You’ll never run out of fun things to do in Jekyll Island thanks to the plethora of oceanfront activities, dining options and kid-friendly attractions! While Jekyll Island, GA is known for its scenic beaches, including the iconic Driftwood Beach, this is an ideal vacation spot for more than just relaxation under the sun. Although, we don’t blame you if you never leave your beach towel!
This barrier island, one of the Golden Isles of Georgia, is a short drive from the mainland and connected by a bridge near Brunswick, GA. Jekyll Realty has you covered with Jekyll Island vacation rentals for groups of all sizes within walking distance to all the attractions and gorgeous beaches. Jekyll Island sightseeing includes incredible wildlife, recreational activities, tropical palm trees, historic beaches and, of course, Southern charm.
Escape the crowds with the following things to do around Jekyll Island for everyone!
Rent beach gear on Jekyll Island such as kayaks, canoes and fishing equipment in order to be prepared for all the year-round activities.
A great way to tour the area is by bicycle. Peddle around town or on one of our trails.
Rent kayaks or canoes to explore the Jekyll River and tidal marsh to catch a glimpse of young sea turtles, fish, crabs, dolphins, and other coastal natives. Explore maritime forests and plant communities along the Atlantic coast.
Kid love sea turtles marine life and wildlife! There are many opportunities for educational and hands-on experiences for all. Get to know about the programs, research and year-round care given to save these coastal creatures.
Make a big splash at a water park, for big waves and big fun!
History buffs also love this area for the rich maritime tales and stories of discovering Georgia’s seaside and the development of Jekyll Island.
Visiting Jekyll Island offers renown seafood and Southern-style dining options. Treat your taste buds to delicious low country dishes that incorporate wild Georgia shrimp and freshly caught crab at restaurants along the beach and in the historic district.
Treat yourself to amazing culinary experiences for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Perhaps you just need a scrumptious dessert or a good cup of coffee. Visit a trendy new restaurant or one of the long-time local favorites on Jekyll or one of the neighboring islands.
Before you head out to the pristine beaches or kayaking trip, check our tide chart for Jekyll Island to know when tide pools and shells are visible.
At St. Andrews Beach, for example, waves will come right up to the trees, so timing is everything.
Great Sand Dunes and South Sand Dunes offer a sand dune ecosystem where a low tide you might also unearth shark teeth, wave-polished coquina shells and horseshoe crab shells to bring home as a memento.