Beach Day on St Simons Island

by Tully
What to Pack for a St. Simons Island Beach Day

Nestled along Georgia’s Golden Isles, St. Simons Island offers the perfect destination for a beach getaway! Stay with Real Escapes Properties and access St. Simons Island beaches just steps from your vacation rental. Spend your days soaking up the Georgia sunshine while swimming, shelling, and suntanning. Before you head out, make sure you have everything you need for a successful day at the beach:

What to Pack for the Beach

You first need a beach bag to pack your things in; we recommend purchasing a mesh bag to keep your belongings sand-free. Here are a few must-haves for your day at the beach:


  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses

  • Beach Towel

  • Water Bottle

  • Beach Bag

  • Hat

  • Swimwear

  • Flip Flops

  • Snacks

  • Beach Toys

St. Simons Island Beaches

Please read the public safety information before visiting St. Simons Island beaches. Looking for beach equipment and rentals? Barry’s Beach Service offers rentals for umbrellas, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, boogie boards, and sailboat rides. Call 912-638-8053 to make reservations!

East Beach

East Beach is St. Simons’ most popular beach, located along the island’s southeastern edge. Popular activities along this stretch include swimming, shelling, kiteboarding, and sunbathing. 

Coast Guard Station Beach

Coast Guard Station Beach is a section of East Beach located along First Street. It offers abundant parking and facilities like showers, restrooms, and bike racks. 

Gould’s Inlet

Gould’s Inlet is located along the northern end of East Beach and offers the perfect beach for nature lovers. Enjoy exceptional fishing and bird watching here!

Massengale Park

Massengale Park is the best beach for families visiting St. Simons Island. Enjoy amenities like the shaded picnic area, grills, children’s playground, and outdoor showers. 

Book Your St. Simons Island Beach Rental Today

Book your Georgia getaway with Real Escapes Properties and find the perfect St. Simons Island beach rental for your group. We offer over 160 vacation rentals, many of which are oceanfront or just blocks from the beach. Whether you are planning a family getaway or a couples retreat, we have everything you need for the perfect beach vacation!