Jekyll Island Georgia Area Information
Jekyll Island, Georgia, located just south of St. Simons Island, is a State Park and Nature Preserve highlighted by wide swaths of sandy beaches, public golf courses, a state-of-the-art convention center with excellent accommodations, a family water park, and a fascinating historic district. Known now for its abundant natural beauty and interesting varieties of wildlife, Jekyll Island was the former playground of the Carnegies, Rockefellers, Pulitzers and some of the wealthiest families in the country. Historians estimate that one-sixth of the world’s wealthiest people were members of the Jekyll Island Club in the early years of the twentieth century. Visit their homes in Jekyll Island’s historic district.
Jekyll Island State Park
Now a state park, Jekyll Island is owned by the State of Georgia. Residents lease the land on which their homes are located. By state law, only a small portion of Jekyll Island can be developed; most of the land will forever remain in its natural, pristine state.
The island also offers a mild, sub-tropical climate providing for an abundance of outdoor activity options! You’ll enjoy championship golf, fishing, boating, kayaking, beachcombing, biking, hiking and experiencing history of the area.
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