Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary


Atlantic Ocean
Sapelo Island GA 31327

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : All Day
  • Tuesday : All Day
  • Wednesday : All Day
  • Thursday : All Day
  • Friday : All Day
  • Saturday : All Day
  • Sunday : All Day
Diver at Gray's Reef with fishes and sponges. Photo by Greg McFall for NOAA
Gray's Reef was the fourth National Marine Sanctuary designated by President Jimmy Carter in 1981
Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary is part of the NOAA National Marine Sanctuary System
Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary is a live-bottom reef located 19 miles east of Sapelo Island. It encompasses 22 square of reef habitat and is one of Georgia's favorite places for fishing, diving and boating. For more information, see 
Near Interstate Highway
  • 95
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Open Year 'Round
Facility Amenities
  • Self-guided Tours
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