Jekyll Island Winter Itineraries
Use these Jekyll Island Winter Itineraries as a guide to reconnect on your next trip!
The Outdoors is Never Out of Season
Driftwood Beach – A beach trip in the winter? Absolutely! Consistently voted one of America’s “Ten Most Romantic Beaches,” Driftwood Beach is an escape to another world. Ancient driftwood monuments line the waterfront, creating an unforgettable backdrop. Perhaps that’s one reason USA TODAY featured it as one of the best Southern beaches for a weekend escape.
Biking – Bicycling has long been a favorite activity on Jekyll Island. With more than 24 miles of picturesque paths and trails, biking offers a scenic way to see all of the island’s hallmark points of interest. Paths wind around sand dunes, beaches, and historic sites, while our ancient oaks offer ample shade.
Tennis – Nestled under live oaks draped with moss and surrounded by manicured hedges and wild palmettos, the Jekyll Island Tennis Center is a public tennis facility featuring 13 Har-tru clay courts. Book a private lesson, or tailor your trips with one of our tennis packages.
Seasonal Events & Tours
Island Treasures – Over a century ago, fishermen used hollow glass balls as floats to mark their nets. When they broke loose, beachcombers would collect these unique treasures. Today, the tradition continues, although in a slightly more exciting and artistic way. It’s now a hide-and-seek game where local artists from across the country create glass floats for our annual Island Treasures event.
GSTC Behind the Scenes Tour – Get behind-the-scenes access to the work at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. This semi-private guided tour takes guests to staff-only areas, including the hospital, food preparation areas, and to meet patients that cannot be seen from public spaces.
Hollybourne Cottage Tour – Join us for a tour of one of the National Historic Landmark District’s most unique dwellings, Hollybourne Cottage. This tour showcases the distinctive home designed, in part, by Charles Stewart Maurice, a senior partner in the Union Bridge Building Company; the family that called it home; and the ongoing efforts to preserve their beloved Hollybourne. Experience the curious details of this one-of-a-kind residence, from its bridge-inspired support system to its Southern tabby construction.
Ranger Walks – This isn’t your average walk in the forest. Jekyll Island is home to more than a thousand acres of maritime forest, 10 miles of shoreline, and marshes filled with many wonders. Learn more about the island’s natural resources from Jekyll’s own park ranger during these unique eco-experiences.
Claim Your Perfect Campsite
Pitch your tent or park your RV and stay among the magnificent oaks draped with Spanish moss on Jekyll Island. We have the perfect campsite for you. You will find 179 total campsites, with 167 full hook-up sites and 12 primitive tent sites among 18 wooded acres within walking distance to Clam Creek & Driftwood Beach.
Jekyll Island’s First Mural in Beach Village
Wylie Caudill, an interactive public mural artist based in Lexington, and great-grandson of Tallu Fish was tapped to create this mural. Tallu Fish established the Jekyll Island Museum in Indian Mound Cottage, the former home of William Rockefeller, and helmed the museum through the 1950s and ’60s. She was one of the first curators of the island’s robust history.
Caudill’s mural invokes a sense of familiarity with the island and brings people together to be a part of the art. “My plan is to capture Jekyll Island in its essence as I’ve always seen it,” he says, “which is this beautiful, relaxing, really unique place.”
Located just beyond the traffic circle near the Jekyll Island Convention Center, the mural features roseate spoonbills flying onto a neighboring wall, where you can find wings painted to make a whimsical photo background.