Visiting Jekyll Island for Easter is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle for the holiday. The island offers many activities that are perfect for families to have some fun together, and a chance to get out in nature and fresh air. Whether you are looking for some historic charm or outdoor activities, Jekyll Island has something for everyone and makes a great destination for families during Easter weekend.
Bring the kids to the Jekyll Island Club Resort on Saturday for a morning of Easter fun at the Bunny Breakfast. This festive event includes a delicious breakfast with an appearance by the Easter Bunny, and the opportunity for professional photos with live bunnies. For more Easter fun with the little ones, head to nearby Brunswick for the annual egg hunt and Easter Eggstravaganza carnival. On Easter Sunday, families can head to Great Dunes Beach Park for a 6:30 a.m. sunrise service, as well as later morning services held by local churches.
For traditional Easter breakfast and brunch options, head to Jekyll Island Club. There you will find delicious food and a casual ambiance at Eighty Ocean Kitchen & Bar, and the Grand Dining Room provides an elegant Easter Brunch experience. Another local favorite is the Easter buffet at Reserve Steakhouse.
During your Easter getaway, you will find no shortage of family-friendly activities on Jekyll Island.
There are many ways to tour the island, and one of the most popular is by bike! The whole family can get equipped at Jekyll Island Bike Barn, which offers rentals for adult and kid-sized bikes, as well as tandem bikes, surreys and tricycles. There are 22 miles of trails meandering through the historic sites and natural beauty of Jekyll Island, perfect for an afternoon of exploring the island.
Stop off in the Historic District to learn more about the history of Jekyll Island. Follow the brick-paved streets to the Mosaic Museum to learn about Jekyll Island’s past as an exclusive retreat for some of America’s wealthiest families in the early 1900s. Take an afternoon walk through the lush grounds of the Jekyll Island Club or hop on a trolley tour of the Historic District.
Enjoy a family beach day at Great Dunes Beach Park or Oceanview Beach Park, both of which have play areas and pavilions. Families looking for a low-key picnic by the water will enjoy St. Andrews Beach on the southern end of the island, where bird watching and sunsets are spectacular. For some unique family photo opportunities, head to Driftwood Beach, where huge driftwood formations provide a dramatic and beautiful backdrop.
There are many options for up close encounters with local nature and wildlife on Jekyll Island. Visit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, where you can interact with sea turtles and learn more about the conservation and rehabilitation process. Nature-loving families will enjoy the 4-H Tidelands Center, which offers child-friendly kayak tours of the local marshland environment, and ranger-led educational nature walks. For a classic Jekyll Island experience, take the family on a Dolphin Boat Tour, a perennial favorite among kids and adults.
Jekyll Island is home to picturesque scenery and many family-friendly attractions, perfect for your Easter celebrations. Book your Jekyll Island vacation rental today and make memories that will last a lifetime. We have a variety of Jekyll Island home rentals to choose from, including beachfront condos, homes with private pools, pet friendly properties, and more!