Set on the coast of Georgia (USA), Jekyll Island is one of the four barrier islands, the Golden Isles, in the Atlantic Ocean. A protected natural habitat with white sandy beaches and ancient maritime forest. This charming getaway offers a unique sense of calm, family friendly activities and attractions.
A group of wealthy families bought Jekyll Island in 1886 as a private retreat. After that, in 1947 the island was part of the State of Georgia and became a holiday hideaway. Tourists can learn the history of the island visiting The Jekyll Island Museum. Moreover, they can visit the National Historic Landmark District, an area with opulent mansions, preserved cottages and historic clubhouse.
The island offers unspoiled sandy shorelines, golf clubs, outdoor tennis courts, and bike trails. For example, Driftwood Beach, on the north of Jekyll Island, is a wonderful location for scenic weddings. After that, Glory Beach, on the South, is characterised by sea oats and sand dunes.
Another attraction is the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, a natural facility dedicated to increase awareness of sea turtles. The centre for example offers interactive education exhibits, rehabilitation, and research programs. It is also possible to take guided tours to see wild sea turtles.
Jekyll Island is a delightful destination with a variety of accommodations, including historic or oceanfront hotels, cottages or beach camping. Moreover, the island offers fresh seafood and Southern Cuisine restaurants, outdoor markets, design boutique, souvenir shops and art galleries.
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