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“Great beach, but plan the timing of your visit”
Review of East Beach

East Beach
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 9 April 2018

We visit St. Simons multiple times each year, and I used to live here as well. East Beach at the old Coast Guard station is my no. 1 beach! First of all, it's wide enough that there is still some beach left at high tide. Second, dogs! Even when I don't bring my own dog, I love seeing dogs on the beach. Third, good amenities including a nice bathhouse, a concession place, and plenty of sand-washing-off spots. However, be aware that on holiday weekends, spring break, and sometimes just summer Saturdays, the parking lot fills up by 11:00 and the cars are lined up on the streets beyond the parking lot. Try to get there by 10 or earlier on such days or go later in the afternoon.

Date of experience: April 2018
6  Thank Laura L
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"great beach"
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"low tide"
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"public beach"
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"clean beach"
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"great parking"
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"boogie boards"
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"beautiful dunes"
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"sun rising"
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"old coast guard station"
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"hard packed sand"
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"wide sandy beach"
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"during tourist season"
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"sand bar"
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"horseshoe crabs"
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"lots of free parking"
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Great access and parking. Has plenty of wash off amentites and bathroom. Also saw has a little cafe shop for food including hotdogs and hamburgers. Which is nice because most tend to just have drinks, ice cream and/or chips. We will back more to this beach area for sure. Nice clean beach and tidepools during low tide make it easy for younger ones to hang out in water and not be bombarded by waves since while we were there was in windier side.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Babydoll030308
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

East Beach is the best dog park on St. Simons. Dozens of dogs and their owners come to stretch their canine friends' legs.
It's a great beach for people, too. There is a hum and rhythm to the shifting tides. Dogs are banned during daytime Memorial Day through Labor Day, but they can come early for sunrise or late for sunset.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank 525JaneB525
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

I live on the marsh a few hundred yards from The Ocean on East Beach !
I grew up in Maryland so understand what beach towns are all about,,,Annapolis,St Michaels etc,
But there is nothing like St Simons and East Beach ,

So much to see and do without worrying about major highways !
Great beach , food and people!

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank carl g
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Words don't do it justice. I could tell you about the beautiful sunsets, but I'd bore you. You have to see it for yourself!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank LaNita W
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