The south may not initially be known for its collection of beautiful and historical islands, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have them! Whether you’re looking for the perfect family getaway or the young person’s low key paradise, the southeast has a wealth of beaches and island rich with desirable hammock-spots.
Known to Charleston locals as “the Edge of America”, Folly Beach is home to numerous surf spots and has become a very popular surf spot on the east coast. This historical island has kept its local charm, with very few corporate businesses on the island. This island’s vibe is laid back, friendly and open minded.
Just outside of the historical and famous Savannah, this easternmost part of the state is always worth the twenty minute drive out of the city. If you’re planning a visit, consider stopping by early in the season (may) so you can catch their annual beach bum parade. This island vibe is relaxed, neighborly and overall very peaceful.
St. Simons Island
located on St. Simons Island in Glynn County, Georgia, United States. Both the community and the island are commonly considered to be one location, known simply as “St. Simons Island”, or locally as “The Island”. This island’s vibe is family friendly, a bit expensive, but it just might be worth it for their epic live oak hammocking trees that line the oceanside park in the town’s center.
Thanks to easy causeway access, Sanibel is a popular tourist destination known for its shell beaches and wildlife refuges. More than half of the island is made up of wildlife refuges, the largest being J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. This island’s vibe is very celebratory in its natural beauty and the locals want nothing more than to be on the water.