General James Oglethorpe laid out its streets and squares in 1771. George Washington proclaimed it one of the five original ports of entry for the Colonies in 1789. Today, Brunswick's rich sense of history shines with a bustling waterfront, grand residential homes, delightful bed and breakfast inns, and streets of quaint shops, restaurants, art galleries and antique dealers.
The Golden Isles of Georgia
Little St. Simons Island
Prized for its unbothered natural beauty, gracious hospitality and secluded worlds-away appeal, Little St. Simons Island is a private barrier island just off the Georgia coast. The natural world presides here across 10,000 intrusion-free acres of maritime forests and marshlands, enjoyed by no more than 32 overnight guests at a time. Seven miles of shell-strewn beaches and energizing outdoor activities beckon guests to explore and discover. Accessible only by boat, this extraordinary natural sanctuary–among the last of its kind anywhere– welcomes your discovery.
Located off southeastern Georgia’s beautiful Atlantic coast, along five miles of private beach, Sea Island has served as an unrivaled Georgia luxury resort vacation destination since 1928. Select from a dazzling array of family and individual activities – from championship golf and a shooting school to horseback riding and massage services. This elegant resort boasts a commitment to personal service, unequaled facilities, and life’s finer pleasures.
St. Simons Island
St. Simons Island captivates visitors with remarkable beauty and fascinating history including lovely beaches, 99 holes of golf, acres of tennis courts, miles of bike trails, and countless shops and restaurants. Historic remnants of bygone eras, including the St. Simons Island Lighthouse (a working lighthouse in operation since 1872) the Bloody Marsh, Fort Frederica National Monument, historic Christ Church, and the sites of antebellum plantations dot the Island. Treasures are found ‘round every bend on this, the largest of the Golden Isles.
Jekyll Island is a barrier island on Georgia’s coast – midway between Jacksonville, Fla. and Savannah, Ga. Accessible by car just minutes from I-95, Jekyll Island offers a variety of amenities, including 10 miles of beach, four golf courses, a 250-acre Historic Landmark District, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Summer Waves Water Park, tennis center, an array of lodging options including hotels, cottages and campgrounds. Owned by the State of Georgia, and managed by the Jekyll Island State Park Authority, Jekyll Island has had development limited to just 35 percent of its available land area. This unique aspect of Jekyll Island serves to preserve the critical barrier island ecosystem, and provide guests with a unique escape from the crowds and complications of other beach resort destinations.