Picnic Areas

Located throughout the island, our picnic areas provide the perfect spot for a quick lunch or a larger gathering.

Clam Creek

Located at the north end of Jekyll Island, adjacent to the fishing pier and Driftwood Beach, Clam Creek has a picturesque view of the Sidney Lanier Bridge and evening sunsets.

This park features several picnic tables, grills, a fishing pier, fishing shop, restroom facilities, and beach access.


Great Dunes Park

Located at the heart of Jekyll Island, this 20-acre beachfront park has several covered picnic pavilions outfitted with tables and a grill, play areas, bocce ball and volleyball courts, and public beach access with restrooms and showers.

  • Six covered pavilions that each accommodate approximately 10-20 people. All pavilions are equipped with picnic tables and grills, and are available on a first come basis.
  • Great Dunes Pavilion accommodates larger parties and is available for private rentals by calling 912.635.6400 or email jekyllparks@jekyllisland.com.

Download: Reservation form (PDF)


South Dunes Picnic Area

With elevated boardwalk beach access across dunes over 20 feet high, this park offers picnic tables and grills, open- air and screened-in picnic pavilions, public restrooms, dog bag stations, an observation deck, and a freshwater pond.

Pavilions are available on a first come basis or for private rentals by calling 912.635.6400 or email jekyllparks@jekyllisland.com.

Download: Reservation form (PDF)


St. Andrews Picnic Area

This beach 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 two-story wildlife viewing platform and the Wanderer historical marker.