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 and a variety of family-friendly activities and attractions.
Jekyll Island was purchased in 1886 by a group of wealthy families as a private retreat. In 1947 the island was acquired by the State of Georgia and became a holiday hideaway where to relax and enjoy nature. Tourists can learn about the history visiting The Jekyll Island Museum and discover 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. Driftwood Beach, on the north of Jekyll Island, is a wonderful location for scenic weddings and Glory Beach, on the south, is characterized by sea oats and sand dunes.
Another attraction is the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, a natural facility dedicated to increase awareness of sea turtles, offering 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, fresh seafood and Southern Cuisine restaurants, outdoor markets, design boutique, souvenir shops and art galleries.
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