The shoreline just north of the pier provides for more relaxing activities such as sunbathing, shell collecting and surf fishing. Visitors can also view a wide variety of wildlife including resting shorebirds, dolphins and deer foraging in the dunes.
The shoreline near historic Fort Clinch provides ample opportunities for fishing, shark tooth hunting, nature and wildlife viewing and more. Bring your binoculars and you might be able to catch a view of the wild horses foraging along the shoreline of Cumberland Island National Seashore which lies directly to the north. Fishing opportunities are popular in this area adjacent to the jetty rocks for redfish, flounder, spotted trout, and whiting.