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Beautiful beach

This is one of several public beaches on Jekyll Island. If you are not staying for the night, where... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cobb, Georgia
Wonderful and Shaded

This has a great view of the ocean and it is a large covered pavillion. We have had many a "picnic... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tom M
Marietta, Georgia
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North Beachview Drive, Ben Fortson Parkway, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
+1 912-635-6400
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of several public beaches on Jekyll Island. If you are not staying for the night, where you can just go to the beach from your hotel, this place is just what you need. It has a pavillion with picnic tables, changing rooms...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has a great view of the ocean and it is a large covered pavillion. We have had many a "picnic" here at Great Dunes and enjoyed the breeze.

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

The beach area is very clean with bathrooms and an outdoor shower to rinse off sandy feet. At low tide we walked out on the sand bar and saw little fish, a ray, and a small (12 inch or so) shark in the shallow water....More

Thank DBanks208
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I watched my first turtle release at this beach. Lots of parking. Lots of beach space. Showers and restrooms. Food options close by but great to spend the day and bring your own food.

1  Thank Kelli R
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We attended an outdoor event here in late July. Went through some bad rains on the way here, but was met with clear skys upon our arrival. They had plenty of covered benches and tables, and clean restrooms. A great time was had by all.

1  Thank Gagolfer6
Reviewed 22 July 2018

I visited this park while on a Turtle Walk with the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Because of the time of day, I did not have the opportunity to view the amenities of the facility. However, the location was safe, clean, and well-maintained. A party had...More

Thank S M
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

The beach is gorgeous. You have a clear view to the horizon. The sand is fine, not rocky. No lifeguards! However, there are signs warning of string currents. It was not crowded.

Reviewed 8 July 2018

nice parking lot with beach access, beautiful dunes , sea oates and pristine beach! one of best looking beaches on jekyll island!

Thank mustang0123
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This is really one of the best parts of the beach at Jekyll. Lots of free parking, easy and comfortable beach access. Clean bathrooms, nice modern showers and a pavillion.

Thank melaniec42
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

A great place to have a picnic at under the covered shelters and then head to the beach. This was our second visit and we had a great time

Thank Jessica H
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11 October 2017|
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Response from PresidentPerez | Reviewed this property |
It has no boardwalk that I know of and I think it would be very hard to navigate with a walker.
23 July 2016|
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Response from Tracey D | Reviewed this property |
There is no open or close times for going on and off beach. It's always open!
15 May 2016|
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Response from Kathy F | Reviewed this property |
It's $6 per car or $10 for oversized vehicles like RV's.