St. Marys, Georgia



There is just something about St. Marys…

The Timucuan, Guale, and Creek Indians saw it hundreds of years ago in the bounty of her fish and game and fertile lands. In the 1500s, French explorers saw St. Marys as a country full of havens, rivers, and islands with such bounty that words cannot express. St. Marys location on the border between freedom-loving colonists and sometimes Spanish, sometimes British, Florida in the 1700s placed it in the position of protector for all Georgia and the colonies against Britain.

Visitors are still captivated by her storybook setting on the St. Marys River. Her inviting front porches and white picket fences. Her wisteria and magnolias. Her captivating streetscapes are framed by majestic oak canopies draped in Spanish moss. Aromatic salt air and enticing waters. Charming Victorian inns and charming shops. St. Marys has an undeniable allure of history, romance, and gentler people, with an unmistakable softening of life’s edges. However, there is an ever-present invitation to adventure. There’s something special about St. Marys. Some say she is the jewel in the crown of the Colonial Coast. Some talk about the mystery of pirate lore and the natural treasures that abound in and around her riverfront setting. Whether it’s beauty, tranquillity, romance, excitement, or mystery that draws one to St. Marys, it’s a siren song few can resist once they’ve met the lady.

Explore Historic Downtown St. Marys

Locals Dockside

Lunch | Dinner

Local Seafood

307 W. St. Marys St., St. Marys


Cedar Oak Cafe

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Variety Cuisine

304 Osborne St., St. Marys


Riverside Cafe

Lunch | Dinner

Authentic Greek Cusine

106 W. St. Marys St., St. Marys 


Seagle's Restaurant

Lunch | Dinner / Karaoke on Fridays

Steaks & Local Seafood

105 Osborne Street, St. Marys


Southern River Walk Bar & Grill

Lunch | Dinner / Live Entertainment

Light fare / Sandwiches / Seafood

101 E Stable Alley, St. Marys, GA 31558 

(912) 439-3806

Spouse's Bakery & Deli


Baked Goods / Deli Meat / Quiche

901 Dilworth St., St. Marys

(912) 439-3364

Market on the Square

Ice Cream / Candy / Coffee / Fudge

100 Osborne St., St. Marys


Alexandra's Attic

Forever Christmas & Antiques

102 Church Street St. Marys, GA


The Company House

Upscale store with reborn and vintage furniture, home decor, designer jewelry, gifts and more

111 Osborne Street St. Marys, GA


Cottle & Gunn Vintage Market & Workshop

One of a kind vintage items, housewares, home decor, furniture, Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan, Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, and locally created products

711 Osborne Street St. Marys, GA


The Golden Pineapple

Artifacts & Primitive Art and Antiquities

105 W Bryant St in Saint Marys, GA


Jerry Lee's Music Store

Acoustic and electric guitars, vintage guitars, ukes, strings, picks, drums, sticks, amps, mixers (PA) speaker cabs, sheet music, lessons, recording studio

101 Patrick Street St. Marys, GA


Lucy Gunn Creative Lifestyle Store


Home decor, local art, vintage furniture, locally handcrafted, a baby boutique, Georgia-made products

115 Osborne Street


Market on the Square

Old fashioned general store selling one-of-a-kind gifts, treats, and local creations

100 Osborne St., St. Marys



Vintage Furniture, Refurbished Furniture, Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint Retailer and Unique Gifts

2020 Osborne Rd St. Marys, GA 31558


Once Upon A Bookseller

Large and unique selection of new books

207 Osborne Street



Southern Saint Boutique

Trendy Women’s Clothing Boutique offers accessories, gifts, and clothing for women of all sizes

708 Osborne Street


Osborne Trading Station

Beautiful store in downtown St. Marys, GA across from the train station

1001 Osborne Street


St. Marys Magic Market Convenience Store

Neighborhood Market in the downtown of St,Marys cross the street from St.Marys Elementary School

100 W. Church Street


St. Marys Waterfront Park (Howard Gilman)

Located in downtown St. Marys, the beautiful Howard Gilman Waterfront Park is the ideal spot to watch the shrimp boats come in, take a stroll along the boardwalks and piers, have a picnic, or witness a stunning sunset.

Crooked River State Park

Located just a few miles from I-95 on the southern tip of Georgia’s Colonial Coast, this park is the perfect spot for enjoying the Intracoastal Waterway and maritime forest. The park’s nature trail winds through forest and salt marsh, and hikers may see gopher tortoises, fiddler crabs, herons and other birds. A nature center features fish, snakes, turtles and other animals native to coastal Georgia.

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge - Folkston

The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge conserves the unique qualities of the Okefenokee Swamp, and is the headwaters of the Suwannee and St. Marys rivers.  The refuge provides habitat for threatened and endangered species, such as the red-cockaded woodpecker, indigo snake, and wood stork, along with a wide variety of other wildlife. 

Tommy Casey Memorial Dog Park

This is a public dog park located right next to the St. Marys Rec Park.  Fenced with stationary agility equipmnet and benches. All pets should be up to date on their shots.

600 West Ashley Street

Camden Bicycle Center

Full-service bike shop that offers an amazing selection of name brand bikes for all ages plus a wide range if accessories, gear, and professional repair services. Rentals available | 1929 Osborne Rd.     912-576-9696

St. Marys Tabby Trail (Bike & Multi-use Path)

An 11-mile bike and multi-use path from St. Marys Waterfront Park to Crooked River State Park. Comfort stations are located at Sweetwater Park on Pt. Peter Road and at the McIntosh Sugar Mill Ruins on Ga Spur 40 (across from the Stimson Gate of NSB Kings Bay). Restrooms and a Bike Repair Station are located at the St. Marys Waterfront Park. Paths are still in progress along the route. 

Knucklehead's Water Rentals | Kayak

Go together or alone to explore the waters of the St. Marys River and Coast of Georgia! Single Kayaks, tandem kayaks, and paddle boards (SUP’s)  are available for rent.

201 W. St. Marys Street at the St. Marys Waterfront Park


Up The Creek Kayak Adventures

Book a no-hassle adventure today. Up The Creek will make the arrangements, provide the knowledge, expertise, and equipment, and supply snacks and other essentials so you are free to create memories, build bonds and experience the adventure of a lifetime. 


St. Marys Aquatic Center

Relax in the Lazy River or ride the Orange Crush. Swim in the lap pool or just swim freestyle.  There’s a great children’s pool and water playground. Soak up the sun or lounge under umbrellas.  Drinks and snacks are available onsite. Open Seasonally!  

311 Herb Bauer Dr. |   912-673-8118  

Unleashed Camden

Unleashed Camden is an indoor entertainment facility, 15 minutes away in Kingsland, featuring axe throwing, a rage room, and a paint splash room! Hone your inner lumberjack skills & express yourself!  

258 Haddock Rd., Kingsland | 912-510-0136

USS Bancroft Sail Exhibit Memorial

At the entrance to Naval Subase Kings Bay is the display of the sail of the USS Georgia Bancroft (SSBN-643), a Benjamin Franklin Class Ballistic Missile Submarine. Mounted atop a concrete hull form mockup, the sail appears to be surfacing out of the grassy field.  Park in the visitor’s lot and walk on top for a great photo opportunity! Corner of St. Marys Road and Charlie Smith Hwy.

Fishing Charters & Services

St. Marys has several fishing charters available.  See why so many people love to fish here.  

Bait & Tackle

St. Marys Events

St. Marys is known for our year-round festivals and markets. As event dates change periodically, you are sure to find recent updates on the official St. Marys Visitor Center website.

Where To Find Us

Contact Us

We are always happy to answer any questions or address any concerns.

If you need to cancel or change your reservation, call us at       (912) 882-7490


Gift Certificates

Could there be a more spectacular gift than that of escape, romance and tranquility? The Goodbread House offers Gift Certificates of various denominations with a promise to make this gift to your special someone the most enchanting gift ever. All gift certificates can be personalized to your liking!

Call 912-882-7490 for details.