Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island Is A Must See If Visiting Coastal Georgia

Home Stager with Sharon Tara Transformations

It was one of the most beautiful and unique places I've ever visited, and I look forward to going back again the next time I'm in Georgia.

It's called Driftwood Beach and it's like no other beach I've been to.

What makes Driftwood Beach so special?


The driftwood of course!



My husband and I took a four week roadtrip in November, from New Hampshire to Florida. It was our first long trip with our new travel trailer. One of the more memorable stops was Jekyll Island in Georgia.


Jekyll Island is situated off the coast of Georgia in Glynn County.  It is one of the Sea Islands and Golden Isles of Georgia Barrier Isles. It is close to Brunswick, Georgia.

Jekyll Island is a state park, established in 1947.



I wish we had more time to visit the other five beaches on Jekyll Island.

Driftwood Beach was the only one we went to.

Words, and even photos don't do it justice. It's like visiting another world.

It's been consistently voted one of America's " Ten Most Romantic " beaches and USA Today featured it as " one of the best southern beaches for a weekend escape. "





It is simply breathtaking.


The driftwood is everywhere...

and much of it is larger than life.


It feels quite prehistoric.


It's funny how beautiful I found these dead, uprooted trees.

They really are beautiful... very artistic.





In addition to the beaches,

the shopping, restaurants, nature center, sea turtle center, golf, boating and fishing make Jekyll Island a worthwhile stop while visiting coastal Georgia!


For more information visit the Jekyll Island website.

Comments (20)

Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Wow...that is fascinating...and when next we get that direction we woud cetaily make that a required stop.

Jan 04, 2019 06:16 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Sharon - yes Jekyll Island is really a beautiful destination.  I love your shots of the artistic driftwood.

Jan 04, 2019 06:18 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

What a wonderful description of this place. I will have to add it to my list of places to visit.

Jan 04, 2019 06:19 AM
JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

Beautiful. So very nice you and your husband got to take a 4 week road trip. Did you go through any of Delaware where I live? Neighbors of my in laws used to go to Jekyll Island every year for Christmas after they lost their son to the Vietnam War. 

Jan 04, 2019 06:20 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That does look like a very interesting beach, different than what I am used to seeing.  I am glad that you enjoyed it so much!

Jan 04, 2019 06:40 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Sally K. & David L. Hanson  We stayed at a campground in Brunswick and were looking for something to do. A Google search of local attractions mentioned it briefly. None of the "Things to Do" info from the campground mentioned it. There is no signage when you get there. It's a well hidden gem. 

Grant Schneider  We walked around the shopping area of Jekyll Island and stopped for some bread pudding at one of the restaurants before finding the beach. It was a beautiful afternoon. 

Sharon Lee  Jekyll Island has a campground. We didn't check it out while there so I can't give any first hand info on it. Prior to knowing about Jekyll Island we had booked Coastal Georgia RV and it was really nice. I can highly recommend it.

JoAnn Moore  Yes, we drove through Delaware. We didn't stop there though. I would love to visit sometime.

Brian England  Well it's nothing like I've ever seen at a beach. I've been to some beautiful beaches in the Carribean and we have nice beaches here but this was magical.

Jan 04, 2019 07:04 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I love all the photos, and this is a beach I would love to visit one day...A

Jan 04, 2019 08:58 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Sharon. This looks magical and your words make it even more appealing.

Jan 04, 2019 09:02 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Looks like you had a wonderful trip Sharon Tara  have never been to Georgia myself but you certainly make it look like a wonderful place to visit

Jan 04, 2019 09:06 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  You certainly have no shortage of beautiful beaches! I hope you do get the chance someday to visit this one.

Sheila Anderson It was such a fun experience. Best walk on the beach I can remember!

Hannah Williams It was a great trip. We loved the campground we stayed in too. We didn't expect the bonus of finding the beach!


Jan 04, 2019 09:23 AM
Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs

I don't know this part of the country at all but what a cool beach!  That really makes me want to visit and check it out for myself.  Thanks for sharing the photos!

Jan 04, 2019 04:16 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Sharon - I have always intended to stop at Jekyll Island on our way to Florida.

Jan 05, 2019 06:09 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

What an interesting place. I wouldn't have guessed it would be so cool, but the photos certainly depict its fascinating charm. Perhaps we'll get to Georgia one of these days and can check it out first hand. 

Jan 05, 2019 07:15 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Francine Viola  You never know, you may find yourself in the area someday.

Grant Schneider It's certainly convenient enough. We hope to go again on another trip to Florida too.

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  You never know. You just may find yourself in the area at some point.

Jan 05, 2019 07:23 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Wow, Driftwood Beach looks like a place I would enjoy.  Love all the pictures. Thanks for sharing, Sharon.   People want to travel the world when there is so much interesting stuff to discover right her in the good 'ol USofA.

Jan 05, 2019 09:04 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Carol Williams  I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thank you!  I look forward to seeing more of the country now that we have the trailer.

Jan 06, 2019 04:10 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Sharon Tara - the beach on Jeckle Island is so different from any others I have seen. Also, I've never been to a beach in Georgia. I hope it is the first of my more visits.

The photographs are just beautiful! It is as if Mother Nature sculptured those trees. I love the one of you wearing white leaning against the tree too! They are al beautiful!

Jan 10, 2019 04:55 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  Thank you! It really was a spiritual experience being there. I hope you do get to experience it at some point. I, too, look forward to visiting the other beaches in that area.

Jan 11, 2019 09:07 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

When I visited that beautiful island the sand was incredibly white. I’m glad you’re enjoying retirement Sharon Tara 😎

Jan 14, 2019 02:12 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS  I wish we had more time to visit more of the island. We only had the one afternoon. We plan to return at some point. 

Yes, we are enjoying retirement. It certainly took some getting used to. We had a lot going on at the same time and things have finally settled down.

Jan 15, 2019 06:54 AM