In case you haven’t noticed yet, the temperatures are a’climbin. Summer is knocking at the door, and we have the option to either embrace it with a warm welcome, or bolt that door shut and crank up the AC. However, we may be able to make that decision a bit easier. We’ve wrangled up some of the lesser known beaches in Georgia for you to cool down on a hot summer day and not be bothered by huge crowds. Check these hot spots out.
1. Cabretta Beach, Sapelo Island
Here on the north end of the island, you'll be able to relax and search for sand dollars. Keep an eye out for the beautiful driftwood pieces that wash ashore. This is the beach for you if you're looking for some peace and quiet.
2. Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island
According to Southern Living Magazine, Driftwood Beach was ranked as one of the most secret beaches in the South. It's easy access, not to mention absolutely stunning at sunset. It's perfect for the whole family.
3. Wassaw Island
As a part of the Sea Islands in Georgia, Wassaw can only be accessed by a chartered or private boat. However, that just means the less crowded those beaches will be.
4. Skidaway Island
This historic and beautiful park is located near Savannah by the Georgia Intracoastal waterway. The island even offers camping sites for visitors. How would you like to walk out of your tent and take a dip?
5. Nanny Goat Beach
Nanny Goat Beach is one of the most accessible beaches on Sapelo Island, despite having such a funny name. You'll always be surrounded by some sort of wildlife, whether near the cascading waves, or in the nearby marshland.
6. Boneyard Beach, Ossabaw Island
Another of the Sea Islands, Ossabaw Island is actually one of the largest, clocking in at nearly 26,000 acres. However, there is one stipulation to visit this beautiful beach—you need to apply for a permit first. How about that for exclusivity?
7. Stafford Beach, Cumberland Island
One of the more secluded spots in Cumberland Island, many people visit in order to camp for the weekend and enjoy the perks of being in the wild. The remote campsites and trails are well worth the time it takes to get there.
8. Cockspur Island
Cockspur Island is located in the southern channel of the Savannah River. While most of the island is within the boundaries of Fort Pulaski National Monument, you can still venture over to the water and admire the historic lighthouse.
9. Sea Camp, Cumberland Island
Nature lovers, unite! Here is another cherished and remote part of the island. Backpackers and campers flock from all over to spend time at Sea Camp. But families beware, there are no lifeguards on duty so bring some life vests for the kids.
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