Jekyll Island’s natural beauty has long drawn
guests to its shores. From the early settlers to
the Jekyll Island Club millionaires to the thousands
of guests who arrive today, this island is
a retreat of history and wonder. With miles of
beach, marsh, and maritime forest, Jekyll
Island is a haven of discovery. Around every
corner, a new adventure awaits.
Jekyll Island’s 10 miles of unspoiled beaches
are perfect for sunbathing, swimming, exploring,
leisurely walks and invigorating runs.
Because Jekyll Island is a barrier island, the
motion of the sea here is constantly shifting the
landscape and depositing unique shells.
Great Dunes Park is one of the most-popular
beaches on the island. This 20-acre beachfront
has several picnic pavilions, a deck for activities,
play areas for children, bocce ball and volleyball
courts, and public beach access with
restrooms and showers. Located adjacent to
the Jekyll Island Convention Center, there is
ample parking and quick, easy access to other
island amenities and lodging.
Driftwood Beach, on the north end of the
island, is consistently voted one of America's
"Ten Most Romantic Beaches” and has been
featured by USA TODAY as one of the best
southern beaches for a weekend escape.
Glory Beach, toward the island’s south end,
gives island guests a chance to walk where
Hollywood celebrities once performed for the
cameras. A shooting location for the 1989
Civil War film classic, “Glory,” this boardwalk
was specifically built for filming several of the
movie’s classic Civil War battle scenes.
South Dunes, located along S. Beachview
Drive, provides elevated boardwalk beach
access over 20-foot high dunes. The park
offers picnic tables and grills, open-air and
screened-in picnic pavilions, public restrooms,
dog bag stations, an observation deck, and a
St. Andrews is a short walk from Jekyll Point,
the southern-most point in the island. Rolling
waves, pristine sand dunes, and leaping dolphins
are common sights at this oceanfront
picnic area, which is also popular for birding
and shelling. The picnic area also features a