Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island

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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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  • While on Jekyll Island a trip to Driftwood Beach is a definite must. Rent some bikes and ride around the island with a definite stop here to get great pics.  more »
  • Based on high Trip Advisor ratings, family went to Driftwood Beach to spend a few hours. The park had good parking and the beach was nice with a number of pieces of large driftwood on the beach as wel...  more »
  • This place is amazing and definitely lived up to the hype. Possibly the best part of the island and also free of charge. The photo opportunities are endless, with the only issue being that so many oth...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Was there two weeks ago and loved the experience. So beautiful and easy to get to.
  • 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.