Voted one of America's "Ten Most Romantic Beaches," Driftwood Beach is an escape to another world. Located on the north end of Jekyll Island, Driftwood Beach is an ever-changing collection of gnarled and weathered trees left behind from years of erosion. What was once a maritime forest is now a sandy shore lined with tree trunks and branches, creating a sight that's truly unique to the Golden Isles. Driftwood Beach is ideal for a sunny afternoon, a morning picnic, and even stargazing late at night.
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How to get to Driftwood Beach
Driftwood Beach extends from the Clam Creek Picnic Area to the Villas By The Sea Resort and Conference Center and is only a short walk away from the Jekyll Island Campground.
Rent a bike, and pedal the island's miles of paths and trails to get to the beach, or you can drive your car and park near multiple beach access points along North Beachview Drive. Find more local tips for visiting Driftwood Beach.
Things to do nearby
After you explore Driftwood Beach, make your way to see the other beaches on Jekyll Island: Great Dunes, Glory Beach, South Dunes, and St. Andrews. Learn more about the history of Jekyll Island on historic district tours, and be sure to stop into the Georgia Sea Turtle Center to see how injured sea turtles are nursed back to health.
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