If you have never considered an RV trip down Georgia’s Coast (PDF), start considering! Here is a unique stretch of coastline with 100 miles of sights and sounds of the South and marvelous Southern delicacies. There is so much to see and do, you can break the trip into sections. The entire trip takes you from Savannah to St. Marys, Georgia but you can stop on this leg at Blackbeard Island.
Starting in historic Savannah, Georgia, be sure to have your camera to hand, as you will want to take photos of the oaks draped with Spanish moss, the fine Southern mansions and other lovely views. Browse art galleries, eat out in a fancy restaurant and be sure to head over to Broughton Street for some shopping and events like the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations coming up.
RV camping can be found on Tybee Island at the River’s End Campground and RV Park. Here you’ll find the perfect base for your vacation operations! Many sites have full hookups and you will be able to get free cable. Sandy beaches are steps away, and fishing is great here.
While on Tybee Island you will love the explorations, outdoor activities and plenty of good food. When you don’t want to cook in your RV kitchen, you will discover amazing Southern cooking right on the island. The “catch-of-the-day” is always a good choice for some fresh seafood. Get over to one of the fishing piers and perhaps charter a deep sea fishing expedition. You can also fish from the shore. Fit in some relaxing beach combing.
You will be heading south so when you come to Fort McAllister you should stop and enjoy this historic site. (You will also find RV camping here, so can stay awhile if you prefer.) The earthwork fortification is something to see, with cannons, barracks, and a fascinating Civil War museum. If you have a boat with you, launch it at the boat ramp into the Ogeechee River. Walk the nature trail and stretch those legs.
At the Fort Morris State Historic Site you will see where Col. John McIntosh stood up to the British in 1778 and made them retreat. Unfortunately, the British returned with more men and Fort Morris finally fell. Sunbury and its harbor were once again protected by this fort in the War of 1812. As you stand on the remains, you can get the feeling that you were there and were a part of history. This area is wonderful for birding and you will discover great egrets, downy woodpeckers and many more species.
Further south still is the Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge with over 2700 acres of grassland, saltwater marsh and woodlands. There are miles of paved roads that take you to diverse settings. As you move on, you will finally come to Blackbeard Island National Wildlife Reserve, a place of marshes, dunes, oaks and maritime forests and beaches. This leg of your journey may be done, but there is more to come of the beautiful Georgia coast.