It’s called the Forgotten Coast because it was once left completely off the Florida map. Now this sleepy area of the panhandle with it’s scattered beach houses, like the ones on Cape San Blas, Florida, and low-rise condos, like the Driftwood Inn in Mexico Beach, make for the perfect low-key family vacation destination.
Visitors make their escape to Sapelo Island, Ga., on a boat from Meridian, Ga., a port town between Savannah and St. Simons Island along I-95. (exit at Darien, Ga.)
Leave the modern world, and all your cares on the dock when you board the Sapelo Island Ferry, and let the wind take them into the miles of marshland you pass, to be washed out to sea with the next tide.
Cumberland Island, Georgia’s largest barrier island, is a unique opportunity to experience beautiful pristine beaches, thick untamed maritime forests and wildlife that actually lives in the wild.
There is no mistaking the luxury of Sea Island. It begins the moment you travel down the long avenue; lined with palm trees, over the bridge with the large iron lanterns, through the guard gate where the pavement turns to a brick drive. Enjoying such luxury has become a little more affordable with a stay at The Inn at Sea Island.
Atlanta to Destin might not be close enough for a weekend trip at just about 6 hours, but it’s definitely within a driving distance for a long weekend. We had such a great time when we went there, it became one of our most memorable vacation for our family.
Jekyll Island, once home to America’s privileged politicians, businessmen, socialites and such, was the perfect place to create an exclusive social club for wealthy Americans. Today, you can experience a taste of that family –friendly luxury at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Whether you are after architectural highlights, history or fun, you will love a visit to this Georgia treasure.