Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge

Wildlife Reserve in Savannah

Image by Bruce TUTEN

A wild, minimally developed coastal barrier island and 10,053-acre refuge where you can enjoy bird-watching, beachcombing and hiking around the beaches, live-oak and slash-pine woodlands and salt marshes. You can only get there by a 30-minute boat ride (around $50), which can be booked with charter services at marinas around town. Outfitters also provide tours.