Georgia Coast Things To Do with Kids

Five Free Things To Do with Kids on the Coast of Georgia

Georgia Coast Family Activities

Fishing piers, waterfront views of shrimp boats at sunset, Savannah arts festivals, coastal fine art, a train museum, and an old jail are highlighted.

The Georgia coastline has it all. Breezy summers, mild winters, and much less touristy traffic than its Florida sister on the border. There are prices in this area for every budget, but when your budget is next to zero, here are some wonderful activities that will make your Georgia Beach Trip with your children a blast and memorable. All of these activities are free.

Earth Day Nature Trail in Brunswick, Georgia

Want to see some of coastal Georgia’s natural inhabitants at their finest? Then grab the kids and take a walk on the Nature Trail. Along the way, you will see marsh vegetation and lots of wildlife, including brown pelicans and wood storks. There is no entrance fee, and the views are priceless. This is a great addition to a vacation on the Georgia coastline.

Earth Day Nature Trail
1 Conservation Way
(US 17 just south of Brunswick)
912-264-7218
Earth Day Trail

First Saturday on the River in Savannah, Georgia

In Savannah, Georgia, every day is a party of sorts. Once a month on the first Saturday, this literally becomes true and the entire Savannah Riverfront transforms into a festival. There are lots of art and loads of music. If you are going to be in the area at the time of the monthly event, this would be a day trip not to be missed for the children. There is no admission charge. If visiting with children, know that the Riverfront can become somewhat rowdy after dark.

Historic River Street
Savannah, GA
912-234-0295
Savannah’s River Street

Folkston Railroad and Viewing Platform in Folkston, Georgia

Do you have a young or young at heart train lover in the family? Then schedule in this activity that provides a bit different view of Georgia’s coastline. Many visitors stay for hours on the viewing platform watching Amtrak and freight trains go by while listening to scanners. There is a train museum in the depot, and a picnic on the grounds is allowed. There is no admission fee.

Folkston Railroad and Viewing Platform
Folkston, GA
912-496-2536
Folkston Railroad

Howard Gilman Waterfront Park in St. Mary’s, Georgia

Introduce your young ones to the pleasant pastime of fishing off one of the public piers. Another fun activity is to watch the shrimp boats at sunset. There is also a playground for the children to use up some energy and be sure to pack a picnic snack in the car. Sit in old-fashioned swings and watch the waterfront. There is no entrance fee.

Howard Gilman Waterfront Park
Public Piers
St. Mary’s, Georgia
Howard Gilman Park

McIntosh Art Association and Old Jail in Darien, Georgia

View some coastal history and see an 1888 jailhouse filled with local anecdotes and trivia about those who once resided there. Then take in the more artistic side of the area by viewing over 300 pieces of art from regional artists. There is no admission charge.

McIntosh Art Association
Old Jail
404 North Way
Darien, GA
912-437-7711
McIntosh Art Association

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