Driftwood Beach

Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island: Address, Driftwood Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Driftwood Beach
4.5
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Charles Y
Atlanta, GA681 contributions
Unique and Beautiful Beach
Oct 2021
We were spending a few days at Sea Island and took a trip to Jekyll Island to take in the sights. I left my good camera at the hotel even though I knew we'd be walking on some beaches. After all, a beach is a beach, right?
Driftwood beach is truly unique. Massive trees half buried in the sand at all kinds of angles. A photographer's paradise. It goes on for about 1/2 mile.
Parking is free and it is a short walk on a trail to the beach (maybe 50 meters). It is located just a few miles north of the traffic circle is driftwood beach.
Written November 21, 2021
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Goose007
NC93 contributions
You have to see this!
Oct 2021
While on Jekyll Island don't miss this! Go at low tide so you can walk around these dead trees up and down on the beach to really get a feel for this strange location. Most unusual place. It is the remains of an old maritime forest.
Written October 26, 2021
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vhash77
North Wilkesboro, NC836 contributions
Amazing
Oct 2021
All I can say is simply amazing! To see such beautiful large trees - driftwood standing in the water and near the water was breathtaking. This is a must visit location when on Jekyll Island - relaxing and so beautiful.
Written October 22, 2021
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Rob K
Suwanee, GA65 contributions
Nice sunrise photo opps
Aug 2021
While this isn't technically 'driftwood' (dead trees), this is a very interesting and unique spot. Recommend to go at sunrise and bring bug spray! Guessing August isn't the best time to go, though.
Written October 12, 2021
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706Susan706
Clarkesville, Georgia, United States130 contributions
Such a Wow Factor
Oct 2021
Be sure & allow time to visit this beach & see all the large trees that either toppled over or were washed ashore during a storm. While you wouldn't want to swim here, its fun to just walk among the driftwood.
Written October 11, 2021
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Teardrop Trailer Traveler
United States683 contributions
Driftwood Beach
Oct 2020
Driftwood Beach is located at the north end of Jekyll Island. The beach gets its name from the huge, dead trees found there. Some of these trees are still upright, others lay strewn across the sand and rocks. The wood has been bleached to grey and white by the elements.

The beach is incredibly scenic and extremely unique. The trees make this location a photographer's paradise. As a bonus, St Simon's island is visible to the north. Driftwood Beach is a must visit location on Jekyll Island.
Written September 25, 2021
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BlueFalconRidge
Lewisburg, WV444 contributions
You’re really beautiful
Sep 2021
Really enjoyable to walk among all the old huge pieces of driftwood. What shapes and designs crafted by the hand of God
Written September 22, 2021
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RoadtripCowboy
Burlington, CT712 contributions
Land of shore trees
Aug 2021
On the northern part of Jekyll Island is the iconic Driftwood Beach. We parked off the road like most others and followed one of several pathways to this beach. On a compacted sand beach for a long way are endless toppled and solidified tree trunks. It makes for some interesting photos of various twisting and turning trunks and limbs. It’s also a popular natural playscape for climbing and hanging on to. In the distance, the south shore of St Simons Island and its lighthouse is visible. Some people just hang out here for the entire day, just catching some rays. It’s worth a visit here.
Written September 22, 2021
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RoverTreks
Thailand1,593 contributions
Spectacular. Snap photos every time you visit -- it's a changing landscape.
Sep 2021
Driftwood beach on Jekyll Island is an ever-changing landscape especially over the last 5-8 years. At one time, you could walk on this beach and expect to see the same layout. That situation has changed.

It appears those in charge of island maintenance (the island is the property of the State of Georgia as a State Park) now take an active role in cleaning up and rearranging the beach to the point where vast swaths of beach now allow visitors to walk up to the north point of the island. If you're into picture taking, snap photos every time you visit because the beach may look different the next time you visit.Driftwood beach on Jekyll Island is an ever-changing landscape especially over the last 5-8 years. At one time, you could walk on this beach and expect to see the same layout. That situation has changed.

It appears those in charge of island maintenance (the island is the property of the State of Georgia as a State Park) now take an active role in cleaning up and rearranging the beach to the point where vast swaths of beach now allow visitors to walk up to the north point of the island. If you're into picture taking, snap photos every time you visit because the beach may look different the next time you visit.
Written September 16, 2021
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grits_are_good
Atlanta, GA973 contributions
Very cool
Sep 2021 • Couples
Stopped on our way home. Very cool place. Fun spot for pics. Plan on maybe an hour at the most. You can bring chairs but not much shade. Bring a few bottles of water.
Written September 15, 2021
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