Our Weekend in Jekyll Island

This past Memorial Day weekend my husband and I took the boys to Jekyll Island, Georgia. I had never heard of Jekyll Island until I moved to Georgia eight years ago. The island, which is is off the Georgia coast did not disappoint. Having never been there, I did not know what to expect, however I returned home very pleased with our trip.

Charming, relaxed and serene are words I would use to describe the island. I kept telling my husband that I did not “feel” like I was in Georgia. Jekyll Island is simple and the natural integrity of the island has been meticulously maintained.

Friday afternoon we checked in to our vacation rental we reserved through Vacation Rentals By Owner (VRBO) and from there we were on the move.

On Friday, we visited Driftwood Beach. I have never seen anything so amazing. Driftwood Beach has formed due to erosion on the North end of the island. Toppled and twisted trees resemble a beautiful burial.

Tallen on Driftwood
Driftwood Beach

After we left Driftwood Beach, we walked the Jekyll Island Pier and watched the sunset.

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Jekyll Island Pier

Saturday morning we picked up bicycles at Jekyll Island Bike Barn and biked around the island. There are so many bike trails on the island with majestic views.

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Jekyll Island Bike Bar

Once we wrapped up bike riding, we took the boys to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. There we learned about habitat and wildlife preservation, while observing rescued sea turtles going through the rehabilitation process. Tallen loved it, but I think it’s because he has a thing for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Sea Turtle
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center

Saturday evening we grabbed pizza and wings from Red Bug Motor’s Pizza and Pub. The T’s love pizza so there were not any complaints and they played nicely at the Jekyll Island Playground while our order was being prepared.

Jekyll Island Playground
Jekyll Island Playground

That night I also managed to do some shopping at Brittney’s Closet located on Main Street on the island. There you will find trendy beach inspired fashions. Think shades of turquoise, coral, pink and yellow.

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Brittney’s Closet

When we were not biking and visiting different points of interest, we were building sandcastles and playing on the beach – which Tallen especially loved.

Beach View
Tallen Running

Tallen and Mommy

Trace Shovel

The tantrums were real! We did not want to come back home!

Trace Laying down

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