE IT: Coastal Georgia

Georgia Coast: Wild Horses, Alligators and Miles of Sandy Beaches

Generations of Georgians have played on Georgia’s beaches, while others are pleasantly
surprised at Georgia’s coastline which borders on the Atlantic Ocean.

Generations of Georgians have played on Georgia’s beaches, while others are pleasantly surprised at Georgia’s coastline which borders on the Atlantic Ocean. Stretching for more than 100 miles between the Savannah and St. Marys rivers, the Georgia Coast Travel Region is blessed with some of the most distinct ecosystems on the planet. Georgia’s coast offers sandy beaches, ocean waves, palm trees, and nearly tropical weather for nine or 10 months out of the year, expansive marshes, hundreds-year-old live oaks, and incredible animal species.

Four state parks and five historic sites provide access to the area’s diverse natural and historical resources. Camp, picnic, and walk the two nature trails that wind through marshes, live oaks, cabbage-palmettos and longleaf pines at Skidaway Island State Park in “Georgia’s First City” – Savannah. Watch for deer, raccoons, shore birds, and rare migrating birds such as the Painted Bunting. While packed with Civil War history, Fort McAllister in Richmond Hill is also a quiet location for camping, hiking, fishing, and picnicking. Tybee Island, often referred to as Savannah’s beach, offers visitors a place for all seasons with sandy beaches, great fishing, and rich history at every turn. Bring your tent or RV and set up at Tybee’s River’s End Campground.

A trip to Darien will allow you to discover Colonial life at Fort King George, get a photo op at the Sapelo Island lighthouse, watch for rare birds in some of the nation’s finest birding areas, and dine on fresh-off-the-boat seafood.

See gopher tortoises, fiddler crabs, herons, and other coastal birds, or put your boat into the water before sunrise to fish for the catch of the day at Crooked River State Park. Practically on the border between Georgia and Florida, Crooked River State Park offers campsites

surrounded by Spanish moss-draped oaks, and a nature trail that winds through maritime forest and salt marsh. West of Crooked River, near Waycross, is Laura S. Walker State Park, home to many fascinating creatures and plants, with opportunities for boating, skiing, fishing, and playing golf.

Near Crooked River State Park, take a ferry from St. Marys to the 17.5 mile-long Cumberland Island National Seashore [link to trail description] which provides outdoor enthusiasts with salt marshes, nearly deserted beaches, birding, wild horses, and historic sites, all contributing to a unique wilderness experience. Back on the mainland, a few miles to the west, is the Okefenokee Swamp, known for its alligators and other marquee Southern species and recognized as one of the most unique wildernesses in the world. Canoeing, kayaking, and guided boat tours, such as those offered by Okefenokee Adventures in Folkston and Okefenokee Swamp Park in Waycross, make this wilderness accessible to practically everyone. The swamp’s three entrances at Waycross, Fargo and Folkston offer a rare opportunity for outdoor recreation and education in the same day.

North of Waycross, search for more than 50 geocaches in the charming city of Blackshear or paddle the winding Satilla River [link to trail description] from several Pierce County entry points.

Surf, kayak, fish, bike, and hike, from Tybee Island near Savannah to the Golden Isles of St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island. Or seek our feathered friends at the 18 observation sites of the Colonial Coast Birding Trail, including shorelines, salt marshes, old rice fields, woodlands, tidal rivers, and wetlands, with more than 300 bird species sighted.

Stretching for more than 100 miles between the Savannah and St. Marys rivers, the Georgia
Coast Travel Region is blessed with some of the most distinct ecosystems on the planet.

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Coastal Georgia - Locations

Mossy Pond Retrievers

Georgia Coast
3099 Mayberry Rd.
Patterson, GA 31557
912-288-1549

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Bell Farms Rabbiteye Winery

Georgia Coast
4331 Hwy. 32
Bristol, GA 31518
912-647-2807

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River’s End Campground & RV Park

Georgia Coast
5 Fort Ave.
Tybee Island, GA 31328
912-786-5518

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Okefenokee Heritage Center

Georgia Coast
1460 N. Augusta Ave.
Waycross, GA 31503
912-285-4260

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Historic Downtown Waycross

Georgia Coast
417 Pendleton St.
Waycross, GA 31501
912-287-2969

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The Lakes Golf Course

Georgia Coast
5500 Laura Walker Rd.
Waycross, GA 31503
912-285-6154

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Blackshear Geo Tour

Georgia Coast
318 Taylor St.
Blackshear, GA 31516
912-449-7000

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Jot Em Down Outdoors

Georgia Coast
3425 U.S. Hwy. 84 W.
Blackshear, GA 31516
912-449-0095

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Okefenokee Country Club

Georgia Coast
1204 South River Oaks Dr.
Blackshear, GA 31516
912-283-7400

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Comfort Inn Blackshear

Georgia Coast
155 Main St.
Blackshear, GA 31516
912-807-7829

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Lakeview Golf Club

Georgia Coast
510 Golf Course Rd.
Blackshear, GA 31516
912-449-4411

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Altamaha Waterfowl Management Area

Georgia Coast
U.S. Hwy. 17
Darien, GA 31525
912-262-3173

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Altamaha River Kayak and Canoe Trail – Darien

Georgia Coast
Darien River Landing
Darien, GA 31305
912-437-6684

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Darien Walking Tour

Georgia Coast
105 Fort King George Dr.
Darien, GA 31305
912-437-4837

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Moccasin Creek Off Road Park

Georgia Coast
7055 Wilton Rd.
Blackshear, GA 31518
912-281-5842

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Satilla River Water Trail

Georgia Coast
GA Hwy 121 Landing
Blackshear, GA 31516
912-285-6094

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1894 Hanging Jail

Georgia Coast
318 Taylor St.
Blackshear, GA 31516
912-449-7000

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Ossabaw Island

Georgia Coast
22814 GA Hwy. 144
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
912-727-2112

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Fort McAllister Marina

Georgia Coast
3203 Fort McAllister Rd.
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
912-727-2632

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Fort McAllister State Park

Georgia Coast
3894 Fort McAllister Rd.
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
912-727-2339

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Okefenokee Swamp Park

Georgia Coast
5700 Okefenokee Swamp Park
Waycross, GA 31503
912-283-0583

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Cummins Power South – Savannah

Georgia Coast
5534 Augusta Road
Savannah, GA 31407
912-232-5565

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Skidaway Island State Park

Georgia Coast
52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, GA 31411
912-598-2300

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Crooked River State Park

Georgia Coast
6222 Charlie Smith Sr. Hwy.
St. Marys, GA 31558
912-882-5256

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Okefenokee Adventures

Georgia Coast
4159 Suwannee Canal Rd.
Folkston, GA 31537
912-496-7156

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Laura S. Walker State Park

Georgia Coast
5653 Laura Walker Rd.
Waycross, GA 31503
912-287-4900

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A Big Wheel RV Park

Georgia Coast
6031 Charlie Smith Sr. Hwy.
St. Marys, GA 31558
912-576-5386

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Adam Strain Building and Historic Site

Georgia Coast
109-111 Broad St.
Darien, GA 31305
912-437-4725

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Altamaha Coastal Tours

Georgia Coast
229 Fort King George Dr.
Darien, GA 31305
912-437-6010

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Altamaha Regional Park

Georgia Coast
1605 Altamaha Park Rd.
Brunswick, GA 31523
912-264-2342

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