Nature & Science
Cumberland Island is the largest and southernmost barrier island in Georgia. With little commercial development, Cumberland has remained relatively stable over the last several hundred years.
However, barrier Islands are dynamic environments. For visitors who spend a few hours or a few days on Cumberland this soon becomes apparent. Wind shapes the dunes, Fire shapes the plant and animal communities that depend on them, and humans leave their impact too.
Cumberland Island supports a rich diversity of animals, plants and offers amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean and Cumberland Sound. The rich marsh environment as well as the deep night sky hold something for everyone.
Did You Know?
There are many special species that rely on barrier islands such as Cumberland. They include wood storks, piping plovers, least terns, gopher tortoises, manatees and sea turtles.