Jekyll Island, GA, USA

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Jekyll Island, GA, USA

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Over the centuries, the scenic shores of Jekyll Island have passed through many hands—from the indigenous people who once hunted in its marshes, to Spanish, French, and finally British settlers. All of these cultures have left their indelible imprint on the area, as visitors to the Jekyll Island National Historic District soon discover. A rich heritage, combined with golden beaches, endless activities, and fascinating wildlife have made this island a must-visit destination, while the availability of Jekyll Island vacation rentals to suit all tastes makes it easier than ever to start your adventure on the right foot.

Jekyll Island’s feathered friends

Thanks to its favorable climate and convenient location along the Atlantic Migratory Flyway, Jekyll Island boasts an enviable diversity of birdlife. Bird-enthusiasts can spot rare specimens, such as piping plovers and painted buntings, along the coast and in the wetlands, while ranger-led tours offer a fantastic introduction to bird-watching. These expeditions also provide an informative insight into local ecology and let you discover some of the region’s most celebrated natives, including bald eagles. A full schedule of tours is found online; exact routes may depend on the season.

Splashing around on Jekyll Island

Open May through September, with hours of operation varying from month to month, Summer Waves Water Park is the perfect recipe for a fun-filled family day out. The park has an assortment of rides to please all ages, from lazy floats along a gentle river to high-octane slides designed to get the pulse pounding, and it also presents incredible views of the Jekyll River. The park also has a store where equipment and unique souvenirs can be purchased, as well as a snack bar that offers healthy treats—so you can while away the day with everything at your fingertips.

Jekyll Island’s got sun in spades

Beach-lovers and water babies come to Jekyll Island in their droves during the summer, so Jekyll Island vacation rentals can be hard to come by in these months; book early to enjoy sizzling days on the sands, as average temperatures inch into the low 80s. Winters are short and temperate, with the days providing ideal conditions for outdoor exploration. Fall is the best time to visit Jekyll Island—temperatures are warm, days sunny, and Jekyll Island vacation rentals tend to have more availability. Trips to the beach are still on the cards, and you’ll also benefit from off-season rates.

Preserving Jekyll Island’s wildlife

Jekyll Island is home to the state’s only turtle rehabilitation center, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, where an array of interactive exhibits educate visitors about these captivating creatures. The center is open daily, holidays excluded, and is a fabulous way to learn about the importance of coastal conservation. To learn more, why not head over to the 4-H Tidelands Nature Center, where you can see snakes, alligators, horseshoe crabs, and more? Here, children and their parents will discover the intricate balance of the region’s ecology through tours, nature walks, and talks.