Cumberland Island National Seashore

Cumberland Island National Seashore covers most of Cumberland Island, the largest of Georgia’s Golden Isles. Take the ferry from St. Marys, Georgia, to reach this seashore that offers many historical places to explore, especially in the Dungeness Historic District. Before you embark, tour the Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum to learn more about the people who have probably lived at this location for over 4,000 years. Once on the island, you will find 17 miles of uninterrupted beaches with many ideal swimming spots. See the herd of approximately 175 feral horses, which is the only herd of its kind on the Atlantic seacoast. 

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Cumberland Island National Seashore

Start your visit to Cumberland Island National Seashore by stopping at the visitor center in St. Marys, Georgia, to tour the museum and book your ferry passage. Once on the island, tour the historic sites, including the Dungeness Ruins, where the Carnegies often spent their vacation time. They may be responsible for introducing the horses to the island that have become feral over the years. Go on the Lands and Legacies tour or join a park ranger on a footsteps tour to learn more about the island’s history. Cumberland Island is a great place to go swimming, and there are over 9,800 acres of wilderness to explore. 

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How To Get To Cumberland Island National Seashore

The easiest way to get to Cumberland Island National Seashore is to take the ferry, although you can take your private boat. If you are in Savannah or other points to the north, get on Interstate 95 South. Take Exit 3 and turn left on Georgia 40 East. Turn right on Stable Alley West and left on St. Marys Street. This street becomes Wheeler Street, and your destination will be on your right. 


101 Wheeler Street, St. Marys, Georgia, 31558

Fee: Entry fee $10.0

Entry fees for adults are $10, free for 16 and under

Cumberland Island National Seashore is a fantastic place to visit. You can explore history, see feral horses, tour museums, and play on the beach. The best way to explore this park is to bring your RV to St. Marys, Georgia. Then, take the ferry to the island. The ferry leaves from this park’s St. Marys headquarters, so it is convenient to visit this island. If you do not have an RV, then rent one on RVshare.com.