Best Georgia Beach Weekend Getaways

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Jekyll Island Beach for Family Fun

Jekyll Island, Georgia

Just under 5 hours from Atlanta, and the setting for bestselling author Irene Hannon’s latest novel, “Second Chance Summer,” Jekyll Island is famous for its family friendly beaches, bike trails, golf, sea turtles and wildlife. This summer features their 4th of July Celebration at the Great Dunes Park.

Some places to stay include:

Jekyll Island Club Hotel

371 Riverview Drive

Villas by the Sea

1175 N Beachview Drive

Beachview Club

721 N. Beachview Drive

Activities Include:

• 20 miles of paved bike trails
• Fishing-Accessible pier
• 63 holes of golf
• 10 miles of public beach
• Birdwatching
• Historic District
• Georgia Sea Turtle Center
• Horseback Riding
• Marinas, Sightseeing, Fishing Charters
• Summer Waves Waterpark
• Several Annual Festivals

Check out the family specials and the weekend specialties.


St Simons Island, Georgia

Georgia has some great ocean beaches and St. Simons Island is one of them. Under-developed, and with roads lined with 100 year old oak trees, St. Simon’s island beaches are all public and accessed by three dozen entryways. Even though it’s calm, peaceful place, with plenty of time to roam the beaches you will still find the Island’s attractions beckoning you.

Some places to stay include:

The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort

201 Arnold Road, St. Simons Island, Georgia, 31522

Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rentals
Hodnett Cooper specializes in St Simons Island vacation rentals and real estate along the southeast coastal region of Georgia.

520 Ocean Boulevard, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Activities Include:

  • 15 miles of picturesque bike paths
  • Kayaking
  • stand-up paddle boarding
  • fishing
  • 198 holes of golf
  • upscale shopping and dining options
  • St. Simon Island Lighthouse Museum
  • Fishing Pier
  • Memorials and gardens
  • Coastal Encounters Nature Center


Video – Cannon’s Point – St Simons Land Trust


Tybee Island, Georgia

Only 18 miles from historic Savannah, Georgia, Tybee Island, also known as Savannah Beach, is what USA Today called “Quirky and laid-back, …home to rows of quaint cottages, plenty of casual seafood joints and even Bar Church — yes, it’s a church service held in a bar.” The island has 5 miles of beaches with metered parking available along the road and the North and South Beach parking lots.

Some places to stay include:

DeSoto Beach Hotel

212 Butler Ave Tybee Island, GA 31328
(877) 786-4542

River’s End Campground & RV Park

5 Fort Avenue, Tybee Island, Georgia 31328

 Activities Include:

  • Fort Pulaski National Monument
  • Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
  • Tybee Island Beach
  • Tybee Island Marine Science Center
  • Colonial Coast Birding Trail
  • Surf and Kayak
  • Ecology Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water Sports



Rico Figliolini has published and owns blog sites related to travel and leisure, casting and entertainment news, parks and recreation and social media marketing. Traveling a weekend at a time with family and friends.

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