Jekyll Island, Georgia

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The Walking Dead is Coming to Jekyll Island

Zombies: Bring your sunscreen. The Walking Dead has been filming all over Georgia since 2010, so it was just a matter of time before the hit television series made its way to the Atlantic coast. According to Action News Jax, AMC's hit television series is set to film a scene for the upcoming season 7 on the north end of Jekyll Island in mid-August. Those familiar with the island already know the area well as Driftwood Beach, a sand-swept tree graveyard…

Picture of the Turtle Tides brand stand-up paddle boards.

Turtle Tides Kayak and Paddle Board Rentals on Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island is known for attracting bikers, hikers, beachgoers and anglers, but one trending outdoor activity, stand-up paddle boarding (also known as SUP), has been sorely missed on the island - until now. Turtle Tides Jekyll is the island's latest recreational business specializing in kayak and paddle board rentals on Jekyll Island. Owners Adam and Jamie Sanders decided to take the leap into providing Jekyll's guests with paddle board and kayak tours while working aboard Captain Phillip's Charters and Tours. (Adam is also a certified boat…

Two people riding horses on Jekyll Island.

Spring Break Sale: FREE Jekyll Island Ebook

Just in time for Spring Break 2016, our Kindle edition of "Local's Travel Handbook: Jekyll Island" is going to be available to download FREE beginning Tuesday, March 29th and running through Thursday, March 31st (click here to head straight to the Amazon bookstore). This week's three-day promotion allows anyone interested in checking out our Jekyll Island ebook covering the coastal Georgia destination to download our travel guide to the device of their choice. The Kindle version is perfect for anyone preferring…

Jekyll Island Beach Village: A Contemporary Central Hub

  From shopping and fine dining to beach gear and Atlantic access, the new Jekyll Island Beach Village has quickly become the island's primary meeting place for tourists and locals alike. Following a lengthy construction process, 2016 marks the first year many of the shops and restaurants are calling the new Beach Village home. This year's new residents include McGarvey's Wee Pub, Seaside Sunglasses, and the highly anticipated Jekyll Island Seafood Company, tentatively set to open mid-2016. [caption id="attachment_1203" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The…

FREE TODAY ONLY! Local’s Travel Handbook: Jekyll Island

Attention Travelers, Bookworms, History Buffs and Kindle Junkies: my latest travel guide covering Jekyll Island is available for FREE on the Amazon Kindle Store through March 1st! Where is Jekyll Island, exactly? If you're from the South, then you've probably heard of Jekyll Island a time or two, but even if you're halfway around the world, Local's Travel Handbook presents a firsthand look at an interesting Atlantic island steeped in history. Heard of the Federal Reserve? You can thank the…

Local’s Travel Handbook

There’s more to Jekyll Island than meets the eye.    Local’s Travel Handbook: Jekyll Island puts boots on the ground to uncover the very best that Jekyll Island has to offer, from little-known historical landmarks veiled beneath the canopies of thick maritime forests, to mysterious points of interest hidden in plain sight. In our Jekyll Island travel guide, we reveal a plethora of insider tips about this historic state park off the Georgia coast, including a host of creative activities…

Driftwood Beach: Jekyll Island’s Northern Tree Necropolis

On the northern end of Jekyll Island lies a tranquil beach where weathered aesthetics combine with a haunting sense of desolation along the shoreline from the Atlantic Ocean to St. Simons Sound. That long stretch of water's edge is known locally as Driftwood Beach. Driftwood Beach is a must-see for anyone visiting Jekyll Island. Named for the countless expired trees scattered along the shores, Driftwood Beach presents coastal explorers with a thousand photo opportunities and memorable vistas, all from a single location off North Beachview Drive. The arborous decor protruding from the sand…