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Greyfield Inn

Location

Cumberland Island, the home of Greyfield Inn, stands seven miles off the southeast corner of the Georgia coast, separated from the mainland by marsh, river, and sound. It is the largest and southernmost in a chain of barrier islands called Georgia’s Golden Isles, or the Sea Islands. The nearest communities are Fernandina Beach on Florida’s Amelia Island, and St. Mary’s, Georgia. Designated a national seashore by Congress in 1972, the island is mostly owned by the National Park Service, which limits visitation to about 300 people daily.

Cumberland’s dense forest, golden salt marshes, and pristine beaches provide sanctuary to a host of wildlife, including armadillos; bobcats; loggerhead turtles; herons; egrets; alligators; and wild horses, turkeys, and hogs. Cumberland Island is rich in human as well as natural history. Many traces still remain of the Native Americans, Spanish missionaries, English soldiers, plantation owners, slaves, freedmen and women, and Gilded Age industrialists who called the island home over the centuries.

Transportation

The Greyfield Inn is accessible only by a private ferry that departs from the city of Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, Florida. Roundtrip ferry transportation and parking at the Greyfield lot at the ferry dock is included in the room rate.

In order to protect Cumberland Island’s fragile environment, transportation for visitors staying on the island is limited to bicycling or walking. Bicycle rental is included in the Greyfield Inn’s room rate. Cycling is permitted from the south end of the island up to the wilderness boundary north of Stafford. However, because the roads and trails are unpaved and often rough, many visitors prefer walking. The Greyfield Inn has a jeep that it uses to transport its guests on nature tours. Otherwise, the few vehicles that visitors will encounter are driven by island residents and their private guests, or by National Park Service employees.

Driving Directions

The Greyfield Inn is only accessible by ferry. The inn’s private ferry departs from the city of Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, Florida. The ferry ride takes approximately 40 minutes. To reach the embarkment point from the north, take Interstate 95 to Highway 17 South (Exit 380). Turn left at the end of the ramp onto Highway 17 South and go seven miles, then turn left at the first traffic light. Stay on Highway A1A for 11.8 miles to Centre Street. Turn left onto Centre Street, turn right on 2nd Street, travel 200 feet to the Greyfield parking lot on the left. Exit the parking lot through the rear gate, cross the railroad tracks and walk through the municipal parking lot to the boardwalk. Meet at Dock 3 at the “Lucy R. Ferguson/Greyfield” sign. The dock is to the right, or north side, of Brett’s Waterway Restaurant.

From the south, take Interstate 95 to Highway A1A (Exit 373). Turn right at the end of the ramp. Then follow A1A east for 14.8 miles to Centre Street. Turn left onto Centre Street. Turn right on 2nd Street, travel 200 feet to the Greyfield parking lot on the left. Exit the parking lot through the rear gate, cross the railroad tracks and walk through the municipal parking lot to the boardwalk. Meet at Dock 3 at the “Lucy R. Ferguson/Greyfield” sign. The dock is to the right, or north side, of Brett’s Waterway Restaurant.

Nearest Airport

Jacksonville Airport is the closest major airport to Amelia Island. Limousine and taxi service from the airport to the ferry embarkation point is available.

Hotel Address

4 North 2nd Street Suite 300
Cumberland, GA 32034


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