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Day Trips

From plant and animal communities to historic sites and ruins, there's plenty to explore just minutes from Jekyll Island Club Resort. Or take a short day trip to one of the many surrounding islands and communities.


Cumberland Island, protected and operated by the National Park Service, includes designated wilderness areas, undeveloped beaches, historic sites, cultural ruins, critical habitat and nesting areas, as well as numerous plant and animal communities, including wild horses. Located just south of Jekyll Island and accessible only by water, the ferry to Cumberland departs from St. Marys, Georgia, and reservations are recommended.

For more information, call 912-882-4336.


Like Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island is one of Georgia’s famed Golden Isles. Located 18 miles north of The Club, St. Simons Island offers beaches, golfing, fishing, shopping, and dining. A working lighthouse, museums, and Fort Frederica are among the Island’s many historic attractions.

For more information, call 912-638-9014.


The 16,500 acre Sapelo Island is located north of Jekyll Island along the Georgia coast in McIntosh County. Attractions include deserted beaches, the lighthouse, and the historic Reynolds Mansion. The Island can be reached only by ferry and reservations are required.

For more information, call 912-437-3224.


Known as the “land of the trembling earth,” Okefenokee is a National Wildlife Refuge covering nearly a half million acres. The Park, located near Waycross, Georgia, offers an interpretive center, nature exhibits, elevated walking paths, and guided swamp tours.

Open year-round.
For information, call 912-283-0583.


Fort King George, located in Darien, Georgia, is the oldest English fort remaining on Georgia’s coast. From 1721 until 1736, Fort King George was the southern outpost of the British Empire in North America. Using old records and drawings, this 18th century frontier fortification on the Altamaha River has been reconstructed for public tours.

Open Tuesday-Sunday.
For more information, call 912-437-4770.


The Howfyl-Broadfield Plantation, owned and occupied by the same family from 1804 to 1973, illustrates more than a century of Georgia’s coastal history. The plantation, originally known as “Broadfield,” became a center for rice cultivation in the 19th century, and now serves as a beautiful historical tour site.

Open Tuesday-Sunday.
For more information, call 912-264-7333.

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