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Cumberland island

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Our adventure started on the ferry escorted by dolphins. Once on the island the two dozen people... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Houston, Texas
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This island is a slice of the world without the development people bring to most beautiful places... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Germantown, Wisconsin
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“ferry ride”(79 reviews)
“sea camp”(107 reviews)
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Island known for its wide beaches and variety of outdoor activities.
Cumberland Island, GA 31558
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 October 2005

Cumberland Island is one of the most beautiful unspoiled beaches on the east coast. The white sand that extends for miles of endless beach is sublime. The shelling is better at different times of the year, but it is usually easy to find sand dollars....More

52  Thank qtpie
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 February 2011

Parents, think twice!! I strongly believe that any parent with kids under the age of 12-14 should think twice before bringing them to Cumberland Island. After visiting this place with our two daughters of 7 and 5, I decided to share my opinion about this...More

25  Thank Outdoors_parents
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our adventure started on the ferry escorted by dolphins. Once on the island the two dozen people that landed with us dispersed. We didn't see others for well over an hour. Very secluded, intimate with nature experience! We did the loop around which took almost...More

Thank HunBabe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This island is a slice of the world without the development people bring to most beautiful places. If traveling in October the Ferry is easy to book, peak season (like Spring break) book 6 months out...at least. The beach is magic, there is nothing except...More

1  Thank 39Meghan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cumberland Island is reached via ferry obtained at St. Mary's. It is pristine and wild and chock full of interesting history.

Thank cinbau1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Happy that this island was not connected to main land with road. Only access to this place is thru ferry boat from St Marys. Its all worth the time and money ($28+$7) spent to get to this island. Its protected as wild coastal island and...More

1  Thank MayurHiremath
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, read everything you can about it before you go. Be prepared to walk, a lot! Take water. There is potable water on the island but it has a very strong smell and taste of sulfur. The beach is amazing! We went on a Tuesday...More

Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Planned a day trip to the island with a friend visiting Cumberland island for the first time. I’ve visited a couple of times previously. We had no idea they moved the Ferry launch two blocks from the check in station. Almost missed the ferry and...More

2  Thank terriefamfun
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Mostly untouched natural beauty and rugged history. One will see wildlife abundant as well as wild horses. The beach is beautiful, especially under a full moon

1  Thank whitecd2000
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

It was a beautiful but hot day.our guide Mike took us around the island in an aircondtioned van. He was full of knowledge about the island and very aware of everyone’S well being,even providing water.i highly recommend this tour.

1  Thank Nomad9253
Reviewed 28 September 2018

We spent five nights camping in SeaCamp, in September, and although it was incredibly hot, the lack of tourists made up for the heat. The campgrounds were at least half empty, so it was almost like having the entire island to yourselves. We would walk...More

1  Thank NolaHP
Reviewed 27 September 2018

We literally had the beach to ourselves. The shelling was great. It was a short bike ride from the Greyfield Inn. It was glorious!

Thank Terri D
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Andrea M
21 July 2018|
Response from GAJeepGrrl | Reviewed this property |
Day rentals are around $16.00 and overnight rentals are $20.00. No trikes are available for rent, though. You can take your own bike on the ferry, too. Also, the NPS has some rules around bike use. Check out the NPS... More
26 June 2018|
Response from MaryClare P | Reviewed this property |
No. You can rent a wagon to pull your stuff though and bikes!
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21 June 2018|
Response from GAJeepGrrl | Reviewed this property |
Hi! The bundle of firewood is $6.00 (as of April of 2018) and the bag of ice was $5.00, I think. If you're taking the first morning ferry, not much is open around the visitor's center. Also, no drugstore to buy ice or... More