The barrier islands are found all up and down the coast of Georgia. They could be considered beautiful and wonderful. These barrier islands are named,Tybee Island, St. Catherine’s Island, Ossabaw Island, Sapelo Island, Sea Island, St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Blackbeard Island, and Cumberland Island .
  • Sapelo Island has been inhabited for about 4,500 years.
  • Sapelo Island is Georgia’s 4th largest island.
  • The Island can be divided into four parts; the UGA's Marine Institute, the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve, the R.J. Reynolds (Sapelo Island) Wildlife Refuge, and the Hog Hammock Community.
  • Sapelo Island is home to live oaks, loblolly pines, holly, and many more varieties of trees and plants.  90% of the island’s marshes are covered with smooth cordgrass.
  • White tailed deer and turkeys are commonly seen throughout the island as well as feral cows. Gray’s Reef National Sanctuary is located only 17.5 nautical miles east of Sapelo Island