"What a beautiful island!!" Top 5 Page for this destination Cumberland Island by Katmosphere

Cumberland Island Travel Guide: 45 reviews and 150 photos

A day on the island

My son and I drove the hour and a half north from Saint Augustine and took the ferry over to Cumberland Island. 16 Miles of white sand, undisturbed beaches. Rows of sand dunes as high as forty feet. It's the largest and most Southern of Georgia's barrier islands. The maritime forest covers roughly 15,000 acres. There is salt marsh and fresh water wetlands. Beautiful live oak trees draped with Spanish moss create a shady canopy for hiking. There are ruins, wild horses walking around, a cemetary, an ice museum ?, and some wonderful camping spots.

  • Last visit to Cumberland Island: Jun 2006
  • Intro Updated Jun 2, 2006
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  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2008 at 11:50 AM

    I thought these tips looked familiar. Took the ferry over in '87. A memorable day. Thanks for sharing.

  • ricky52's Profile Photo
    Mar 18, 2008 at 5:48 PM

    You make it sound so inviting. Lol. Great page and tips.

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2007 at 5:01 AM

    Good thing you listen to the Rice crispies else you would not have discovered this little gem ;-)

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2006 at 3:53 AM

    Happy birthday. Great tips...the island sounds like a great trip...too bad about the ticks and snakes though...

  • johngayton's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2006 at 9:01 AM

    Hi there Kat, this looks like a place to really get away from it all. How's life?

  • kymbanm's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2006 at 6:34 PM

    LOL No way in hades I can go ... but the things we could DO!

  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2006 at 12:02 PM

    Wild horses eh? What is the saying about dragging you? Scarry indeed!

  • balfor's Profile Photo
    Aug 14, 2006 at 10:46 AM

    Looks like a very cool day trip! :-)

  • Shihar's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2006 at 10:36 AM

    Yeh!! It was so nice to see a Cumberland Island page. I loved the seclusion.. Thanks for reviving my memories.

  • hundwalder's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2006 at 6:43 PM

    Another masterpiece of a page. My list of wanasees keeps getting longer.

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