Our coast creates recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike. Whether kayaking through the salt marsh or watching the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean, Georgia’s coast supplies the backdrop for irreplaceable memories with family and friends. In 2012 alone, nearly 15 million people visited our coast, contributing over $2 billion a year through the tourism industry. Large majorities pointed to our natural resources – and unique ways to connect with these resources – as primary reasons for their trip.
Our coast deserves our pride and needs our stewardship. Please join us and make a difference for our 100 miles. The future of the coast we love depends on the action we take today.
Why It Matters
Our Rich History
Georgia’s coast has more stories than grains of sand, more twists and turns than a tidal river meandering through a salt marsh. Our coast is rich in the history of our people. From the Creek and Oconee Native American tribes to the first Spanish garrisons and missions on the Sea Islands to the first English settlement in Savannah to Civil War battlefields to the African-rooted Gullah Geechee culture and the birth of the New South. These stories are retold everyday and everyday new stories are written.