Jekyll Island FAQs

Jekyll Island is a popular destination for all types of travelers—from history buffs to horseback riders and more. Below, we’re answering some common questions about the southernmost island of the Golden Isles.

What airports are near Jekyll Island?

Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (BQK) is roughly 30 minutes from Jekyll Island. Jacksonville International Airport is just over one hour from Jekyll Island. Looking for more information? Read more about how to get to the Golden Isles by air or by ground.

How far is the drive to Jekyll Island from…?

  • St Mary’s, GA: 50 minutes
  • Jacksonville, FL: 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Savannah, GA: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Hilton Head, SC: 2 hours

Is there a toll to get on Jekyll Island?

A valid parking pass is required to visit Jekyll Island. The daily parking fee is $8 per vehicle. Multi-day and annual passes are also available for purchase. Parking passes may be purchased at the entry gate system upon arrival on Jekyll Island or ahead of time online. Cash and credit cards are accepted. Learn more about Jekyll Island's parking passes.

What is the weather like on Jekyll Island?

Coastal Georgia is a desirable vacation destination all year round. The weather on Jekyll Island is particularly beautiful in the spring and fall. April and May see average high temperatures in the mid-70s and low 80s. October and November can be a bit cooler with temperatures in the 60s.

Where should I eat on Jekyll Island?

Whether you’re looking for a quick and convenient bite or a feast of coastal cuisine, Jekyll Island has something for everyone. Enjoy open-air dining and live music at The Wharf, homemade pizza at Beach House, or a classic Victorian Tea at The Grand Dining Room. Driftwood Bistro is a delicious and easy stop near Driftwood Beach and Jekyll Island Seafood Company will give you a taste of our local flavor.  

Where should I camp on Jekyll Island?

Try the Jekyll Island Campground, located on the northern tip of the island. The campground’s 18 wooded acres include 206 campsites, including tent sites and full hookup RV sites with electricity, cable TV, water, and sewerage.

Is Jekyll Island Pet Friendly?

Yes! Dogs are allowed on multiple Jekyll Island beaches including Driftwood Beach and Great Dunes Park. Bring your four-legged friends on your next trip to Jekyll Island! Many hotels in the area are also pet friendly, including the Holiday Inn Resort, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Seafarer Inn & Suites. We recommend you call ahead for the most up to day information regarding pet fees and policies.