Cumberland Island Georgia
You can find out more about Cumberland Island by visiting http://www.nps.gov/cuis/index.htm
Cumberland Island National Seashore
St Marys, GA 31558
Phone Number: 912-882-4336
Although Cumberland Island isn't usually considered one of Georgia's "Golden Isles," we include it due to its close proximity and exquisite natural beauty.
Accessible only by boat, Cumberland Island was once the home of the Carnegie Family where their illustrious Dungeness Mansion now stands in ruins. It was here the Carnegies held extravagant galas to entertain their high society guests such as the Vanderbilts and the Duponts who frequented the island.
Decades later, the late John F. Kennedy Jr. and his fiancee Carolyn Bessette chose to have their secret wedding amid the grandeur and seaside scenery of this majestic isle.
Most of the island is a National Park and visitors to the island are expected to adhere to stringent regulations. Although the restrictions may seem cumbersome at times, they have been instrumental in keeping the island the natural unspoiled treasure it is today. (More...)
The Wild Horses of Cumberland Island
So much of Cumberland Island's allure lies in the unspoiled, wild spirit of the place, with pristine white sand beaches fronting the Atlantic and dense salt marshes buffering it from the civilized mainland. There are no phones, no roads to speak of, and very few full-time human residents. On the other hand, there are haunting reminders of the people who, over the centuries, inhabited the island for exploration, for commerce or for pleasure—foremost among them the crumbling mansions of the Gilded Age, overcome by wind, water and the island's ever-creeping moss.