Georgia's mild climate makes visiting the coast appealing to visitors no matter what time of year.
Most people think of the beach as a summer getaway, but Georgia’s mild temperatures draw visitors to the coast year-round. Each season brings something new to discover, from fall festivals and golf to history and attractions.
Here’s what you can expect in each season.
Fall Festivals, Football and Golf
Sea Island’s own Davis Love III hosts the McGladrey Classic each October on The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club's Seaside Course. The event spans a week and includes everything from serious golf to not-so-serious whiffle ball.
Shrimp-and-grits lovers can sample some of the best in the country during Jekyll Island’s Shrimp & Grits Festival in November. In addition to dishes from notable area chefs, you can sample family recipes in the amateur competition.
Shiver your timbers at the Tybee Island Pirate Fest in October, a family-friendly weekend featuring a pirate parade and costume contests.
For Georgia football fans, Brogen's on St. Simons Island is the place to be for games, especially the annual Georgia-Florida matchup.
Charming Savannah also makes for a wonderful day trip from any of Georgia’s beaches.
Summer on the Coast
Georgia’s coastal communities boast miles of bike paths, and hard-packed sand beaches are perfect for an evening ride. For those looking for a bit more excitement, try one of the nine rides at Summer Waves Water Park at Jekyll Island or perhaps a round of mini-golf at Neptune Park Fun Zone.