Off the Island


cumberland island national seashore

The Dungeness Ruins on Cumberland Island off the southern coast of Georgia.

Cumberland Island National Seashore is Georgia's largest and southernmost barrier island. It's only accessible by boat or plane, but it's well worth the visit if you're willing to make the trek.


kingsley plantation

Kingsley Plantation on Fort George Island, Florida.

Kingsley Plantation is located on Fort George Island, just a short drive from Seaside Escape. The plantation was operated by Zephaniah Kingsley from 1814 to 1837. It is now owned by the National Park Service and offers daily tours. 


jacksonville zoo

The Jacksonville Zoo is a nice day trip from Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Jacksonville Zoo is a great place to take the entire family.  They have a special Wild Florida exhibit with 2.5 acres of natural wetlands that is home to the zoo's collection of native animals and plants including alligators, black bears, red wolves, whooping cranes, bald eagles, bobcats, Florida panthers, white-tailed deer and an owl species.


singleton's seafood shack

View from Singleton's Seafood Shack.

If you're up for a little adventure, take the St. Johns River Ferry over to Singleton's Seafood Shack in Atlantic Beach. We recommend their minorcan clam chowder!