Sea Island

Sea Island.  Once known as Fifth Creek Island by coastal Native Americans, Sea Island was largely uninhabited until the 1920s.

Recognized as one of America’s most distinguished and celebrated landmarks, the many accolades of the private Sea Island Resorts includes The Cloister at Sea Island, recognized on the Travel + Leisure list of the Top 100 Hotels in the World, and Golf Digest’s “top golf resort” in North America .  First inspired by what poet Sydney Lanier describes as “the gloom of the live oaks, beautiful, braided and woven,” Howard Coffin and his younger cousin, A. W. (Bill) Jones, Sr., began development of Sea Island in 1926.

In 2004, Sea Island welcomed President George W. Bush, host of the 2004 G8 Summit of world leaders at Sea Island.  Beyond the two 18-hole championship golf courses, Sea Island Resorts offers fishing and water sports, beach horseback riding, nature excursions, tennis and one of the finest shooting schools in America.

Sea Island and Little St. Simons are accessed from St. Simons.

For more information about Sea Island, Georgia.

Additional Resource:

Secret Seashore: Georgia’s Barrier Islands, Georgia Public Broadcasting