Jewett, NY, USA

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Southern Homes in Jekyll Island

Vacations with miles of beaches, trails, and pristine Atlantic Ocean sandbars are located on Jekyll Island. Sprawling southern homes welcome travelers with spacious accommodations dripping with stainless steel kitchens, sundecks, wrap around porches, and cable television. Large groups or intimate getaways will find something on the waterfront with stunning views. Private yards with outdoor showers lead to dunes where the day or evening can be spent collecting crabs for lunch and dinner.

Tour the Sister Islands

Georgia is known for its spectacular islands in the state's southeast section. They are affectionately known as the Golden Isles. Next in popularity to Jekyll Island is nearby St. Simons Island. Trips contain stops at the lighthouse museum and rides on the trolley. Brunswick offers great fishing and crabbing for live broils. A plethora of tidal pools filled with collectible shells provide a bird’s eye view of dolphins playing in the ocean. Regardless of the island destination, visiting a pier is an opportunity to see glorious sunrises and sunsets.

Sightsee National Treasures

For more exquisite sightseeing, a day trip to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Cumberland Island National Seashore, and Summer Waves delivers. Vacationers find adventure at every turn.

  • Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge: This magnificent location is over 400,000 acres and spans two states. Its inhabitants include nearly 1,000 species of animals, birds, fish, mammals, and plants. Okefenokee Swamp is the largest body of freshwater in the world teeming with wading ducks, reptiles, alligators, reptiles, and amphibians. This is a wonderland of endangered species including indigo snakes, gopher tortoises, and others. Rent a canoe for an up close and personal adventure.
  • Cumberland Island National Seashore: Catch a ferry to this jewel with picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean. Walk the shores looking for pre-historic shark teeth. This is a complete off-the-grid experience for only 300 visitors at any given time. While there are several campsites, only one has facilities with running water and cold showers. Since there are no stores, visitors must bring their own provisions. This barrier island is home to historical sites including the Carnegie estate, Plum Orchard and Dungeness, and the Ice House Museum.
  • Summer Waves: There are 11 acres of rides and miniature golf. Start the visit at the Turtle Creek Lazy River before hitting the Frantic Atlantic Wave Pool. If a bigger rush is needed, then stop by the Pirate’s Passage with a fast paced five story winding drop. With seven days of availability, groups of all sizes and ages will find plenty of things to do. Facilities open from May through September with season or day passes available.

Golf on Jekyll Island

There are four golf courses to choose from on the island. They include three full sized and one miniature. The natural habitats around each course offer a unique opportunity to mingle with native flora and fauna. Do a bit of island hopping for more five-star golfing on the beautiful Sea Island. After a day of hitting the fairways, sip the renowned label of the same name in Merlot and several others.

Jekyll Island’s Weather

The weather is mild to hot with lows in the 40s for January, while summer months can easily top the 90s. Ocean breezes can make evenings chilly especially in the winter months. There is some rain to contend with during late summer and early fall. Check the forecast before you pack for the trip.

Traveling to Jekyll Island

Reaching Jekyll Island is a seamless drive from Interstate 95 by rental or private car. Boaters can also access the island with slips that accommodate a variety of vessels. With the plethora of campsites, traveling by RV is a solid option.