Let your visit to lovely Jekyll Island lead you to a truly unique beach experience, Driftwood Beach. What used to be the site of a forest is now a sandy beachfront full of old tree trunks and branches, which make it an interesting sight to see. The beach formed due to years of erosion. It is now the perfect place to take a brisk walk in the morning, enjoy an afternoon picnic, or watch the sunset in the evening.
A large amount of driftwood that is visibly seen on the shores of the beach is what makes it, unlike most beaches that you’ll find among the beaches of the Golden Isles. This is why it is a must-see whenever you visit Jekyll Island. Driftwood Beach is located on the northern end of Jekyll Island. It extends from the Clam Creek Picnic area to the Villas by the Sea Resort. There is no entry fee and free parking is available just along the entryway, along the bike path on N. Beachview Drive. You’ll notice that it is close to many of our Jekyll Island rentals.
When to Visit Driftwood Beach
It is truly one of the most interesting and unique beaches in the world. However, nothing beats seeing it for yourself. Driftwood Beach alone is worth a visit to Jekyll Island. Most visitors would agree that any time is a good time to visit; however, if you really want to get the most from your time on the beach, it’s probably best to come at low-tide. For planning purposes, a tide chart is available on the Golden Isles website.
Why Visit Driftwood Beach
Driftwood Beach is a great place to get married. It is one of the most enchanting beaches in the world, with picturesque views for as far as the eye can see. The best part about having a wedding here is that there is no fee for occupying the beach. It is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A beachfront wedding at Driftwood Beach is sure to be unforgettable!
Even if you aren’t getting married, it offers the perfect backdrop for any romantic occasion, vow renewals, proposals, anniversary dinners, or nice romantic strolls. The sky’s the limit in terms of what you can create at Driftwood Beach for your romantic getaway. There are plenty of local vendors, such as event planners, rental companies, caterers and more who are available to assist in the planning of your special event. It is consistently voted one of America’s most romantic beaches and is near our beautiful Jekyll Island vacation rentals.
If you just want to get away from the day-to-day grind of life, Driftwood Beach is a great place to go. You can completely disconnect and rejuvenate with lazy days on the beach. It is definitely the beach to visit if you are seeking solitude. Swimming and fishing are allowed. There is a tackle shop on the beach where you can also shop for souvenirs and snacks.
Driftwood Beach is Picture Perfect
If you enjoy photography, no doubt you’ll appreciate the appearance of Driftwood Beach, as it is where time seems to have stood still. You can capture oak trees that are seemingly being swallowed up by the sea, and whitewashed trunks coming through the sand. Take pictures of massive trees completely turned upwards and toppled over in some of the most interesting positions.
Shoot images of nature’s power by photographing how it has turned this stretch of beach into the captivating beachfront that it is today. All of the work has been done for you; no staging is needed. Once you see Driftwood Beach for yourself, there will be no doubt about why USA Today chose it as one of the best Southern beaches for weekend escapes! It is perfectly positioned close to our many Jekyll Island vacation homes, which makes it easy to access.