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Sea Camp Beach at Cumberland Island National Seashore

Sea Camp Beach at Cumberland Island National Seashore


See the Beaches web page for an interactive location map.


Sea Camp Beach is the closest beach for visitors to Cumberland Island National Seashore to get to. If this is your destination, get off at the Sea Camp dock, which is the second stop the ferry makes. Follow the signs to Sea Camp Campground. Once there, a boardwalk leads another quarter-mile over the sand dunes to the beach. Total distance from the dock is about .8 mile. The next closest beach, Dungeness Beach, requires a 1.5-mile walk from the Dungeness dock farther south.

The campground restroom is open to everyone, and this is the last pit-stop before reaching the ocean. When you return from your day in the sand, you will be pleased to find two spigots to rinse off your feet and one full-body rinse-off shower. Sea Camp Beach is the only beach with such amenities. There are also picnic tables right before you get to the boardwalk.

Boardwalk to the Sea Camp Beach on Cumberland Island

Boardwalk to the Sea Camp Beach on Cumberland Island

The beaches on Cumberland Island are all of the same quality, so if going to the beach is the main reason for your visit, make it easy on yourself and go to either Sea Camp or Dungeness Beach. Yes, there will be less people at the beaches farther north, but with only three hundred people coming to the island each day—and not all of them going to the beach—no matter where you go you won’t find mainland-size crowds.

Small sand dunes at Sea Camp Beach on Cumberland Island

Small sand dunes at Sea Camp Beach on Cumberland Island

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Last updated on April 13, 2022
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