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Driftwood Beach

Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This beach was beautiful.... it was also sad because it came about because of erosion of the shoreline. The beach is right next to Villa's by the Sea hotel but even if you are not staying there you will find plenty of pull off space in the area. I saw a deer standing next to the road eating. He was... More

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Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We can't stop thinking about how fabulous Driftwood Beach was. It took 2 hours to walk it from end to end, strolling, taking photos, and gazing in wonder at the incredible beauty of the driftwood. We saw large shells of Horseshoe Crabs, a shark's head, and live crabs on the beach. At the end you can go onto a boardwalk... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A very remote beach on the north end of the island, is often covered with art like forms of driftwood at low tide

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is absolutely one of my favorite places. I love the stark beauty of the trees in contrast with the ocean. There are no signs and I did not discover this beach until my second trip to Jekyll. It is worth finding. My preteen sons enjoy exploring this area too. They liked climbing on the rocks and finding shells.

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Hixson, Tennessee
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95 reviews 95 reviews
36 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had to stop and ask for directions to Driftwood Beach because there are no signs leading to it. Once found, however, it's a decent location on Jekyll Island. There's a fishing pier and a trail, which apparently you can ride horses on. The only real problem is when the tide is in, there's literally no beach. You have to... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It was cold & windy when we came across Driftwood Beach but that didnt damper my mood to navigate through the logs & trees for the perfect picture. I could have stayed hours but the chill got the better of us & we opted for a warmer place. We will definately be going back.

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Brunswick, Georgia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
26 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is a beautiful beach and because of the wood in it's natural state, untouched belongs to all to see. Some low lifes have decided they would deprive us of some of the beauty. Please do not allow this to happen. I have a collection of pictures documenting the damage. Report anyone taking the wood or live shells as this... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Was in town for the weekend and saw this was a must-see. Getting here is really easy from the Brunswick area. The beach is on the north end across the street from Jekyll Island Campground. The beach has endless pieces of trees along the coast line which are not only amazing to see but serve as perfect props for quick... More

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Essex, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Driftwood Beach seems to have a bit of a destination cult following from all our pre-visit readings. When you speak to people about Jekyll, they'll often ask if you plan to get to Driftwood Beach. Obviously, we weren't going to miss it and weren't disappointed. Arriving on a sunny, 78 degree day, didn't hurt the attraction. The beach is aptly... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I was thrilled to find Driftwood Beach at low tide and stroll through the skeletons of all of these trees. It could really be called Erosion Beach because of all of the full size trees that have simply toppled over and have been stripped clean. Truly an amazing site.

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