Lens-Artists #78: Special Spot Shots

For this weeks challenge, Ann-Christine has asked us to showcase a special spot. My special spot is a sandy beach.

I tried to pick a specific beach but couldn’t narrow it down to just one. Instead, I chose a few shots from some beaches here in my own home state of Georgia.

There are 15 barrier islands off the Georgia coast. Only four can be reached by road – Tybee Island, St. Simons Island, Sea Island, and Jekyll Island. The rest can only be reached by boat. Some of them are undeveloped, some are managed by the state of Georgia, and one is a National Seashore.

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Tybee Island North Beach at low tide
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Tybee Island Pier on a sunny January day on Tybee Island, Georgia
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Looking down on St. Simons beach from the top of the St. Simons Lighthouse
Going for a boat ride to walk on a deserted barrier island beach
This deserted barrier island beach can only be reached by boat

Sapelo Island is one of the barrier islands that is owned and managed by the state of Georgia. The island is accessible by ferry from Darien. You can see more photos from our visit there at Weekend Getaway on the Georgia Coast.

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Nanny Goat Beach on Sapelo Island

I can’t mention the Georgia barrier islands without including Cumberland Island, the largest and southernmost barrier island in Georgia.We spent a day there about 40 years ago but unfortunately, I don’t have photos from that visit. Cumberland Island is a National Seashore and can be reached by ferry from St. Marys. We’re hoping to make a return trip to the island this spring.

There is more information about the Georgia Department of Natural Resources website at Georgia’s barrier islands. 

Many thanks to Ann-Christine for this weeks Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Special Spot Shots

 

16 thoughts on “Lens-Artists #78: Special Spot Shots

  1. I grew up on the East Coast, but never had a chance to visit any of the Barrier Islands. Your photos are very inviting. I think it would be fun to get to the area by ferry!

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  2. These look very special beaches, and very inviting! My favorite is the deserted beach – I love it when they are only reached by boat. A promise of maybe less tourists!

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