Attractions Near Our Hotel
You’ll be surrounded by the island’s exquisite natural beauty from sunrise to sunset. Discover a haven of history and wonder at popular attractions near our pet-friendly Jekyll Island hotel like College of Coastal Georgia in addition to:
With over ten miles of stunning beaches, Jekyll Island is ideal for catching some sun, going for a dip, or taking a long walk. The views are beautiful!
Sunbathe, swim, beachcomb or jog on Jekyll Island's 10 miles of beaches. Public restrooms and/ or bathhouses are located at public beach access throughout the island.
Great Dunes - 9-hole course ancestor of all modern American Ocean Links courses.
Indian Mound - The 18-hole Indian Mound course features 6,469 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72.
Oleander - The 18-hole Oleander course features 6,521 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72.
Pine Lakes - "Family Friendly" course.
Island Treasures — January and February
Jekyll Island Art & Antiques Festival — March
U.S. Kids Golf Jekyll Island Cup — March
Easter Egg Stroll — April
Turtle Crawl Triathalon — May
Jekyll Island July 4 Celebration — July
Shrimp & Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival — September
The Georgia - Florida Golf Classic — October
Christmas Tree Light Festival — November
Holidays in History on Jekyll Island — November
Goodyear Cottage houses the Jekyll Island Art Association, a gift shop and a free monthly art exhibit. Bird Watching
The island is one of eighteen sites along the Colonial Coast Birding Trail and features several significant birding sites. Fishing
Go crabbing and fishing from the pier at Clam Creek Picnic Area or try St. Andrews picnic area to surf fish and seine for shrimp. A Georgia fishing license is required for all fishing activities including crabbing and seining. Georgia Sea Turtle Center
Visitors can explore exhibits on sea turtle conservation, veterinary care and their amazing journey from egg to adulthood. Jekyll Island Golf Club
Georgia's largest public golf course with three 18-hole courses and a 9-hole course - From the historic links design of Walter Travis’ Great Dunes, the family-friendly Pine Lakes by Clyde Johnston, to the competition-ready Oleander. Club rentals, lessons, and schools are available.
History comes alive in exploring the District's grounds and historic structures. Adding to the experience are guided tours, exhibits, shops, restaurants, and Jekyll Island's stunning natural beauty. Daily guided tram tours begin at the Museum on Stable Rd.
Trail rides are offered Monday-Saturday, weather permitting and depart at Clam Creek Picnic area. Call 912-635-9500.
Jogging & Bike Trails
Jekyll offers over 20 miles of paved trails offering glimpses of the Island that you will never see from the confines of your car. There are several bike rental locations or you may bring your own.
Tidelands Nature Center offers a 3-hour guided tour of Jekyll Creek or rent a canoe for a relaxing day on Rixen Pond. Marinas, Sightseeing/Fishing Charters
Boaters Paradise offers easy access to some of the most picturesque waters on the East Coast. Nature Walks
Nature Walks & Historic Landscape Tours-Call 912-635-5032. Turtle Walks-912-635-4444. 4-H Tidelands Nature Center & Aquaria/Exhibit Area 912-635-5032.
A variety of shops are offered on Jekyll Island. Specialty shops, gift shops, boutiques, groceries, hardware, pharmacy, swim wear, beach gear, fishing gear as well as a bank and post office. Summer Waves Water Park
Seasonal-More than a million gallons of splashing water fun, with 11 acres of rides, thrills, food, excitement, and cool summer times. Tennis Courts
13 clay courts. Staff will gladly arrange a game for you. Lessons available. Museum
Located in the National Historic Landmark District. Open Daily 9am-5pm. Emerald Princess Casino Cruise
Enjoy day and evening cruises. Let the action ride and play the highest quality gaming action in the southeast. Roulette, Blackjack, Poker, Craps and Slots! Red Bug Motor Rentals
The early model Red Bug cars were part of Jekyll Island’s history. The earlier models were produced from 1914 to about 1930. The “Red Bugs” are back on Jekyll Island again and they are better than ever. Tidelands Nature Center
Tidelands offers kayak tours, coastal ecology programs, Island nature walks, and summer and school group programs as well as an exhibit gallery featuring live coastal species, including sea turtles, fish, invertebrates, horseshoe crabs, snakes, alligators, and more.
When you stay with us at Jekyll Island Quality Inn & Suites, you'll enjoy a variety of savory dining options just minutes from the our hotel. Just ask a member of the friendly team at the Jekyll Island Quality Inn & Suites for the best places to enjoy. For personalized dining recommendations, please call us at (912) 635-2202.