Golden Isles

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Beaches & Piers

Couple on Boardwalk Overlooking Glory Beach on Jekyll IslandThe beaches of the Golden Isles welcome you to an exhilarating landscape of sea, sun and fun. Stroll along the endless sand, wade in the water and splash in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Golden Isles beaches feature the ever-popular East Beach on St. Simons Island, the prehistoric Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island, the unspoiled seven-mile beach of Little St. Simons Island and many more beaches to be discovered. Jekyll Island and St. Simons Islands' beaches are public, while the beaches on Little St. Simons Island and Sea Island are for private guests only. View our complete guide to beaches to help plan your sandy retreat.

If you need a break from the sand, walk along one of our ocean or riverside piers like the St. Simons Island pier or the Jekyll Island pier, both great ocean fishing piers. Take a look at the Golden Isles' St. Simons Island Pier Webcam to get a glimpse of the area's unbeatable landscape and current weather. Piers are the perfect place to go fishing, crabbing, or simply to take in the scenery. Regardless of how you choose to enjoy the beaches and piers of the Golden Isles, enjoying the beauty of these fabled shores provide wonderful memories to last for years.  

Several public beaches provide accessibility for those with physical disabilities. A large mat pathway is available at the U.S. Coast Guard Station beach on St. Simons Island, and at Great Dunes Park (crossover #32) and Beach Village (crossover #38) on Jekyll Island. Please be aware that the mats may not always reach hard-packed sand due to the variation of tides throughout each day. St. Andrews Beach on Jekyll Island features an accessibility ramp. Beach-going wheelchairs are available on Jekyll Island, and can be reserved by calling 912-635-2368.

Please reference the comprehensive list below for locations, public beach access and more.

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Driftwood Beach

Driftwood Beach

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Address:

Jekyll Island, GA 31527
United States

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

East Beach

East Beach

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St. Simons Island, GA 31522
United States

“East Beach” is the name given to St. Simons Island Beach, the stretch of beach along the Oceanside of St. Simons Island.

Glory Beach

Glory Beach

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Address:

Jekyll Island, GA 31527
United States

Portions of the 1989 civil war movie drama, Glory, were filmed on Glory Boardwalk on Jekyll Island. Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington and Cary Elwes all starred in this movie. Glory Boardwalk is located next to the Jekyll Island Soccer Complex.

Gould's Inlet

Gould's Inlet

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Address:

Fifteenth Street, Bruce Drive,
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
United States

On the northern tip of East Beach, at the end of Bruce Drive, is Gould’s Inlet.  Not primarily a beach destination, but rather a bird watching, fishing and ocean observation area.

Great Dunes Park - covered group pavilion

Great Dunes Park

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Address:

Jekyll Island, GA 31527
United States

Located at the end of the Ben Fortson Parkway on North Beachview Drive, the Great Dunes Park has plenty of parking to access Jekyll Island’s beach.  This park is conveniently located across the street from a playground, mini-golf course, bike rentals, Segway rentals and is a great place to setup

Jekyll Island Beach access

Jekyll Island Beach

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Jekyll Island, GA 31527
United States

Jekyll Island beach is made up of many numbered access points and smaller beaches including: Driftwood Beach, Glory Beach, and St.

U.S. Coast Guard Station - Beach Access

U.S. Coast Guard Station

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Address:

First Street,
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
United States

The most popular beach location along East Beach and just south of Gould’s Inlet is the U.S.