Jekyll Island The Coast

The smallest of Georgia's barrier islands, Jekyll has a rich history that reaches back centuries. Its award-winning golf courses, wildlife experiences, biking and horseback riding adventures, and fun-filled water park, as well as year-round events and activities, make the island a beachfront paradise. Stop at the historic Jekyll Island Club Hotel, a 19th-century winter retreat for the wealthy.
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Jekyll Island is a barrier island on Georgia's coast – midway between Jacksonville, Fla. and Savannah, Ga. Accessible by car just minutes from I-95, Jekyll Island offers a variety of amenities, including 10 miles of beach, four golf courses, a 250-acre Historic Landmark District, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Summer Waves Water Park, tennis center, an array of lodging options including hotels, cottages and campgrounds. Owned by the State of Georgia, and managed by the Jekyll Island State Park Authority, Jekyll Island has had development limited to just 35 percent of its available land area. This unique aspect of Jekyll Island serves to preserve the critical barrier island ecosystem, and provide guests with a unique escape from the crowds and complications of other beach resort destinations. Please visit for more information or call 1-877-4JEKYLL.

Visitor Information Center

901 Downing Musgrove Causeway
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

Jekyll Island is convenient to I-95, take Exit 29 and follow the signs east on US 17 for approximately 10 miles. Turn right onto the Downing Musgrove Causeway (GA 520). Be sure to stop at the Jekyll Island Welcome Center, 4 miles on left. Cross onto Jekyll and through the Greeting Station (a Parking Fee is required), and you can begin your escape to Jekyll Island!

Visit Website

Phone: 912-635-3636

Jekyll Island Trip Ideas & Inspiration

The dining information on this page is supplied by the Georgia Restaurant Association.