Explore Jekyll Island Golf, Beaches and More
Welcome to our Golden Isle! We invite you to explore the beauty and history of Jekyll Island where you'll find so much to do off the beaten path. Hit the links on one of 3 18-hole Jekyll Island Golf courses. Search our pristine beaches for sea shells or enjoy the outdoor pool, spa and firepit right here on our property. Play at our nearby water park, explore the island by bike or boat and more. Enjoy dinner at one of the many nearby restaurants featuring fresh caught seafood every day.
Golf Jekyll Island Jekyll Island is considered Georgia’s largest golf resort. Bring your clubs when you pack for a Jekyll Island vacation! There are 3 beautiful 18-hole golf courses on the island and a 9-hole course. The Jekyll Clubhouse features a full-service golf shop, restaurant & lounge. A nearby driving range, putting greens, practice bunker and instruction available from PGA teaching professionals make it a worthwhile experience.
Beaches Jekyll has beautiful beaches that spread as far as the eye can see. There are 10 miles of beaches along the shore of Jekyll Island. Be sure to visit Driftwood Beach on the north end of the island, so named because of the remnants of live oak trees that have washed out on the beach over time.
Fishing Sport fishing is a popular activity drawing experienced anglers from all over the country. You'll find trout, flounder, redfish, bass, tarpon, kingfish, snapper, barracuda, grouper, Spanish mackerel and amber jack - just to name a few. Cast your net into the marsh or at the beach to catch wild GA shrimp - great bait and good eating, too!
Tennis The Jekyll Island Tennis Center has 13 courts waiting for you! With these Hard True “fast dry” courts, even a brief thunderstorm won’t hold you up for very long. 7 lighted courts are available even for night play. Break a string? Got that covered as well with a full service pro shop open daily.
Georgia Sea Turtle Center Jekyll is home to Georgia’s first center for the care of sick and injured sea turtles. Injured sea turtles from all over the U.S. are brought to the GA Sea Turtle Center to be cared for and eventually released back into the ocean. At the Center you can watch live procedures on sick turtles and learn how you can help save sea turtles and other marine animals through interactive exhibits.
March - November
Monday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday-Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
December - February
Tuesday-Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Holiday Schedule and special closings:
Thanksgiving Day: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Christmas Eve Day: CLOSED
Christmas Day: CLOSED
New Year's Day: CLOSED
$7 for adults (13+ years)
$6 for Seniors (65+ years)
$5 for children (4-12 years)
FREE for children 3 and under.
$6 for Active Duty Military Personnel, College Students and Teachers (ID required)
(*Prices include tax)
Horseback Riding Horseback riding provides a unique way to experience the natural beauty of Jekyll Island. Take a trail ride through the Maritime Forest and to view salt marshes and beautiful Driftwood Beach. Gentle, well-trained horses and experienced guides insure a fun-filled ride. Offered by Lone Oaks Carriage & Trail Company. Call 912-635-9500 for details and fees. Reservations are required.
Biking BYOB... that’s “Bring Your Own Bike,” on our island - or rent one from our hotel. You can spend endless hours of exploration and enjoyment pedaling maintained bike paths that wind along the marsh, through the oaks and by the beach.
Tidelands 4-H Nature Center Jekyll has unspoiled beaches & forests teaming with wildlife. Take a walking tour into the forest, beach or in the tidal marsh & see a living ecosystem that is both fragile and beautiful. Guided walking tours are available through the Tidelands Nature Center on Jekyll. Tours are 1 1/2 – 2 hours long and will give you a greater appreciation for the ecosystem of the Island. Segway nature tours are also available.
Jekyll Island Fun Tours Segway Nature Adventure Glide along trails and personally witness this truly unique area.An educated guide will point out the plant and animal life as you stop to observe the sights. Riding the Segway® PT feels like nothing you've ever experienced. The Segway® PT is balances for you. It all feels natural and really cool. Call 912-635-9704 to book a reservation.
Golf Cart Nature Tours Discover a birding and nature adventure that only locals know about! Jekyll Island's three eighteen-hole golf courses are a natural home to deer, raccoon, nesting birds, flowers, butterflies, dragonflies and alligators. Join Birder and Naturalist Lydia Thompson on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a Golf Cart Nature Tour June 16th - September. Call 912-635-2368. for reservations.
Maritime Eco Excursions
Clam Creek Picnic Area Marsh and north-end beach walk meets at the Clam Creek parking lot, north end of island, opposite campground. (Mondays / Year-round)St.
Andrews Picnic Area Marsh, maritime forest, and south-end beach walk meets at the St. Andrews parking lot. (Wednesdays / Year-round).
South Dunes Picnic Area Maritime forest and beach walk meets at South Dunes parking lot. (Fridays / March - September only)
Kayak & Canoe Tours Guided kayak tours are also available at the Tidelands Center. There is no better way to get closer to the birds, fish and other coastal wildlife! Quietly paddle and explore the pristine beauty of Jekyll and its natural habitat. Each tour is guided by an experienced naturalist. Canoes are available for self-guided tours on Rixen Pond.
Boating Bring your boat along with you to Jekyll Island. The recently updated Jekyll Island boat ramp that features 3 launch lanes 130 feet long, making it possible to launch boats at all tide stages. Venture out on the Intracoastal Waterway or into the Atlantic Ocean. Dock your boat at the Jekyll Island Harbor Marina for fuel and snacks.
Birding Southeast Georgia is well known as an outstanding venue for birdwatchers. Learn how to identify the multitude of birds that migrate through the area and get an up close look at the terrapin turtles that live in the salt marshes. The Georgia Coast Birding and Nature Festival celebrates an annual event in October.