Romantic Ideas for a St. Simon’s Island Date Night

St. Simons Island is the perfect couples getaway. A small barrier island off the coast of Georgia, the island offers a mix of activities to choose from. 

Whether you’re looking to relax, explore the outdoors, or simply enjoy fine dining, St. Simons Island is the place for that perfect date night activity. There are many romantic things to do on St. Simons Island.

Explore local parks and sites

St. Simons Island is full of hiking trails, parks, lighthouses, and historic sites. You’ll be able to find that perfect romantic spot with ease.

Enjoy the outdoors  

Relax at Neptune Park. This oceanfront park offers great views of the water. There’s plenty of shade under century-old Southern Oak trees. A great place for a picnic.

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Go hiking with your special someone at Cannon’s Point Preserve. This 600-acre green space offers miles of trails to explore. 

You’ll see many wild native species of birds and animals. The preserve features mature maritime forests and six miles of marshlands. A quiet spot to immerse yourself in nature.

Go back in time

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History buffs will love visiting heritage sites. Fort Frederica National Monument and the Bloody Marsh Battle Site are a few on St. Simons Island.

You can visit the Simons Lighthouse, an operating lighthouse run by the U.S. Coast Guard. Climb the lighthouse’s 129 steps for panoramic views of the island. Attached is a museum with historical information about the lighthouse.

Wherever you go to explore, punch up the romance by bringing a picnic lunch!

Take a Guided Tour 

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You and your significant other can explore all the island has to offer with a guided tour. Local guides can take you to those lesser-known spots and offer unique perspectives.

Book a trolley tour and ride through the island’s historic districts. Or, if the ocean is more your style, take a dolphin tour and learn about local marine life. They even offer sunset dolphin tours, now that sounds romantic!

Relax With a Spa Date 

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If a low-key day spent relaxing is your thing, consider getting pampered at the spa together. The Island Day Spa offers visitors a special “Date Night Package for Two”. You and your companion will enjoy 60-minute massages and other spa treatments, and you can even create your own custom experience.

Visit Locally-Owned Boutiques and Art Galleries

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Walk hand-in-hand through Redfern Village for shops like Golden Isles Olive Oil, a gourmet market and wine bar perfect for couples.

Find something special to give your loved one at GoGo Jewelry, and peruse local and regional artists in the many art galleries on St. Simons Island.

Romantic dinner out 

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It’s a classic for a reason. Spend your date night enjoying a meal with your loved one. St. Simons Island specializes in local, fresh seafood.

For a special evening out, consider Georgia Sea Grill, Delaney’s Bistro, or Halyards.

Delaney’s Bistro & Bar

When you ask locals where they go for date night, more often than not they’ll say Delaneys. 

  • Offer impeccable service by candlelight, creating an intimate setting for any special occasion.
  • Features local seafood and an always-changing array of Chef’s Specials
  • An extensive wine list curated to pair perfectly with their dishes. 

Georgia Sea Grill and Wine Bar

Featuring fresh, locally farmed produce and seafood. 

  • Operate produce and catfish farms that supply the restaurant
  • Daily menus vary based on the season and ingredients available
  • Offer a wide variety of white, red, and rosé wine by the glass or bottle. They even have a reserve wine list for those extra special occasions.


The restaurant boasts that every item on its menu is made from scratch.

  • Features ‘catch of the day’ local fish and seafood items
  • Have an extensive wine list. Both domestic and international varieties are available by the glass or bottle.
  • Hosts ‘Farmer Fridays’: a local farmers market.

Watch the Sunrise on the Beach 

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How about making your date night a date morning by getting up early enough to catch a beautiful sunrise?

You can walk or bike along the Atlantic Ocean on East Beach, or bring a blanket and relax while the sun comes up in Gould’s Inlet.

Later, you can enjoy breakfast at St. Simons Island’s only ocean-front restaurant. Located at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, ECHO offers breakfast service from 7:00 – 10:30 AM daily. 

Final Thoughts

St. Simons Island has so many romantic activities to offer. It’s a great vacation spot for couples looking to get away and enjoy each other’s company. It’s full of charm, beautiful beaches and Southern hospitality.

Come explore the area and enjoy the perfect date!