This unspoiled barrier island is located between Savannah and Jacksonville on Georgia’s spectacular Atlantic Coast. Jekyll Island is a protected state park, ensuring its beautiful beaches and natural beauty are preserved.
With over 20 miles of picturesque paths and trails, you can pedal your way to most of the island’s best spots. Paths wind in and around sand dunes, beaches, and historic sites, while the ancient oaks offer ample shade.
Players on any of the island links will be immersed in the natural beauty and solace Jekyll offers, recognizing the casual yet impressive demeanor of the overall Jekyll golf experience.
There is no shortage of dining possibilities on Jekyll Island. Whether you want to savor a seafood feast while marveling at the sunset over the historic pier or kick back with some Southern classics while overlooking miles of Georgia coastal beachscape, Jekyll Island’s dining experiences offer something for young and old, and everybody in between.
3 must-do activities on Jekyll Island
Georgia Sea Turtle Centre
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center—Georgia’s first sea turtle rehabilitation, research, and education facility—provides state-of-the-art emergency care to sick and injured sea turtles. Explore the lives of sea turtles and other native animals through daily education programs and gallery exhibits. Glimpse into the hospital where sea turtles are treated, see our turtle patients in the rehabilitation pavilion, and learn how our research is helping sea turtles in Georgia and throughout the world!
Jekyll Island Historic District
From the early Native Americans to guests from around the world, the story of our island has been captivating the imaginations of explorers for generations. In 1733, General James Oglethorpe named Jekyll Island in honor of Sir Joseph Jekyll, his friend, and financier from England. In the late 1800s, Jekyll Island became an exclusive hunting club for families with names like Rockefeller, Morgan, Vanderbilt, Pulitzer, and Baker. The once private retreat is now part of The Jekyll Island Club National Historic Landmark District, one of the largest preservation projects in the southeast. In 1947, the Governor and the Georgia state legislature established Jekyll Island as a State Park. Today.
Located on the north end of Jekyll Island, Driftwood beach will amaze you with the beautiful driftwood and trees that resemble a tree graveyard. This is due to the north end of the island slowly eroding away and being deposited on the south end of the island. Driftwood beach offers a wonderful location for photographs and is a very popular site for weddings. Driftwood beach extends from the Clam Creek Picnic Area to the Villas By The Sea Resort and Conference Center Multiple beach access points along North Beachview Drive also provide access to Driftwood beach. You can park at designated parking areas along the road, next to each beach access point.