Georgia's Golden Isles have drawn people for generations for their fresh sea air and gentle ocean breezes. The largest barrier island, St. Simons Island, was a summer refuge for escaping the hot summers of the mainland for many families starting in the 1870s. Today St. Simons continues to draw tourists and summer residents for its wide-open beaches, world-class golfing and fishing and its relaxed island lifestyle and rich history.Made up of St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Jekyll Island and private Little St. Simons Island, the character and charm of the Golden Isles have been protected and preserved since the mid 1960s, when a group of citizens concerned about development formed the Coastal Georgia Historical Society. The society's first mission was creating the St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, which has year-round educational opportunities and summer concerts and activities. Another must-see on St. Simons is Fort Frederica National Monument, which dates to 1736 and was the site of the Battle of Bloody Marsh in 1742, when the British defeated the Spanish.East Beach is the perfect place to unwind, collect shells, go for a bike ride or just take a stroll. The social hub of St. Simons Island is the Pier Village along Mallery Street, on the south end of the Island. The area is dotted with tempting boutiques, cafes and restaurants.The island's setting on St. Simon Sound makes it a prime fishing location, for offshore excursions as well as inland- water outings behind the islands. Golf is a key pastime in the Golden Isles, and the PGA's RSM Classic Tournament is held every November at the Sea Island Resort on nearby Sea Island, which has the most picturesque course around.Whether you visit St. Simons for a weekend or stay for the whole summer, you will find more than enough to keep you occupied.
Morningstar Marina at Golden Isles is closest to the village of St. Simons. This is a first-class service marina has more than 1,100 feet of transient dock and offers boat detailing, bottom painting, a courtesy car, restroom and shower facilities, a ship store and an onsite restaurant The Coastal Kitchen.