Historic St. Marys

When you just need to get away from it all and experience a place that allows you the opportunity to relax and reconnect, you’ll find St. Marys, on the Georgia Coast, is a destination you should put on the top of your travel list.

Coastal St. Marys offers heritage and outdoor adventure that will ensure a treasured visit and is considered the Gateway to Cumberland Island, named the nation’s most beautiful wilderness beach. Water lovers enjoy kayak and sailing adventures around the island and exploring the maritime forests, pristine beaches, and historic ruins of the island while getting up close with some of nature’s most amazing creatures, even wild horses. You can then return to the mainland and lose yourself in a true southern town — St. Marys, Georgia. The national historic district is home to quaint bed & breakfasts and inns, an antebellum mansion, locally owned eateries and shops, museums, fishing adventures, and the friendliest people you’ll ever encounter — these are just a few virtues of this historic fishing village that once reigned as a tall ship port.

We suggest a visit to Oak Grove Cemetery, where the earliest marked grave dates back to 1801 and a trip through the St. Marys History Walk, which includes a walking trail and interpretive panels outlining the area’s history. Check out visitstmarys.com and cumbelandislandferry.com to plan the perfect trip on the Georgia Coast.