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Driftwood Beach

Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
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Great for pictures, but not a Beach for swimming

Driftwood Beach was beautiful, but this is not a bathing Beach. The beach is right next to the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
dgivand
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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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Beautiful

Very unique place. Great for taking pictures and riding your bike along the trail. The water was so... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kristen M
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“low tide” (128 reviews)
“dead trees” (45 reviews)
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Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Driftwood Beach was beautiful, but this is not a bathing Beach. The beach is right next to the pier, and there are lots of fisherman on the beach, as well as on the pier. If you are a photographer, this is a must see, especially...More

Thank dgivand
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very unique place. Great for taking pictures and riding your bike along the trail. The water was so warm!

Thank Kristen M
Reviewed 3 days ago

There is public beach access parking just past The Driftwood Restaurant and Villas by The Sea. We went when the tide was coming in (around 6pm) so the beach part where you would swim was completely inaccessible. The portion where the driftwood is- past the...More

Thank xatiayn
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wish we had more time to spend there, it was so cool. Great photo opportunities with the kids. Bring bug spray!

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed at the campsite,and drove to the beach (right across the street). We were there early and at low tide. Many shells on the beach, with critters living in them. At this spot you are at the end of the beach and at first...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 4 days ago

We drove around Jekyll Island, and stopped at Driftwood Beach on the recommendation of a local. It has interesting driftwood, and you can see where the ocean is starting to take over the beach.

Thank Marsha B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Day trip yesterday back to a unique beach we visited several years ago. There's lots to explore and are lots of photo opportunities here of the fallen trees on the beach. Even with loads of other people around we were able to get plenty of...More

Thank Don H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Make sure you get there early so the tide doesn't ruin the view. I enjoyed hanging here but you will need bug spray or the flies and knats will own you

Thank CVworldwide
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

Thank KMRutter
Reviewed 5 days ago 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
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Samwrm
How do you get to Driftwood Beach? What is the easiest way to access it? Where do you park?
25 June 2017|
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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
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kpe543
If you are handicapped and can't walk very far is this a good beach to go to?
14 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
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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.
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