April 10, 1997
(CNN) -- Ocean breezes, fresh seafood and sun-drenched days have drawn families to Georgia's four beautiful Golden Isles -- St. Simons, Little St. Simons, Sea Island and Jekyll Island -- for decades.
Just off the eastern shore, these small Atlantic islands are midway between Savannah, Georgia, and Jacksonville, Florida. Causeways built across the fabled "Marshes of Glynn" (immortalized by Georgia poet Sidney Lanier) are easily accessible through Brunswick, Georgia.
Not far away, several other unspoiled barrier islands can be found, including Cumberland Island (with its newfound Kennedy wedding fame). Though not considered an official part of the Golden Isles, it glistens with its own historic sites, white sand beaches and "starry" accommodations.