Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island

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#1 of 8 in Beaches in Georgia
On the north end of Jekyll Island, Driftwood Beach resembles a graveyard for trees. Oak and pine roots protrude from these shores due to the gradual erosion of the north shore. In some cases, entire full-sized trees have washed ashore. The intricate designs of wave-worn driftwood make for an excellent photo-op. Driftwood Beach is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Jekyll Island Edition.
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  • This area is a must see if you visit Jekyll Island. The pictures don't show the magnitude of the large fallen trees. This would be a great place to play hide and seek. Kids would love to climb on the ...  more »
  • Great place for a walk. Enjoyed the serenity of the walk and the beauty of the deadwood. Take your camera. Black and white photo ops abound  more »
  • I loved being able to explore this beach. Others say it’s dirty because of items washed ashore but I really loved the driftwood. Yes, thing like trash was ashore but that’s because people are not doin...  more »
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  • Beautiful! Plenty of downed trees and driftwood strewn about the sand. Looks like a deserted island scene from Pirates of the Caribbean or Swiss Family Robinson. The sand is fairly hard packed so its easy to walk on. The parking area is about 50 yards away from driftwood beach and there are signs prohibiting you from taking any pieces home. It is one of the coolest and most photogenic places on Jekyll Island in my opinion
  • One of the most beautiful places on earth! I am absolutely obsessed with this place. The trees on the shore make for stunning sights, and beautiful pictures for any event.
  • Pros: probably the best place in the south to find Sand dollars. Great looking beach, locals are friendly. Cons: you have to pay 6 dollars to get to it and the bugs are bad all year. Not many food options on the island.
  • It's such a beautiful place to visit. It's perfect for taking pictures, for weddings. Just make sure you visit while the tide is low or you won't have much beach to explore.
  • Favorite place to visit on the island! The driftwood trees are incredibly beautiful. This looks like a setting for a movie.

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