Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island

4.7
#1 of 11 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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  • Very cool. North side of the island. Some nice photos taken. One of the stops on our guided tour. Recommend a visit.  more »
  • Go check this out. Try to go out low tide. Very very cool. The north side is near the pier and has a bathroom but the south side has all the cool driftwood.  more »
  • I don't get trip advisor's rating this beach as one of the best in America. The driftwood itself is kind of cool to look at but that's really about it. The water is a murky brown and the not-so-soft s...  more »
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  • Loved It! Worth the drive to go there. Clean, very friendly folks. Perfect place for a 2 1/2 hr walk along the water.
  • This is a must see location on Jekyll. It does get busy during the summer. So parking will be scarce. It is such a beautiful location. Beautiful location if you are wanting to have a wedding or just a picnic.
  • Such a unique beach, so preserved with so many seashells. We loved it so much we got married there. Beautiful landscape for the pictures.
  • It's great. Pet friendly. Only drawback is everyone is trying to have a photoshoot there all the time. Can't hardly blame them, it's beautiful.
  • Not as good as it used to be because of the hurricanes down here. It basically lost it’s park areas because you can see it had benches and stuff. But it’s cool seeing all the trees and stuff.
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