A dramatic sunset over the famed Marshes of Glynn in Brunswick, Georgia

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Top Things to Do on Jekyll Island

Why visit Jekyll Island? The southernmost island in the Golden Isles is filled with so many incredible, family-friendly attractions, some of the most pristine stretches of beach and authentic historical landmarks at every turn. Add to that the nature-preservation-conscious Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and there’s something for everyone! And all with 65% of the island to remain untouched for coastal preservation forever.

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Jekyll Island Fun Facts

1. Jekyll Island is a 5,500-acre island with 10 miles of beautiful shoreline. Only 35% of the island is developed since the land is owned and protected by the State of Georgia.

2. You can experience what it was like to live on Jekyll Island as far back as the 1700s - Visit the Horton House or the Jekyll Island Historic District to get a taste!

3. Jekyll Island boasts over 20 miles of bike paths - making biking the best way to get around the island!

4. There are no traffic signals on Jekyll Island!

5. Jekyll Island’s Georgia Sea Turtle Center is the first of its kind in Georgia – and it focuses purely on natural preservation, including sea turtle research, rehabilitation, and education. You can even meet some patients when you visit!