From the mountain tops to the valleys and streams, there’s no denying the stunning beauty of this state! These pictures are not only beautiful, but historical as well–and each one tells the story of a small piece of our state’s past and present.
Just in case you forgot, here are 20 beautiful photos that will remind you why Georgia is the best state:
1. Driftwood Beach
This mysterious beach is truly a Georgia gem! Driftwood Beach is located on Jekyll Island and is a favorite among photographers! It looks like a graveyard for trees, and the pieces of driftwood are quite striking.
2. Glory Beach
Glory beach is another beach located on Jekyll Island and is a favorite vacation spot for travelers! There are a couple of beachfront resorts down there that are sure to provide the most amazing views of the beach.
3. The Historic Wharf on Jekyll Island
This is one of the best places to find some of the finest seafood in all of Georgia. On the Wharf, you will find the refined Latitude 31º and the “Rah” Bar where they serve delicious Low Country Boils and wild shrimp.
4. Shrimp Boat in Darien, GA
This little shrimp boat is part of a bigger industry that is very important to Georgia--the shrimping industry. An average of 5 million pounds of shrimp is harvested in Georgia each year, attributing more than $20 million in revenue to these fantastic shrimping boats!
5. Fort King George, Darien, GA
Welcome to the Fort King George Historic Site, the oldest English fort remaining on the Georgia coast. It was built by South Carolina colonists in 1721.
6. Gorgeous Sunrise at St. Simons Island
Views like these happen all over Georgia. Not much needs to be said about this gorgeous shot---the beauty speaks for itself.
7. Butler Island Plantation in Darien, GA
The Butler Island Plantation used to be a rice plantation in the 19th century. Pictured here is an amazing view of the 75 foot brick chimney that sits in front of the plantation and is a statue of interest to people who pass by.
8. St. Simons Island Villa
The St. Simons Island is like a small tropical country that belongs to Georgia. This gorgeous villa just shows a piece of their tropical and southern lifestyle.
9. Crane Cottage
Another Italian style villa--this time located on Jekyll Island, shows the tropical beauty of Georgia. This unique photo makes this venue look like it belongs to Georgia royalty.
10. Cloudy Skies Over Altamaha River
Striking and angry-looking clouds over the Altamaha River look beautiful in this shot.
11. Another Amazing Shot of Glory Beach
12. Mountain Springs in Amicalola State Park
Amicalola State Park is home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the whole state. This is just one of many magical springs to discover in Amicalola Park.
13. New Manchester Mill Ruins, Lithia Springs, GA
The hauntingly beautiful ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Company reside in Sweetwater Creek State Park. This textile mill was burned during the Civil War.
14. Clam Creek Pier
The sunset on this fishing pier on Jekyll Island is startlingly impressive!
15. St. Andrews Beach
St. Andrews Beach is another beach in Jekyll Island and is gorgeous just like all the other beaches on this island!
16. Darien River
The Darian River is a 10 mile long river near the mouth of the Altamaha River. This breathtaking photo truly captures the essence of the river!
17. East Ridge Trail in Dawsonville, GA
This is a top view of one of the trails in Amicalola State Park. This picture is impressive and awe-inspiring!
18. Red Top Mountain State Park
This is a strangely unique photo of Red Top Mountain.
19. Crow Creek Falls
These gorgeous falls are located on the southeast shore of Lake Seed in North Georgia.
20. Amicalola Falls State Park
Another beautiful shot of falls in Amicalola State Park. These falls are located on the lower cascade of the falls at the end of the trail.
These photos have definitely spoken for themselves. What do you think about the beauty of these places?