Nanny Goat Beach, Sapelo Island

Nanny Goat Beach, as well as nearby Cabretta Beach, are among the most isolated and pristine in the United States. Other than an occasional visitor from the nearby Reynolds Mansion or a group of students from the University of Georgia’s Marine Institute, you’re almost guaranteed complete privacy here.

Sea Oats (Uniola paniculata) are abundant, and while they seem ubiquitous along the Georgia coast, they’re an endangered species and vanguard of the fragile dune environment so associated with the Southeastern shoreline.

9 thoughts on “Nanny Goat Beach, Sapelo Island

  1. Penny Rossiter

    As s property owner of land on Sapelo Island, I can tell anyone firsthand how very special this Island is. All of us want this island and her people protected. It is indeed one of the greatest privileges in my life to be a part of this island and the people who define its history. I am very blessed.

      1. Henry Mathews

        Brian, I look forward to your posts, especially Sapelo Island. I worked at the Marine Institute in the Summer of 1961. Arriving on the Janet, the ferry at that time. I had no idea I was arriving at the most beautiful place I could imagine. As newly weds, my wife ant I had another opportunity to spend a summer on Sapelo. We have been back several times and enjoyed every minute. Hog Hammock definitely needs to stay in the Hands of inhabits not invaders. I hope to make one more trip

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  3. Anna Reid

    Enjoy all of your photographs of our vanishing landscape, but these of Nanny Goat Beach are especially beautiful. Having spent time there, I am reminded what a special place it is, as well as all of Sapelo Island.


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