Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island

4.7
#1 of 10 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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  • Such a fun place. Best visited with a spirit of adventure. It is fun to climb the huge pieces of driftwood. As a word of caution, be careful when the wood is wet, as it can be very slippery.
  • Beautiful easy to get to. Parking is along the road North side of town. Be aware of the civilians riding bicycles or running when entering or leaving. There is entrance fee of $6 dollars. Worth every minute spent there!
  • 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
  • Awesome place to visit! Our family had a memorable day at Driftwood Beach. Will definitely go again in the summer.
  • Wish the weather would of been better while we were there. Had a great time anyway.
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