A Guide to St. Simons Island
Whether you plan on splashing in the waves at Summer Waves Water Park, logging in some serious family recreation at Saint Simons Island Fun Center, gaining great eco education at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, or enlightening yourself with tours of Fort Frederica and the Historic Christ Church, you'll have more options for fun than time to take it all in when you stay at The Sea Palm Resort.
In addition to its beauty, comfort, fine amenities and amazing affordability, The Sea Palms Resort is conveniently located just minutes from the historic Fort Frederica National Monument, protected by the National Park Service for its significance as the 1742 site where the British defeated the Spanish to secure Georgia's future as a British colony. The site is absolutely beautiful, standing as it does on the Atlantic coast, surrounded by more trees today than it did during its colonial days.
Neptune Park Fun Zone
550 Beachview Drive | Saint Simons Island, GA | 912.279.2836
The Saint Simons Island Neptune Park Fun Zone Center is the place to play on Saint Simons Island! Opened in 2009, this sunny park is filled with sparkling blue swimming pools, a free state-of-the-art playground and a brand-new mini golf course. Next to the Lighthouse, this is a great place for the whole family to let off some steam.
Saint Simons Island Lighthouse
101 12th Street | Saint Simons Island, GA | 912.638.4666
First built in 1810 and destroyed during the Civil War, the current Saint Simons Island Lighthouse was reconstructed in 1872 by order of the United States Government and has been home to several lighthouse-keepers and their families from then until 1950 and is still used by the US Coast Guard as a beacon for traveling ships today. Walk the 124 steps to the top of the tower, witness the gorgeous view from the top, tour the beautiful Victorian-era lighthouse keeper's home, shop the museum, and experience living history tours of this national treasure when you visit Saint Simons Island.
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center
214 Stable Road | Jekyll Island, GA | 912.635.444
Experience the gentle wonder of sea turtles and come to understand the need for their rehabilitation at The Georgia Sea Turtle Center, where you will learn all about these amazing creatures' habitat, their nesting habits, their struggle to reproduce and the need for their protection through group tours, educational programs and fun special events. This is sure to be an unforgettable and heartening experience!
Summer Waves Water Park
210 South Riverview Drive | Jekyll Island, GA | 912.635.2074
Located just minutes away on Jekyll Island, Summer Waves Water Park offers "splashtacular" summer fun for the whole family! From exhilarating experiences like frolicking in the the Frantic Atlantic Wave Pool, getting gleefully dunked at the Splash Zone, or riding the thrilling five-story water slide, Pirate's Passage, to taking it easy as you tube gently down Turtle Creek or relaxing while your little ones enjoy the Kiddie Pool, the fun never ends at Summer Waves.
Christ Church—Civil War Historical Church
6239 Frederica Road | Saint Simons Island, GA | 912.638.8683
Christ Church, built in 1736 by James Oglethorpe, is one of the oldest churches in the United States, and is the first site of English-speaking religious services on the island. Steeped in history and a harbor for soldiers during the Civil War, this gorgeous Gothic-style church surrounded by ancient oaks and a centuries-old cemetery, this is definitely a historic monument you won't want to miss.