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Thankfully there are still a few places left in our beautiful country that offer peace and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Diane C
via mobile
Hard hit by Hurricane Irma

Without doubt, Driftwood Beach is one of the highlights of any visit to Jekyll Island and it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Guildford, United Kingdom
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“low tide” (140 reviews)
“dead trees” (50 reviews)
“photo ops” (30 reviews)
Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thankfully there are still a few places left in our beautiful country that offer peace and tranquillity at no cost, this is it. A short walk to the sand, and even with 40 mph wind gusts, it was still beautiful today. We also got to...More

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Without doubt, Driftwood Beach is one of the highlights of any visit to Jekyll Island and it remains so but, for long time visitors, the recent damage caused by Irma, less than a year after Hurricane Matthew, has been devastating. The three most 'iconic' and...More

Thank TMOH8
Reviewed 2 days ago

The recent hurricanes did some damage to the Driftwood Beach. It is possible to access the beach, but the walk from the parking area is covered with debris and was also muddy. Workers were in the midst of clearing out as many downed trees and...More

Thank gapch47
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed a long walk along Driftwood Beach when the tide was low, and the beach expansive. It is serene and otherworldly, due to the architectural presence of the large driftwood trees.

Thank Shannon P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning and almost otherworldly, but take care. The water around the base of the trees may be deeper than it seems. I cut my leg badly on the barnacles while stepping down from one. But truly worth the stop and a great place for taking...More

Thank Sooz830
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in the area for one day and decided to visit Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island. It is definitely not your typical beach location. Would recommend some kind of shoes if you plan to walk along the rocks and trees. Having said that, this...More

Thank KellieJenkins
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fascinating place to walk peacefully among giant driftwood trees lying silently on the beach. Looking out over the ocean you can see Saint Simons lighthouse in the distance.

Thank Goldenlover3139
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful beach. You can also ride horses on the beach. I was able to take a lot of beautiful pictures

Thank sharonldunn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked a long portion of the beach. We took our time and the kids didn’t mind all the photo stops at all. There was plenty of drift wood for them to climb around on to keep them busy.

Thank lmari535
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s honestly a little disappointing. I’m not sure if it was due to the hurricane or not, but there wasn’t very much driftwood. We walked a ways and didn’t see much. The driftwood we saw was cool, but we were done after about 5 minutes.

Thank MaryClare P
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23 August 2017|
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Response from HopDiver | Reviewed this property |
I apologize for the too long delay in my reply. The beach is on the north end of the island with an east facing....so I was seriously wrong about setting sun. It's rising.
24 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
13 May 2017|
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Response from MariefromGeorgia | Reviewed this property |
Depending on your mobility issues, this is iffy since there is not ramp here, but a short walk to Driftwood beach which is the most photographed beach around, but I would recommend St. Andrews Beach which IS accessible to... More