Sapelo Island takes visitors back in time

March 17, 2011 

  • For more information, go to the park’s website at
    www.gastateparks.org/SapeloReynolds.

    Scottie Davis runs day trips to Sapelo with her company Weekend Get-Aways on a Tank of Gas, which pick up participants in Sun City Hilton Head. Her tours of the island include Gullah storytelling, a Southern lunch and time to enjoy the lighthouse, mansion and beach. Details: 843-681-1900.

To learn what the first explorers saw when they walked the beach on Hilton Head and other Lowcountry islands, visit Sapelo.

No development mars the gorgeous shoreline on this barrier island, which is part of the Georgia state parks system and reachable only by ferry. Visitors can explore the forested uplands, vast salt marsh, and solitary beach and dunes. Peace, uninterrupted by traffic, ringing cell phones and the other sounds of modern life, is a given here.

But modern life

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