- Power Boating
- Water Skiing
- Wind Surfing
Golf - Several beautiful public Golf Courses are available with fees starting as low as $28 with cart.
The Village - Cottage is within easy walking distance to two parks (Mallory Park and Neptune Park), public pool, tennis, public library and the beach. Summer music festivals feature jazz and other local music groups. Bring a bottle of wine and some appetizers!
Dining - From locally prepared seafood at many fine local establishments, to some of our great southern BBQ with sweet tea, dining on St. Simons Island is always a great experience. A whole range of dining options begins in the village, just down the street. A quiet walk to and from dinner is one of our family's favorite things about living in this area!
Fishing - Off-shore Deep Sea Fishing charters available most days weather permitting; Inland Waterway fishing excellent year-round; surf fishing right on the beach or at the Pier. Try your hand at crabbing off the pier with the local kids or seining on the beach to see what you can catch!
Try the Casino Cruise for an evening of offshore dinner and gambling.
Hiking, Exploring - St. Simons Island is literally surrounded by state and national parks. Take a ferry to Cumberland Island National Seashore for a historical walking tour or see Okefenokee Swamp by boat or canoe. Little Talbot Island, Big Talbot Island, Fort Clinch, and Guana River State Park systems - along with the Sapelo Island Estuary - offer an unprecedented view of Georgia and North Florida's natural beauty.
Sea Kayaking - Paddle through many backwater saltmarsh tributaries. Guided tours available through local adventure companies.
Horseback Riding - Available through the Sea Island stables located on the North end of St. Simons Island. Go for a nice ride right on the beach!
Biking - Ride along the beach on a beach cruiser, or use the bike paths to pick up your groceries for dinner. For a real challenge, ride your bikes all the way to the north end of the island to tour Christ Church and Fort Frederica, the site of the original settlement on St. Simons Island.
Shopping - Historic and quaint, St. Simons Island Village is within walking distance and is full of cute shops. Spa services and the shops at the famous Cloister Resort are just a few miles away for the more upscale tastes. Both the metropolitan areas of Jacksonville and Historic Savannah are a one hour drive away.
Tennis - Just down the street are public tennis courts that are free to the public. These courts are in great shape and you'll see our family there on a sunny afternoon year round!
Pilot? St. Simons Island McKenna airport is less than a mile from the cottage.
Sports Fan? Jacksonville is home to the NFL's largest stadium - Alltel Stadium - brand new and located 60 minutes away. Catch a Jaguars game. This is also home to the annual Georgia-Florida rivalry. During football season you can join the many who come to St. Simons Island for all the festivities.
Like the Theatre? Choose from our local theatre group, the Island Players, located in the Village next to the library or take a drive to Jacksonville or Savannah where several fine theatres present extraordinary shows for your entertainment. The Alhambra Dinner Theater presents dinner and fine Broadway shows. The Florida Theatre hosts the Symphony, Pops and many fine traveling Jazz, Dance and other entertainers each season. Each year the FCCJ Artist Series featuring Broadway shows has a number of fine shows at the Time-Union Center for the Performing Arts.
Museums - The Cummer Museum, Brest Planetarium, Zoological Gardens, Museum of Modern Art, Aviation Museum, Maritime Museum Society, Museum of Southern History and Kingsley Plantation are just some of the major attractions that make wonderful regional day trips.
Go to the Zoo! Just 60 minutes south is the beautiful Jacksonville Zoo, positioned along the St. John's river. The zoo is quite nice and can take a full day to see everything properly.
Visit the Millionaires Village on Jeklyl Island, just south of St. Simons, for a view of how the rich and famous vacationed during the Industrial Revolution. Family 'cottages' with names like Morgan, Crane and Carnegie await you during this short 1/2 day trip.