The east coast is lined with beautiful beaches that visitors flock to every year when the weather starts to warm up. Georgia is home to many of those beaches, but the smallest barrier island in the state is one that's filled with history. If Southerners are thinking about taking a road trip this summer, visiting a beach near South Carolina should be on the list. 

Jekyll Island is one of those beaches that doesn’t get crowded with tourists.  It’s the perfect place to go if visitors want to stay away from touristy destinations.

South Carolina residents can easily hop over the Georgia state's line and head to this dreamy spot.

On one of the entrances to the island, visitors will find Driftwood Beach. This secluded beach is a sight to see and explore for visitors who want a new exciting setting.

It's filled with huge pieces of driftwood bark (hence the name) that have been there for hundreds of years. This is a very popular spot for photoshoots and engagements because of its unique, picturesque views

These structures are leftover pine and oak trees from 200 years of erosion. The driftwood is all twisted in all different shapes and angles, which makes this beach so fun to explore.

The tree roots have been sun-bleached by the sun which gives the wood a nice white and smooth look to them.

To actually get to the beach, visitors can park by the Villas By The Sea Resort, which has designated parking for those who just want to see the beach.

The path to the beach is a scenic one.  Those who go this way will be surrounded by large oaks and flowery bushes.

Many visitors of the beach like to hang Eno's to hammock around and listen to the sound of the waves crashing, which could make a very peaceful afternoon. 

There's a $6 fee to get onto Jekyll Island, but there's no fee to access Driftwood Beach. 

Even if some aren't too keen on the sandy beaches and saltwater, this is a natural wonder that thousands of people travel to see every year.

Driftwood Beach

Price: Free ($6 to get onto Jekyll Island)

Address: Jekyll Island, GA 

Why You Need To Go: Driftwood Beaches is like a dreamy wonderland for all visitors. 

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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