10 Best beaches near me in Georgia

St. Simons Island, Georgia

Neptune Park is a favorite for families, an oceanfront public park with a playground, pool, mini-golf course and a fishing pier. The lighthouse museum is a great introduction to Georgia’s maritime history, and kids will love the views after climbing to the top. Don’t forget to hunt out the Tree Spirits of St. Simons Island: 20 face carvings in trees around the Island, making for a fun scavenger hunt.

Jekyll Island, Georgia

Kids will go crazy about climbing over and under the giant driftwood pieces situated on Driftwood Beach, located on the North end of Jekyll Island. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is also a special opportunity to meet sea turtles and learn about rehabilitation efforts. The Jekyll Island Club Resort has tons of history between the walls, with millionaires such as the Rockefellers and Vanderbilts once taking residence. Check out the croquet court and walk the grounds.

Tybee Island, Georgia

Tybee is known as Savannah’s beach, located only 30 minutes from Downtown Savannah. Situated on the Atlantic Ocean, you can see for miles down the long stretches of beach. Grab some ice cream from Seaweed’s and walk down to the pier to watch fishermen. The Tybee Island Marine Science Center is a fun place to learn about marshes, beaches and wildlife on the Island. Then stop by the Tybee Lighthouse or drive into Savannah for a trolley tour of the city.