A Brief History of Our Island
The Beach Club resort is located on St. Simons Island – nestled between Sea Island, Jekyll Island, and Little St. Simons Island, just off the Georgia Coast. The Island’s rich historical past dates back to the 1700s when under the leadership of General James Edward Oglethorpe, English and German colonists defended Georgia’s Southern frontier against the Spaniards. The site where the battle between Spain and England climaxed, Bloody Marsh, and the ruins of General Oglethorpe’s colony, Fort Frederica, are visible today.
Also of historical significance, St. Simons Island is home to Christ Church, founded by John and Charles Wesley in the early 1700s. Many notable Island residents, including Eugenia Price, are buried in the adjoining historic cemetery. A fully operational and tourable lighthouse, rebuilt in 1872 after confederate forces destroyed the original structure, still lights the way for ships in the sound.
St. Simons Island’s year-round average daily temperature is in the 70’s. The beach and warm, gentle ocean waters are ideal for all types of activities – swimming, strolling, sunning, and sailing. For the sports enthusiast, the temperate climate makes golf, tennis, fishing, and other recreational activities pleasant and enjoyable.
After a day of beachcombing and sightseeing, unwind in one of the many delectable St. Simons Island restaurants. From casual to gourmet, the options are endless – fresh seafood, hand-cut steaks, unique kinds of pasta, southern cuisine, and much, much more. This charming blend of history, warm climate, and southern culture make St. Simons Island a favored vacation destination, year after year.
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