Jekyll Island Journals

Jekyll Island, Georgia Beauty and the Beach

A travel journal to Jekyll Island by katyw

Quote: Whether or not you believe the legend that Blackbeard's treasure is hidden on Jekyll Island, it's a great spot to enjoy the bounty nature offers on its golden beach.

Jekyll Island, Georgia Beauty and the Beach

Overview

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Jekyll Island is a camper's paradise or the place to relax at a great motel on the beach. It offers something for everyone.

Quick Tips:

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Since it is so small, a bike is the ideal means of transportation here. You can rent one at the campground or bring your own.
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If you're a camper, the Jekyll Island Campground is located on the north end of the island and can provide you with everything from primitive to full hookup. The campers store is staffed by friendly personnel and even has bike rentals. This is part of the Georgia State Park system so you're sure of safe clean accommodations Your four legged best friend is welcome but he must be leashed.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 7, 2000

Jekyll Island Campground
Opposite The Clam Creek Picnic Area
Jekyll Island, Georgia 31527
(912) 635-3021

Jekyll Island Club Hotel

Hotel | "Jekyll Island Clubhouse"

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The piece de la resistance of Millionaires' Row is the Clubhouse. Its turret stands head and shoulders above the other structures on the island. Here you can bask in the luxury that once was accorded only the millionaires and their chosen guests. You can spend the night, or as many nights as you can afford being pampered in the Victorian elegance of the clubhouse.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 7, 2000

Jekyll Island Club Hotel
371 RIVERVIEW DRIVE
Jekyll Island, Georgia 31527
912-635-2600

Jekyll Island Historic District

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Attraction | "Millionaires Row"

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With the sale to the Jekyll Island Club, the island entered a new era of prosperity. Its members were rumored to own a seventh of the wealth of this country among it's one hundred members. Men like Rockefeller, Morgan, Astor and Gould built elaborate 'cottages' there. The Crane Cottage upstairs is now used for the Jekyll Island Authority offices but the first floor is open to the public. The cottage was built in the Renaissance Revival style, many of it's features copied from 16th century Italian Villas. From its double door arched entry to its red tile roof, it speaks of elegant simplicity. You can visualize Richard Crane's family sedately dining at the massive mahogany table, one of the c...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 7, 2000

Jekyll Island Historic District
North Island
Jekyll Island, Georgia

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The Historic Districr fronts the Marina. Here you can dine, fish, or enjoy a soft drink, beer or mixed drink. The Clubhouse also contains several resturants and pubs.
There is another marina located south of the historic district. Here you can dine or just sip a cool drink overlooking the Jekyll river at SeaJay's. Both marinas provide docking. The Jekyll Harbor provides hookups for long term docking.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 7, 2000

Resturants, Bars and Marinas
Throughout Jekyll Island
Jekyll Island, Georgia

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The Creeks were the first to cherish this golden isle. They had no concept of 'ownership'. They and the land were one. The golden sun that rose from the depth of the wave crested blue sea and set behind the murky Marshes of Glynn, was their home for hundreds of years. They shared it in harmony with the animals. The deer, raccoon, possum, pheasant, wild turkey, and alligator inhabited the land with them and provided all the necessities of life. The creatures of the sea also provided food and tools. Then in the late 1500's, a new breed of man arrived on the island. The Spanish were seeking treasure of a different kind. They wanted gold. However, they recognized the richness of the lan...Read More