Family Beaches in the Golden Isles

Visit the Best Family Beaches in Georgia’s Golden Isles

Nestled on the Georgia coast lies the Golden Isles, four beautiful barrier islands home to some of the best family beaches in Georgia! From the iconic Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island to the wide sandy shores of East Beach on St. Simons Island, we offer the perfect destination for families! Discover endless beach activities such as swimming, beachcombing, building sandcastles, flying kites, and beach walks. Whether the property you seek is oceanfront or blocks off the beach, Real Escapes Properties has you covered!

St. Simons Island Family-Friendly Beaches

Before visiting any St. Simons Island beaches, please read local beach safety and advisories. Keep in mind that lifeguards are stationed at East Beach at the access points of Coast Guard Beach and Massengale Beach from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 

Coast Guard Station

The Coast Guard Station is the most popular beach for families visiting St. Simons. There are plenty of convenient amenities for your family, such as showers, public restrooms, picnic tables, and a concession stand. The vast sandy shores offer plenty of room for families to spread out and have fun in the sun!

Massengale Park

Massengale Park offers a fantastic family-friendly setting for your beach day on St. Simons! The calm waters offer fantastic swimming conditions, in addition to convenient amenities such as shaded picnic areas, BBQ grills, a playground for the kids, and restrooms.

Jekyll Island Beaches for Families

Head to the southernmost island in the Golden Isles to discover 10 miles of family-friendly beaches! Keep in mind there are no lifeguards on duty on Jekyll Island. Please review our local safety tips before heading to the beach. 

Great Dunes Beach Park

Great Dunes Beach Park is the most popular beach for families visiting Jekyll Island. This easily accessible beach offers 20 acres of kid-friendly fun with an activities deck, picnic pavilions, play areas, bocce ball, and volleyball courts!

Driftwood Beach

Driftwood Beach is consistently ranked as one of TripAdvisor’s “Best of the Best Beaches.” Take your family to this iconic beach and witness the ancient driftwood trees that dot the shoreline. This is not an ideal beach for swimming, but families are encouraged to explore the tidepools, walk the shore, climb the trees, and take memorable photos together!

Oceanview Beach Park

Oceanview Beach Park is in the middle of the island, offering easy access to the beach and convenient amenities for your family. Rent one of the family group pavilions for a fantastic picnic by the beach!

Stay Near the Best Family Beaches in Georgia 

Choose Real Escapes Properties to host your geta stay near the best family beaches in Georgia with our St. Simons Island vacation rentals. We offer 18 properties in the neighborhood of East Beach, where family fun on the beach is just a short walk away! Whether you are looking for a small cottage or an expansive beach house to host your extended family, we offer the perfect family beach getaway!