Beaches in Georgia for Coastal Getaways

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While the weather is cold outside today, we all know it won’t last forever.

If you are already thinking about where to head when the weather warms up then chances are you’ve been thinking about beaches, islands and other seaside attractions. In this list of the top ten beaches in Georgia I will suggest some the best beach destinations the Peach State has to offer.

10. Tybee Island

Tybee is small barrier island off of the coast of Savannah. It home to beautiful, wide beaches with fine sand that is pleasure to walk through on a hot summer day. Visitors can also enjoy the historic fort, lighthouse and museum located on the island.

9. St. Simons Island

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St. Simons Island is known for its long and beautiful stretches of beach. It is also said to be one of the best spots in the whole country for beachside saltwater fishing, though boat excursions are available if that’s your preference.

8. Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island is a great destination for someone looking to take the family on a day long beach trip. Jekyll is home to great beaches as well as a water park, a museum and a waterpark. If you are inclined to stay there are also a number of cabin rentals and resorts available. Jekyll island is also noted for its abundance of driftwood.

7. Nanny Goat Beach

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Located on scenic Sapelo Island Nanny Goat beach is both a local favorite and a tourist attraction. It is one of the cleanest beaches in America with smooth white sand and clear blue water.

6. Robin Lake Beach

This beach is near Atlanta and well worth the trip if you are in the area. Robin Lake is a pristine freshwater lake that is great for swimming, jet-skiing and fishing. There are also a number of cabins and resorts in the area.

5. Cabretta Beach

Cabretta Beach is located on Sapelo Island north of Nanny Goat Beach. It also home to Cabretta campground where you could make camp and enjoy both beaches in one trip!

4. John Tanner State Park

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John Tanner State Park boasts the largest sand beach of any state park in Georgia. There are also RV and camping facilities as well as a nature trail.

3. Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier is a beautiful freshwater reservoir located in northern Georgia. This is a great spot for those looking to do some boating or jet skiing.

2. Wassaw Island

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Wassaw Island is located south of Tybee Island and is favored by many because it is largely undeveloped. It possesses a certain au-naturale charm that many people find irresistible. While visiting Wassaw be sure to check out the Spanish-American War era fort and be aware that it is also a national wildlife refuge so activities such as biking, camping and collecting sea shells are prohibited.

1. Cumberland island

Cumberland Island is located off of the southern coast of Georgia near Florida. It is accessible by ferry and contains two of Georgia’s most popular beaches, both of which are home to wild horses.

This spring give one of these spots on the top ten beaches in Georgia list a try, there is something for every beach goer weather you are seeking for exciting water sports fun or just want to relax by a calm lake.

by Info Guru Lauren DeJesus-Glasgow

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