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St-Simons-Island is a barrier island located in Glynn County in southeastern Georgia. There is also a community called St. Simons on the island, and both are commonly referred to as St. Simons Island or "The Island." According to the 2000 census, the population on the island was 13,381. St. Simons Island is the largest of Georgia's Golden Isles, which also includes Jekyll Island, Sea Island and Little St. Simons Island. Since the early 20th century, it has been a popular resort community, with both full-time and seasonal residents. St. Simons Island can be reached via car on the F. J. Torras Causeway. There is also a small airport located on the island. The island itself is the main attraction, with its' moss-draped, giant, live oak trees that line the roads and pathways. Beautiful beaches offer sunning, swimming, shelling and body surfing. Other island activities include kayaking, canoeing, golf, bicycling, fishing and sailing. St. Simons Island has wonderful seafood restaurants for both casual and fine dining, and offers trolley tours, dolphin tours and ghost tours. The St. Simons Island Light is located near the entrance to the St. Simon Sound. The lighthouse is 104 feet tall and is still in operation. The original octagonal lighthouse was built in 1811, but destroyed in 1861 during the Civil War. Another was built in its' place in 1872 and was electrified in 1934. A lightkeeper's cottage and museum are also located on the grounds.

Surrounding areas: Jekyll Island, Georgia (6.3 mi), Brunswick, Georgia (7.2 mi), Shellman Bluff, Georgia (29.3 mi), St Marys, Georgia (29.7 mi)

St Simons Island Vacation Rentals

St Simons Island Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
King And Prince Beach Resort201 Arnold RdST Simons Island, GA (912) 638-3631
Village Inn & Suites500 Mallroy StSt Simon's Island, GA1.1 mi.(912) -63--605
Hampton Inn-st Simons Island2204 Demere RdST Simons Island, GA1.4 mi.(912) 634-2204
Quality Inn Island House411 Longview PlzSaint Simons Island, GA1.5 mi.(912) 634-0660
ST Simons Inn By Lighthouse609 Beachview DrSaint Simons Island, GA1.7 mi.(912) 638-1101
Holiday Inn Express299 Main StST Simons Island, GA2.1 mi.(912) 634-2175
Island Inn301 Main StSaint Simon's Isla, GA2.1 mi.(912) 638-7805
Cloister Hotel100 First StSea Island, GA2.5 mi.(912) 638-3611
Sea Palms Resort5445 Frederica RdSt Simons Is, GA3.9 mi.(912) 638-3351
Villas By The Sea1175 N Beachview DrJekyll Island, GA4.9 mi.(800) 841-6262
Jekyll Oceanfront Resort975 N Beachview DrJekyll Island, GA5.0 mi.(912) 635-2531
Oceanside Inn & Suites711 N Beachview DrJekyll Island, GA6.1 mi.(912) 635-2211
Quality Inn & Suites700 N Beachview DrJekyll Island, GA6.1 mi.(912) 635-2202
The Beachview Club721 North Beachview DrJekyll Island, GA6.1 mi.(912) 635-2256
Country Hearth Inn & Suites Conference Center3243 Glynn AveBrunswick, GA6.4 mi.(912) 264-8611
Holiday Inn Brunswick3302 Glynn AveBrunswick, GA6.4 mi.(912) 264-9111
Days Inn Brunswick2307 Gloucester StBrunswick, GA6.6 mi.(912) 265-8830
Jekyll Island Club Hotel371 Riverview DrJekyll Island, GA6.7 mi.(912) 635-2600
Best Western BrunswickI-95 & US 341Brunswick, GA7.2 mi.(912) 264-0144
Country Inn & Suites211 Gtwy Center BlvdBrunswick, GA7.2 mi.(912) 264-2888
Courtyard By Marriott580 Millenium BlvdBrunswick, GA7.2 mi.(912) 265-2644
Daystop Motel-brunswick2995 Hwy 17 SBrunswick, GA7.2 mi.(912) 264-5530
Econo Lodge630 Perry Ln RdBrunswick, GA7.2 mi.(912) 264-8666
Fairfield Inn By Marriott107 Gtwy Center CrkBrunswick, GA7.2 mi.(912) 264-2060
Knight's Inn450 Warren Mason BlvdBrunswick, GA7.2 mi.(912) 267-6500
La Quinta Inn - Brunswick165 Warren Mason BlvdBrunswick, GA7.2 mi.(912) 265-7725
Red Roof Inn BrunswickI-95 & Hwy 341Brunswick, GA7.2 mi.(912) 264-4720
Sleep Inn Brunswick5272 N Jesup HwyBrunswick, GA7.2 mi.(912) 261-0670
Walden Shores Apartment Homes100 Walden Shores DrBrunswick, GA7.2 mi.(912) 264-5441
Palm Club Apartments111 South Palm DrBrunswick, GA7.3 mi.(912) 466-9090
Ramada Inn1505 S Beachview DrJekyll Island, GA7.4 mi.(912) 635-2111
Embassy Suites Hotel500 Mall BlvdBrunswick, GA8.7 mi.(912) 264-6100
Holiday Inn Brunswick138 Glynco PkwyBrunswick, GA8.7 mi.(912) 264-3300
Jameson Inn Brunswick661 Scranton RdBrunswick, GA8.7 mi.(912) 267-0800
Microtel Inn & Suites146 Gateway Center BlvdBrunswick, GA9.5 mi.(912) 554-1430
Cambridge Suites Brunswick244 Gateway Center BlvdBrunswick, GA9.6 mi.(912) 280-0953
Buccaneer Beach Resort85 S Beachview DrJekyll Island, GA9.8 mi.(912) 635-2261
Days Inn & Suites60 S Beachview DrJekyll Island, GA9.8 mi.(912) 635-3319
Ramada Inn150 S Beachview DrJekyll Island, GA9.8 mi.(912) 635-2111
Days Inn New Jesup5033 New Jesup HwyBrunswick, GA10.0 mi.(912) 264-4330

St Simons Island Weather & Climate

The southeastern Georgia barrier islands  have mild winters and warm summers. Temperatures tend to be in the 80s in the summertime and 50s during the winter. Temperature variations between night and day tend to be slight, with a difference of only 15-17 degrees Fahrenheit. Annual average precipitation on St. Simons Island is 48.27 Inches. Rainfall in is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, with the wettest month being September. Temperatures are often mild enough for year round outdoor activities. Winters are brief and spring arrives early to the islands.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 60°F 43°F 3.86 in. 55°F
February 62°F 45°F 3.50 in. 55°F
March 68°F 52°F 3.93 in. 62°F
April 74°F 57°F 2.80 in. 72°F
May 81°F 65°F 2.69 in. 76°F
June 86°F 71°F 5.05 in. 81°F
July 90°F 74°F 4.81 in. 82°F
August 88°F 74°F 6.16 in. 84°F
September 84°F 71°F 6.24 in. 82°F
October 77°F 62°F 3.91 in. 74°F
November 69°F 53°F 2.49 in. 66°F
December 62°F 45°F 2.83 in. 58°F

St Simons Island Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Brunswick Golden Isles airport (BQK) located about 9 miles northwest of St Simons Island in Brunswick, Georgia, the Jacksonville International airport (JAX) located approximately 49 miles southwest of St Simons Island in Jacksonville, Florida, the Savannah Hilton Head International airport (SAV) located roughly 68 miles north of St Simons Island in Savannah, Georgia, and finally Cecil Field (VQQ) located around 71 miles southwest of St Simons Island in Jacksonville, Florida.

St Simons Island Attractions

Water Parks
Adventure LandingJacksonvilleFL59.1 mi.
Golf Courses
Coastal Pines Golf ClubBrunswickGA7.2 mi.
Golden Isles Golf CenterBrunswickGA7.2 mi.
Oak Grove IslandBrunswickGA13.7 mi.
Sapelo Hammock Golf ClubShellman BluffGA29.1 mi.
State Parks
Crooked River State ParkGA24.0 mi. 
Fort Clinch State ParkFL32.1 mi. 
Fernandina Plaza Historic State ParkFL32.9 mi. 
Zoos and Aquariums
St. Catherine's Wildlife Conservation CenterMidwayGA45.4 mi.
Jacksonville Zoological ParkJacksonvilleFL59.1 mi.
St. Augustine Alligator FarmSt. AugustineFL86.8 mi.

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