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Cumberland Island National Seashore

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Address: Cumberland Island National Seashore, Box 806, Cumberland Island, GA GA 31558
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Island known for its wide beaches and variety of outdoor activities.

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Thanks to the protected status of most of this island, you will not find tennis courts, golf courses, paved roads or any tiki bars, What you will find is maritime forest, a beach... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
CDB1977
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thanks to the protected status of most of this island, you will not find tennis courts, golf courses, paved roads or any tiki bars, What you will find is maritime forest, a beach that looks untouched by the hands of man and a lot of cool wildlife.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a fabulous time on the island. We took the 11:45 ferry there and returned on the 4:45 one. This was plenty of time to check out the ruins and spend some time on the beach. It was pretty cold while we were there- had it been nicer I would have wanted more time on the beach. We walked... More 

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Yankeetown, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good day visiting Cumberland. The van tour is good for seeing the entire island in a day. Plum Orchard Mansion is gorgeous. Only had an hour left though to visit beach.

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1 Thank Gail F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is amazing, has excellent scenery. The beach has white sand and has great geographical importance. It will take 2-3 hrs to hike around the entire place. The team which works here are very very sweet. There is a young geologist who works here. He explained us the "How Cumberland Island formed". It was a great explanation and very... More 

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florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Previous visits over 35 years have been to walk the paths and boardwalks, watch the life in the marshes, check out the horse herds, and walk the miles of unspoiled beach. This visit was for the Lands and Legacies Tour which visited previously unseen northern end of island by van with tour guide. Cumberland is the greatest whichever way you... More 

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Ashland, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We had heard about trips to Cumberland Island from our friends in Lexington KY so while we would be in Savannah, we decided to make reservations for the ferry and the Land and Legacies Tour. I had assumed it would be a typical trip on a low-inhabited island of sea grass and TripAdvisor reviews were excellent. What a surprise -... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is a National Park only reachable by ferry. We hiked north on the parallel trail through the forest . Saw armadillos and walked under a beautiful canopy of trees, After 2 miles we cut across the dunes at a crossing to the ocean, . It was a windy, cool day on this secluded stretch of beach. Good place to... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Although the island and ferry ride over were very pleasant, there is a staggering lack of information provided on the website to plan the trip. First of all, there is no mention of a cost for the ferry. There's a page for ferry times and one for fees and passes, but both of them fail to mention the $28 per... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Plan to spend the night. Main campground is really well maintained with running water bathroom. Also has rugged back country spots. Spend time talking to the ranger; very interesting. Pick your topic: boars, turtles, horses, island development progress. Still very undeveloped feral horses, historic landmarks and wildlife. You can't go wrong.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

My daughter is a nature girl and I wanted to surprise her for her birthday and boy just in the nick of time as hurricane Matthew was making its way in. We still had a wonderful time raining and all. It was an absolutely beautiful park to visit. We were up close to horses, saw deer, turkeys, cardinals, armadillos, and... More 

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