St. Simons Island Pier
The St. Simons Island Pier serves as the epicenter and focal point of the Pier Village and the island itself. The Pier is busy around the clock with activity, including fishing for trout, redfish, flounder, and not uncommon sharks. Locals are known to cast a line or a crab trab in search of a fresh dinner, and the spectacle always draws a crowd of curious onlookers. Fishing does require a permit, which is available along with bait, tackle and fishing supplies at the nearby St. Simons Bait & Tackle which remains open through the evening.
Seabirds and storks are also common sightings and have no problem coming too close for comfort! The Pier extends out into the Atlantic causeway between St. Simons, Jekyll Island, and the Port of Brunswick. Huge cargo ships pass by almost daily carrying loads of auto imports, exports and who knows what else. Their sheer size and surprising speed is always something that invokes a long stare as it passes by. Visitors to the Pier Village congregate on and around the Pier, as it bustles with folks walking off an evening meal or enjoying a tasty ice cream or frozen treat. The waterfront is home to Neptune Park, the Georgia Casino building (not the gambling kind, but rather a banquet hall and gathering place), and the many shops, restaurants and businesses that populate the Pier Village area. Please note that dogs or any animals are NOT allowed on the Pier at any time.
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