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Jekyll Island is a hidden jewel on the southern Georgia coast. Filled with rich history and beautiful scenery, this is a destination that offers vacation fun for the whole family. Here’s my tips for the perfect Jekyll Island vacation with little kids.
Where to Stay
I highly recommend staying at the Jekyll Island Club Resort. This historic hotel dates back to the 1880’s and is the epitome of southern charm. With large porches, stunning architecture and comfortable modern amenities, this resort is the perfect for families traveling to Jekyll Island. Learn more about our stay >>
Summer Waves Water Park
If you’re visiting during the summertime, you can’t miss a trip to Summer Waves Water Park. With a special area designed just for little ones, and lots of family friendly attractions, this is the perfect way to cool off. See how much my kids loved it >>
Exploring the Island
Jekyll Island has so much to offer. With five beaches and lots of nature paths, there is something for everyone. We loved playing mini golf right across from the beach. Red Bug Pizza Restaurant located nearby is delicious and has outdoor deck seating that overlooks a great playground perfect for little kids to explore.
One of the most popular beaches in Jekyll Island is called Driftwood Beach. Ancient driftwood monuments line the waterfront, creating an unforgettable backdrop. Not to mention they’re so much fun to climb and explore for little ones. USA TODAY even featured this as one of the best Southern beaches for a weekend escape and it sure didn’t disappoint. I recommend going right at sunset for the best photos.
Georgia Sea Turtle Center
The Center offers the public a chance to learn about sea turtles and see rehabilitation in action with a host of interactive exhibits and experiences. My daughter loved exploring the exhibits and learning all about sea turtles in a hands-on way. See our full experience >>
Final Tips for Visiting Jekyll Island with Little Kids
Jekyll Island is a perfect vacation destination for young families. Here’s a few final tips to help make your visit a success:
- Plan ahead. Know what attractions will be best suited for your family by visiting www.jekyllisland.com and exploring all the options
- Build in breaks. Traveling with young kids can be tough. Be sure to build in plenty of non structured breaks. Whether it’s play time at the beach, free time at the playground or nap time at the resort, breaks will save your sanity.
- Bring Your Camera. Everywhere we went was photo worthy. There are so many great picture spots so be sure to bring your camera along to capture every moment.
- Unplug. Jekyll Island is truly a world of it’s own. Take advantage of the breathtaking scenery and escape reality.