Georgia Has a Coast?
July 24, 2018 6:02 PM   Subscribe

Georgia Has a Coast?

About 100 miles doesn't seem *that* insignificant.
posted by Chrysostom at 6:05 PM on July 24, 2018

the beaches are all on barrier islands

beautiful photos!
posted by thelonius at 6:19 PM on July 24, 2018

Amazing photos
posted by greenhornet at 6:41 PM on July 24, 2018

Came for Cumberland Island, left unsatisfied but content.
posted by RolandOfEld at 7:06 PM on July 24, 2018 [1 favorite]

I can feel the humidity and hear the buzzing of the skeeters from here...
posted by jim in austin at 7:37 PM on July 24, 2018 [3 favorites]

Well, N.C. has 301 miles/ 484 km of coastline, so 100mi seems puny to me. Even S.C. has 187mi. I grew up in Wilmington NC so I know what you mean about the humidity/skeeters -- why do you think I moved to Asheville? All of these places look familiar to me, just from living on the coast with mudflats, lagoons, tidal pools, etc. Gorgeous.
posted by MovableBookLady at 8:02 PM on July 24, 2018 [2 favorites]

If Georgia doesn't have a coast, where do people think Sherman was marching?
posted by asterix at 8:46 PM on July 24, 2018 [7 favorites]

I read this first as, "Georgia has TOAST", realized that couldn't be right, then settled on, "Georgia has CROISSANTS," before I realized I was really wrong

why this
posted by Hermione Granger at 11:05 PM on July 24, 2018

My first read of Annihilation put it in lowcountry Georgia rather than the Florida panhandle.
posted by GenderNullPointerException at 6:15 AM on July 25, 2018 [2 favorites]

If Georgia doesn't have a coast, where do people think Sherman was marching?

Waffle House.
posted by madcaptenor at 6:20 AM on July 25, 2018 [7 favorites]

Here's a photo of that area I took last year at 7000 ft. above the sea on my way home from Florida.
posted by exogenous at 6:34 AM on July 25, 2018 [2 favorites]

I knew someone who in grade school was chastised for lying to teacher when she reported that for her summer vacation, the family had gone to the coast in New Hampshire. (Eighteen to thirteen miles, depending how you measure. Nice area.)
posted by BWA at 6:41 AM on July 25, 2018 [1 favorite]

Why, yes, Virginia. There is a coast in Georgia.
Having been there in person, I can attest to the fact that places like Cumberland and Tybee islands are worth visiting.
posted by Oh_Bobloblaw at 8:34 AM on July 25, 2018

No exaggeration -- those are littorally excellent photos.

Bad pun aside, my location in the Great Lakes leads my to equate "coast" with sandy beaches or the occasional rocky bluff. Fantastic to see the variety of marshes, estuaries, tidal pools, mud flats, etc here. Something about the mud flat picture intrigued me, in particular... maybe how stark and otherworldly it appears in that photo. Or maybe looking at it I could just *hear* a flip-flop disappearing 6 inches deep beneath the glorping noises of wet, muddy suction.
posted by Theophrastus Johnson at 8:48 AM on July 25, 2018

I lived in Atlanta for 5 years and never once even thought about going to the Georgia coast, so this is interesting to see. I guess people talked about Tybee Island, but it seemed like if you wanted to do coastal-things, you went to South Carolina or down to Florida. Interesting to see what I missed.
posted by dis_integration at 9:12 AM on July 25, 2018

Tybee is nice. It's a bit touristy, but not nearly to the same level as St. Augustine or Cocoa Beach. Ft. Pulaski is on the way out, a monument to the failure of Napoleonic-era military strategy in the face of Civil War technology. There's some nice parks and wildlife areas nearby if your taste runs more to salt-marsh birding. A couple of parks in the area are only accessible by boat.
posted by GenderNullPointerException at 10:00 AM on July 25, 2018 [1 favorite]

Someone living "just north of Yulee, Fl" who does not know that Georgia has a coast has serious problems.
posted by leonard horner at 12:48 PM on July 25, 2018 [1 favorite]

I have lived in Georgia off and on (mostly on) since 1969, and this made me smile. Many good memories from St. Simons and Jekyll islands.
posted by TedW at 5:44 PM on July 25, 2018

great shots
posted by eustatic at 4:48 AM on August 2, 2018

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