Just off the southern coast of Georgia is a hidden oasis, Jekyll Island. With a history stretching back as far as 5000 B.C., the island has been a retreat for English colonial troops, the world’s most influential millionaires, and now, family and friends from far and wide.
For those who seek to leave the world behind, the Jekyll Island Campground offers campsites, from primitive tent spots to full hook-ups, nestled under ancient oaks. The 18 wooded acres invite campers to unplug and unwind. Onsite electricity, water, cable TV, free Wi-Fi and Internet, laundry, bathhouses, and a general store eliminate the need to leave the campground. But with all Jekyll Island has to offer, you’ll want to explore beyond the bounds of your campsite.
Ten miles of shoreline and five distinct beaches provide a stretch of sand to suit every taste. Home to “nature’s jungle gym,” Driftwood Beach is a must-see. Great Dunes, with its central location and abundant pavilions, is the go-to for a full family beach day. The wide expanses of sand at Glory Beach make for great lounging. Saint Andrews is perfect for birding and shelling. South Dunes, with its elevated observation deck and picnic area, is the excellent for lovers of maritime wildlife.
For those who want to unplug, but still want modern conveniences, Jekyll’s Beach Village and historic Pier Road are home to unique shopping and dining options. From frozen yogurt to flip flops, these shops have all the things you need and none of the things you don’t.
Explore Jekyll Island’s storied past. A short walk or bike ride from the campground’s gate stand Horton House and the DuBignon cemetery. Originally the home of Major William Horton, the ruins remain as one of the oldest standing tabby structures in the state. Take a guided tour to the Gilded Age with the Passport to the Century tour and Rockefeller Experience in the National Landmark Historic District. Discover the early days of the Jekyll Island Club era, with a visit to these famous getaway cottages. Stop by historic Faith Chapel to enjoy the beauty of the signed Tiffany window in the church.
Georgia Sea Turtle Center
Discover how to impact global conservation at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Interactive programming, a large treatment viewing window, and creature features put you in the heart of the action. The hospital pavilion offers a rare glimpse into the rehabilitation of these sick and injured patients unlike any other in the state.
Summer Waves Water Park
From May to September, cool off at the 11-acre Summer Waves Water Park. Adventure seekers enjoy thrill slides like Pirates Passage, while the more relaxed float along the Turtle Creek lazy river. Little ones can splash the day away at the all-new Shark Tooth Cove, which features a 360-degree parents’ viewing area, a zero-entry pool, and 11 new slides.
No matter the season, find your retreat at the Jekyll Island Campground.
For a limited time, escape the everyday with 20% off your camping adventure. Make your reservation today by calling (912) 635-3021 and using the promo code AUGUST ESCAPE. Stay must occur between August 1-31, 2017 for discount to apply.
For more information visit: www.jekyllisland.com and www.jekyllisland.com/lodging/jekyll-island-campground/