Bryan grew up going to St. Simons with his family for a week each summer. It's such a special place for him filled with countless memories from over the years... like fishing with his grandparents and boat rides with his cousins. When we started dating, Bryan introduced me to St.Simons and we’ve been going ever since... I love that our girls get to make beach memories just like he did!
If you're familiar with Sea Island at all you probably know that St. Simons and Sea Island are right next to each other. Sea Island is the private beach just north of St. Simons and there are actually several Sea Island properties that are on St. Simons Island. While we are staying on St. Simons I love riding my bike into Sea Island to look at all the beautiful houses.
Okay... I promised you guys a round up of my favorites so here they are!
Dolce Dough - a really cute new bakery with adorable decor. Head there early for their hand made donuts... but they have cakes and biscuits that are great too.
The Market at Sea Island is the cutest little market - and it has awesome sandwiches.
Crabdaddy’s - be sure to get the bread pudding for dessert! Their shrimp is great too - it's been a staple in St. Simons for over 30 years and a White family favorite for forever.
Barbara Jean's - has the best crab cakes and has also been around for over 20 years!
I'm always sure to run to Sweet Mama's for cookies - but go before 12 because they are usually sold out after that!
Coastal Kitchen is fun to go to because it's at the Marina you can walk around and see the boats before or after dinner.
If you’re looking for a date night or more upscale spot you have to try Halyards - the catch of the day is always phenomenal and if you’re a sushi fan they have great tuna poke.
Delaney's Bistro and Bar is also great for a nicer lunch. They have an awesome variety of seafood options.
Fun things to do...
The Lodge at Sea Island is one of the several resorts that makes up Sea Island - but it's in St. Simons. It's the coolest boutique hotel off of a waterfront golf course. At 7pm there is a bag piper that plays a traditional Scottish song to mark the end of each day at the golf club. You can listen to the bag piper, enjoy the sunset, and make s'mores - they also have a putting green that the kids love!
Tree Spirits of St. Simons - I love this so much - in the 1980's an artist carved over 20 faces into oak trees scattered around the island. Some of them are on private property but most are not and it's like a fun little scavenger hunt to find each of the carvings!
Take a day trip to Jekyll Island - it's about 20 minutes from Sea Island and St. Simons - it's so cool there! There is an entire beach that is full of driftwood (Driftwood Beach) and you know I had to grab some product shots while I was there...
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The Georgia Sea Turtle Center - there is this really neat turtle hospital on Jekyll Island that helps rehabilitate turtles that have been washed up and have been injured. You can learn about sea turtles and see the rehabilitation in action - the kids loved it!
Some shopping spots
Redfern Village has lots of little cute shops and a bunch of restaurants and bars to explore. Righton Books is an adorable bookstore that's locally owned and perfect for a rainy day. They are always having events and special readings.
There is an awesome Tibi outlet the founder of Tibi is actually from St. Simons!
Adventure Awaits in St. Simons!