Jekyll Island, Georgia. Photo by @l.rob90

Jekyll Island, Georgia. Photo by @l.rob90

6 Georgia Beaches for Family Fun

For tons of family fun, head to these Georgia beaches, some of which are not where you would expect!

St. Simons Island, Georgia. Photo by @johnvaladas
St. Simons Island, Georgia. Photo by @johnvaladas

St. Simons Island

St. Simons Island (and nearby Tybee) are filled with family entertainment options. Climb the lighthouse, learn how to paddleboard or surf, and much more. See more info about our St. Simons adventure.

Dungeness Ruins on Cumberland Island, Georgia. Photo by @september.dawn
Dungeness Ruins on Cumberland Island, Georgia. Photo by @september.dawn

Cumberland Island

With no cars and few homes on this secluded beach, Cumberland Island is the perfect escape. Hike to the ruins, search for sea shells and catch a glimpse of the wild horses. Families with older kiddos can stay at the luxurious and historic Greyfield Inn. The only other option includes camping on the beach or riding the ferry back to St. Marys for the evening. Either choice is wonderful.

Acworth Beach

Acworth Beach

Acworth Beach at Cauble Park is a public lake-beach with a roped-off area for swimming. It sits on the north shore of Lake Acworth and also houses restrooms, a playground and picnic tables. Swimming runs Memorial Day through Labor Day, but there is no lifeguard on duty.

Lake Rabun Beach in Lakemont, Georgia. Photo by @thegeorgianhiker
Lake Rabun Beach in Lakemont, Georgia. Photo by @thegeorgianhiker

Lake Rabun Beach Recreation Area

Lake Rabun’s swim area includes a roped-off section for swimmers, restrooms and picnic tables. If you need a break from swimming, try the Beach Trail hike or dipping your pole to catch bass, trout and more. Camping sites are available here for a full weekend of beachtime fun.

Tubing on Robin Lake at Callaway Resort & Gardens
Tubing on Robin Lake at Callaway Resort & Gardens

Robin Lake Beach at Callaway Resort & Gardens

Robin Lake Beach is the world’s largest man-made, white sand beach! Besides swimming and lounging, there is a playground, giant chess set, miniature golf, table tennis and shuffleboard. All of this is included with entry into Callaway Resort & Gardens. For an additional fee, try Aqua Island, paddle boats, the rock climbing wall, a bounce house and more. We visited with the grandparents and had a great time. See more about our visit.

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Published: May 2020
Written by: Lesli Peterson