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Driftwood Beach

Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
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Awesome picture place!

Our whole family had a lot of fun walking the beach here. Wear good shoes for climbing and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Granite Falls, North Carolina
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The land that time forgot..........

Jekyll Island don't miss attraction which I did on 6 prior visits. Now on my guide list for our out... read more

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Jon P
St. Marys, Georgia
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“dead trees” (43 reviews)
Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our whole family had a lot of fun walking the beach here. Wear good shoes for climbing and exploring.

Thank KMRutter
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Jekyll Island don't miss attraction which I did on 6 prior visits. Now on my guide list for our out of town family and friends to enjoy.

Thank Jon P
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a nice beach and I could easily walk there beachside form where I stayed. Really enjoyed the walk there.

Thank Gennean
Reviewed 4 days ago

This beach has lots of old trees toppled and beach washed on the sand. It is a great place to explore, reflect and take photos. But bring your bug Spray! We were there as a storm roles in and the views were breathtaking.

Thank Dawn Y
Reviewed 4 days ago

Always the best place to go - go early in the morning and enjoy the solitude. Make sure to go around the bend to see the best trees. When we were there we counted 15 turtle nests!

Thank marianne1115
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed walking around the beach; it was absolutely beautiful at sunset and very neat to see the natural tree formations.

Thank Love2TravelVA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Finally made a trip to Driftwood Beach after years of living in South Georgia. Stepping from the bushes on to the beach is stepping out among skeletons from another age. Everywhere there are the remnants of storm-tossed trees, twisted into fantastic shapes by the wind...More

Thank Harry T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is so unusual and worth seeing. The driftwood is everywhere on the shore and I have never seen anything like it before. Very interesting.

Thank Cindyonthego
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best beach of the Golden Isles. So very pretty, big huge dead trees littering the beach. Lots of shells. Definitely would go back.

Thank Stephanie Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved walking on this beach and looking at all the driftwood! It was so beautiful and stunning. Very relaxing and a wonderful place to take photos. It's really worth a visit if you are in the area!

Thank hvcr26
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How do you get to Driftwood Beach? What is the easiest way to access it? Where do you park?
24 June 2017|
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
If you are handicapped and can't walk very far is this a good beach to go to?
13 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
Can I take some sand from the beach for a school project?
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.