Destination guide

Travel to historic Jekyll Island

Enjoy the history and other features of Jekyll Island. Renowned for its island views, beaches and seaside, this city welcomes all visitors. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Jekyll Island

Are you looking for top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that Jekyll Island has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Georgia Sea Turtle Center (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Jekyll Island Golf Club (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Great Dunes Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Summer Waves Water Park (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Bloody Marsh Battle Site (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Marshes of Glynn Overlook Park (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Jekyll Island

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 89°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Jekyll Island

Travelers appreciate the island views and breathtaking sunrises, which is just a taste of what Jekyll Island has to offer. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Jekyll Island is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Great Dunes Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Jekyll Island State Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Driftwood Beach (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Neptune Park (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Demere Park (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Marshes of Glynn Overlook Park (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Jekyll Island

The nearest airport is in Brunswick, GA (BQK-Golden Isles), located 13.7 mi (22 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Jacksonville, FL (JAX-Jacksonville Intl.), which is 42.3 mi (68.1 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Jekyll Island?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,461 house rentals around Jekyll Island. From 541 Houses to 637 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Jekyll Island is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Jekyll Island?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Jekyll Island:

  • East Beach: 584 vacation rentals
  • Saint Simons Heights: 1,120 vacation rentals
  • King City: 953 vacation rentals
  • Demere Park: 831 vacation rentals
  • Epworth Acres: 125 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Jekyll Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Jekyll Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Georgia Sea Turtle Center: 1,477 home rentals
  • Driftwood Beach: 1,479 home rentals
  • Jekyll Island State Park: 1,477 home rentals
  • Jekyll Island Golf Club: 1,476 home rentals
  • Horton House: 1,479 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Jekyll Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Jekyll Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 541 Houses in Jekyll Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Jekyll Island include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 637 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 94 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 94 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Jekyll Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 971 vacation homes with pool available in Jekyll Island.

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