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Quick Summer Getaway Guide to Georgia's Barrier Islands

Annie Schlechter 15 Quick Summer Getaways

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Extending along the Atlantic coast, Georgia's barrier islands are pristine and uncrowded—perfect for beach hopping. Our favorite locations include St. Simons, Jekyll, Sea, and Cumberland islands. (Note: Sea Island is private and is exclusive to hotel guests and members.)

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Hotels (3)

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    Greyfield Inn


    The only hotel on the fiercely private Cumberland Island, the 4-story, 16-room property has no internet or cell service but with an 17-mile-long

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    Jekyll Island Club Hotel

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    Cloister at Sea Island

    Long a favorite of the East Coast Establishment; the 1928 Mediterranean-style mansion is set on more than 1,000 acres of a barrier island beach.


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    The restaurant's tables are made of teak from shipwrecked boats.

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    Courtyard at Crane

    Dine on fresh local seafood.


Similar Trips (2)

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  • Trip Guide to Pristine Cumberland Island, GA

    Cumberland Island

    A short ferry ride from the crowded mainland, Georgia’s Cumberland Island is a land unto itself: 17 1/2 miles of pristine woodland, marsh, and beaches, dotted with the occasional historic building ...

  • Mini Trip: Cumberland Island, Georgia

    Cumberland Island

    A former Carnegie family retreat, this undeveloped barrier island has majestic wild horses, 18 miles of sugary beaches, and hiking trails through sand dunes, palmetto forests, and bird-filled salt



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