Jekyll Island Attractions
You’ll be surrounded by the island’s exquisite natural beauty from sunrise to sunset. Discover a haven of history and wonder at popular attractions near our pet-friendly Jekyll Island hotel:
With over ten miles of stunning beaches, Jekyll Island is ideal for catching some sun, going for a dip, or taking a long walk. The views are beautiful! Sunbathe, swim, beachcomb, or jog on Jekyll Island’s 10 miles of beaches. Public restrooms and/ or bathhouses are located at public beach access throughout the island.
- Great Dunes – 9-hole course.
- Indian Mound – The 18-hole Indian Mound course features 6,469 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72.
- Oleander – The 18-hole Oleander course features 6,521 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72.
- Pine Lakes – “Family Friendly” course.
- Island Treasures – January and February
- Wine, Whiskey, Wildlife – February
- Jekyll Island Art & Antiques Festival – March
- U.S. Kids Golf Jekyll Island Cup – March
- Turtle Crawl – March
- Jekyll Island July 4 Celebration – March
- Easter Egg Stroll – April
- Jekyll Island Book Festival – April
- Paulk Cup Classic – October
- Shrimp & Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival – November
- Holly Jolly Jekyll – November & December
Goodyear Cottage houses the Jekyll Island Art Association, a gift shop and a free monthly art exhibit.
The island is one of eighteen sites along the Colonial Coast Birding Trail and features several significant birding sites.
Go crabbing and fishing from the pier at Clam Creek Picnic Area or try St. Andrews picnic area to surf fish and seine for shrimp. A Georgia fishing license is required for all fishing activities including crabbing and seining.
Georgia Sea Turtle Center
Visitors can explore exhibits on sea turtle conservation, veterinary care and their amazing journey from egg to adulthood.
Jekyll Island Golf Club
Georgia's largest public golf course with three 18-hole courses and a 9-hole course - From the historic links design of Walter Travis’ Great Dunes, the family-friendly Pine Lakes by Clyde Johnston, to the competition-ready Oleander. Club rentals, lessons, and schools are available.
Mini Golf and Playgrounds
Resurfaced mini golf and all new playgrounds.
History comes alive in exploring the District's grounds and historic structures. Adding to the experience are guided tours, exhibits, shops, restaurants, and Jekyll Island's stunning natural beauty. Daily guided tram tours begin at the Mosaic on Stable Rd.
Trail rides are offered Monday-Saturday, weather permitting and depart at Clam Creek Picnic area. Call 912-635-9500.
Jogging & Bike Trails
Jekyll offers over 20 miles of paved trails offering glimpses of the Island that you will never see from the confines of your car. Bikes can be rented at our hotel!
Kayaks & Canoes
There are numerous options for guided tours of Jekyll Creek or rent a canoe for a relaxing day on Rixen Pond.
Marinas, Sightseeing/Fishing Charters
Jekyll Harbor Marina offers easy access to some of the most picturesque waters on the East Coast.
Nature Walks & Historic Landscape Tours-Call 912-635-5032. Turtle Walks-912-635-4444. 4-H Tidelands Nature Center & Aquaria/Exhibit Area 912-635-5032.
A variety of shops are offered on Jekyll Island at Beach Village and Historic District. Specialty shops, gift shops, boutiques, groceries, hardware, swim wear, beach gear, fishing gear as well as a bank and post office.
Summer Waves Water Park
Seasonal-More than a million gallons of splashing water fun, with 11 acres of rides, thrills, food, excitement, and cool summer times.
13 clay courts. Staff will gladly arrange a game for you. Lessons available.
Located in the National Historic Landmark District. Open Daily 9am-5pm.
Emerald Princess Casino Cruise
Enjoy day and evening cruises. Let the action ride and play the highest quality gaming action in the southeast. Roulette, Blackjack, Poker, Craps and Slots!
Red Bug Motor Rentals
The early model Red Bug cars were part of Jekyll Island’s history. The earlier models were produced from 1914 to about 1930. The “Red Bugs” are back on Jekyll Island again and they are better than ever.
Tidelands Nature Center
Tidelands offers kayak tours, coastal ecology programs, Island nature walks, and summer and school group programs as well as an exhibit gallery featuring live coastal species, including sea turtles, fish, invertebrates, horseshoe crabs, snakes, alligators, and more.