Your Guide to Jekyll Island Activities this Spring

Welcome to the ultimate guide for a sensational spring getaway on the enchanting Jekyll Island! As the vibrant blooms usher in a new season, it’s time to plan your escape and embrace the myriad of Jekyll Island activities that promise to make your vacation unforgettable.

The first step to your dream escape? Securing the perfect accommodation with our curated list of Jekyll Island vacation rentals. From cozy cottages to luxurious beachfront estates, we’ve got you covered, and whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a history buff, or someone simply craving relaxation, Jekyll Island has something for everyone. 

About Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island, Georgia is a tranquil haven where the hustle and bustle of the modern world fade away. Jekyll Island is committed to preservation, maintaining over 65% of its area as a natural, untouched sanctuary. With more than eight miles of pristine, ivory beaches, the island is a rich tapestry of natural wonders.

Spring Weather on Jekyll Island

Spring weather on Jekyll Island is an enchanting blend of warmth, sunshine, and coastal charm!

March welcomes you with open arms, offering a delightful average high of 75°F and a pleasant low of 53°F. April takes the springtime celebration up a notch, with temperatures reaching a balmy high of 80°F and a cozy low of 60°F. Come May, Jekyll Island is in full bloom with a high temperature of 86°F and a mild low of 68°F.

Springtime is the perfect season to explore Jekyll Island’s outdoor wonders and enchanting activities, whether you’re strolling along the beach or biking across scenic trails. 

Things to Do 

Landmark Trolley Tour 

Embark on a captivating journey through time with the Landmark Trolley Tour, a 60-minute exploration of Jekyll Island’s historic district. Step into the opulent Gilded Age retreat crafted by Jekyll Island Club members who shaped the nation’s future. Wander through a historic cottage, and at your leisure, discover the treasures of the Mosaic Gallery and Faith Chapel. This tour is a fascinating dive into the past of empire builders and visionaries, offering an intimate peek into the island’s rich heritage. 

St. Andrews Beach Park

Experience the beauty of nature at St. Andrews Beach Park, just a short stroll from Jekyll Point. This is a must for birdwatching enthusiasts, offering glimpses of migratory birds and playful dolphin pods. 

There’s also a two-story wildlife viewing platform and the enchanting Wanderer Memory Trail, promising a delightful escape into the wonders of Jekyll Island’s diverse ecosystems.


Improve your golf game amidst the stunning landscapes of Jekyll Island Golf Club. With a history dating back to 1898, this Audubon International Certified Cooperative Sanctuary boasts not only challenging courses but also a serene escape into the heart of golf’s greatest traditions. 

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Designed by leaders like Donald Ross and Joe Lee, each of the four courses is a masterpiece, winding through pristine lakes, marshes, and forests. As Georgia’s largest public golf resort, Jekyll Island Golf Club invites you to tee off amongst alligators, osprey, and deer!  


Indulge your love for tennis at the Jekyll Island Tennis Center, a proud recipient of the 2018 USTA Outstanding Facility Award. This public tennis haven boasts 13 Har-tru clay courts, ensuring an unmatched playing experience. Complete with a pro shop offering everything from racket stringing to equipment and apparel, the Tennis Center is your go-to for all things tennis. 


Cruising on two wheels has always been a cherished pastime on Jekyll Island, and the possibilities for exploration are as vast as the ocean horizon. Saddle up, and get some exercise in the fresh air where more than 24 miles of scenic biking paths on the Jekyll Island Trail System await you. The well-maintained trails will effortlessly guide you through the island’s rich history, taking you past charming historic sites that whisper tales of a bygone era. 

4-H Tidelands Nature Center 

The Nature Center is your gateway to adventure and discovery, inviting you to explore the island’s treasures through kayak tours, nature walks, and engaging programs for all ages, including captivating exhibits featuring live coastal species like sea turtles, fish, alligators, and more.

Annual Events

Turtle Crawl

Get ready for a celebration like no other at the Turtle Crawl on April 27, 2024, at Beach Village! This beloved annual event marks the kickoff of sea turtle nesting season along Georgia’s coast. Lace up your running shoes, and join in to support the Georgia Sea Turtle Center’s crucial work through the Jekyll Island Foundation. 

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Participation in this lively race helps fund sea turtle rehabilitation, research, and education initiatives. Since its inception in 2003, Turtle Crawl has raised over $100,000, making a significant impact on the well-being of sea turtles and coastal wildlife.

Gatorology Tour

Get ready to dive into the fascinating world of Gatorology on Jekyll Island, where the natural wonders of maritime forests, shorelines, and marshes await your exploration. Led by Jekyll’s knowledgeable park rangers, this hands-on experience unravels the history and biology of the American Alligator. Bust common myths, learn about alligator monitoring on the island, and discover initiatives that empower you to play a role in conserving these incredible reptiles. 

Plan Your Visit

Book your Jekyll Island vacation rental with us now, and make memories that will last a lifetime!

Stay with Parker-Kaufman

At Parker-Kaufmann, we understand that a vacation home can either make or break your vacation. That is why we pride ourselves in offering only the best and highest quality rentals and ensuring your comfort during your stay. 

Our Jekyll Island vacation condos capture the spirit of this historic state park, offering a blend of cozy comforts for romantic retreats and spacious layouts for unforgettable family getaways. Our fully stocked kitchens, and proximity to local attractions, like the Horton House and the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, promise a delightful stay for you and yours.

For those seeking a touch of luxury, our Ocean Oaks rentals present a peaceful escape. These cottage-style homes boast master suites, beach access, boardwalk trails, and a community pool.