Jekyll Island Beach
Jekyll Island beach is made up of many numbered access points and smaller beaches including: Driftwood Beach, Glory Beach, and St. Andrews Beach. Each smaller beach has its own unique personality to enjoy. Driftwood Beach on the island’s north end was recognized as one of America’s Most Romantic Beaches by AOL Travelocity. From the beautiful sand dunes to the miles of uncrowded and unspoiled beaches, Jekyll Island offers the area’s most unique beach experience.
As a barrier island, Jekyll Island's ten miles of unspoiled beaches are perfect for sunbathing or swimming, for leisurely walks or invigorating jogs. Perhaps best known for their natural bounty, Jekyll Island’s beaches offer shell collecting for guests, young and old. Many live creatures abound as well, including hermit crabs and sand dollars. Though it is tempting to collect these interesting creatures, you can help preserve the Island's shoreline environment by leaving them as you find them and by limiting your "catch" of shells. You can learn all about the creatures you see on the beaches of Jekyll Island at Tideland's Nature Center's exhibit area.
The south end beaches from Glory Beach to St. Andrews Picnic Area near Jekyll Point are protected due to their value to migratory and endangered shorebirds. When visiting these remote beach areas please be aware of your entry point by noting the beach access number. Please also keep in mind that all beaches within the Golden Isles are greatly affected by the tides and you may not be able to access some beaches at high tide. Please review a local tide chart before planning your trip to the beach.
Jekyll Island has beach accessibility for those with physical disabilities at these three locations: St. Andrews Beach, Great Dunes Park (crossover #32) and Beach Village (crossover #38). Beach-going wheelchairs are free and are available for delivery and pick up at these locations. To arrange use of a beach-going wheelchair on Jekyll Island, please call 912-635-2368. More information about Jekyll Island's beach accessibility can be found here.
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