Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island, GA

I visited Driftwood Beach on Sunday 2/6/2022. It was a very cold, rainy and windy day but I forgot about the weather as soon as I stepped on the beach. It simply took my breath away. It was eerie, cool, picturesque and utterly beautiful. I read that “the beach and its iconic driftwood formed as a result of decades of erosion. What was once a maritime forest is now a sandy shore lined with weathered tree trunks and branches, creating a sight that’s truly unique to the Golden Isles.” — Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island

If ever in the area, make sure to stop by Driftwood Beach. We parked in a small roadside parking lot. Parking is free but there is an entry fee to the Island. There was a salt marsh by the parking lot and along the way to the beach, I noticed egrets and ducks. The hike to the beach was short and easy, about a quarter of a mile. I walked to the right until the beach ended at a small maritime forest of gnarly pine trees leading to what seems to be a newly sanded and landscaped area lined with grey rocks on the beach side. I snapped a few photos there before heading back. Driftwood Beach is not large, but it is unique, and I am sure you’ll find it as fascinating as I did.


References Atlas Obscura, Driftwood Beach , AllTrails



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