Welcome to Jekyll Island


Welcome to Jekyll Island
Activities & Attractions
Amelia Island
Beaches & Parks
Events & Things to Do
Georgia Sea Turtle Center
Historic District
Hilton Head Island
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Photos of Jekyll Island
Summer Waves Water Park
St. Simons Island
Fishing on Jekyll Island, GA
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Jekyll Island Guide and Travel Information

Welcome to Jekyll Island and the Georgia Golden Isles!
Jekyll Island, GA is a unique, tranquil island left mostly undisturbed by the constant march of time. Just across the water from its nearby neighbor St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island boasts over eight miles of white sandy beaches and an amazing degree of privacy and protected natural habitat. Jekyll Island is a Georgia State Park, and maintains a strict conservation clause which limits future development to preserve wildlife and protect the scenic beauty that is home to a variety of animal species and magnificent Southern Oak trees with Spanish moss draping from their branches. Sixty five percent of Jekyll Island will always remain natural and wild, ensuring that this unique getaway will continue for generations to come.

Jekyll Island Horse and Carriage ToursJekyll Island is renowned for its landmark Historic District, termed the "Millionaire's Village" long ago, with its 240-acre site containing 33 historic structures, including the Jekyll Island Club Hotel and surrounding cottages that were once home to some of America's most wealthy and prominent citizens, including the Crane family, the Pulitzers, Morgans, Vanderbilts, Rockefellers, and Goodyear clan to name but a few. These privileged few used Jekyll Island as a hunting and golf retreat, spending lazy summers here and building these historic homes that have been lovingly restored to their former glory. Jekyll Island has been a part of many historic moments, including the first meeting of the Federal Reserve, and the first transcontinental telephone call.

Jekyll Island Club Hotel Jekyll Island has received numerous awards and recognition for its preservation work that continues today, and has been named to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Other notable attractions include Faith Chapel, Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Horton House, and Plantation Oak, estimated to be 350-400 years old. Today, Jekyll offers visitors a trip back in time to a simpler, unhurried way of life. Vacationers can meander around the Historic District, visiting these restored cottage homes as well as numerous shops, restaurants and attractions such as horse carriage tours, or you can stay overnight in several of these historic homesites or the Jekyll Island Club Hotel which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Jekyll Island Accommodations, Hotels, and Campgrounds
You won't find high-rise condominiums or hotels on Jekyll, however you will find numerous fine lodging establishments to choose from, including beachfront hotels, the Historic Jekyll Island Club Hotel, vacation rentals, and campground facilities.

Jekyll Restaurants, Dining and Places to Eat
Jekyll Island has more than two dozen restaurants and many wonderful places for seafood, casual and fine dining for the whole family. Many local Jekyll restaurants offer water views and outdoor seating and entertainment, including acoustical music and nightly specials.

Things to Do on Jekyll Island
Jekyll Island is a barrier island on the Georgia coast, just across St. Simons Sound from neighboring St. Simons Island and Brunswick, Georgia. Jekyll offers visitors miles of pristine beaches and coastlands, including Driftwood Beach, Glory Beach and Great Dunes, as well as local hotels and accommodations, campgrounds, vacation rentals, museums, restaurants, eclectic shops and boutique stores, horseback riding and carriage tours, natural wildlife preserves and protected marshlands, miles of bicycle trails to Explore, maritime forests, fishing and world-class golf, kayaking and canoeing, not to mention the infamous Historic District and surrounding areas.
Faith Chapel on Jekyll Island
Faith Chapel
Completed in 1904, Faith Chapel was built as a non-denominational chapel for the members of the Jekyll Island Club. Located at 375 Riverview Drive, or telephone 912.635.4036.

Plantation Oak
The largest and oldest Southern Oak tree on Jekyll Island, this specimen is estimated to be 350-400 years old. It is over 7 feet in diameter, measures 128 feet limb to limb, has a girth of 23 feet and a height of 112 feet. Located in the Historic District.

Horton House
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Horton House is one of the oldest buildings in Georgia. Major William Horton constructed this home in 1743. Recipient of an Excellence in Preservation award from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. Located on Stable Road.
Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island
Georgia Sea Turtle Center
This facility serves as a hospital for ill and injured sea turtles and is the only hospital of its kind in the State of Georgia. Open to the general public, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center offers a variety of exhibits, hands-on experiences, interesting souvenirs and learning opportunities about the local sea turtles which populate Jekyll Island.
214 Stable Road, Jekyll Island, GA

Picture of Jekyll Island BeachJekyll Island Beaches
Jekyll Island has miles of expansive beaches that can stretch for as far as the eye can see at low tide. Jekyll high tide has ample beach for body surfing and our low tide expands the beach to hundreds of yards wide to allow for bicycling and paddle sports. The miles of white sandy beaches are wide and clean, with gentle waves and warm water. Jekyll Island has three major beaches, including Driftwood Beach, Glory Beach, and Great Dunes.

Jekyll Island Fishing
Coastal Georgia provides terrific fishing year round, with sport fishing on the Jekyll Pier and Back River Pier, or surf casting fom the north or south ends of the island. Deep sea fishing and fishing charters are available, with Gulf Stream fish including grouper, snapper, sea bass, shark, King and Spanish mackerel, dolphin, sailfish, tuna, marlin, barracuda, triggerfish, and more. In-shore fishing includes trout, bass, tarpon, flounder, sheep's head, whiting and shark.

Bicycle Rentals and Bicycling on Jekyll Island
Jekyll Island's naturally flat landscape and wide, sandy beaches make bicycling a favorite family adventure. You'll find bike pathways all around the Island that make it easy to leave the car behind. There are also several bicycle rental shops that can provide you with all the gear you need to Explore the Island.

Jekyll Island Kayaking, Canoeing & Outdoor Adventure
Perhaps our favorite way to experience the splendid marshlands and unspoiled nature of Jekyll Island is by kayaking or canoeing, paddling some of coastal Georgia's unique waterways engaging with all the various species of birds and wildlife in their natural habitat. There are kayak rentals, guided eco-tours, instruction lessons, and everything you need to start your outdoor adventure. There's so much to Explore on Jekyll Island!

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Jekyll Island Parking Fee

Vehicle entry to Jekyll Island requires a valid parking pass which must be purchased at the Guest Information Center upon arrival on the island. This pass gives you access to many of the public outdoor areas on the island, including picnic areas, beach parking and access points, playground, soccer complex, historic landmark district, fishing pier, bicycle and nature trails and more. The Parking Fee is charged per vehicle per entry per day. Multi-day passes are available for your convenience and an Annual Parking Decal is available. Bicycles and pedestrians can enter at no charge.

Information is subject to change without notice.

One Day Parking Pass $6.00
Oversized Vehicles One Day Parking Pass $10.00
Weekly Parking Pass $28.00
Annual Parking Decal $45.00
Oversized Vehicles Annual Parking Decal $90.00

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