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Jekyll Island Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


You've Got Questions. We've Got Answers. From Golf Cart Rules, Getting Married on Jekyll Island, Pet Regulations, and General Rules and Laws of Order.





What Are the Golf Cart Rules on Jekyll Island?

Golf Cart Rules

Georgia state laws that went into effect Jan. 2, 2012, states all golf carts must have the following equipment:

  • A BRAKING SYSTEM SUFFICIENT FOR THE WEIGHT AND PASSENGER CAPACITY OF THE VEHICLE, INCLUDING A PARKING BRAKE;
  • A REVERSE WARNING DEVICE FUNCTIONAL AT ALL TIMES WHEN THE DIRECTIONAL CONTROL IS IN REVERSE;
  • A MAIN POWER SWITCH. WHEN THE SWITCH IS IN THE "OFF" POSITION, OR THE KEY OR OTHER DEVICE THAT ACTIVATES THE SWITCH IS REMOVED, THE MOTIVE POWER CIRCUIT SHALL BE INOPERATIVE. IF THE SWITCH USES A KEY, IT SHALL BE REMOVABLE ONLY IN THE "OFF" POSITION;
  • HEAD AND TAIL LIGHTS, REFLEX REFLECTORS, SAFETY WARNING LABELS, HORN, AND REAR VIEW MIRROR;
  • HIP RESTRAINTS (EACH PASSENGER MUST HAVE THEIR OWN SEAT BELT) AND HAND HOLDS.
  • NO GOLF CARTS ALLOWED ON BICYCLE PATHS.

THE GEORGIA STATE PATROL WILL REQUIRE THAT THE TRANSPORTATION OF ALL CHILDREN BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE CHILD SAFETY SEAT AND BOOSTER SEAT LAWS.

THIS LAW DOES NOT AFFECT THE USE OF ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES ON THE PUBLIC ROADS, WHICH IS STILL STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
What Is Required to Get Married on Jekyll Island?

Marriage Rules and Regulations

There are no reservations or permits required for beach weddings, but be sure to check the tidal charts so that you'll have plenty of room for your ceremony.

  • Premarital Certification for Georgia Residents
  • Marriage License Application
  • Online Payment Marriage License
  • Required Adult Information
  • Required Minor Information

MARRIAGE LICENSE

Cost: $26 to $30

Residency Requirements: Obtain license from your county clerk. Your license is valid statewide. If neither partner is a resident of Georgia, you must apply for a license in the county where you are getting married.

Waiting period: None.

Age requirement: 18 years of age or older. If one partner is under 18 years of age, a parental consent form must be signed.

Blood tests: Not required in Georgia.

Expiration date: A marriage license never expires.

Glynn County Probate Court: 912.554.7700
What are the Pet Regulations of Jekyll Island?

Pet Rules and Regulations


  • Pets must be under immediated control of their owners and on a leash no longer than 16' at all times.
  • No pets allowed on South Beach - between South Dunes Picnic Area and 2000' Northeast of St. Andres Sound Picnic Area.
  • Pet owners are to remove and dispose of pet fecal material.
General Rules and Regulations of Jekyll Island

General Rules and Regulations


  • Bikes should be ridden on the bike paths.
  • Bike helmets are required for riders age 16 & younger.
  • No golf carts allowed on bicycyle paths.
  • No vehicles on the beach.
  • ATVs are not allowed anywhere - Georgia State Law.
  • No fires on the beach.
  • No glass containers on the beach.
  • Stay off Dunes.
  • Only take home empty shells and dead sand dollars.
  • Pets must be under immediated control of their owners and on a leash no longer than 16' at all times.
  • No pets allowed on South Beach - between South Dunes Picnic Area and 2000' Northeast of St. Andres Sound Picnic Area.
  • Stay away from marked turtle nests.
  • Fill in sand castles and holes on the beach.
  • Pet owners are to remove and dispose of pet fecal material.
  • Feeding of any wild animals is prohibited.
  • No fishing in fresh water lakes.
  • Metal or mineral detection devices are prohibited.
  • No fireworks.
  • No overnight parking in public areas.
  • Do not approach sea turtles and stay clear of marked sea turtle nests.
  • Please protect the sea turtles by not using artificial white lights on the beach at night.

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Kayaking & Canoeing on Jekyll Island

Kayaking & Canoeing on Jekyll Island

Exploring the natural splendor and marsh wetlands of Jekyll Island is the best way to take in all the unspoiled beauty that Coastal Georgia has to offer. Take a guided kayak tour of the Jekyll River and tidal marsh. Rent a canoe or pedalboat and enjoy fishing or a relaxing paddle on Rixen Pond. Learn about Jekyll's coastal ecosystems and wildlife as you explore Jekyll's beaches, forests and marsh. View Jekyll Island Outfitters »



Summer Waves Water Park Jekyll Island

Summer Waves Water Park

Located on Jekyll Island, Summer Waves Water Park features 11 acres of water thrills and spills. Ride the Atlantic Wave Pool, or take a plunge down Pirate's Passage which drops down a 300-foot, five-story tower. Nature's Revenge has two 40-foot slides that twist and turn into a large catch pool at the bottom. Flash Flood is a 350-foot-long curvy slide with double inner tubes, and Thunder and Lightning are twin slides that spiral down 150-feet of fully-enclosed tubes. Kids will enjoy the Splash Zone, which has water guns, a giant dunking bucket, and a water fun fort. Or for smaller children, the Kiddie Zone features two mini slides and waterfalls to play in.
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