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The One Georgia Coastal Destination That Should Be On Everyone's Bucket List

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Nestled on the southeast coast of Georgia, a few miles from the Georgia/Florida border Kingsland, is a charming small town oozing with natural beauty, Southern hospitality, delicious seafood, interesting shopping and loads of unique adventures.

Nestled on the southeast coast of Georgia, a few miles from the Georgia/Florida border Kingsland, is a charming small town oozing with natural beauty, Southern hospitality, delicious seafood, interesting shopping and loads of unique adventures. The big draw is the all that gorgeous coast, freshwater rivers and Intercostal Waterway, but there are many other reasonsContinue Reading © Provided by Just Short of Crazy Nestled on the southeast coast of Georgia, a few miles from the Georgia/Florida border Kingsland, is a charming small town oozing with natural beauty, Southern hospitality, delicious seafood, interesting shopping and loads of unique adventures. The big draw is the all that gorgeous coast, freshwater rivers and Intercostal Waterway, but there are many other reasonsContinue Reading

The big draw is the all that gorgeous coast, freshwater rivers and Intercostal Waterway, but there are many other reasons to visit this adorable town on Georgia’s coast.

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT KINGSLAND, GEORGIA

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All The Outdoor Adventures

Kingsland, Georgia offers all the outdoor fun you could possibly want to experience. 

You absolutely MUST visit Cumberland Island National Seashore and the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Two national parks in one location is a win for outdoor lovers.

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There are so many amazing trails to bike and hike. Be sure to explore the Georgia Coast Rail-Trail in Woodbine, Cumberland Island National Seashore, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Crooked River State Park.

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For those that enjoy a bit of birding you’ll be thrilled to know that Kingsland is popular with our feathered friends with over 300 species of birds spanning the marshes, swamps and coast.

Of course, with so much water it means that kayaking is a must! Seriously, this is our favorite way to be on the water. If fishing, including charter fishing, is more your thing you’ll find boating opportunities in St Marys and Crooked River State Park. 

5 Reasons Why Outdoor Fun Seekers Will Want To Play In Kingsland, Georgia

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Experience themed train rides aboard the Georgia Coastal Railway

All ages will want to experience a ride on the Georgia Coastal Railway.

Hop on board one of America’s oldest privately owned shortline railroads and experience everything from scenic rides to themed excursions.

This family friendly adventure entertains passengers of all ages with various seasonally themed rides through neighborhoods, Georgia marshlands, commercial districts and a working rail yard.

From the Murder Mystery Express, The Great Gatsby Express and The Wine Tasting Special to the Pizza Express, The Wild West Train and the ever-popular Christmas Train, there’s sure to be an adventure to pique your interest. 

This fall The Georgia Train invites you to experience Halloween on the rails in two very different rides. Jump on the last train to escape a zombie outbreak, or have the kiddos face their fears and discover that not all ghosts are bad guys.

Race to escape a Zombie outbreak on the “Survivor Train,” a live action, audience participation adventure to transport the survivors to a refugee camp. Running into some trouble along the way could be dangerous for anyone stuck outside the train with a zombie horde. Not recommended for children under 12 or anyone faint of heart.

Kids and their adults prefer “Meet the Monsters,” a more family friendly, interactive train ride. Wear a costume and have a blast doing the Monster Mash with happy monsters ready to sing, dance, and share some candy. 

All excursions depart from the Kingsland Station located on South Lee Street, just two miles west of I-95. Advance reservations strongly encouraged. 

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Kingsland, Georgia Offers Up Good Eats!

One of the best things about this coastal destination is the food! From fresh off the boat seafood to legendary barbecue, diners are in for a real treat when visiting Kingsland.

Craving barbecue? Don’t miss Malson’s BBQ. This walk-up window service establishment features down-home Southern fare including ribs, brisket and classic Southern sides.

Settle in at the outdoor picnic tables and sink your teeth into some of Kingsland’s best barbeque. One thing is for sure, you won’t leave hungry! 

Prepare to enjoy some of the freshest seafood around at Ship 2 Shore Seafood & Steaks. Serving a variety of Southern delights and fresh seafood dishes, Ship 2 Shore is a favorite among locals and visitors. With an extensive menu, the toughest decision for patrons will be just what to order. Choose from local crab, shrimp, mahi, grouper and more including many non-seafood options. 

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Shop for local treasures in Kingsland, GA

Shop for that perfect gift or special treasure in the shopping district, located in the heart of historic downtown Kingsland. Browse antiques, gifts, home accessories, local products and more.

Stop in Caroline’s Closet for boutique clothing, gifts and jewelry. Offering items for him and her, shoppers are sure to find something they can’t live without. 

Hooks Crafted Leather offers handmade leather goods that are 100% made in the USA by skilled craftsmen with over a decade of experience in leather working. From handbags, overnight bags and bracelets for her to belts, wallets and hats for him, shoppers will delight in the quality craftsmanship of these unique items. They even have pet items too. Treat your four-legged friends to a new collar or leash! 

No matter the reason for visiting, it’s easy to see that a slower pace of life reigns in Kingsland and the charm and hospitality found in the area is unforgettable. More information

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