A Hidden Gem in Georgia
Jeykell Island is located off the GA coast just over 300 miles from Atlanta. And with the unique history of Jekyll Island, and it’s natural-kept environment, still one of the coolest places to see is Driftwood Beach.
On the North end of Jekyll Island, Driftwood Beach will amaze you with beautiful driftwood and trees that resemble more of a graveyard. The sand and surf have nearly petrified these old trees right on the beach to make a maze of gnarly branches and trucks to explore.
- Driftwood Beach is at the North end of the island and is remote with limited parking off the main road. There are no bathrooms or amenities here, so bring a cooler with water, snacks or lunch, camera, and whatever else you might need for the day.
- Great Dunes Park is a great strip of beach that is clear of trees and has bathrooms, drinking fountains, showers, and off-road parking. There are pavilions with picnic tables too.
- Hampton Inn & Suites is the only place we would stay on our next visit to Jekyll because when we booked it, we were lucky it happened to be the best deal… but this hotel is in its own remote area of beach with a gorgeous walk-way through the old live oak trees going to the beach. The beach is less trafficked, so you will pretty much have it nearly all to yourself.
- Food on Jekyll is a lot more expensive than if you buy it off the island, and there is a store before you get on the island that you can buy lunch, snacks, or anything else you need before you pay much higher prices than you would want to at the store on the island.