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. To visit Driftwood Beach and get the most from your holiday in Jekyll Island, create itinerary details personal to you using our Jekyll Island trip generator.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Different beach than what I am used to. Spent a few hour just taking pictures and exploring the coast line. couple groups of people were there taking formal family pictures and I can see why. This bea...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Went for an evening walk & was quite impressive. The sun was setting & temperatures were nice. The area isn't marked & had to find the path. Put we just followed the parked cars. Definitely worth the ...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We've been coming to Jekyll Island for 20 years. This is one of our favorite areas to walk and take pictures. Watching the changes ( especially post- hurricane Matty) has to remind you of the omnipote...  more »
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  • May 11, 2017
    Beautiful beach, the drift wood trees are the attraction it is hauntingly beautiful. Great dog beach or to go sunning. There are no life guard stands (we were there before memorial day) so swim at your own risk because I did not we signs saying that you could not.
  • May 31, 2017
    I was super stoked to go to this beach after hearing about it for months but was really disappointed. The sand was very muddy and felt like walking on dog poop. People were fishing right next to parked boats and people swimming on the shoreline. The water was very murky looking and for some reason.. no one was in the water. Probably the worst beach experience I have had.
  • March 28, 2017
    Absolutely beautiful. I thought it wasnt going to be that impressive...was I wrong. It blew my mind how beautiful this place is. A huge advantage for people that love art in many forms of nature. Not much shade in the beach so make sure to take something for the shade.
  • May 31, 2017
    Was there two weeks ago and loved the experience. So beautiful and easy to get to.
  • June 8, 2017
    A piece of history through this breathtaking beach. Each driftwood seems to tell a story through the weathered creavace​s and branches hidden in the sand.

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