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Driftwood Beach

Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
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Went 2 times while on Jekyll Island. Daytime and evening. You need to go at low tide. Absolutely... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Atlanta, Georgia
via mobile
Worth the wait

We once again dined here to get our fried grump fix while at Jekyll. Great meal and did not break... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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“low tide” (130 reviews)
“dead trees” (47 reviews)
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Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went 2 times while on Jekyll Island. Daytime and evening. You need to go at low tide. Absolutely breathtaking

Thank lknak9680
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We once again dined here to get our fried grump fix while at Jekyll. Great meal and did not break the bank. Will definitely go back next year!

Thank TravelinHoos
Reviewed 3 days ago

Glad we took time to stop by to see the Driftwood Beach. We were lucky enough to get to see a couple of dolphins playing in the water at the same time! Don't miss this if visit Jekyll Island.

Thank Nancy N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Over all great experience. They were extremely busy but we never felt like we wren being looked over or ignored. We will be back!

Thank Brooke M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Day trip to island. Very surprised by this beach. Large tree size driftwood, with pathways everywhere. Felt like big island on Hawaii.

Thank dennis e
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On our way to Destin FL from Charleston. Friend suggested we take a few minutes to stop at Jekyll Island, off of 95. 2 hrs later, hate to leave. We'll be back!

Thank knikic
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Driftwood Beach is a beautiful place. I do recommend if you go during the busy season go early in the morning 7-9am or later in the day like 7-8pm . It's just way more enjoyable and peaceful without the crowd.

Thank L242PSjosephs
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went in the early evening on a Saturday. It was SO crowded. Lots of families with professional photographers, a wedding, pregnancy photos, plus the usual beachgoers. Overall, it was a really cool experience, but I felt as if I was in the way a...More

Thank Danielle H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in St. Simons but decided to venture the 20 miles to check out Driftwood Beach. Pretty easy trip and the island was not busy so we got there with no issues. The driftwood on the beach was very interesting and fun to...More

Thank brookbenton
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an unique beach experience. You can spend time in the water, climb on rocks but most importantly view the driftwood lined up all the way down the beach. It is something really different to see, take pictures of, and my boys LOVED climbing...More

1  Thank coffeeyak
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June 24, 2017|
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Response from Ditcha1 | Reviewed this property |
The beach is located on Jekyll island so you firstly need to pay the $6 vehicle entry fee to enter the island. Once you go through the entrance toll, all the attractions/ sites are quite easily signposted. You definitely... More
May 13, 2017|
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Response from Schoolmans | Reviewed this property |
You would have to walk through a wooded area in sand. I would have someone walk the path first to see how soft it is. The beach itself is hard. Depending on how you maneuver through the driftwood you could see quite a bit of... More
Colleen D
April 9, 2017|
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Response from RoundTripFamily | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it. This is a state park and it is protected but ask at the gate entrance. I know there are signs that you cannot take away any driftwood.