It is no secret that the South is filled with beautiful beaches that make a great day trip or vacation destinations. Some beaches are more relaxing, while some others are too crowded. Jekyll Island is one of those beaches you want to go for a relaxing trip.

Jekyll Island has something that no other beach on the East Coast has, a driftwood beach. Driftwood Beach (are you surprised by the name?) is one of the secluded beaches on this island.

This driftwood is not just pieces of wood on the beach, it's a structure that looks like a jungle gym that will make you want to climb on and be a kid again. 

They're leftover from 200 years of erosion on the beach and now stand beautifully over the sand. 

There are a few ways to actually get on the beach, but if you are looking for the scenic route, we suggest parking by the Villas By The Sea Resort, in the designated parking lot for the beach, and taking the sandy path onto the beach. 

The path is covered by huge pine and oak trees that lead you onto the mile-long beach you can explore. 

When you get to the beach, feel free to hang up a hammock or an ENO and enjoy the sound of the ocean. 

If it is too hot, like it usually is in South Georgia, go for a swim in the ocean for a while on this dreamy beach. 

The beach is so beautiful that many people actually have their wedding there. 

While you are there, make sure you have a little photo shoot yourself, even if it is just with your phone.

When you first get onto Jekyll Island, there is a $6 fee that is valid all day, so after you explore this beach, you can adventure onto what the rest of the island has to offer.

Even if you are not a fan of the beach, this is one southern landmark you have to at least go see once in your life. 

The GPS probably will not bring you right to the beach, so click on this link,  and it will give you directions on how to get to Driftwood Beach when you enter the island. 

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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