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Swimming Safety on St. Simons


• Lifeguards are present from Memorial Day to Labor Day, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm daily at Coast Guard and Massengale beaches. SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK

• Rip currents are common. If caught in a rip current, do not fight it, swim parallel to the shore until you are free of the current.

• Do not swim to the visible sand bars. The tide changes quickly and will submerge the sandbar, stranding swimmers in deep water.

• View the NOAA tide charts for St. Simons Island.

• From Memorial Day to Labor Day, there is a Warning Flag system in place to notify visitors of hazardous conditions.



St. Simons Island Beach Rules


• Dogs are prohibited on the beach from the Saturday before Memorial Day through Labor Day between the hours of 9:00 am and 6:00 pm, except between Beach Access Points 1-6. During allowable times and in non-summer months, dogs are allowed on any portion of the beach but must be within close proximity and under the immediate control of the owner/handler. If handler is unable to control pet via voice-command, a 10′ leash is required. Owners must clean up after their pets.

• Vehicles are prohibited.

• Fires are prohibited, without a permit from the Glynn County Fire Dept.

• Glass and hard plastic containers are prohibited.









When you visit St. Simons Island you’re sure to spend lots of time at the beach. We have 3 miles of contiguous beach on the island, stretching from the pier/village area to East Beach.  Windsurfing, kitesurfing, bicycling, sand sculpting, and just plain lying in the sun are a few of the most popular St. Simons Island activities!

The Atlantic horizon are scattered with shrimp boats, while adventure-seekers searching for outdoor St. Simons Island activities test out catamarans, paddle boards, windsurfers, kite boards and kayaks closer in to shore. Dolphins are plentiful here along with many varieties of sea birds, sea turtles and more can be spotted along the St. Simons Island beaches.



Massengale Park

Situated along East Beach, the park includes a shaded picnic area, a children’s playground, and  plenty of available parking.


1350 Ocean Blvd.

St. Simons Island, GA 31522


     Amenities:

     • Beach access with ADA accessible mats

     • Restroom facilities

     • Picnic tables

     • Grills

     • Playground




Coast Guard Station / East Beach

One of St. Simons Island’s most popular beaches, featuring the widest beach area and plentiful parking and facilities.


4100 First St.

St. Simons Island, GA 31522


     Amenities:

     • Beach access

     • Restroom facilities

     • ADA Accessible Beach Access

     • Seasonal concession facility


Massengale Park