Located a little over an hour’s drive north of Jacksonville, Jekyll Island is a unique place known for natural and historic preservation, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, an especially photogenic driftwood beach, and vestiges of Gatsby Era exclusivity. One of Georgia’s “Golden Isles,” Jekyll Island is abundantly blessed with beautiful beaches, shady oak hammocks, and golden marshlands. Once a winter playground for the elite, names like Rockefeller and Vanderbilt were once among the membership at the Jekyll Island Club. Today, the club building remains an exclusive resort and is the signature landmark of Jekyll Island. Nearby, cottages and other structures from that time period have also been restored as part of the Jekyll Island National Historic Landmark. As an added bonus, the aforementioned Georgia Sea Turtle Center is a rehabilitation center and museum that allows visitors to see first hand how marine life veterenarians care for injured sea turtles found along the Georgia and Florida coasts.
JEKYLL ISLAND NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK
GEORGIA SEA TURTLE CENTER
SIDNEY LANIER BRIDGE & MARSHES OF GLYNN FROM JEKYLL ISLAND