National Park SErvice
Cumberland Island is Georgia's largest and southern most barrier island. The National Seashore is one of the most diverse barrier islands supporting 23 ecological communities that provide critical habitat for a variety of species of plants and animals. The island hosts important habitat for all types of animals including:
·18 miles of the most valuable sea turtle nesting habitat in Georgia
·In general, excellent shorebird, wading bird, neotropical migrant, raptor, and waterfowl habitat
· nesting habitat for wading birds (wood storks, egret and heron species).·
·Excellent bird watching throughout the year
Did You Know?
The First African Baptist Church was established in 1893 and then rebuilt in the 1930’s. The church was the site of the September 1996 wedding of John F. Kennedy, Jr. and Carolyn Bessette.