The island is owned by the state of georgia and run by a selfsustaining, selfgoverning body. Youll the turn right onto us17 north and then turn. This tropical island getaway destination that most would categorize as a summer vacation destination, is one i often refer to as my secret island. Here is what i found, and this will apply to their new causeway toll plaza for the time being. Take advantage of all jekyll island has to offer with our season pass deals. Georgias only sea turtle education and rehabilitation facility. Summer waves at jekyll island, georgia mommie tourist. A big decision of why millionaire tycoons like rockefeller and j.
First, we hoped to get to the island at least ten times, which would make the annual pass cost effective. Other rates on the island are also going up as part plans by the agency. After answering a post, i decided to check the fees for entering jekyll island. Feb 24, 2020 jekyll island guest information center. The guest information center and plaza welcomes thousands of guests each year to jekyll island. Along the way there are several spots where families can stop to use the restroom. Jekyll island guest information center jekyll island. If your visit to jekyll island is in the off season months of january or february, then your family is in for a special treat.
The 15 best things to do in jekyll island updated 2020. Jun 23, 2018 if you are local or semilocal then a great option is to get the annual pass. The pool will be within driving or biking, but may not be. Dedicated lane possible for new jekyll gate local news the. Search jekyll island rentals including pool pass jekyll realty.
Requests for a dedicated lane for those with annual passes has. Jekyll island 7 mustsee secrets these coastal locals aren. Located midway between savannah, georgia and jacksonville, florida, jekyll island is approximately 5,700 acres and the smallest of georgias barrier islands. Jekyll island s undisturbed beauty, combined with its pleasant yearround weather and refreshing ocean breezes, provides a breathtaking backdrop for a variety of wonderful experiences. However, the jekyll island parking fee will be increased during this event. Every day during the special event, beach buddy volunteers hide several plastic float balls around the island. Properties with a pool pass provided allows guests to gain access to a communal pool on jekyll island. World war ii 194145 was the final blow to the life of the jekyll island club. In addition to the large, flexible atlantic hall, the new convention center offers an additional 11 breakout meeting rooms, including the upgraded 3,200. The pool will be within driving or biking, but may not be within a reasonable walking distance. Home visiting other services jekyll island guest information center jekyll island guest information center offers a wide variety of visitor resources including maps, brochures, and island information, as well as a gift shop and restrooms. The jekyll island trail is a combination of loops and connecting trails that make up a 24milelong route circling this island on the southeast coast of georgia. Five reasons to visit jekyll island southern living. For an overview of all the fun we had exploring jekyll island in the off season, heres a video recap.
Our favorite stretches run along the western side with marsh and river views. Official offseason guide to visiting jekyll island the. Jekyll islands undisturbed beauty, combined with its pleasant yearround weather and refreshing ocean breezes, provides a breathtaking backdrop for a variety of wonderful experiences. Fishing charters, boat cruises and guided tours are available most days in season, with the jekyll island marina and jekyll island wharf provided easy access and supplies for anglers. It is one of the sea islands and one of the golden isles of georgia barrier islands. Only 35% of the island is built on, as part of a georgia state mandate for the island, while 65% of the island remains naturelike. Shrimp and grits festival to return to jekyll island local. Visit jekyll island museum in united states and tour many such museums at inspirock. Throughout the 128,000square foot building, hints of the coastal environment are found.
Houseboat, floating tiny house, truly waterfront boats. First up, there are a few things you need to know about visiting jekyll island beaches. Public areas, such as the playground, bike paths, beach crossovers and bathrooms have all benefited from these funds. Youll find bike rentals at the jekyll island bike barn at the corner of n. Jekyll island is reachable via the jekyll island causeway which intersects with u. Please contact the guest information center with any questions or concerns about your annual jekyll island parking pass. Amid the peace and serenity of jekyll island is an exciting family attraction summer waves water park. This pass gives you access to many of the islands public outdoor areas, including picnic areas, beach parking and access points, playground, soccer. The jekyll island authority says its getting rid of the barcode scanners that annual pass holders have previously stuck on their cars.
Mar 26, 2019 it also helps preserve the conservation land on jekyll island. Rent a bike to pedal the more than 20 miles of trails on jekyll island. Jekyll island is a totally restful, familyfriendly island and vacation destination for those wanting to relax, enjoy nature and the ocean on an island right here in the us no ferry necessary. A helpful firsttimers guide to jekyll island beaches. Jekyll island 7 mustsee secrets these coastal locals. The pool pass is only valid for the time period of a guests reservation and the number of. The island can be accessed via hwy 17 and ga520 use exit 29 on i95. The pool pass is only valid for the time period of a guests reservation and the number of people the rental property accommodates. The jekyll island club flourished into the 1930s, but the great depression began to change many peoples priorities. If you are local or semilocal then a great option is to get the annual pass. When driving from the jacksonville international airport and head toward i95 north to georgia exit 29 jekyll islandbrunswick. It opened as usual for the 1942 season but closed early because of financial problems and the strain the war placed on the labor situation. Corps of engineers lakes, jekyll island and lake lanier are not state parks.
So why do other people secretly flock to jekyll island georgia during the winter. This pass gives you access to many of the island s public outdoor areas, including picnic areas, beach parking and access points, playground, soccer complex, historic landmark district, fishing pier, bicycle and nature trails and more. Additionally, summer waves will also offer a season pass discount to members on june 2this is a oneday only offer. A jekyll island paddleboard and kayak sunset tour provides the perfect opportunity to relax, see one of the most beautiful sights the golden isles have to offer, and connect with friends and loved ones. Known for its cool, refreshing waters, clean surroundings, and amazing views of the jekyll river, summer waves offers a variety of ways to beat the heat this season. Organized school groups, diners in lodge restaurants and attendees of daylong lodge meetings are exempt. Long used seasonally by indigenous peoples of the region, beginning in the colonial era, some of its lands became privately owned. Discover miles of wideopen beaches, marshes teeming with life, and live oaks draped in spanish moss. The state of georgia purchased the island five years later.
Jekyll island convention center the jekyll island convention center is the only oceanfront convention facility on the east coast south of new jersey. Jekyll island paddleboard and kayak kingfisher jekyll island. Jekyll island campground, georgia the touring camper. Mar 08, 2019 sign in to like videos, comment, and subscribe. Entrance fees for jekyll island jekyll island forum tripadvisor. Explore jekyll island the official website guide to jekyll. Featured attractions are six waterslides 3050 feet high, a splash zone with a 750gallon tipping bucket, a lazy river, a wave pool and a childrens wading pool. Jekyll harbor marina has a swimming pool and hot tub that are opened during the warmer months of the year. If your visit to jekyll island is in january or february, then your family is in for a special treat. The jekyll island gates are a kind of a metaphorical handshake for everyone. The money collected from the parking fee is used to beautify the island. Get the monthly weather forecast for jekyll island, ga, including daily highlow, historical averages, to help you plan ahead.
This pass gives you access to many of the islands public outdoor areas, including picnic areas, beach parking. Jekyll island is located on the southeast tip of georgia. A new facility, the jekyll island ocean suites, featuring one and twobedroom suites on the ocean, is scheduled to open in spring 2017. Jekyll island campground 2 photos jekyll island, ga. Mar 15, 2018 if your visit to jekyll island is in the off season months of january or february, then your family is in for a special treat. Admission jekyll island georgias vacation, conservation. Youll find out why the jekyll island experience is unlike that of any other. Jekyll island and the creation of the federal reserve. So why are so many folks flocking to jekyll island georgia in the winter season, and rather discreetly. Entrance fees for jekyll island jekyll island forum. On jekyll island, kingfisher offers kayaking and paddleboarding on the beach or in the marsh.
New car passes for jekyll island georgia public broadcasting. Jekyll realty jekyll island rentals coastal ga lodging. Reserve jekyll island campground in jekyll island, georgia. The information center and plaza provide directions, information and collects the parking fee. At the north end of the island you will find jekylls campground, fishing pier, bait and tackle store and seasonal horseback riding. It also helps preserve the conservation land on jekyll island. Welcome to the facebook page for the jekyll island citizens association jica. Even guests who have been coming here for years are discovering something new each time they visit our enchanting retreat.
I did the math last year and i only need to go four times to break even. Because of its mild climate, jekyll island can be visited yearround, although the offerings especially the nature tours do vary by season. Vehicle entry onto jekyll island requires a valid parking pass which must be purchased at the entry gate or guest information center upon arrival on the island. Jekyll island offers a unique scavenger hunt for visitors to the island.
Park entry and parking passes jekyll island georgias. Seasonal itineraries jekyll island georgias vacation. Houseboat, floating tiny house, truly waterfront boats for. A facebook page for jekyll island campground guests who spend part of the winter on jekyll. A wonderful coastal vacation begins with your choice of the perfect jekyll island vacation rental for your visit. The center offers the public a chance to learn about sea turtles and see rehabilitation in action with a host of interactive exhibits and experiences. Each has its own character and different levels of facilities and accessibility so if you are a firsttime visitor, use this guide to pick which jekyll island beaches you want to visit. Park entry and parking passes jekyll island georgias vacation. In 1972, jekyll island was named to the national register of historic places.
Admission jekyll island georgias vacation, conservation and. Morgan chose jekyll island georgia in the first place as their winter hideaway was because of the splendid jekyll island weather. Despite jekyll islands moneyed past, the island offers. Explore jekyll island the official website guide to.
Every day during the special hunt, beach buddy volunteers hide several plastic float balls around the island. Find information on parking passes, entrance fees and tolls for jekyll island, st. The bike trails pass by the beach, around the historic district, and through wooded areas. This allows you to come and go as much as you would like as well as discounts at other jekyll island activities. Shrimp and grits festival to return to jekyll island. Jekyll island parking pass buy discount tickets, tours. Jekyll island says residents and others who buy annual passes for cars they drive on the island state park must switch to a new type of id tag by early october. If youre flying, youll need to rent a car as the closest major airports are jacksonville international airport 1hour drive and savannah hilton head international airport 112hour drive. Welcome to jekyll island, a destination with so much to offer it needs every season to showcase it all. Visit jekyll island museum on your trip to jekyll island. As longtime locals, we enjoy sharing the island with newcomers and our repeat guests, who all fall in love with this beautiful place. Jekyll island parking pass buy discount tickets, tours, and. Vehicle entry to jekyll island requires a parking pass which must be purchased at the payinthelane system or the guest information center upon arrival on the island.407 1476 460 902 171 944 489 541 26 339 949 531 385 809 1470 1271 144 110 467 672 358 1418 1323 1028 1174 914 1028 1049 327 1373 67 195 36 906 909