8 Selfie-Worthy Jekyll Island Vacation Spots

Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island. Photo by Lisa Westberry via Facebook
Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island. Photo by Lisa Westberry via Facebook

Photograph and be photographed at Jekyll’s favorite sites. No trip to Jekyll is complete without a visit to Driftwood Beach. Check with the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and make plans to capture a sea turtle release on video (complete with your reactions). Relax and learn while enjoying a horse-drawn carriage tour of the island or take adventure into your own hands and explore on a Segway (extra points for posted selfies while you’re wearing a helmet).

Visit the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Escape to the historic heart of Jekyll Island and stay in one of five historic buildings on the property. While you’re there, make plans to explore the grounds by bicycle and try your hand at croquet on the historic green outside The Clubhouse.

Take the “can you believe I’m eating this” photo at the Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival. Each year, guests from across the world pack the island ready to chow down on the cuisine made popular on Georgia’s coast. Start making your plans for next autumn’s festival now to ensure you get a ticket and your choice of accommodations.

Toes in the sand, drink in my hand. Visit the island’s St. Andrews Beach for your perfect Jekyll suntanning moment selfie. The setting is made perfect by pristine sand, dunes, picnic space and the often-spotted leaping dolphin. Climb to the top of the two-story wildlife viewing platform to give your followers a different type of beach view.

Take a ride. Whether you’re wind blown from a ride on Captain Larry’s air boats, gazing at the sunset from a dolphin tour, or riding a horse on the beach, your friends will be instantly jealous of your Southeast Georgia adventure when they see your selfie. A visit to the island is also the perfect excuse to rent a convertible and go for a cruise to explore Jekyll like a local.

Get out on the water. This one’s selfie taking is probably best left on-shore, but that’s no reason why you should miss out on the opportunity to explore Jekyll Island, the Atlantic Ocean and Jekyll River by paddleboard, kayak or canoe. Grab your “wetsuit time” selfie at the beach and then head out to enjoy an uninterrupted adventure.

Dine outdoors. As if all your other adventures aren’t going to drive your followers into a fit of jealously, be sure to grab as many meals at restaurants that have a view of the water as possible. At sunset, be sure to snag your spot early to get the best seat in the house for capturing the setting sun (and your beautiful face).

Go shopping! It’s time to get yourself a new pair of sunglasses. Snap your selfie to determine which is best. Heck, even let your followers decide. The island does not have a shortage of sunglasses retailers, so be sure to shop around to find your favorite.

Published: November 2015
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