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Address: Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA

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Driftwood Beach - Wow!

It's not necessarily easy to find, but it's worth it. We parked in a small area off North Beachview Dr, walked down a path in the forest and came upon the most beautiful sight... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It's not necessarily easy to find, but it's worth it. We parked in a small area off North Beachview Dr, walked down a path in the forest and came upon the most beautiful sight! Many downed trees, left in their natural state, cover the sand. This is not a "white sandy beach, play with the family" kind of place. Sure,... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We watched the sunrise during a low tide on this beautiful and unique stretch of beach. It's an excellent place to take photographs, but didn't seem friendly to the all day sunbather. The terrain was not conducive to chairs or blankets, but it is surely worth a visit. Some of the best photos my husband has ever taken are the... More 

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Heiloo, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The first impression of this beach is overwhelming. I only saw the same sort of landscape on Spitsbergen (North Pole). It is unique and the first 5 minutes you are in awe. And then you discover that the sea is brownish and warm, so not nice to swim. And there are lots of bugs. And there is no shade. And... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful scenery with all the driftwood on the beach. We have some spectacular photos for this location. Make sure to use a bug repellant to protect from the constantly biting sand flies.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped on Jekyll Island during our drive down to Florida. We enjoyed walking around the island and visiting the Sea Turtle Hospital with our kids (ages 9 and 6). We were told that the nicest beach on the island was Driftwood beach. It only took about 12 minutes to drive from the Resort area to Driftwood beach. Our kids... More 

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Bring your camera! What a wonderful spot to visit. Driftwood Beach is simply stunning and provides an incredible backdrop for photos. We had a great time exploring the driftwood and playing in the ocean at this spot.

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Jesup, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

great place to spend the day quiet, beautiful sandy beach. take a picnic lunch, a chair or blanket and a good book

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a pretty beach, be sure to check it out when you're on the island. There are huge driftwood trees. Great place to climb and take some pics!

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Barbourville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I took a stroll from out hotel, Villas by the Sea on the first morning of our trip. I wish we had visited at sunrise or sunset to catch some good light. However, it was beyond beautiful. It is truly nature's art. Each piece of driftwood was unique and beautiful.

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Palatka, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Fish from the pier, ride rental horses on the beach, have a picnic, or sunbathe, or run barefoot on the beach on shell free sand. Plus, the driftwood beach is a great place to take pictures.

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Address: Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Jekyll Island

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