The Golden Isles - Explorers in search of gold found something far more precious.
Spanish explorers arrived here in search of gold more than 400 years ago, but it is the natural beauty of the area that inspired the "Golden Isles" moniker.
Midway between Savannah, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida lies the mainland city of Brunswick, Georgia and four barrier islands: St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island. Learn more about why these beautiful barrier islands are called the Golden Isles.
Frederica is located on the island of St. Simons just 25 minutes from Interstate I-95. This island, with its natural beauty and an understated elegance, is a true treasure that combines a very real sense of privacy and intimacy with easy access by land, air and sea.
McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport - 10-minute drive
The Brunswick Golden Isles Airport - 20 minute drive
Savannah, GA Airport - 70-minute drive
Jacksonville, FL Airport – 70-minute drive
Atlanta, GA - 5-hour drive
Access by Air
McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport is a 10-minute drive from Frederica. The airport's two runways (5,500 and 3,313 feet) handle the busy private air traffic coming and going from the area's popular vacation destinations. Car rentals or other ground transportation are available. Click to learn more.
The Brunswick Golden Isles Airport, located 20 minutes from Frederica, offers three incoming Delta Connection flights daily. Brunswick to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is a 37-minute flight.
Jacksonville International Airport, located 68 miles from Frederica and on the northside of Jacksonville, FL, offers more than 89 flights daily with non-stop service to 27 markets.
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, located on I-95 just 83 miles north of St. Simons Island. Travelers will find more than 40 daily flights, including non-stop connections to key East Coast cities and major airline hubs.
Access by Water
Morningstar Marinas Golden Isles, located six miles from Frederica, offers 1,100 linear feet of transient dock space and 10-foot depth at low tide. Services include a courtesy car, power centers and facilities for crew. Click to learn more.