A Local’s Guide to A Day on Wilmington Island

Are you ready for a summer filled with unforgettable experiences, hidden treasures, and the true essence of island living? Look no further than Wilmington Island, Georgia. This charming coastal paradise, nestled just moments away from Savannah, beckons you to immerse yourself in its local delights and discover the joys of living like a true islander. 

Stop Into Friendship Coffee Company for a freshly made pastry and cold brew

The name speaks for itself. You’ll always feel welcome and meet regulars who become friends at the Friendship Coffee Company. Tucked under a shady oak tree, Friendship Coffee Company is located at 205 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Unlike the other chain coffee spots you’ll find on Wilmington Island, this one is truly a local coffee shop where everybody knows everybody. Their cold brew is made and bottled locally right here in Savannah, and we dare to say that it is hard to beat. The bagels are also made locally at Midtown Deli and are the BEST in Savannah. 

Photo Credit: Wilmington Park Neighborhood Association

Soak Up the Sun at the Wilmington Park Pool 

Wilmington Island’s favorite family pool is located within the Wilmington Park Neighborhood at 30 S. Cromwell Road. The watering hole is fantastic for families to beat the heat and enjoy concessions pool side. With an affordable rate at $195 per year, members get to experience all the fun of swimming with friends as well as regular weekly events such as live music, food trucks, and pool parties. When the kids are done swimming, they can head over to the tennis courts or community playground for a little extra fun.  



Practice Your Swing at the Savannah Country Club 

Located at 501 Wilmington Island Road, the Savannah Country Club offers some of the best golfing in the area. It’s also currently a hot spot for young adults who want access to all of the other amenities including tennis courts, a top-of-the-line swimming pool, and a fitness center. A membership is required, as with all country clubs, but the annual fees are worth the price if you prefer an elevated, elegant experience on Wilmington Island.  

Photo Credit: Chatham County
Paddle boarder on Turner’s Creek

Visit the Turner Creek Pier and Boat Ramp for fishing and paddling 

 This Wilmington Island favorite is located at 98 Johnny Mercer Blvd. It’s free to access and includes a paved ramp for putting in boats, a dock for fishing, and life jackets. Grab your fishing pole and tackle or paddle down Turner Creek and through the gorgeous salt marshes on your kayak for a calm day on the river. Find all the ways to enjoy boating in Savannah.




The kids arcade at Bogey’s offers retro and newer arcade games as well as an ice cream shop. Photo Credit: none needed

Head to Bogey’s for an evening of putt putt with an adult beverage in-hand 

Find your putter and grab your favorite craft beer or cocktail for an evening of fun. We love hitting up Bogey’s to unwind and have a good time. This fun zone on Wilmington Island is for everyone, not just adults. In addition to a window bar and mini-golf course, they also offer lawn games, batting cages, a small arcade for kids with an ice cream shop, and a bar and grill with more games like pool, darts, cornhole and Golden Tee. It’s located off Highway 80 just before the Bull River Bridge headed to Tybee.  


Enjoy a laid back dinner at The Flying Fish

When you’re done at Bogey’s head to The Flying Fish, which is literally right next door on Highway 80. Wilmington Island is obviously a prime destination for fresh seafood in Savannah, and as far as local restaurants go,The Flying Fish is one of the best in this category. Enjoy their famous low country boil tacos while listening to live, local music. Choose your atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating options, and don’t forget to stop by for half-off peel and eat shrimp during their Monday through Friday Happy Hour from 3pm to 7pm. 

Wilmington Island beckons you to embrace the local way of life, where every day is an adventure filled with sun-kissed moments, culinary delights, and hidden gems waiting to be discovered. By immersing yourself in the island’s vibrant community, you’ll create a home where the sand between your toes, the captivating history, and the natural wonders are an integral part of your everyday existence. So, join us on Wilmington Island!