Greetings infidels. Today, Cigar Mike takes you across the Florida border to a beautiful island and resort known as St. Simons Island on the Georgia Coast. The island is about 90 minutes north of Jacksonville and is best known for its historic lighthouse.
The St. Simons Lighthouse is the oldest brick structure in the area and is still maintained as an operational light by the U.S. Coast Guard. You can climb the 129 steps to the top for a spectacular view of the Island. The lighthouse, completed in 1872, stands twenty-five feet from the original site. It was built to replace James Gould’s lighthouse, which was destroyed by the Confederate Army in 1862 (the original site is still marked by ropes).
St. Simons Island, called “San Simone” by 16th century Spanish explorers is a home to beautiful beaches, marshland, and old style southern charm.
After scoping out the lighthouse and museum, a must stop is Barbara Jean’s Restaurant where you will have the best crab cakes ever. Best I’ve ever had. All their southern dishes are amazing and not expensive at all.
Driving around St. Simons and her neighbor Jekyll Island, you will see oak tree canopied streets, and old style southern homes. Real friendly folk.
It’s worth spending a day or two there if you’re in the Jacksonville area.
See you infidels out in the field as Cigar Mike discovers America.