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Driftwood Beach Jekyll Island Georgia

 

 

 


 

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Driftwood Beach

Jekyll Island is an island off the coast of the U.S. state of Georgia, it is one of the Sea Islands and one of the Golden Isles of Georgia.  Jekyll Island was part of the state park system but in 1950 the Jekyll Island Authority was created as the governing board.  The island is about 7 miles long and 1.5 miles wide with 8 miles of beaches on the east shore.  Driftwood beach is located on the North end of the island and is a wonderland for photographers.  The entire beach is littered with both standing and fallen trees all with unique twisted snarling branches and root systems now exposed, and has been referred to as a tree boneyard.  The trees have died from an ongoing erosion of the north end of the island over the past two centuries.

 

What to Photograph:

The primary subject is the snarled dead trees on the beach, but this is also a great place to photograph birds and other wildlife including dolphins cruising near the shore.  While you are here there is much more to photograph on the rest of Jekyll Island including the Jekyll Island Historic District, the sand dunes on the south end of the island, and Spanish Moss hanging from huge oak trees.

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Best Time for Photographers:

Anytime can create dramatic photos, but the best time is sunrise so you can shoot out towards the ocean with the sunrise for the background.  Also a low tide will give you plenty of sand beach to walk around and find the perfect angle for that amazing photo.

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Getting There:

Driftwood Beach is on the North end of the island, just north of Villas-by-the-Sea. This is the shortest, best access. It’s easy to get to – you can park your car in the pull-off area adjacent to North Beachview Drive, just before the road takes a jog inland. From there, several paths through the brush and trees lead to the beach.  You can also Walk from the trail-head at the east side of the Clam Creek Picnic Area.

Swirled patterns in the driftwood on Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island Georgia.

Maps:

Interactive Google Map

Use the map  + – controls to zoom in and out, click and drag the to move the map, use the Map drop-down to change to “Map”, “Satellite”, “Hybrid”, or “Terrain” views.  Drag the little man icon from the upper left corner to a map location for street level view.

Jekyll Island Map

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Cost:

Vehicle entry to Jekyll Island requires a valid parking pass which must be purchased at the Guest Information Center and Plaza upon arrival on the island. This pass allows you access to many of the island’s public parking and outdoor areas, including picnic areas, beach parking and access points, National Historic Landmark District, fishing piers, bicycle trails and more. A one-day parking pass is valid for one vehicle, for one day. Multi-day passes, as well as annual passes, are available for your convenience. Passes may be purchased at the Guest Information Center and Plaza entry point to the island. If you have any questions about parking passes, please contact the Guest Information Center at 912.635.3636.

Bicycles, boats and pedestrians are not required to pay for a parking pass and may enter the island at no charge.

Information is subject to change without notice.

One Day Parking Pass: $6
Oversized Vehicles One Day Parking Pass: $10
Weekly Parking Pass: $28
Annual Parking Decal: $45
Oversized Vehicles Annual Parking Decal: $90

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Facilities:

 Restrooms and other facilities are at the Clam Creek Picnic Area.

 

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Links:

 Jekyll Island 

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Location Contact Information:

Address: 100 James Road,
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Tel: 1 (877) 4-JEKYLL

Jekyll Island Foundation
Jekyll Island Authority

 

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Nearest City or Town:

Brunswick Georgia

 


 

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 Greg Disch is a freelance photographer located in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  Greg specializes in nature, scenic, wildlife, and other outdoor subjects in Arkansas and other areas of the country. Greg also shoots portraits and event photography and is available for assignments.  Greg teaches photography classes and workshops in Arkansas and other locations.  Most of the images on this site are available for sale as prints, personal use, or rights managed stock photos.

 

 


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