Swimming and Beachcombing
SwimmingCumberland Island is home to 17 miles of undeveloped beach. Plenty of warm sun, blue water, and soft sand greet visitors. Swimming is a very popular activity for day visitors and campers alike. It is a wild beach, so being prepared and taking a few precautions will make for a more enjoyable visit.
The quickest way to get to the beach is by hiking a half a mile across the island from the Sea Camp dock.
BeachcombingWith miles of undisturbed beach there is always something to find. Some of the best times to explore are following storms when shells have been turned up by the strong surf. There is much to explore and investigate but please remember the following:
CollectionOnly two things can be collected and taken home with you from the island.
"Leave what you find"No other plant, animal, historic artifact, mineral, or part there of is permitted to be collected and removed from the island. You are encouraged to explore all the island has to offer. Please investigate and take pictures, but leave things as you find them for the next person to discover and appreciate.
Last updated: January 2, 2018