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 .
  • With more than 14,000 people living on St. Simons Island it is Georgia’s most populated Great Barrier Island.
  • St. Simons is the biggest Great Barrier Island.  Even though Cumberland Island has the most upland, St. Simons has the most area.
  • The first humans inhabitants to St. Simons could have lived 4,500 years ago.
  • Oaks, cedars, and shrubs are some of the more common plants on the island.
  • The gray kingbirds can be seen during the summer and the white ibis during the winter.
  • There are many other species of birds on St. Simons Island.
  • The average temperatures ranges from 43º F in January to 90º F in July.