In 1886, Jekyll Island (one of the Golden Isles of Georgia) was purchased by a group of millionaires and converted into one of the world's most exclusive clubs. This club boasted names like Astor, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Pulitzer, Gould and Rockefeller.
In 1947, the state of Georgia purchased Jekyll Island and has turned it into a vacation destination as well as a historical attractions for history buffs. Jekyll island boasts:
10 miles of uncrowded beaches
4 golf courses, driving range and miniature golf
13 clay tennis courts
Sailing (with JoAnn Unnerstall and Jerry Hung Lami with Captain Shaun of the Jekyll Island Maraina)
Sightseeing and Tours
Horse and Carriage Rides
Pier Fishing and boat ramps
Horseback trail rides
11 11 acre water park - Summer Waves
Tours of the historic Millionaire's Village (view restored homes formerly belonging to the Rockerfellers, Macys, Goodyears, J.P. Morgan & more.)
Sunset, Moonlight and Dolphin Watches
(My husband and I had our first date on a Moonlight sailboat cruise and were engaged a year later on same boat - thanks Captain Shaun of the Jekyll Island Marina)
Ecosystem exhibits with focus on research rehabilitation and public education to increase awareness and appreciation of sea turtles.
To view Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia - Part I - Historic Brunswick
For a newcomer's guide or more information on Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia, visit Chapman Realty's website at http://www.juliechapman.com or call Chapman Realty at 1-877-221-0088.