You can fill a day or a week in Coastal Georgia with activities tailored to your interests. Get off the beaten path and discover the nooks and crannies of our remarkable coast as you look for rare birds, explore museums, see Colonial and Civil War forts, taste our coastal dishes, explore African-American heritage, or photograph lighthouse after lighthouse.

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    Birding


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    A visit to one or more sites along the Colonial Coast Birding Trail will provide you with the opportunity to see and enjoy the beauty of a kaleidoscope of birds. More than 300 species of birds have been spotted at the 18 sites along the birding trail.


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    Museums


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    The Georgia Coast is awash in heritage and culture, much of it carefully preserved in museums dedicated to a particular historic era, location or activity. Whether your interest runs toward Colonial history, WWII, the radio era, submarines, or fine art, the Georgia Coast can pack your days with interesting exhibits seemingly tailored just for you.


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    Forts


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    More than 140 years of military history can be experienced through visits to Georgia’s coastal forts. The forts built in along the Georgia Coast protected the colonists from Spanish, French and Indians, and later attempted to protect Savannah and its port from Union forces during the Civil War. Many of the forts or their sites can be visited today, exhibiting such things as intact earthworks and re-created structures that allow you to imagine military life in previous eras.


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    Culinary


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    Get a taste of the Georgia Coast through its restaurants. With award-winning restaurants, fresh seafood, and world famous Lowcountry cuisine, your taste buds are in for a treat.


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    Nature


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    Nature-based tourism activities include beach activities, recreation on both freshwater and the ocean, as well as on the marshes. Other opportunities can be found through walking/hiking, biking, camping and wildlife watching.


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    African American


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    The Southern slave trade used Savannah as a major port, and today, both historic sites and new museums throughout Coastal Georgia offer a poignant way to remember, reflect, and honor the contributions of the African American experience and journey.


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    Lighthouses


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    Five lighthouses mark Georgia’s coastline, three of which are open for tours. Some date all the way back to the 1700s. Our local communities have poured funds and time into restoring these historic places so that the next generation can continue to enjoy them. These lights have withstood both hurricanes and war, and some still light the way for passing ships.


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    Heritage


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    Follow the Georgia Coast, a 100+ mile stretch of land home to the Timucuan and Creek Indians as early as the 1500s. The English and Spanish fought over this young colony centuries later, and immigrants settled here for cotton, indigo, rice, fishing, and shipbuilding.