Jekyll Island is one of the most charming of Georgia’s Golden Isles with quiet beaches and untamed stretches of coastal forest. But it’s also full of places to snap selfies to share with friends back home. Here are a few of our favorite places to pose around the island.
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Located on the northernmost point of Jekyll Island, this beach is where years of sunbleached trees and driftwood have washed up. They look like a wooden playground covering the sand.
It’s a popular spot for engagement photos, so you likely won’t be the only one there. This stretch of beach has also been featured in television and film, including The Walking Dead!
Jekyll Island Club Hotel and Historic District
Take a tour of the Jekyll Island Historic District, which is set around the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. It visits some of the most stunning structures around the island.
Pose in front of the millionaire’s houses as if they’re your own. If you have time, dress in all white for a classic game of croquet on the lawn. No experience is required!
The Wharf at Sunset
Also located at the Jekyll Island Club, The Wharf is a dockside restaurant with incredible sunset views. Grab a seat on the deck with a big plate of fresh Georgia shrimp before snapping endless photos of the sky fading to pink. You might even spot a dolphin!
Jekyll Island Miniature Golf
If you’ve had your fill of the beach, head to Jekyll Island Miniature Golf for a round of putt-putt. The course is filled with whimsical statues like a turtle playing golf and a massive shark’s mouth. A round will set you back only $7!
The Studebaker at Mosaic Museum
Mosaic, the Jekyll Island Museum, is an incredible resource for the island, with exhibits on the Jekyll Island Club and its members to the Wanderer slave ship that arrived there hundreds of years before.
One of the best places to pose for a picture is in the vintage Studebaker car, which has been converted so that you can sit in the driver’s seat and pretend you’re driving on the beach. Located in the former stables, it’s the perfect place to spend a rainy day.
The Bike Trails
Jekyll Island boasts over 20 miles of bike trails that traverse nearly the entire length of the island. Some stretches run alongside the beach while others tuck into the forest.
You never know what creatures you’ll see along the way. Rent a bike from Red Bug Motors or at the Jekyll Island Club. You can also bring your own from home.
Looking for a place to stay on Jekyll Island? We recommend both the Westin Jekyll Island Resort and the Jekyll Island Club Resort, both of which are convenient to these locations. For tips on where to eat and what attractions to see, check out our Weekend Guide to Jekyll Island.
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