Because Cumberland Island is a National Seashore (park), the beaches are completely unspoiled.
There are no houses, condos, piers, etc.
Sand dunes are gigantic and tidal pools are numerous.
The Georgia coast is also a nesting ground for sea turtles, so you have to always be aware of their habitats.
The best part is that you can take home whatever you want, as long as it's not living.
That was a little trickier than it sounded.
I have an eagle eye and the thrill of the hunt gets me every time.
I found several of these beautiful conch shells and knobbed whelks, and I was dying to bring them home.
Problem was was that they were all alive.
So finding one is like striking gold in my opinion.
I found 2 knobbed whelk shells on that trip and I still have them to this day.
Here is a living clam or mussel of some sort. It was huge in person.
Look at the bright orange coloring of the shell-so beautiful!
Of course, he or she was alive and well, so I just carried it around for a while until I had to say my goodbyes.
"So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good."