Woodbine is a quaint Georgia hamlet that has long held onto its small-town roots. This charming town sits on the state's southern coast and offers mom-and-pop shops aplenty, as well as Gothic revival buildings and weekly Woodbine Opry performances.
Founded in 1893, the town is known statewide for its annual crawfish festival as well as its namesake honeysuckle plants and secluded fishing sites. Arborists love the city for its commitment to planting new and sustaining old trees. Visitors love it for its slower pace of life, southern hospitality, and its off-the-grid location, far from more touristy towns in the state. Stay at one of our comfortable Woodbine vacation rentals and you'll see for yourself why this small town lures visitors back year after year.
Woodbine, Georgia, is situated in Camden County on the southeastern coast of the state, near the Florida border. It's a boater's paradise, offering many maritime excursions on the Atlantic Ocean as well as the placid Satilla River.
You can find many spots for quiet contemplation in Woodbine. The town is a total of 2.2 square miles, but packs a lot of green spaces in that tiny area. Waterfront Park abuts the Satilla River and offers places to kayak and canoe on one of the state's premier river trails. The Woodbine Riverwalk is a nice three-mile sojourn, starting off at the waterfront boardwalk and winding its way under a bridge and tree-lined residential areas boasting historic homes. Make sure to take your bike with you and whip through the mountain bike trail at the end of the walk.
Woodbine is on the tail end of the Coastal Georgia Greenway, which weaves through six counties and 450 miles of trails, starting in lovely Savannah and ending up in St. Mary's parish. The Georgia Coast Rail-Trail is part of the national Rails to Trails Conversancy, and the Woodbine portion boasts three miles along the Satilla River with views of cedar, pine, and other indigenous trees.
Locals head to the Woodbine Opry to take in performances by local and national country, gospel, and bluegrass music acts every Friday and Saturday night. The annual Woodbine Crawfish Festival lures in seafood lovers from around the state for the delicious crawfish and authentic étouffée every April. The area is home to many farms boasting fresh blueberries, strawberries, and other produce. Harrietts Bluff Farm is one of the most popular, and opens at the end of April every year.
Woodbine is charming but small, and though secluded, still offers some pleasant day trips to explore the rest of the region. Historic Savannah and the beaches of Tybee Island are only two hours up the coast, offering historic antebellum homes and beautiful scenery. St. Simons Island is just a 40-minute drive away, and boasts natural wonders and historic forts.
Offering pretty tree-lined streets and a slower pace, Woodbine, Georgia is the perfect retreat for anyone looking to get off the grid. Our Woodbine vacation rentals let you really get away from it all.
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