Dogs are prohibited on the beach Memorial Day through Labor Day from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. From 6 p.m.-9 a.m., dogs are allowed on the beach and do not need to be leashed, but must be in the owner’s immediate control.

It’s not uncommon to see alligators on St. Simons Island. Alligators live in marshes and are essential to the ecosystem. They are predators, so be aware of them. Alligators like to cool off in the shade of overhanging trees and use the freshwater ponds on golf courses.

Mid April through mid May are ideal, but keep in mind those are the most popular times for a wedding. The fall is another great option, but the weather can be unpredictable. Check out our weddings page to start planning your special day.

17.68 mi²

The distance between Savannah and Saint Simons Island is 67 miles. The road distance is 85.4 miles.

Access to St. Simons Island is via the F. J. Torras Causeway. Parking on the Island is free and public, except where posted by local businesses and private properties.

Our favorite is anyplace with an ocean view. As for a Hotel, Inn or Resort, that would include The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort or Village Inn & Pub. Check out our Hotels, Inns & Resorts page for help with all of your accommodation needs.

St. Simons Island is a charming and underdeveloped beach community, offering golfing, charter fishing, spas and salons, a variety of restaurants, fun events and entertainment.

The population of St. Simons Island is around 13,480 people.

Visit the pier and Neptune Park in St. Simons Village
Take a trolley tour
Shop in St. Simons Village
Visit the St. Simons Lighthouse
Ride bikes and explore the Island
Take a boat tour
Tour Historic Christ Church

There are a handful of excellent bike rental companies on St. Simons Island, but the best are found on our Bike Rental page.

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