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Driftwood Beach

Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
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Very cool

This is a good place to go take pictures especially at sunset. It's not a beach for going barefoot... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Amy F
via mobile

We stayed on Saint Simons Island, but visited Driftwood beach about 4 times. This place is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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“low tide” (130 reviews)
“dead trees” (47 reviews)
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Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a good place to go take pictures especially at sunset. It's not a beach for going barefoot or swimming but definitely neat to see all the old trees.

Thank Amy F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stayed on Saint Simons Island, but visited Driftwood beach about 4 times. This place is absolutely beautiful!! Be sure to visit during low tide!!

Thank Cwampler
Reviewed 2 days ago

BRING YOUR CAMERA! Dawn, dusk, and all hours in between are great for stunning pictures. See unspoiled nature.

Thank Z5808IYbillc
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a pretty beach with lots of Driftwood all over it!! Amazing photo ops!! We walked for a half mile from the pier area and saw some beautiful pieces of Driftwood!! It is immovable! My husband tried to move a piece and you can't!!!!!...More

1  Thank Mummio2
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very cool location! If you go during low tide you can actually walk along the beach. The water is much calmer here than on the main beach and the trees are amazing.

Thank Ann Marie S
Reviewed 3 days ago

While Jeyll beaches are not really that nice given the mud from the inland marshes wind up on the beach, this place is kind of neat and different. It is worth driving up to the north end of the island to take a look and...More

Thank G C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of photo opportunities on this gorgeous stretch of beach. It lives up to it's name. Plan to go back at sunrise next time.

Thank karmilla2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

The driftwood formations are extremely interesting. At low tide, it can be a regular beach; however, at high tide, the water covers the fairly small strip of sand east of the rock formation. For best photography results, go in the morning, ideally at low tide....More

Thank radishmom
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s a great place! Get there when they open to get a good seat for the day! (10:00) They only have one place to eat which is Larry’s giant subs which is a good lunch!

Thank Noah B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Super spot to walk or for photos. Make sure you check a tide chart and try to go close to low tide. You will have a greater area to explore and won't risk getting stuck when the tide comes in.

Thank RoadsGoEverEverOn
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25 June 2017|
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Response from Ditcha1 | Reviewed this property |
The beach is located on Jekyll island so you firstly need to pay the $6 vehicle entry fee to enter the island. Once you go through the entrance toll, all the attractions/ sites are quite easily signposted. You definitely... More
14 May 2017|
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Response from Schoolmans | Reviewed this property |
You would have to walk through a wooded area in sand. I would have someone walk the path first to see how soft it is. The beach itself is hard. Depending on how you maneuver through the driftwood you could see quite a bit of... More
Colleen D
9 April 2017|
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Response from RoundTripFamily | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it. This is a state park and it is protected but ask at the gate entrance. I know there are signs that you cannot take away any driftwood.