Gulf Beaches – A Place in the Sun
Stretching for four miles in the center of the Island, the “Gulf Beaches” is the proud home of the St. George Island Lighthouse Museum and the St. George Island Visitor’s Center. The 79-foot reconstructed lighthouse was opened to the public on December 1, 2008 and has welcomed thousands of visitors.
The Gulf Beaches was the first platted subdivision on St. George Island and extends for two miles on each side of the bridge. It contains the commercial district that offers a variety of delightful restaurants, charming shops and the public playground – all within the center six blocks of the Island. A bicycle path stretches from 12th Street West all the way to the entrance of the State Park to the east.
The homes in the Gulf Beaches are eclectic, convenient, and enjoyable. They range from old-fashioned cottages perched right on the sand to classic elevated bungalows with widow-walks. Generous 8-foot public easements are located between each beachfront lot giving all vacationers easy beach access.