St. Simons Island is nestled between Sea Island, Jekyll Island, and Little St. Simons Island, just off the Georgia Coast. The Island’s rich historic past dates back to the 1700’s, when under the leadership of General James Edward Oglethorpe, English and German colonist defended Georgia’s Southern frontier against the Spaniards. The site where the battle between Spain and England climaxed, Bloody Marsh, and the ruins of General Oglethorpe’s colony, Fort Frederica, are visible today. Also of historical significance, St. Simons Island is home to Christ Church, founded by John and Charles Wesley in the early 1700’s. Many notable St. Simons Island residents, including Eugenia Price, are buried in the adjoining historic cemetery. A fully operational and tourable lighthouse, rebuilt in 1872 after confederate forces destroyed the original structure, still lights the way for ships in the sound. The Island's invitingly mild weather is ideal for beachcombing, golfing, boating, fishing, shopping, or exploring. After an eventful day of sightseeing, unwind in one of the many delectable Island eateries. From casual to gourmet, from Italian to Continental, the options are mouth-watering! Savor fresh seafood, including genuine Georgia wild white shrimp, hand-cut steaks, unique pastas, southern cuisine, and more. If your St. Simons Island stay includes a weekend, join the locals for a stroll through the Village area. You’ll discover antique shows, arts and crafts fairs, and a variety of cultural pursuits, including Jazz in the Park and The Island Players. Visit the Lighthouse Museum and climb to the top for the best view on the Island! Throughout St. Simons Island and the surrounding coastline, giant oaks draped with Spanish moss, panoramic marsh vistas and coastal wild life delight the senses.