Directions

Traffic Alert

During the GFTC, a major part of Sea Island Road will be closed for construction.  Traffic to The Cloister and The Inn is being detoured. See directions below:

DRIVING TO THE CLOISTER:

From February 4 - 20, 2016, a major portion of Sea Island Road on St. Simons Island will be closed while a county project is completed. To reach The Cloister:

  • Access to St. Simons Island across the Torras Causeway from the mainland will not change.
  • After crossing the Frederica River Bridge onto St. Simons, stay in the right hand lane and stay on Kings Way.
  • Approximately 1.6 miles from the Frederica River Bridge, turn left at the stoplight at the intersection of Kings Way and Frederica Road.
  • Follow Frederica Road past the airport, through the roundabout at Demere Road, and continue 3.0 miles north on Frederica Road to its intersection with Sea Island Road.
  • Turn right onto Sea Island Road and travel approximately 1.3 miles to the main gatehouse at the entry to Sea Island.

DRIVING TO THE INN, AT SEA ISLAND:

From February 4 - 20, a major portion of Sea Island Road on St. Simons Island will be closed while a county project is completed. To reach The Inn at Sea Island during that period:

  • Access to St. Simons Island across the Torras Causeway from the mainland will not change.
  • After crossing the Frederica River Bridge onto St. Simons, stay in the right hand lane and stay on Kings Way.
  • Approximately 1.6 miles from the Frederica River Bridge, turn left at the stoplight at the intersection of Kings Way and Frederica Road.
  • Follow Frederica Road past the airport, through the roundabout at Demere Road, and continue 3.0 miles north on Frederica Road to its intersection with Sea Island Road.
  • Turn left onto Sea Island Road. The Shops at Sea Island shopping center will be on your left.
  • The Inn at Sea Island is approximately .3 miles ahead, on your left.

Directions from Airports to Sea Island

Driving from Jacksonville, Florida

  • Take I-95 North from Jacksonville. Merge RIGHT onto US-17 N/GA-25 N via exit number 29 toward JEKYLL ISLAND/SAINT SIMONS/SEA ISLAND/BRUNSWICK 
  • Drive 9.7 miles and turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto FJ TORRAS Causeway
  • You will travel approximately 4.5 miles on the FJ Torras Causeway then continue with the directions below to The Cloister.

Driving from Savannah, Georgia

  • Take I-95 South from Savannah. Exit off I-95 on Exit #38 (North Golden Isles Parkway).
  • Turn LEFT onto Golden Isles Parkway (Spur 25 South).
  • Drive 4.7 miles and turn RIGHT onto US 17 South.
  • Drive 1.6 miles and turn LEFT on the F.J. Torras Causeway.
  • You will travel approximately 4.5 miles on the FJ Torras Causeway then continue with the directions below to The Cloister.

Driving from Brunswick Golden Isles Airport

  • Turn LEFT from the airport terminal onto Glynco Parkway.
  • Travel approximately 2 miles and make a RIGHT onto US Highway 17 South.
  • Travel approximately 1.5 miles and turn LEFT at the traffic light onto the FJ Torras Causeway.
  • You will travel approximately 4.5 miles on the FJ Torras Causeway then continue with the directions below to the Cloister.

To the Cloister
After traveling 4.5 miles on the FJ torras causeway, you will come to a traffic light. Turn LEFT onto Sea Island Road. You will travel approximately 2.5 miles (straight through one traffic light) onto Sea Island. Follow the signs to guest registration.

To The Lodge

After traveling approximately 4.4 miles on the FJ Torras Causeway, VEER RIGHT onto Kings Way when the road forks.  You will travel approximately 1.5 miles on Kings Way to a traffic light.  TURN RIGHT at the traffic light onto Retreat Avenue.  You will go through the Sea Island Club stone entryway.  The Lodge is located at the end of Retreat Avenue through the guard station where you will be directed to the entrance.

To The Inn at Sea Island

Drive 4.4 miles over the FJ Torras Causeway. After crossing the Frederica River bridge onto St. Simons Island, get in the LEFT traffic lane and veer LEFT onto Sea Island Road. Stay in the left lane (traffic will merge into your lane from the right) and proceed straight through the traffice light at the intersection of Demere Road and Sea Island Road. Continue straight on Sea Island Road for 2.5 miles. Entrance to The Inn at Sea Island will be on your right.

To The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

After traveling approximately 4.4 miles on the FJ Torras Causeway, VEER RIGHT onto Kings Way (Kings Way turns into Ocean Blvd.) Continue through “Village” area, PAST St. Simons Elementary School. TURN RIGHT on Arnold Road (at the corner of Chelsea Restaurant & Ocean Motion Surf Co.)

To The Golf Courses (Seaside and Plantation):

From the Cloister, follow Sea Island Road. Turn left on Frederica Road. Follow Frederica for 3 miles, driving past the airport runway on left. For the Plantation or Seaside Course, continue driving straight toward The Lodge. Security will direct you to parking.