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Part of lower coastal Georgia's Golden Isles, Saint Simons is the third most southern island from the FL/GA state border, latitude 31.21 N and longitude 81.39 W. It is across the marsh, over Little River and the Intracoastal Waterway, from Brunswick, GA accessed by the FJ Torras Causeway. Sea Island and Little Saint Simons are close by. Sea Island is accessable by a causeway and Little Saint Simons by ferry. Jekyll Island is 30 minutes to the south.
Saint Simons played an important role in shaping American history, from Spanish missionaries, squirmishes between Spanish and colonial troops, Crown land grants, slavery through the Civil War, this area has been witness to many important historical events. Historic markers located throughout the island help tourists find the locations notable historic events occurred.
Over the past 30-40 years, Saint Simons has seen some aggressive growth and development. Accomodations for all budgets are available. The cost of this development however, has been the adverse affect on the environment, particularly the beaches. While this region is tidal and as such the beaches tend to 'migrate', with the encroaching human development and the loss of the natural beach environment, i.e. dunes, dune grasses, creatures that would naturally inhabit the dunes, the beaches have been irreversably impacted. Notwithstanding, Saint Simons remains a jewel of an island and has plenty to offer.