Live Oak, Gascoigne Bluff

Live Oak Gascoigne Bluff St Simons Island GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2015

Spanish-moss-draped Live Oaks (Quercus virginiana) are emblematic of the Southern coastal region and a great place to see them is Gascoigne Bluff, adjacent to Epworth By The Sea. There’s a public park here with ample free parking. The oak grove is quite impressive, but perhaps not nearly as impressive as what a visitor would have seen 200 years or more in the past. The timber used in the construction of the famed USS Constitution, better known as Old Ironsides, was cut at this bluff.

 

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One response to “Live Oak, Gascoigne Bluff

  1. gdanny1

    Your posts are a constant pleasure! My trips from NC to GA coasts have in the past few decades limited to Jekyll, but you inspire me to broaden my scope of visitation!

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