Jekyll Island is located off the coast of Georgia state (USA). It is among the Sea Islands and among Georgia barrier islands' Golden Isles. Close are located the city of Brunswick and St Simons Island.
Jekyll is one of only 4 Georgia barrier islands with a paved causeway that allows access from mainland Georgia by car. The island has land area of 23 km2 (9 ml2), including 18 km2 solid earth and 1 km2 (200 acres) Historic District. The rest are tidal marshlands, most of which on the western shore.
Jekyll Island has length 11 km (7 ml) and max-width 13 km (8 ml). Flat sand beaches on the east coast are packed hard enough for walking or even biking. The island has around 32 km (20 ml) of hiking trails. The island was developed in the late 19th-20th centuries by rich US businessmen building here private homes. After WW2 (1939-1945), in 1947, Georgia state acquired all private properties for preservation and security purposes.
Among the most popular tourist destinations are the beautiful beaches, guided tours of the Landmark Historic District, bike trails, coastline walks, Summer Waves (water park), wildlife viewing (reptiles, mammals, seabirds breeding in the marshes).
Jekyll Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Jekyll Island dock (anchor) at Jacksonville (JAXPORT, Florida).