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How do you get to Jekyll Island?

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How do you get to Jekyll Island?

I just heard of this place today, so I am in the very beginning of research. Saw on here that you can rent the little redbug cars. So do you need to rent a car to get to the island in the first place? Or can you get there some other way (not renting a car)?

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1. Re: How do you get to Jekyll Island?

Jekyll Island is one of several islands right along the GA coast from Brunswick. The other islands many people read about are Sea Island and St. Simons Island. Jekyll Island can be reached by car travel across the bridge from the mainland.

We always drive but some of the locals may know of other ways to reach the island.

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2. Re: How do you get to Jekyll Island?

Public transportation is almost nonexistent here in Southeast Georgia. Depending on how far away you live, you would want to fly into Jacksonville FL or Brunswick GA and either rent a car or get a shuttle. The little redbug cars are fun and they rent them at the Jekyll Island airport, but that airport is for private planes only, nothing commercial. Once on the Island there is a very laid back vib, with biking and nature. Very nice. There are hotels and camping and a few restaurants.

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3. Re: How do you get to Jekyll Island?

Get in your Cessna or Piper airplane & land at 09J, Jekyll Island. Rent a Red Bug & go! There are no other rentals on the island. he RedBug is so much fun, at 25 mph!

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I love Jekyll Island for what is it NOT, but you need to get a clear picture of it before you make plans. No nightlife to speak of, arguably only 1 good/affordable restaurant, only 1 grocery store that is really no more than a glorified convenience store with astronomical prices, 1 fast food place, little to no shopping, and a putt putt course as your only form of entertainment other than what you can drum up yourself - unless the seasonal water park is open, and it's no big thing anyway. The few stores I mentioned close by 8 or 9 PM. You have to drive ~10 miles to the mainland to have more choices, and then you're just in Brunswick, which is not a hotbed of activity. Lastly, the beach disappears at high tide.

We are fortunate to have a relative with a house on Jekyll, and we truly love it there. We just stock up on groceries before getting on the island, cook most of our meals there, and take long bike rides and beach walks. The bike trails are awesome. It's a very lazy, laid back vacation. Almost forgot - there are golf courses if you golf.

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