Always in Season: Jekyll Island Welcomes Visitors Year-round

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June 19, 2019

Observing wildlife. Luminosity Photograph by Mark Tomaras Observing wildlife on a shimmering pond.

Jekyll Island welcomes you — no matter what month of the year.

While many are putting away their swimsuits and sunscreen, Jekyll Island is still enjoying the fresh air and outdoor activities. With the summer crowds gone and so much to do and see, fall is the perfect time to explore this barrier island on Georgia’s coast.

Regardless how you have fun, Jekyll Island Campground is an ideal base of operations for a good time. Here are a just a few of our fall favorites. Located near miles of beach, Jekyll Island Campground has all the making of a great coastal getaway.

Here are some of our favorite activities.

St. Andrews Beach Park

Get closer to nature and your family. Just a short walk from Jekyll Point, St. Andrews Beach is a spectacular place to celebrate the season with migratory birds and playful dolphins. Bring a picnic and enjoy the show.

Ranger Walks

This isn’t your average walk in the forest. These guided tours trek through one of the Jekyll Island’s most diverse habitats featuring majestic bald eagles as well as area hallmarks such as alligators, turtles, and the great blue heron. Updated seasonally, the program changes frequently to highlight the island’s everchanging natural beauty.

Horton Pond/Tupelo Trail

Bring your camera and love for nature. Horton Pond is a place where wildlife thrives, and guests are captivated. An observation deck offers prime views of birds, turtles, and alligators. The Tupelo Trail is a 0.7-mile loop that showcases some of the island’s most remarkable maritime plant communities.

Boating and Fishing

From dolphin sightseeing tours and airboat rides through the marshes to deep sea fishing excursions and inshore charter fishing, Jekyll Island is a boater’s and fisherman’s paradise. Whether you’re reeling in the big one or simply watching the sunset from the open waters, it’ll be a trip your family will talk about for years to come.

Paddleboarding and Kayaking

Adventure is waiting, and you are the captain. Kayaking and paddleboarding offer a unique way to explore Jekyll Island’s waters up close. From manatees and horseshoe crabs to coastal birds and bottlenose dolphins, there’s no limit to the wild encounters that await.


Explore this hidden treasure and discover nature as the feature presentation. Be sure to check out the star of the show just down a scenic path behind the stage. In this quiet pond, visitors will find one of the island’s most populated rookeries.

Tram tours introduce visitors to popular spots on Jekyll Island.

Tram tours introduce visitors to popular spots on Jekyll Island. Luminosity Photograph by Mark Tomaras

Passport to the Century

Hop aboard a tram and journey through time and Jekyll Island’s 240-acre historic district. The Gilded Age comes to life during this 90-minute, guided tour that includes entry into two restored cottages and Faith Chapel. Discover why some of the world’s most powerful families once vacationed here.


Whether seeking the perfect island memento or a new pair of flip flops, the Jekyll Island Beach Village and Pier Road shops offer a wide variety for every taste.

Enjoying a variety of dining options on Jekyll Island.

Enjoying a variety of dining option on Jekyll Island. Luminosity Photograph by Mark Tomaras


From casual counter service to formal dining, there’s a dining experience to satisfy your craving. Enjoy low-country fare and unbeatable views or brunch in a grand dining room. No matter which you choose, Jekyll Island’s hospitality and unique culture will have you coming back for more.

What are you waiting for? Book your fall adventure today.


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