Visit Great Dunes Beach Park During Your Jekyll Island Vacation

Jekyll Island is full of fun attractions no matter what you and your family are interested in. You all can have fun in the sun on the incredible beaches, history buffs will love learning about the Rockefellers in the historic district of Jekyll Island, and nature lovers will be in awe of the incredible wildlife surrounding you. Foodies will find a new favorite dish around every turn, and the shopaholic in your life will have plenty of boutiques to visit. There’s truly something for everyone on the shores of this gorgeous state park!

While you are enjoying your getaway on Jekyll Island, you have to take some time to visit Great Dunes Beach Park. This spot offers the ideal destination to relax and soak up the sun with your family.

It’s just minutes away from our Jekyll Island homes, and every member of your group will have a great time at this unique venue.

grassy dune on a beach

About Great Dunes Beach Park

Great Dunes Beach Park has long been a favorite destination of families both local and visiting. This park offers 20 acres for you and your loved ones to explore, featuring everything from beach access to sports courts to grassy areas and everything in between. This is truly the ideal place to spend an entire day with your family, as you have everything you might need right at your disposal.

If you have active kids, you definitely want to bring them to Great Dunes Beach Park. There are multiple play areas for your children to take advantage of, as well as an activities deck to explore. The whole family can get involved in a competitive game of volleyball or bocce, or you can head over to the beach access and throw around a frisbee. Head across the street to take advantage of the playground, mini-golf course, and Segway and bike rentals.

There’s also plenty of room for you to simply spread out and relax. With 20 acres, there’s tons of room for everyone, so you can find a spot in the grass or on the sand no matter how crowded it gets. Feel free to bring your lunch with you and enjoy your food in one of the picnic pavilions at the park. You can also grab a bite to eat from nearby restaurants like Tortuga Jack’s or Zachry’s Riverhouse. The possibilities are endless!

Plan Your Visit

The Jekyll Island area offers so many fun activities and attractions to enjoy on your next vacation! Book your visit and find out what makes our Jekyll Island rentals a crowd favorite!

General Information

You’ll find Great Dunes Beach Park located at the end of the Ben Fortson Parkway on North Beachview Drive. This destination is ADA accessible with a convenient public beach access point. There is ample parking for guests to take advantage of, and restrooms and showers are readily available. The whole family is able to enjoy their time at Great Dunes Beach Park, and that includes the four-legged members! This beach is a year-round pet friendly destination, but you must always keep your pets on a leash no longer than 16 feet.

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Things to Do Nearby

Great Dunes Beach Park is located near several incredible Jekyll Island restaurants, so you’re never far from a good meal. Head to Tortuga Jack’s for some of the best authentic Mexican dishes, or visit Wee Pub Beach for an Irish meal.

Jekyll Island Seafood Company is the ultimate place for your Southern coastal cuisine, or if you’re in the mood for barbecue, head over to Love Shack BBQ Shrimp.

If you’re wanting to stay active, Beachside Bike Rentals is just down the street. This is one of the best ways to experience the island and get some exercise at the same time! For the kids in your group, Summer Waves Water Park is one of the most popular destinations on the island, or for something a bit more slow-paced, your family might enjoy the Mosaic Jekyll Island Museum.

If you’re looking for things to do on Jekyll Island, Great Dunes Beach Park has to be on your list. It’s a great budget-friendly way to spend the day with the ones you love most, and it’s located just minutes away from all of our Jekyll Island vacation rentals. Ready to start planning your dream getaway? Contact us today to get started!