A game of golf or tennis is always a win/win in St Simon's Island, GA. After all, the beach town is gushing with quaint scenery all around - think lighthouses, churches, marinas, and leftovers from the plantation era. If you're planning a trip to Saint Simon's, time it right, so you can enjoy the town's renowned summer offerings, or off-season surprises. Vacation Rentals.com has everything you need to know about the best time to go to St Simon's Island, from St Simon's Island weather averages to seasonal events.

St Simon's Island Weather Averages

St Simon's Island lucked out with its climate - the town is worthy of an outdoor stroll any time of year, with highs peaking in the 90s in July, and dropping into the 60s in January and December. That doesn't mean it can't get a too cold for comfort. Lows dip into the 40s in the winter.

couple beach st simons islandAugust is the rainiest, but you can expect a shower here and there just about any month (May being the dryest). If you don't mind the heat, the best time to go to St Simon's Island is probably July, as that's when a dive into the water will be the most refreshing. January is the coldest month, but there's plenty to do in Saint Simon's, besides swim.

Vacation-worthy Events

Although St Simon's Island has lots of of beachfront, restaurants, shops, and museums to absorb, why not plan a visit to coincide with the area's top events? Here's a list of the top Saint Simon's events, along with their dates.

  • St Simon's Island Antique Show - June 30th to July 1st
  • Neptune Park Fun Center - July
  • St Simon's Island Jazz in the Park - August 26th to September 16th
  • Golden Isles King Fish Classic - August 23rd to 25th
  • St Simon's Island Antique Show - September 1st to 2nd, October 6th to 7th, and November 3rd to 4th
  • First Fridays in Downtown Brunswick - Year-round

Year-round Vacationing

The best time to go to St Simon's Island depends on your travel style.

If you're planning to hit the beach, book one of Vacation Rentals.com's St Simon's Island beach house rentals for the summer. Go kite surfing, charter fishing, or just collect a tan.

Spring and fall are also extremely comfortable times to visit the area - you just might want to look out at the ocean rather than jump right in (highs hover in the 70s). Golf, at popular courses like the Hampton Club, is another great activity you can enjoy beyond the summertime.

Another added benefit of visiting during the spring or fall is you can beat the crowds and the heat, and enjoy off-season St Simon's Island rental deals, to boot. Year-round draws include sightseeing spots like Christ Church, the historic Fort Frederica, and the St Simon's Island Lighthouse. Indoor attractions range from attractions like the St Simon's Island Lighthouse Museum, to top-rated restaurants and shops exclusive to the area, like Southern Soul Barbecue and the Keep It Sweet shop.

Check out our list of the best things to do in St Simon's Island for more tips on visiting the area.


After you've determiend the best time to go to St Simon's Island, make sure to browse Saint Simon's accommodations available for your travel dates! Other great Georgia beach destinations are Tybee Island and Savannah.