VISITOR GUIDE 2022
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W E LC O M E
Few places on earth are more inviting. From our sprawling beaches to our historic ruins, Jekyll Island is a beautiful blend of serenity and discovery. A canopy of live oaks will draw you in. Stories of lavish lawn parties will pique your curiosity. Driftwood skeletons will forever be etched in your memory. Whether it’s a peaceful stroll down one of our expansive beaches, an invigorating bike ride through more than 22 miles of paths and trails, or an inspiring journey through decades gone by, we hope this guide will help lead you to unique experiences you’ll only find here. 2021 Tripadvisor’s Top Beaches in the U.S.
2020 Travel + Leisure’s best Islands in the Continental U.S.
2019 #1 National Travel Destination by Money Magazine
CO N TEN T S 3 -VISIT 9 - E AT 13 - EXPLORE 25 -SHOP 29 -STAY 3 3 - MAPS
LE T ’ S B E FR IEN D S jekyllisland.com /JekyllIsland @jekyll_island
IMAGINE THE STORIES YOU’LL TELL
Since 1947, Jekyll has welcomed generations of explorers, wanderers, and off-the-beaten-pathers. From first-time visitors to those who have never left, everyone agrees — there’s no better place to discover a new tradition. Your story begins here. JEKYLLISLAND.COM
CHECK OUT THESE HISTORIC STATE-ERA ATTRACTIONS
• CLAM CREEK FISHING PIER (STILL IN ORIGINAL LOCATION)
• PEPPERMINT LAND (NOW GREAT DUNES PARK)
• AQUARAMA (NOW BEACH VILLAGE)
• WELCOME SIGN (NOW JEKYLL CAUSEWAY)
• DOLPHIN CLUB & MOTOR HOTEL (NOW CAMP JEKYLL)
VISIT Situated within the chain of the Golden Isles, we’re a short drive from Jacksonville or Savannah. Jekyll Island is a coastal haven where nature and humans peacefully co-exist.
GUEST INFORMATION CENTER 912.635.3636 • 901 Downing Musgrove Causeway Offers a wide variety of visitor resources, island information, and restrooms. Visitors can also find a nice selection of souvenirs through the gift shop, including Island Treasures.
VEHICLE PARKING The parking fee required for entry to Jekyll Island is used to improve and maintain the island, including roads, grounds, picnic areas, landscaping, and public safety. The fee also supports the island’s conservation programs. Daily, multiday, and annual passes can be purchased online in advance at jekyllisland.com/parking.
TR ANSPORTATION RED BUG MOTORS RENTALS
912.635.9330 • 500 Riverview Dr. Daily and weekly rentals of electric carts. Reservations recommended. redbugmotors.com
912.574.7183 • EDWARDTransportation.com
AIRPORTS SOUTH CAROLINA
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JEKYLL ISLAND AIRPORT 09J • jekyllisland.com/airport * BRUNSWICK-GOLDEN ISLES AIRPORT • BQK flygcairports.com
* SAVANNAH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT • SAV savannahairport.com
* JACKSONVILLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT • JAX flyjacksonville.com
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ST. SIMONS ISLAND AIRPORT • SSI flygcairports.com
* COMMERCIAL AIRPORTS 4
FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE AMERIS BANK
912.635.9014 • 31 Main St. Full-service bank with ATM. amerisbank.com
912.635.2244 • 50 Ben Fortson Pkwy. Gas, snacks, beverages, and other convenience items.
AT YOUR SERVICE JEKYLL ERRAND GIRL
JUDY KAY'S SALON 912.635.2921 • 21 Main St. (upstairs) Full-service salon with hair, spa, and beauty services.
912.577.0751 A variety of concierge services including pet care, child and elder care, housekeeping, transportation, and errands. atyourservicejekyllerrandgirl.com
U.S. POST OFFICE 912.635.2625 • 17 Pier Rd. usps.com
EM ERG ENCY SERVICES
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
JEKYLL ISLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT
Dial 911 and inform the dispatcher of your location on Jekyll Island.
912-261-3990 • 200 Stable Rd. This number is for non-emergency purposes only.
TH INGS TO KN OW • Beach crossovers are
numbered for your safety. In an emergency, location is vital.
• Lock all cars and secure belongings.
• No fireworks, unless permitted
• Do not feed stray or feral
• No overnight parking or
• No ATVs allowed on island.
by Jekyll Island Authority. camping in public areas, including the beach.
PHOTO BY NICHOLE LANCASTER
The Jekyll Island Authority is a self-supporting state entity responsible for the overall management and stewardship of Jekyll Island State Park. As stewards of Jekyll Island’s past, present and future, we’re dedicated to maintaining the delicate balance between nature and humankind. To stay informed on Authority news and project information, please subscribe: jekyllisland.com/authority
The Jekyll Island Foundation is the official 501(c)(3) fundraising partner of the Jekyll Island Authority. The Foundation is devoted to raising funds for conservation, preservation and educational initiatives on and for Jekyll Island. To learn more about The Jekyll Island Foundation’s latest fundraising efforts and ways you can support the island, visit jekyllislandfoundation.org. 6
WORSHIP FAITH CHAPEL 1904 Schoolhouse Ln. Episcopal Service: Last Sunday each month, 9 a.m. • Prayer & Meditation: Daily, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
JEKYLL ISLAND BAPTIST CHURCH 501 Riverview Dr. Sun: 11 a.m.
ST. RICHARD’S OF CHICHESTER EPISCOPAL CHURCH 503 Riverview Dr. Sun: 8:30 a.m.
JEKYLL ISLAND CATHOLIC CHURCH 503 Riverview Dr. Sat: 7 p.m.
JEKYLL ISLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 475 Riverview Dr. Sun: 11 a.m.
JEKYLL ISLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Faith Chapel
503 Riverview Dr. Sun: 11 a.m.
GROUPS & GATHERINGS CAMP JEKYLL
912.635.4118 • 550 S. Beachview Dr. Camp Jekyll provides year-round lodging, meals, practice fields, and meeting space as well as education and programming for all youth audiences. Operated by UGA/Georgia 4-H. • jekyll4h.org
Using a historic building for your special occasion offers a unique backdrop that cannot be matched. The buildings ensure a memorable experience for guests, whether a simple meeting, an elaborate wedding, an office retreat, receptions or reunions. jekyllisland.com/planevent
PAVILIONS AND OUTDOOR SPACES There are many spaces on Jekyll Island that provide a beautiful backdrop for an outdoor event, including our wide-open beaches. jekyllisland.com/planevent
VISIT JEKYLL ISLAND CONVENTION CENTER
JEKYLL ISLAND CONVENTION CENTER 912.635.6400 • 75 N. Beachview Drive As the only oceanfront convention center on the East Coast south of New Jersey, the Jekyll Island Convention Center is the perfect venue for an intimate meeting or a grand event. From catering to AV, we have all of the resources you need to execute your event flawlessly. jekyllisland.com/convention 8
J E K Y L L I S L A N D . C O M / E AT
E AT From low-country fare overlooking the water, to grab-and-go options perfect for a picnic, you’ll find plenty of choices to satisfy your cravings for an inspiring culinary experience on Jekyll Island. And there’s no better way to experience our hospitality and unique culture than by gathering around the table.
AROUND THE ISL AND BEACH HOUSE
THE SHORE RESTAURANT
912.319.0033 • 715 N. Beachview Dr. Fresh local seafood, house-made pizza, and craft beers on draft with indoor & outdoor dining, live entertainment, and happy hour. Located next to Holiday Inn Resort. jibeachhouse.com
912.635.2416 • 178 S. Beachview Dr. Offering casual, oceanfront indoor and alfresco dining. Enjoy sandwiches, salads, pizzas, small plates and more with your favorite beverage. Located in the Courtyard/ Residence Inn.
912.635.2573 • 50 Ben Fortson Pkwy. Quick-service restaurant featuring frozen treats and hot food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. • dairyqueen.com
912.635.2211 • 701 N. Beachview Dr. Cabana bar & grill with drinks, al fresco dining, and live entertainment on the weekends. Located oceanside at Holiday Inn Resort. holidayinnresortjekyll.com
DRIFTWOOD BISTRO 912.635.3588 • 1175 N. Beachview Dr. Full-service family-friendly restaurant specializing in Southern comfort food with a twist. • driftwoodbistro.com
TRIBUZIO’S GRILLE 912-319-2562 • 322 Captain Wylly Rd. Enjoy a varied menu and full bar surrounded by Jekyll’s 63 holes of golf, conveniently located at the Jekyll Island Golf Club.
NORTHSHORE COFFEE + COCKTAILS 912.635.2211 • 701 N. Beachview Dr. Features specialty coffees, a signature drink menu, and daily happy hour. Panoramic ocean views over an outdoor balcony. Located at Holiday Inn Resort.
THE BEACH PAVILION 912.635.3148 • N. Beachview Dr. Features casual, beachfront bites like burgers, salads, our famous hand-scooped ice cream and cold, refreshing drinks like juices, spritzers, wine, and beer. Open seasonally during Summer. • jekyllclub.com/dining
THE TURTLE NEST AT HAMPTON INN & SUITES 912.635.3733 • 200 S. Beachview Dr. Offering a full-service lobby bar and lite bite menu. Service available inside or from the poolside walk-up window. jekyllislandsuites.hamptoninn.com
RED BUG MOTORS PIZZA & PUB 912.635.9730 • Corner of Shell Rd. and Beachview Dr. Italian and American cuisine. Dine in or order out for free delivery on Jekyll. redbugmotorspizza.com 10
TORTUGA JACK’S BAJA MEXICAN & TIKI BAR 912.342.2600 • 201 N. Beachview Dr. Oceanfront Baja Mexican restaurant with a beachside tiki bar, indoor and outdoor dining. Private banquet facilities accommodate up to 100 people. • tortugajacks.com
ZACHRY’S RIVERHOUSE 912.319.2174 • 1 Harbor Rd. Serving fresh seafood and American fare with a relaxed atmosphere and sunset views overlooking the Jekyll River.
BE ACH VILL AGE A SWEET SHOP NAMED SPRINKLES
912.635.2253 • Jekyll Market, 11 Main St. Hand-dipped ice cream, freshly-made chocolate fudge & truffles, Icees, and a huge selection of gourmet candies. Featuring Jekyll Island blend gourmet coffee, bagels, croissants, and scones. • jekyllmarket.com
912.635.4545 • 110 Ocean Way Offers craft cocktails, signature drinks, and fresh menu items to enjoy in the lounge or outside on the Observation Deck with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Located at the Westin Jekyll Island. westinjekyllisland.com
BOARDWALK DELI 912.635.2253 • Jekyll Market, 11 Main St. Made-to-order sandwiches, wraps, soups, and salads. Party platters, catering, and boxed lunches available. • jekyllmarket.com
EIGHTY OCEAN KITCHEN AND BAR 912.635.5238 • 80 Ocean Way Oceanside restaurant experience with a menu focused on Italian-influenced Mediterranean fare and local, low-country favorites, woodfired pizzas, soups, and salads. Expansive desert menu, craft cocktails, draft beer, and wine. Located at the Jekyll Ocean Club. jekyllclub.com/dining
LOVE SHACK BBQ, SHRIMP & YARDBIRD 912.635.2253 • Jekyll Market, 11 Main St. Offers southern-style BBQ, wild Georgia shrimp, chicken, Brunswick Stew, and fried green tomatoes. Party platters and catering available. • jekyllmarket.com
SALTY’S OCEANSIDE BAR & GRILL 912.635.4545 • 110 Ocean Way Poolside dining and drinks with ocean views. Located steps from the beach at the main pool of the Westin. Open to the public. Seasonal hours • westinjekyllisland.com
FUSE FROZEN YOGURT
912.319.2046 • 31 Main St. Frozen yogurt, Italian gelato, sorbets, slushies, and smoothies made with fresh ingredients. fusefrozenco.com
912.319.2376 • 21 Main St. Family-friendly with varied menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus a full bar.
E AT SWEET GEORGIA’S JUKE JOINT
THE WESTIN CAFÉ
912.635.9931 • 41 Main St. Deeply rooted in a culture unique to the South, Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint offers a vibrant and entertaining experience to the Golden Isles. sweetgeorgiasjukejoint.com
912.635.4545 • 110 Ocean Way Serving Starbucks, fresh pastries, healthy snacks, and more while on-the-go to the beach, pool, golf course, or meeting. westinjekyllisland.com
THE RESERVE STEAK HOUSE
WEE PUB BEACH
912.319.2880 • 110 Ocean Way Modern oceanfront steakhouse serving prime cut steaks, select sides, and an extensive wine list. Located at the Westin Jekyll Island. westinjekyllisland.com
912.574.2337 • 20 Main St. Hybrid Irish pub and sports bar features Irish and traditional American fare, plenty of TVs, and wing and beer specials. Open Late! weepub.com
HISTORIC DISTRIC T DOC’S SNACK SHOP
912.635.2820 • 9 Pier Rd. Lunch, snacks, and drinks under the oaks, including hot dogs, barbecue, chicken salad, nachos, and daily lunch specials.
912.635.5203 • 371 Riverview Dr. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Enjoy everything from bagels to yogurt, hot-pressed sandwiches to fresh salads, and beverages from coffee to cocktails. Dine in or take out available. Located at Jekyll Island Club Resort. jekyllclub.com/dining
GRAND DINING ROOM 912.635.5155 • 371 Riverview Dr. This Four Diamond restaurant offers elegant choices for breakfast and dinner. A la carte menu features continental cuisine, seafood, and Southern fare. Please call regarding dinner. • jekyllclub.com/dining
ISLAND SWEETS SHOPPE 912.635.3135 • 150 Old Plantation Rd. Old-fashioned candy, hand-dipped ice cream, fine chocolates, and freshly made fudge.
THE BAR AND ALEXANDER LOUNGE 912.635.2600 • 371 Riverview Dr. Favorite spot for cocktails and conversation before or after dinner. Located at the Jekyll Island Club Resort. • jekyllclub.com/dining
THE POOL HOUSE 912.635.2600 • 371 Riverview Dr. Providing food and beverage service for lunch as well as full bar selections including specialty frozen cocktails, cold beers, and more. Located at the Jekyll Island Club. Open Seasonally. jekyllclub.com/dining
THE WHARF RESTAURANT 912.635.3612 • 370 Riverview Dr. Offering full menu of fresh, local fare, including oysters, shrimp, fresh fish, and sandwiches. Live music Wed-Sat seasonally with waterfront views. • jekyllwharf.com
E X P LO R E
E X P LO R E For centuries, Jekyll Island has fascinated everyone who has ever crossed its barrier shores. With ten miles of sun-drenched beaches, four award-winning golf courses, and Georgia’s only rehabilitation center for endangered sea turtles, there’s something for every kind of explorer.
TIDES Jekyll Island experiences two high tides and two low tides each day. The time it takes to go from the first high tide to the following high tide is 12 hours and 25 minutes. High tides at Jekyll Island range between 6-9 feet above low tide levels. Be sure to check the tide charts before heading to the beach: gacoast.com/tide.html
TH INGS TO KN OW • No motorized vehicles, fires,
fireworks, glass containers, overnight camping, metal/ mineral detectors, horseback riding (unless by licensed vendor).
• No flashlights, unless turtle friendly.
• Stay off the dunes.
• Only take empty shells and dead
• Pets must be on a leash
• Do not disturb turtles or nests. • Fill in sandcastles and holes. • Remove all trash, tents, and
• No pets allowed on beach
belongings from the beach; belongings left overnight will be removed and discarded.
• Use caution on sandbars. They
at all times; maximum length for leashes is 16 feet. between South Dunes Beach Park and 2,000 feet northeast of St. Andrews Beach Park, as marked by signage.
• Remove and dispose of pet waste.
become submerged at high tide.
BE ACHES DRIFTWOOD BEACH Consistently voted one of America’s most romantic beaches, Driftwood Beach is an escape to another world. Ancient driftwood monuments line the waterfront, creating an unforgettable backdrop.
OCEANVIEW BEACH PARK* Situated mid-island, Oceanview Beach Park has stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and quick access to the sand. It’s equipped with ample parking, an ADA deck overlook & beach access, restrooms, and showers.
GREAT DUNES BEACH PARK* Jekyll Island’s most popular beach for families is home to a 20-acre beachfront park with picnic pavilions, activities deck, play areas, and bocce ball and volleyball courts. Offers ample parking, ADA beach access, restrooms, and showers.
OCEANVIEW BEACH PARK*
CORSAIR BEACH PARK Steps from the shopping and dining of Beach Village, this beach park provides ADA accessible picnic tables, showers, and restrooms.
SOUTH DUNES BEACH PARK With an elevated boardwalk crossing 20-foot sand dunes, this park features an observation deck and freshwater pond. Picnic tables and grills with open-air and screened-in picnic pavilions make this the perfect spot for a relaxing family event.
GREAT DUNES BEACH PARK*
CORSAIR BEACH PARK
GLORY BEACH Graceful sea oats and pristine sand dunes line Glory Beach on the south end of Jekyll Island. You’ll be amazed at how wide this beach is, and you’ll see why movie scouts chose to film portions portions of the 1989 film, Glory, here
SOUTH DUNES BEACH PARK
ST. ANDREWS BEACH PARK* A short walk from Jekyll Point, the southernmost tip of the island, a popular spot for watching migratory birds and groups of dolphins. The picnic area features an ADA beach access, two-story wildlife viewing platform, and the Wanderer Memory Trail.
ST. ANDREWS BEACH PARK*
*ADA ACCESSIBLE BEACH 15
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4-H TIDELANDS NATURE CENTER
JEKYLL ISLAND BOAT TOURS
912.635.5032 • 100 S. Riverview Dr. Coastal ecology programs, nature walks, group programs, and an exhibit gallery featuring live coastal species. tidelands4h.org
912.635.3152 • 366 Riverview Dr. Dolphin, private, and sightseeing tours. Boats accommodate 49 passengers each. Reservations recommended. captainphillip.com
Did you know sea turtles nest at night? These creatures use natural light to orient themselves on the beach, but man-made light can confuse them. Reduce harmful impacts on sea turtle nesting by closing blinds & drapes and using turtle-safe flashlights, available for purchase at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. These flashlights illuminate true red (580 nm or longer wavelength) and allow you to safely enjoy the beach without disturbing sea turtles.
Jekyll Island is committed to beach accessibility for residents and guests with disabilities. Four public beach access points are accessible: St. Andrews (#67), Oceanview (#26), Great Dunes (#32), and Beach Village Crossover (#38). Beach-going wheelchairs are available and can be delivered for use at no cost on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call 912.635.2368 for reservations.
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GEORGIA SEA TURTLE CENTER 912.635.4444 • 214 Stable Rd. Learn about sea turtles and see rehabilitation efforts in action. With a host of interactive exhibits and experiences, the Center offers year-round indoor and outdoor programs for guests of all ages. Meet the patients, observe turtle feedings, and get a closer look at the rehabilitation of these amazing creatures. • gstc.jekyllisland.com
SPECIAL PROGRAMMING & EVENTS Learn and support sea turtle rehabilitation and research through special seasonal events and programs including Sunrise & Evening Turtle Walks, Ride with Dawn & Night Patrol, and more.
E X P LO R E E X P LO R E M O R E RANGER WALKS December-March Led by an experienced island naturalist, this walking tour offers the unique opportunity to walk down a historic trail through one of the island’s most diverse habitats and view an active bald eagle nest. Reservations required. jekyllisland.com/rangerwalks
GATOROLOGY 101 April-September Interactive presentation teaching alligator biology, behavior, conservation, common misconceptions, and research. Reservations required. jekyllisland.com/gatorology
Guest Information Center St. Andrews Beach Park Boasting some of the most diverse and plentiful bird watching in the country, Jekyll Island has two observation towers to safely observe the wildlife: one adjacent to the Guest Information Center and another at the end of the Wanderer Memory Trail at St. Andrews Beach Park.
Located across from Villas by the Sea Home to a variety of wildlife, Horton Pond features a floating platform for turtles, alligators, and birds to rest. Safely appreciate this habitat from the wheelchair accessible observation deck or Tupelo Trail, a .7 mile trail surrounding the pond. jekyllisland.com/conservation
TH INGS TO KN OW • Treat all wildlife with
respect; you are a guest in this wild habitat.
• No fishing or swimming in lakes
or ponds. Do not enter any ponds, lakes, or ditches.
• Do not feed any wildlife, including • Maintain a safe distance of at least alligators, deer, turtles, raccoons, birds, and snakes. Call 911 to report feeding activity.
20 feet from alligators.
• If you encounter an injured, sick, or dead animal, do not attempt to handle or assist it; please call JIA Wildlife Response at 912.222.5992.
HISTORY & CULTURE GOLDEN ISLES CARRIAGE AND TRAIL AT THREE OAKS FARM 912.635.9500 • 364 Riverview Dr. Narrative history carriage tours, ghost carriage tours, and romantic evening carriage rides. • threeoaksfarm.org
LIGHTHOUSE TROLLEYS 912.638.3333 Offers Jekyll Island trolley and bus tours as well as transportation services. Public History and Ghost Tours operate on regular schedules year-round, and services for convention groups, weddings, and private tours are available by request • lighthousetrolleys.com
912.635.4036 • 100 Stable Rd. Jekyll Island’s storied past is brought to life inside Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum. Blending interactive exhibitry of decades past and present, Mosaic tells the story of Georgia’s most intriguing barrier island. Visit for a unique museum experience with educational tours and seasonal programming. jekyllisland.com/history
TOURS & SPECIAL PROGRAMS
HISTORIC FAITH CHAPEL
Departs from Mosaic A variety of guided trolley tours of the 240-acre historic district including a look inside several cottages, Faith Chapel, and the Mosaic Gallery. Admission required.
Built in 1904, Faith Chapel opened as an interdenominational church for members of the Jekyll Island Club. Home to the famed Tiffany window masterpiece, Faith Chapel is a must-see while touring the Historic District.
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J EK YLL ISL AN D G O LF CLU B
912.635.2368 • 322 Captain Wylly Rd. The Jekyll Island Golf Club offers guests 63 holes of golf as well as a full practice facility, PGA professional staff, and U.S. Kids certified instructors. Full club fitting capabilities are also available. jekyllisland.com/golf
INDIAN MOUND: Constructed in 1975, Indian Mound is the shortest of Jekyll’s three 18-hole courses, but it still displays course designer Joe Lee’s signature fairway bunkers in precarious locations. OLEANDER: Designed by one of the most respected course architects in the game, Dick Wilson, Oleander is known as the most distinct of the Island’s three 18-hole courses.
GREAT DUNES: Famed course designer Walter “Old Man” Travis constructed Great Dunes in 1926. Reflecting the island’s unique coastal terrain, the 9-hole features ocean breezes and alternates in difficulty and simplicity.
PINE LAKES: Known as the Island’s familyoriented course — despite being the longest— Pine Lakes was developed by designer Clyde Johnson to incorporate family-friendly tees, making it an even playing ground for both adults and younger players. 20
BIKING & TR ANSP ORTATION Bicycling has long been a favorite activity on Jekyll Island. With more than 20 miles of picturesque paths and trails, biking offers a scenic way to see all of the island’s hallmark points of interest. Paths wind around sand dunes, beaches, and historic sites, while our ancient oaks offer ample shade.
JEKYLL ISLAND BIKE RENTAL
912.635.2648 • Corner of N. Beachview Dr. & Shell Rd. Rent bikes, tricycles, tandem bikes, two and four-person surreys, and dual trikes. jekyllisland.com/biking
912.635.5185 • 371 Riverview Dr. Bike rentals and maintenance, including a fleet of bicycles and accessories. Located in the Historic District. jekyllclub.com
BEACHSIDE BIKE RENTALS
RED BUG MOTORS RENTALS
912.635.9801 • 60 S. Beachview Dr. Bicycle rentals at Days Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn, Seafarer Inn & Suites, and Villas by the Sea. • beachsidebikerentals.com
912.635.9330 • 500 Riverview Dr. Daily and weekly rentals of electric and gas carts. Reservations recommended. redbugmotors.com
TH INGS TO KN OW • Bike helmets are required for riders age 16 and younger.
• Share the road; drivers and
cyclists have equal rights to use the road.
• Golf carts are allowed on Jekyll roads but must be street legal
(braking system, reflectors, horn, • Ride single-file on bike paths. rearview mirror, seat belts, and • Allow traffic to pass by moving to handholds for each passenger). • Stay on bike paths when possible. the shoulder where it is safe to do so. • Electric bikes are not available for • No golf carts on bike paths. rentals or tours.
J EK YLL ISL AN D TEN N IS CEN TER 912.635.3154 • 400 Captain Wylly Rd. The Jekyll Island Tennis Center is a public tennis facility featuring 13 Har-tru clay courts, a pro shop with tennis racket stringing, racket rental, ball machine rental, and tennis equipment and apparel. It also offers private instructional lessons by a USTA Pro and hosts many USTA tournaments for adults and juniors. The Center received the USTA Outstanding Facility Award in 2018. jekyllisland.com/tennis 21
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TOURS & E XCURSIONS GOLDEN ISLES CARRIAGE AND TRAIL AT THREE OAKS FARM
THE EMERALD PRINCESS CASINO
912.635.9500 • 2 Clam Creek Rd. Horseback beach rides, beachfront photo sessions with the horses and pony rides. threeoaksfarm.org
800.842.0115 • 1 Emerald Princess Dr. Casino cruise ship with casual dining, cocktail lounges, and casino games including slots, blackjack, poker, Texas Hold 'Em, roulette, and craps. • emeraldprincesscasino.com
ISLAND AIRBOAT TOURS
4-H TIDELANDS NATURE CENTER
912.223.2723 • 10 Clam Creek Rd. Six-person airboat marsh tours. Departs from boat ramp off Riverside Dr.
912.635.5032 • 100 S. Riverview Dr. Coastal ecology programs, nature walks, group programs, and kayak tours. tidelands4h.org
JEKYLL ISLAND BOAT TOURS 912.635.3152 • 366 Riverview Dr. Dolphin, private, and sightseeing tours. Boats accommodate 49 passengers each. Reservations recommended. captainphillip.com
WATER RECRE ATION 4-H TIDELANDS NATURE CENTER 912.635.5032 • 100 S. Riverview Dr. Guided kayak tours year-round in the salt marsh creeks. Canoe rentals available on Tidelands Pond. • tidelands4h.org
GOLDEN ISLES PADDLE COMPANY 912.602.2470 • gipaddle.com
JEKYLL ISLAND BOAT RAMP Located at 300 Skimmer Lane near Tidelands Nature Center.
SOUTHEAST ADVENTURE OUTFITTERS 912.638.6732 • southeastadventure.com
TURTLE TIDES JEKYLL KAYAK AND SUP TOURS 912.571.2567 • 301 Skimmer Lane, Unit 1 Turtle Tides Jekyll offers rentals and tours of Kayaks and paddleboards (SUP); free delivery. Feel your blood pressure decrease as you enjoy a relaxing nature paddle or increase your heart rate if you want to paddle for exercise. It’s your choice! Please call for details. turtletidesjekyll.com
J EK YLL ISL AN D M IN I G O LF 912.635.2648 • Corner of N. Beachview Dr. & Shell Rd. Located just across from the Atlantic Ocean and Great Dunes Park, Jekyll Island Mini Golf offers two courses. Enjoy one or both of these well-lit 18-hole courses, a guaranteed blast for the entire family. jekyllisland.com/minigolf
PLAYGROUNDS Corner of N. Beachview Dr. and Shell Rd. Next to Mini Golf, two fenced playgrounds for kids ages five and under or six and up feature play structures for climbing and swinging. Park benches, restrooms, and refreshments available on-site. Daily, sunrise to sunset.
E X P LO R E SU M M ER WAVE S WATER PARK
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912.635.2074 • 210 S. Riverview Dr. A family-friendly water park featuring more than a dozen water slides, a 500,000-gallon wave pool, a half-mile lazy river, plus Shark Tooth Cove, a kids’ zone kid-friendly pool and slides with 360° seating to watch your little ones. Enjoy lounging and shade spaces as well as private cabanas offering lounge seating, ceiling fans, cooler with bottled waters, charging stations, and patio area. While you’re there, enjoy subs, salads, hot dogs, snacks, and ice cream at Larry’s Giant Subs inside the park. Tickets and season passes available online. • summerwaves.com 24
SHOP Jekyll Island is a world of discovery for nature lovers and shoppers alike. Whether you’re looking for fine art or coastal apparel and accessories, it’s all here. And it’s one more part of Jekyll Island you don’t want to miss.
AROUND THE ISL AND GUEST INFORMATION CENTER 912.635.3636 • 901 Downing Musgrove Cswy. Variety of souvenirs, from Jekyll Island trinkets and regional books to fine pieces of art from local artists. Island Treasures artisan floats also available.
JEKYLL FISHING CENTER 912.635.3556 • 10 Clam Creek Rd. Locally made tackle, plus name-brand rod and reels. Live and dead bait available, as well as a selection of artificial baits. Rod and reel rentals, plus beach wagons & chairs. Also offering nautical gifts, souvenirs, T-shirts, hats, cover-ups, snacks, cold drinks, ice cream, and hot dogs.
JEKYLL ISLAND GOLF PRO SHOP 912.635.2368 • 322 Captain Wylly Rd. Golf equipment and apparel. Club fittings by appointment. • jekyllisland.com/golf
BE ACH VILL AGE
JEKYLL ISLAND CAMPGROUND GENERAL STORE 912.635-3021 • Jekyll Island Campground General store for RV supplies, firewood, propane, ice, and personal items.
JEKYLL ISLAND GREENHOUSE 912.635.4058 • Stable Rd., just north of the Fire Station. Offering a variety of plants & flowers.
JEKYLL ISLAND TENNIS CENTER PRO SHOP 912.635.3154 • 400 Captain Wylly Rd. Restringing and a variety of tennis gear for all ages. • jekyllisland.com/tennis
VILLAS BY THE SEA SHOPPE 912.635.2521 • 1175 N. Beachview Dr. Ready-made deli sandwiches, snacks, sweets, and cold beverages. Selection of souvenirs, T-shirts, hats, cover-ups, and sun care products.
JEKYLL BEVERAGE CENTER
912.319.2083 • 10 Main St. Fashionable women’s clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories, and more.
912.635.2080 • 31 Main St. Full-service package store selling a variety of liquor, wine, and beer, plus cigars and mixers. Many products made in Georgia.
CAROLINE’S GIFTS & FLOWERS 912.319.2129 • 10 Main St. Coastal items, jewelry, handmade artisan gifts, home and personal accessories, original cards, custom wedding flower designs, and cut flower arrangements. • carolinesgifts.net
JEKYLL MARKET 912.635.2253 • 11 Main St. Gourmet grocery store with a large selection of staples and specialty items including fresh meats, seafood, local produce, deli & bakery selections, and beer & wine. • jekyllmarket.com 26
LIFE IS GOOD
THE CABANA GIFT GALLERY
912.635.4425 • 10 Main St. Optimistic T-shirts, hats, and mugs embodied with positivity. Life is Good company donates 10% of annual net profits to help Kids In Need™.
912.635.2253 • Jekyll Market, 11 Main St. Gifts, books, souvenirs, and bath & body items. Resort wear for men, women, and children, including original T-shirts, sandals, shoes, beach accessories, and jewelry. jekyllmarket.com
LONG NECKS BEER, WINE & GROWLERS 912.635.2253 • Jekyll Market, 11 Main St. Domestic and imported beers and an international selection of wines. Filling station for growlers with 12 regional craft beers on tap. Specializing in wine & beer flights and frozen drinks. Mixers, cocktail items, wine glasses, cocktail napkins, bar gadgets, and bagged ice available. • jekyllmarket.com
MAXWELLS’S GENERAL STORE 912.635.2205 • 10 Main St. Beach, fishing, and camping supplies as well as health and beauty items, T-shirts, and gifts with in-shop monogramming/embroidery. Also offering fishing licenses, UPS shipping, and fax services.
SEASIDE SUNGLASSES 912.319.2024 • 31 Main St. Latest styles and brand names for all eyewear needs, including designer sunglasses and accessories. • seasidesunglasses.com
SNAPPY TURTLE 912.319.2319 • 41 Main St. Gifts and apparel for children as well as adult resort wear.
SPLASH RESORT WEAR 912.319.2096 • 10 Main St. Souvenirs, T-shirts, beach accessories, and more.
THE COLLECTION BOUTIQUE 912.319.2056 • 21 Main St. Adult clothing from brands like Cobian, Southern Tide, and Anne Cole. Expansive swimwear selection.
THE SALT TABLE 912.319.2530 • 31 Main St. Culinary experience with Salt Table salts, seasonings, sugars, honey, and tea, as well as authentic Georgia Grown jellies, sauces, cookies, wines, peanuts, and more. salttable.com
TONYA’S TREASURES 912.319.2068 • 21 Main St. Ladies’ accessories and apparel. tonyastreasures.com
WHITTLE GIFT SHOP 912.635.2552 • 31 Main St. T-shirts from 6 months to 5X, souvenirs, beach supplies, shells, toys, saltwater taffy, note cards, and more.
HISTORIC DISTRIC T COTTON & COPPER
MOSAIC GIFT SHOP
912.319.2003 • 32 Pier Rd. Handpicked finds from around the globe, as well as from our own backyard. This is Island Whim-SEA.
912.635.4036 • 100 Stable Rd. Stylish apparel, fine jewelry and accessories, unique gifts, fascinating books, and custom collectibles highlighting Jekyll’s past and present. • jekyllisland.com/history
GEORGIA SEA TURTLE CENTER GIFT SHOP 912.635.4444 • 214 Stable Rd. Sea turtle and marine life merchandise, as well as sweatshirts, toys, fine silver jewelry, and handmade crafts. Portion of proceeds fund rehabilitation, research, and educational efforts at the Center. • gstc.jekyllisland.com
ISLAND SWEETS SHOPPE 912.635.3135 • 150 Old Plantation Rd. Old-fashioned candy, hand-dipped ice cream, fine chocolates, and freshly made fudge.
JEKYLL ISLAND ARTS ASSOCIATION 912.635.3920 • 321 Riverview Dr. Art gallery and shop with local artist-made items operated by the Jekyll Island Arts Association, with monthly exhibits and classes Located in historic Goodyear Cottage. jekyllartists.com
JEKYLL WHARF GIFT SHOP 912.635.3152 • 366 N. Riverview Dr. One-of-a-kind gifts like Tyler Dominey metal art & Jaime Bracewell shark tooth jewelry. captainphillip.com
JUST BY HAND 912.635.9810 • 26 Pier Rd. Handcrafted gift items such as glass, pottery, textiles, and jewelry, plus boxes, small furnishings, and more. Island Treasures all year long.
REMEMBER WHEN 912.635.4188 • 13 Pier Rd. Curated collection of apparel, gifts, and collectibles inspired by the earlier days of Jekyll Island.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE GIFTS 843.683.9991 • 21 Pier Rd. Upscale gifts from candles to apparel and anything in between.
THE COMMISSARY 912.635.2878 • 24 Pier Rd. Jams, jellies, BBQ and hot sauces, gourmet coffees, and salad dressings, as well as regional cookbooks and other Georgia-made specialty food items. thecommissaryonjekyllisland.com
THE ISLAND HOUSE 912.635.2632 • 17 Pier Rd. Eclectic array of jewelry, fashion, local art, music, mermaids, shells, turtles, books, and more.
THE SHOPPE AT JEKYLL ISLAND CLUB RESORT 912.635.2600 • 371 Riverview Dr. Bath products, jewelry, accessories, books, apparel, beach gear, candles, gifts, pillows, and assorted snacks and adult beverages. Located at Jekyll Island Club Resort. jekyllclub.com
J E K Y L L I S L A N D . C O M / S TAY
S TAY From family-friendly hotels to private villas to world-class resorts, you’ll discover just the right retreat to suit your tastes and budget.
LODGING BEACHVIEW CLUB HOTEL
HOME2 SUITES BY HILTON
912.635.2256 • 721 N. Beachview Dr. A 38-room boutique hotel with ocean views and century-old live oaks surrounding a courtyard with pool and fire pits. • beachviewclubjekyll.com
912.319.6019 • 101 Ocean Way All-suite extended stay hotel nestled in Beach Village with outdoor pool, hot tub, fire pit, and convenient access to Corsair Beach Park and Beach Village. • home2jekyll.com
COURTYARD/RESIDENCE INN 912.635.2416 • 178 S. Beachview Dr. Introducing the newest hotel on Jekyll Island. The fusion of these two unique Marriott brands allows you to take advantage of extra amenities like the Island’s largest pool, oceanfront event space, and onsite dining. Courtyard: marriott.com/bqkcj Residence Inn: marriott.com/bqkrj
DAYS INN AND SUITES 912.635.9800 • 60 S. Beachview Dr. Oceanfront rooms and suites with two pools, hot tub, fire pit, volleyball, pickleball, and complimentary continental breakfast. daysinnjekyll.com
HAMPTON INN & SUITES 912.635.3733 • 200 S. Beachview Dr. Enjoy complimentary breakfast at this beachfront, pet-friendly hotel featuring private beach access, onsite bar and grill, heated pool, onsite bike rental, firepit, and walking distance to South Dunes Beach Park. jekyllislandsuites.hamptoninn.com
HOLIDAY INN RESORT 912.635.2211 • 701 N. Beachview Dr. Located on 1/4 mile of oceanfront property with an oceanfront pool, fire pits, and playground. Pet-friendly, with multiple dining options. holidayinnresortjekyll.com
JEKYLL ISLAND CLUB RESORT 844.624.9109 • 371 Riverview Dr. Victorian charm hotel with modern conveniences in the Historic District. Five restaurants, bars, activities, and beach services, plus meeting, wedding, and event space. • jekyllclub.com
JEKYLL OCEAN CLUB 844.624.9109 • 80 Ocean Way A Four Diamond boutique, oceanfront all-suite hotel with a beachfront restaurant, ocean views, pool, fire pit, and event, meeting, & wedding space. • jekyllclub.com
SEAFARER INN & SUITES 912.635.2202 • 700 N. Beachview Dr. Newly renovated boutique hotel with large multi-bedroom suites. Features a resortstyle pool and complimentary breakfast. seafarerinnandsuites.com
THE WESTIN JEKYLL ISLAND 912.635.4545 • 110 Ocean Way Oceanfront resort with direct beach access, ocean views, and three on-site dining venues. westinjekyllisland.com
VILLAS BY THE SEA RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER 912.635.2521 • 1175 N. Beachview Dr. Oceanfront resort-hotel adjacent to Driftwood Beach offering 1, 2, and 3 bedroom villas. Affordable & comfortable with many amenities. villasbythesearesort.com 30
HOME RENTAL S & SALES JEKYLL REALTY
912.635.3301 • 21 Main St. Real estate sales and furnished vacation rental homes, apartments, and condominiums including Ocean Oaks and The Cottages. jekyllrealty.com
912.319.7201 • 21 Main St. (upstairs) Professional real estate company offering over a century of experience with Jekyll Island property sales and marketing. • seasidejekyll.com
843.997.5540 • 11 Main St. Sales Office • A new development of two and three-bedroom flats near Jekyll Harbor Marina. Visit the sales office in Beach Village. themooringsatjekyll.com
912.635.2512 • 21 Main St. Full-service real estate company offering home sales, rentals, and long-term or shortterm property management. parker-kaufman.com
THE MOORINGS AT JEKYLL HARBOR
J EK YLL H ARB O R M AR IN A
912.635.3137 • 1 Harbor Rd. A full-service resort marina and dry storage facility that offers amenities such as a restaurant, pool, hot tub, courtesy golf carts, beach cruisers, and Wi-Fi • jekyllharbor.com
S TAY J EK YLL ISL AN D C AM PG RO U N D
912.635.3021 • 1197 Riverview Dr. Nestled under magnificent oak trees on the island’s north end sits the Jekyll Island Campground. Within these 18 wooded acres, there is a perfect site for every camper — from primitive spots for pitching a tent to full hook-up sites with both back-in and pull-thru options. On-site electricity, water, cable TV, Wi-Fi, laundry, bathhouses, and a general store eliminate the need to leave the campground. • jekyllisland.com/campground 32
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