Best Beach Destinations in Georgia

As longtime residents know, the Georgia coast is filled with history, tradition, and fun. If you’re looking for a great spot to getaway before the summer officially comes to a close, look no further than the state’s coastal backyard to see our picks for the top beaches in Georgia.

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1. Tybee Island

If you’re looking for a vacation that balances beach time with fine dining, art, and nightlife, then look no further than Tybee Island. Less than 30 minutes from bustling Savannah, you can enjoy the comforts of the city while still taking in some sun and sand at the beach.

Where to Stay:  The Cotton Sail Hotel Savannah, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

2. Cumberland Island

Steeped in American history and home to wild horses, this barrier island is all about reconnecting with nature. While development is intentionally sparse on the island itself to preserve the majestic landscape, you’ll find hotels and other attractions like the Crooked River State Park and Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge just a short drive away.

Where to Stay: Hampton Inn Kingsland

3. Jekyll Island

The sunsets are legendary at Jekyll Island, where pinks and oranges light up the horizon nearly every evening. The Southernmost destination among Georgia’s “Golden Isles,” Jekyll is less touristy and crowded than some of its northern cousins.

Where to Stay: Hampton Inn & Suites Jekyll Island

4. St. Simons Island
Sun bathe by our outdoor pool.

King Beach and Prince Beach are two of the local favorite stretches of sand on St. Simons Island where you’ll also find excellent fishing from the St. Simons Island Pier. In the right months, you can even partake in whale watching.

Where to Stay: Home2 Suites by Hilton St. Simons Island

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