Complete List of Coastal Georgia Towns, Islands, Beaches, & Lighthouses

Coastal Georgia displays a charming 100-mile, scenic coast of natural beauty and intriguing history. There’s also hospitality and majestic oaks dripping with Spanish moss! The quaint towns and barrier islands of Georgia are hidden gems of the south. Southern charm and protected natural landscapes are at every turn.

driftwood on Tybee Island Beach with sea oats and Tybee Island Lighthouse in distance
Tybee Island, Georgia beach & lighthouse

If you are looking for a list of the very best places to visit along Georgia’s coast, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve compiled the complete list of places and each one is waiting for you to visit and explore.

Don’t worry if you can’t go visit all of these locations at once! I’m covering each one of them to reveal what they are really like.

Use the info about each place to plan your own weekend getaways or a longer road trip to see it all!


Long ago, Georgia’s earliest settlements were established along the coast. This stretch extends from Tybee Island to Cumberland Island.

Each Georgia county (there are 5) along Coastal Georgia is unique with beauty and history.

Join us on our Georgia Coast road trip quest to visit every Georgia Coast beach, waterfront community, and lighthouse! We’ll travel from the top of the state to the bottom & share the

“best of” beaches + food + accommodations & things to do!

*see the map below of the 100-mile route along the sea*

Chatham County Georgia

Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum and Old Fort Jackson are unique things to see. Cockspur Island and Tybee Island Lighthouses are rare treasures. Bonaventure Cemetery, Wormsloe State Historic Site, and Fort Screven are great outdoor activities.

  • Savannah
  • Tybee Island
  • Cockspur Island
  • Skidaway Island
  • Isle of Hope

Bryan County Georgia

Fort McAllister State Park is an outdoor waterfront location. Richmond Hill History Museum and the Heritage Trail are nearby.

  • Richmond Hill
  • Pembroke

Liberty County Georgia

Fort Morris Historic Site and Sunbury Cemetery are located here. The Geechee-Kunda Cultural Arts Center & Museum is as well.

  • St. Catherine’s Island
  • Sunbury
  • Midway

McIntosh County Georgia

It’s home to Ashantilly Historic Site and the Smallest Church in America. Sapelo Island Lighthouse and Fort King George are historical sites. Vernon Square is a lovely park venue for past events.

  • Townsend
  • Darien
  • Sapelo Island
  • Blackbeard Island
  • Shellman Bluff

Glynn County Georgia

Fort Frederica National Monument and St. Simons Island Lighthouse are gems. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center hospital rehabilitates injured marine life.

  • Jekyll Island
  • St. Simons Island
  • Little St. Simons Island
  • Sea Island
  • Brunswick

Camden County Georgia

Houston McIntosh Sugar Mill Ruins and Crooked River State Park are family-friendly outdoor sites. Camden also houses the Submarine Museum and the state’s only National Seashore.

  • St. Mary’s
  • Cumberland Island
  • Kingsland
  • Woodbine



Georgia Coast has fifteen barrier islands that protect the mainlands. Four of the islands are accessible by car. Access to the other barrier islands is only possible by boat or helicopter.

  • Wilmington Island
  • Tybee Island
  • Little Tybee Island
  • Skidaway Island
  • Wassaw
  • Ossabaw Island
  • St Catherine’s Island
  • Blackbeard Island
  • Sapelo Island
  • Wolf Island
  • Sea Island
  • St. Simons Island
  • Little St. Simons Island
  • Jekyll Island
  • Cumberland Island

Georgia Barrier Islands

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