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Author: Subject: St. Simon's Island, GA,... any problems?

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[*] posted on 3-13-2012 at 08:50 PM
St. Simon's Island, GA,... any problems?

I'll be on St. Simons Island in May (the week after JIBE unfortunately) with the family. I know its next door to Jekyll, but we'll be staying on St. Simon's. Planning a day trip (or 2) to Jekyll.

Does anybody get bent out of shape over kiting on St. Simon's beaches?

Bans? Laws? or Generally cranky people?

Anybody have experience?

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[*] posted on 3-14-2012 at 05:17 AM

all of the north part (sea island) is private. the st simon access points are small decent water spot, got some nice sand bar action flats. the beach crowd is the only variable to contend with for static stuff . just trek to a spot away from the crowd. in general the total area is kinda small .... at some points walking out to sand bar may be doable , i don't know how close they are now. anyway have fun

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[*] posted on 5-4-2013 at 03:53 PM

The crowds are getting more heavy as warmer as it gets on SSI. East beach and south of it is usually too crowded, but can be kitet very nicely at low tide. Try to go north from East beach (park there and walk) or try to park more north (around 8th or 9th street). There is very limited parking, but this makes for a lot less people. You have to hike over the sand dunes (public beach accesses) I live on Oglethorpe Ave and we only have beach at lowtide here. So my home is only land-kiteable with onshore or side-onshore winds, as upwind tacking across the beach is very hard with the limited space.

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