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, St. Simons Island
, and Coastal Georgia golf courses and country clubs.
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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.
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Jekyll Island offers a variety of dining
options to choose from, from casual to fancy, as well as places to grab a quick bite or take the whole family. We've compiled a complete directory of all the local restaurants on Jekyll
, along with contact information and an interactive map so you can easily find the one you're looking for.
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With more than 20 miles of bike trails and pathways
is a great way to Explore Jekyll Island's natural beauty and plentiful wildlife. Free bike path maps
are available at the Jekyll Island Guest Information Center and at the bike barn on Shell Road. Bike rentals
are available adjacent to the island's miniature golf course and children's playground.
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Terrapins are the only turtle species in the world known to live their whole life in brackish water (a mixture of salt and fresh water, common in the Golden Isles). Found in the marsh habitat of Georgia's Barrier Islands, they have webbed feet with claws on each toe, allowing them to swim well and also walk on land at low tide.
Diamondback terrapins are one of the most common turtles to see along the causeway. Female terrapins are almost twice as big as the males. Because of their hard shell, female terrapins can't expand their bodies to accommodate eggs. A female terrapin grows to about 8 to 10 inches long in comparison to a male and she lays 8 to 10 eggs which take about 65 days to incubate.
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center
is a functioning hospital for ill and injured sea turtles and is the only hospital of its kind in the state of Georgia.
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