The Coast / St. Simons Island

Georgia Beach Walk Nature Tours

East Beach
St. Simons Island, GA 31522

  • See who lives in the tide pool!

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  • Black Skimmer feeding

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  • trails, tracks, and holes are clues to who lives under the sand

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  • A curiosity of beachwalkers, but one you're sure to know after our beach walk!

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  • Marshes are wonderlands of crabs and periwinkle snails!

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  • They roll about on a palette of paint and grace us with their beauty!

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  • Learn just what spanish moss acutally is!!

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  • Horseshoe crabs are amazing ancient mariners!

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  • Beach Treasures!

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  • Miles and Miles of Georgia Salt Marsh

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  • horseshoe crabs are at home on the beach and in the classroom!

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  • Striped Hermit Crab

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The Georgia coast is approximately 100 miles long and comprises 14 barrier islands, five major river systems, and nearly a half-million acres of marshlands. It is a nursery for fish and shellfish, the calving ground for the endangered Western North Atlantic right whale (also Georgia's State Mammal), a staging and nesting area for year-round and resident water birds, and home to our threatened loggerhead sea turtle. So, join me and explore the beaches and marshes of St. Simons and Jekyll Island!

Walk a stretch of beach where you'll learn about the plants and animals living there -- from shells to shorebirds, sea oats, sand dollars and more; then toss a cast net to see who swims just below the water's surface!

Or step into the salt marsh and get to know fiddler crabs, periwinkle snails, native plants, and how tides play such an important role along our coast. Walks take place in the high, hard-packed marsh in areas where plants and animals won't be impacted.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 8:00AM - 6:30PM
    Monday: 8:00AM - 7:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:00AM - 7:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:00AM - 7:00PM
    Thursday: 8:00AM - 6:30PM
    Friday: 8:00AM - 7:00PM
    Saturday: 8:00AM - 7:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults $20

    Children 6-12 $12

    Facility Amenities

    Concessions, Free Parking, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages