A Conference, Retreat & Vacation Center

Welcome to Epworth by the Sea

Our gorgeous riverfront campus on St. Simons Island, Ga., is a celebrated destination for groups, couples, and families in search of a peaceful environment and a chance to rediscover what’s truly important.

Ideal Setting For Your Next Gathering

Epworth is known for its natural scenic surroundings, complete retreat accommodations, state-of-the-art facilities and wide range of food service options. Among America's most popular Christian retreat and conference centers, Epworth is one of the most beautiful and graceful vacation spots in the magnificent Golden Isles.

  • Amazing Vacations

    Just minutes from the beach, Epworth’s extensive accommodations and beautiful coastal setting are ideal for family vacations or weekend getaways. Reconnect with the ones who matter most at Epworth By The Sea.

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  • Perfect for Groups

    Epworth By The Sea is a beautiful sanctuary for groups of all ages, sizes and missions. Gather in the shade of live oaks and coastal palms to experience meaningful connections and ground-breaking fellowship.

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  • Diverse Accommodations

    While visitors praise our breathtaking surroundings, Epworth is also known for its complete retreat package, which includes accommodations, modern conference facilities and wide range of food service options.

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Activities to Excite

With more than 220 sunny days each year, visitors to our island sanctuary have access to all types of outdoor recreation activities. Many groups choose to build teamwork and other skills at the on-site Adventure Challenge Ropes Course. Youth groups revel in the opportunity to splash in the seasonal outdoor pool, shoot hoops on the covered basketball court, play ball on wide open grass fields and kick back by a nighttime bonfire. Vacationers take advantage of the bike rentals, using two wheels to explore the more than 30 miles of St. Simons Island’s bike paths. Other guests seeking more relaxing pursuits will fish or lounge on our two piers along the Frederica River. Whatever level of activity gets you excited, we have it here at Epworth By The Sea.