Golden Isles, GA

Gritty City Guide

May 23, 2018

Along the Georgia coast lies a stretch of land that is like no other. Comprised of four unique barrier islands, St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island, and the mainland city of Brunswick, each of the Golden Isles has its own charm for you to discover. This is perhaps the best kept secret on the East Coast; this is the Golden Isles.

EAT
From waters teeming with fresh seafood to tried-and-true culinary traditions upheld by beloved local chefs, the Golden Isles proudly boasts a flavorful food scene that has kept visitors coming back for seconds again and again. Here you’ll find local staples such as Brunswick stew, shrimp and grits, low county boil and award-winning barbecue joints.

For a full list of Golden Isles dining, visit Golden Isles!

SEAFOOD
ECHO
201 Arnold Road
(912) 268.5967

FINE DINING Delaney’s Bistro 3415 Frederica Road (912) 638.1330

DELI + BAKERY
The Market at Sea Island
351 Sea Island Road
(912) 634.3991

OCEANFRONT
Tortuga Jack’s
201 N. Beachview Drive
(912) 342.2600

HANDMADE PIZZA
Broomelli Boys
760 Scranton Road
(912) 267.7075

SLEEP
Luxury, comfort and hospitality have long been hallmarks in the Golden Isles, offering accommodations ranging from some of the world’s most renowned resort hotels to beachside condos and quaint bed and breakfasts.

HISTORIC RENTAL
The Strachan Carriage House
(404) 261.1352

ALL-INCLUSIVE
The Lodge at Little St. Simons Island
(912) 638.7472

FORBES FIVE-STAR
Sea Island Resort
(855) 572.4975

OCEANFRONT
Jekyll Island Ocean Club
(855) 819.3811

NEWLY RENOVATED
Fairfield Inn & Suites
(912) 264.2060

PLAY AND SHOP Immerse yourself in the Golden Isles and experience a multitude of unforgettable activities. Whether you’re shopping or exploring, touring or relaxing, here you can create your perfect adventure.

FISH ON
Hook and Knife Charters
A fin-to-fork experience.

EAT LIKE A LOCAL
Food Tours Golden Isles
Sample and savor the flavors of the isles.

DISCOVER WILDLIFE
Jekyll Island Dolphin Tours
See birds, dolphins and more in the wild.

DAY TRIP
Little St. Simons Island
Explore this 11,000-acre undeveloped island on naturalist-led tours.

SIP, SIP, HOORAY
Richland Rum
Distillery tours and tastings

FROM THE RUNWAY
Tibi
Contemporary womenswear & accessories

SHOP TIL YOU DROP
Shops at Sea Island
Local boutiques and name-brand stores
600 Sea Island Road

FOR THE COLLECTOR
Anderson Fine Art Gallery
Original representational paintings in St. Simons Island.

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
The Cottage Jekyll Island
Handmade gifts to remember your trip.