Jekyll Island Travel Guide
Picture of a "cottage" home
Picture of a "cottage" home
Beach wood for long way
Front of the center
Jekyll Island Museum
Beach at Jekyll Island
Very scenic, beautiful place to get away from it all
Beaches were very disappointing
In a nutshell
This coastal Georgia island is worth a visit
Built in 1904, a non-denominational chapel for the use of the Morgans, Astors, Rockefellers and other Jekyll Island Club members. We mistimed our walking tour of the Historic District, or we could have viewed the interior of the chapel during its regularly scheduled visitor...
Another example of the extravagant riches on display in Jekyll Island's Historic District, this Italian Renaissance mansion was merely a get-away cottage for the Crane family of plumbing fixture fame. It is perhaps for that reason the "cottage" has 17 bathrooms, most unusual...
A long boardwalk through a variety of wild, natural dunes allows visitors to view the beach on which the closing battle scene was filmed for the movie, "Glory." The 1989 film, starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, and Morgan Freeman dramatically recounts the true...
Horton House Historic Site
Major William Horton, second in command to British General James Oglethorpe, built this two-story "tabby* house" in 1740, and it served as the center of a plantation for 140 years. The web site listed below provides an excellent history of the home, but contains errors in...
For the "photographer me" - the best part of a visit to Jekyll Island.At the northern tip of the island is a long stretch of beach that is strewn with driftwood and downed oak trees in most interesting shapes and textures, as you see from the attached set of photos. The day...
Georgia State Sea Turtle Refuge Center
This is the place where injured turtles come to get repaired. A number of people come here to see them and watch the various states of bringing them back to health to go back out to nature. It closes at 2PM on Sat & Sundays. Admission is $6
The the north end of the island is a stretch of beach that has driftwood form eroded beach area where there once was large oak and other indigenous trees. They now lie in death like a sad epic tale of evolution the earth works. This driftwood spans about 2+ miles from what...
Shop in the retail stores in old servants homes
There area about 6 preserved servant homes that now are occupied for shopping. Some of the shops have goodies to eat, and others trinkets to take home, or valuable gifts; like jewelery. These homes are from early 1900's, and still in good condition, even though they were...
Jekyll Museum & Visitor Center
They have a nice 15 minute film of the island history and also a unique museum that has a lot of artifacts and mural pictures of old times. The museum tour takes maybe 1/2 hour or so to see. It is located on Stable Road, and also where you get tickets for the homes tours.
Jekyll Island Club Hotel
5 Reviews and 404 Opinions this historic hotel is a great place to stay when visiting jekyll island. they offer most of the...
Fins on the Beach: Shrimp and Grits. Yuuuummmmmm...
First, let me just say that I had the shrimp and grits at the excellent Jekyll Island Beach Club a few days before (it was excellent). Fins had a lot to live up to. However, they completely removed the previous meal from my memory. Wow. Tons of flavor, spicy and savory....
Shane's Ribshack BBQ: Brunswick Best BBQ
It was some of the best tasting BBQ I have had in a while, and that includes KC, famed for its BBQ. The pork sandwich and beef I ordered were both very good and in depth taste of smoked meats. The sauces compliment the meat well. A rack of ribs was $20, and Micky had that....
Red Bug was wonderful
We flew in to Jekyll Island Airport, left the plane tied up, and took a Red Bug all around Jekyll Island. They were so friendly at the airport- there is a main building with restrooms and the Red Bug rentals. We thoroughly enjoyed driving it around all afternoon until we...
I have seen this ferry (the blue boat with the American flag) plying the waters around Jekyll Island, but have been unable to find out where it goes. I took another picture of it from the stern of our boat in the marinaThis may be the Jekyll Dolphin Tours Adults are $20 and...
There is a $3.00 parking fee for entrance to Jekyll Island which you will have to pay if you rent a car to get from the airport to the island. It is less than a half hour's drive from the Brunswick airport to the island.I thought it sounded as if this was a way to have...
Cumberland Nature Preserve
It is only accessible by boat from St. Mary's town. It is an island 16 miles long saved for nature and horses to roam. Cumberland Island is a preserved nature island that does not allow any vehicle traffic. The NPS ferries you over there by boat. The trip cost $20, and $18...
This is a quaint and small town south of Jekyll about 30 miles, down US 95 to Hwy 40. It is well preserved old buildings and homes and churches, with a nice waterfront scene. They have a home tour of Orange Hall, and a Naval Sub Museum packed with submarine information
In addition to the old draw bridge/fishing pier, there is a fishing pier on the north end of the island. I took this picture from a distance because I wondered what it was. There's a better picture if you click on the URL There's also a boat ramp on Jekyll.Flounder, blue...
MM 684.0 Jekyll Wharf Marina
I have never stayed here although it is listed in the ICW Southern Guide. It always looked too ramshackle to be attractive. The picture on their website looks a bit like the one I took when we went by last time (2nd picture).
Their website says:Newly renovated Marina Deep...
Sidney Lanier Bridge
If you come to Jekyll from or through Brunswick you will come across this beautiful bridge, the Sidney Lanier, the south end of which is just at the entrance to the causeway to the island. Lanier was a native of Macon, Georgia and a poet in the 19th Century, served in the...
The Marshes of Glynn
Sidney Lanier was a native of Macon, Georgia in the 19th Century and an accomplished artist of many facets but he is probably most remembered for his poem, "The Marshes of Glynn." Jekyll Island is in Glynn County and this photo of the marshes was taken on the causeway...
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