Beaches on Jekyll Island Reviews
Driftwood Beach Aug 05, 2008
The entire island of Jekyll is a State Park. If you have ideas in your head of the old South, mansions, mossy trees, windswept sand dunes, peaceful surroundings, and raw unspoiled beauty - then Jekyll Island will fulfill your fantasies.
There are bike paths around the entire island, and bike rentals are available. The island boasts wide expanses of white powder beaches, quiet protected coves, sand dunes, and the queen of all beaches "Driftwood Beach." This beach sits near the Jekyll Island Club Resort on a hidden stretch of sand. You can either walk to it from another beach area, or discover it from a bike path. Just ask anyone how to find it, everyone on the island knows it. Tons and tons of drift wood has washed upon the beach and bleached out over the years. Wildlife abounds. It is a sight to behold.
The resort hotel, Jekyll Island Club was once the playground for the rich and famous in the early 1900s. It is an old Victorian style resort that is now a slice of the highlife from days gone by. From the accommodation to the staff, it is perfection. The food is outstanding and their Sunday brunch will be long remembered, especially the cheese table! In front of the resort also are several pier restaurants which are rustically elegant.
There really are no words to describe the feeling that Jekyll and its sister island St. Simons give you. A step back in time, staggering beauty, gentile natives; it's not just a spot to vacation, it's an experience.
St. Simons is across the bridge from Jekyll and is a quaint little village with shops, restaurants, and many hotels of all ranges.
Be prepared to be WOWed by the beauty there - its like no other place in the USA, or the planet for that matter. You will NOT be disappointed.
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