With its miles of coastline, man-made beaches, and many lake areas, Georgia offers many opportunities for water fun. Come splash around in Georgia.
When one thinks about a visit to Georgia, chances are going to the beach is not in the top 10 activities anticipated. For many, Georgia means antebellum homes, southern foods, hiking the Appalachian or perhaps shopping at one of the state’s mega-malls. However, there are also many opportunities for beach adventures all over the state. Be sure to check them out on the next family Georgia vacation.
Georgia Beaches along the Coastline
As one makes their way to the Georgia coast, there are many choices to consider in regards to the beach. Does one want the historical regions of Savannah, beach pictures with lighthouses in the background, or beaches that are known for family-friendly places of perhaps one that is of a more romantic nature? Regardless of one’s choice, the coastal beaches of Georgia are sure to have just what its visitors are looking for.
Here are five of the fan favorites along on the Georgia coast:
- St. Simons Island has long been a favorite of beach lovers. In fact, it has been being used a beach getaway location since the 1730s when Oglethorpe first landed. (Of course, the Native American Indians were already well aware of the area’s beauty.)
- Jekyll Island is known for its many nature-based activities. Guest here can enjoy watching the dolphins, sea turtle walks, and bird watching, as well as traditional beach activities like swimming and sunbathing.
- St Marys Island is one of the oldest cities in the U.S. and offers an assortment of historic locations and romantic bed and breakfast, and quiet inns spots just perfect that weekend getaway. Water activities include boating and an aquatic center.
- Cumberland Island is part of the National Park system. It has 17 miles of family-friendly beaches just waiting to be explored.
- Sapelo Island, Georgia is a quiet beach where guests can relax and de-stress as it is the ideal place to enjoy the beauty of nature.
Inland Georgia Beaches
If travel plans to Georgia do not include a trip to the coast, but the time spent at the beach is desired, then be sure to check out one of these great Georgia beaches.
- Calloway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia offers an abundance of fun for guests of all ages and interests. There is not only a beautiful lake where one can enjoy water skiing, swimming paddle boating, and other water fun, but there are flower gardens, a butterfly house nature trails, and many other ways to spend time.
- Tanners Lake in west Georgia’s John Tanner State Park is known for having the largest sand and swimming lake of any Georgia state parks. There are also opportunities for fishing and boating.
- Lake Lanier Island Resort area offers fun for every age, group size, or occasion. There are places for sunbathing and swimming, water recreation areas, spas, waterside lodges and much more. Located within easy travel time of Atlanta, Lake Lanier is the perfect place to have a splashing good time.
Georgia has many other great beach locations that are certain to provide the guest with hours of fun and happy times. Make it a point to check out some of Georgia’s water locations.