On Jekyll Island, you are close to nature, close to home and will experience a place to hold close to your heart. Walk the along our 10 miles of sandy shoreline and watch as the gentle tide washes away your footprints, preparing the sand anew for those who will visit next. Fall into the rhythm of the waves as you explore the beaches of this barrier island.

Great Dunes

Great Dunes Park is home to a host of island activities, including our annual Beach Music Festival and UGA Alumni Oyster Roast. This 20-acre portion of beachfront park features several picnic pavilions, a deck for beach events, play areas, and public beach access, as well as biking paths, bocce ball and volleyball courts. Public restrooms and showers are located at the park, with ample parking in the lots adjacent to the Jekyll Island Convention Center.

Driftwood Beach

Located on the north end of Jekyll Island, Driftwood Beach continually amazes guests with its beautiful driftwood and ocean views. Often cited as a Gothic tree graveyard, this stretch of beach is, at once, haunting and mesmerizing.  Throughout the year, Driftwood Beach an ideal location for photography, as well as a popular site for gorgeous island weddings.

Glory Beach

Famed as a location for the popular Civil War film “Glory,” this portion of Jekyll beach is located next to our Jekyll Island Soccer Complex. Along the Glory Boardwalk once walked some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities, including Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington, who all starred in the classic 1989 movie.

Shell Collecting

Many live creatures, such as hermit crabs and sand dollars, can be found hidden along Jekyll’s natural, sandy beaches. Though it is tempting to collect these interesting treasure, please help preserve the Island’s shoreline environment by leaving them at the beach, and limiting your “catch” of shells. Learn more about the natural ecology and coastal wildlife of Jekyll Island at the 4-H Tidelands Nature Center and Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

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Mar
11

A SIGHT TO BEHOLD

By Andrea Marroquin

In March of 1921, a Tiffany stained glass window was installed in Jekyll Island’s Faith Chapel, portraying the theme, “David Set Singers Before the Lord.”

The window was created in memory of Jekyll Island Club President Frederick Gilbert Bourne, head of the Singer Sewing Machine Company.  The title playfully refers to Bourne’s [...]

Mar
11

Oglethorpe University hosts an elite field for the annual Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational Golf Tournament

by Robbie Burns, rburns@jekyllisland.com

Jekyll Island, the nearest faraway place, is known for its family-friendly atmosphere, natural beauty and fabulous golf.  The next chapter in its rich golf history will be written March 14-16 with the annual Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational, America’s largest college golf tournament.

A total of 54 Division III golf teams, 30 [...]

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