Green Activities on Jekyll Island
Jekyll Island’s abundance of unspoiled natural beauty – from its richly preserved maritime forests to its pristine dune systems to its 10 miles of tidal beaches – is perhaps best appreciated with the assistance and guidance of an experienced staffers and volunteers.
Jekyll Island’s 10 miles of unspoiled beaches are perfect for sunbathing or swimming, for leisurely walks or invigorating jogs. As a barrier island, Jekyll Island’s beaches feature unique formations and are ever-changing. Don’t miss seeing Driftwood Beach on the Northern tip of the island, and bring your camera.
For a relaxing day of beautiful scenery and exciting fishing along the Georgia Coast, Jekyll Island offers Dolphin tours, Fishing Charters, kayak tours and Sailing trips.
Biking is a popular way to explore Jekyll Island. The island features more than 20 miles of paved trails that allow for exploration of a broad range of scenery, from beaches to forests to Jekyll Island’s own Historic Landmark District and campgrounds.
Bring your binoculars and see a diverse array of birds on Jekyll Island. From the novice naturalist to the birding expert, bird watching is a popular hobby throughout the year.
Saddle up and experience Jekyll Island on horseback! Guided tours originate from the Clam Creek picnic area on the island’s north end, make their way though maritime forests and along the salt marshes, then return along beautiful Driftwood Beach.
Tidelands offers nature walks at various locations around the island, guided kayak tours in the salt marsh, summer and school group coastal ecology programs, as well as our exhibit area open to the public, featuring live coastal species including sea turtles, fish, touch tanks, horseshoe crabs, snakes, alligators, and more! Tidelands is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Admission price: $2.00 per person. For more information on our nature walks, exhibit area, kayak tours, program prices, etc call Tidelands at 635-5032.