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There is a group of barrier islands off the coast of Georgia in the United States that has attracted visitors for many years. The Golden Isles, as they are known, are treasured for their unspoilt natural beauty, historic charm and wildlife. St Simons Island, Sea Island, Jekyll Island and Brunswick make up this group.

The local people welcome tourists and there is a wide range of accommodation, sporting and cultural activities. There are charming bed and breakfast inns and beachfront condominiums. Restaurants are of a high quality and include waterfront seafood specialists. Caviar, caught from local sturgeon and wild shrimp are two local dishes. A casino ship operates, where there are facilities for blackjack, poker, craps, a roulette wheel and slot machines. Golf and tennis clubs, water sports and country clubs are other leisure pursuits on offer.

Nature lovers and bird watchers are very fond of this region. Boating tours take passengers through the salt marsh tidal creeks off St Simons Island, giving an opportunity to see Bottle Nosed Dolphins, shellfish and birds such as osprey and heron. One of the trips goes into the mangrove plantation and there are specific boat rides for ornithologists.  The local history of the coastline is displayed at the StSimonsIsland Lighthouse and Museum. Neptune Park contains a playground, picnic area and a bandstand for live entertainment.

 St. Simons Island, GA

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Sea Island has a resort with a private beach, horse riding facilities, biking trails, spa, clay tennis courts, golf courses and water sports. There is a lovely marina to browse around. Across the causeway, lies Jekyll Island, a beautiful area of sand dunes and woodland. There are hotels, campgrounds, beach resorts and tennis, biking and golf centers. Many people like to walk along the beach after dark to see the turtles.

Brunswick is of interest to people who want to learn about the historic architecture of the StSimons Island area. The historic quarter has many fine buildings dating back more than a hundred years. There are walking and driving tours round the town. Visitors enjoy browsing round the deep-water harbor, farmers market, antique stores and art galleries. There are some of the finest restaurants in the area to be found here.

For those with nerves of steel, there is a company that organizes a guided ghost walk, beginning near the pier on St. Simons Island. The narrow streets with houses belonging to old seafarers have many tales to tell, no doubt.