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Cumberland Island National Seashore

#1 of 3 things to do in Cumberland Island Features Animals
Cumberland Island National Seashore, Box 806, Cumberland Island, GA GA 31558
+1 912-882-4336
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Ferry Ride $28 + $7 Park Entry = Expensive

Ferry ride was outrageously expensive. It was extremely hot in August. Tons of bugs!!! HOWEVER... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Winter Springs, Florida
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Nature lover + history buff = a day in paradise!

I have only been to Cumberland Island once before, and it was 35 years ago! I was worried that my... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Darlinda C
Charleston, United States
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Island known for its wide beaches and variety of outdoor activities.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Cumberland Island National Seashore, Box 806, Cumberland Island, GA GA 31558
+1 912-882-4336
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ferry ride was outrageously expensive. It was extremely hot in August. Tons of bugs!!! HOWEVER, the trip was all worth it!! Horses, ruins and the history the park ranger told us were all worth the misery. I would do this trip when the weather is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have only been to Cumberland Island once before, and it was 35 years ago! I was worried that my memory of how amazing the island was wouldn't be what it was in the present day! The ferry ride was beautiful. We were fortunate to...More

3  Thank Darlinda C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting Cumberland Island was an experience like no other. My fiance and I stayed at the Riverview Hotel directly across the street from the ferry the evening before. I would suggest this. Not just because the Riverview is charming, but any sort of ease of...More

2  Thank Imani A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Need I say more? I never wanted to leave. A complete gem of a place! Seriously, bring sunscreen & reapply (unlike me) & lots of water - there's no shade. Be prepared to take all of your trash back on the ferry with you -...More

1  Thank shahadegreg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to stop at Cumberland Island National Seashore on our way back to Florida. This is a great place with lots of history - from plantation life to the church where JFK, Jr. was married. We went mainly to see the Cumberland horses -...More

2  Thank Retemslt
Reviewed 15 July 2017

There is so much to see in southeast Georgia, along the Atlantic seaboard, from Savannah to Brunswick, including St. Simon Island and Jekyll Island, so many historical sites, so many beautiful nature preserves. One of the must-see destinations is Cumberland Island National Seashore. Located on...More

3  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We all enjoyed exploring the unique landscape. We had saw lots of wild animals including horses, deer, turkeys and horseshoe crabs and had the beach to ourselves. Preparation is key since there isn't anything to buy on the island and you need to take everything...More

2  Thank rtlatl
Reviewed 2 July 2017

So you want to visit this National Park? Get ready. Take the ferry from St. Mary's. Get online and purchase tickets over and back in advance first. There is very little on the island itself. Bring your own food/drinks. Nothing for sale on the island....More

6  Thank Thomasja37
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This island is so tranquil and beautiful...a friend recommended to me and I went with my family during a recent trip to St. Simon's Island. So worth the drive and the ferry ride. So glad we took his advice. Loved seeing the wildlife and the...More

Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We went to see the wild horses...my recommendation is to go there for the 9am trip as you will take a ferry across the water. If possible, stay until 4:45 so that you can see everything and not feel rushed..walk the beach, walk the wooden...More

3  Thank Julie P
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michelle s
24 May 2017|
Response from Bernie H | Reviewed this property |
It is not as humid as the mainland due to the sea breeze. However, the interior areas (wilderness campgrounds) have less breeze. You can rent bicycles on the island for $16/day. Or, you can ferry your own bike over at $10... More
18 May 2017|
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Response from Angela B | Reviewed this property |
The walk to the beach from the dock straight ahead to sea camp then instead of turning to see camp you follow the trail to beach which is about a mile easy walking, but well worth it. I have never seen horses on this trail... More