As much as I love summer, the beach in the winter is some kind of special. Close your eyes and picture bonfires by the beach, cozy sweats walking by the water, and being curled up on your patio with hot drinks looking at the ocean? Pretty fantastic right?!
Our first visit we stayed at the Jekyll Island Club. It's by far the biggest resort on the Island nestled right in the historic district. It's pretty magical. Everything you need is within walking distance and the grounds are like something out of a movie. We loved all the bike paths and strolling through the historic homes. We stopped at The Pantry as well for lattes and baked goods. There are also several restaurants on the property itself, so you don't ever have to leave. And if you choose to, they have a shuttle that runs all day all over the Island.
Driftwood Beach at sunset is one of those must-sees. It's such a unique beach with tons of curling trees and unique history. My boys loved exploring. During January and February glass orbs are hidden all over the Island. It's finders keepers, so we searched for a long time for those. We had no luck but found some unique shells.
My favorite part of the trip by far was bike riding for miles with my boys. It was sunny with comfortable temps and we rode all over the island exploring. It was so magical to ride right by the beach and under the Spanish moss. And there was a bike for every member of the family.
We also played mini golf one morning right across the street from the beach. There is a pretty big playground adjacent, so if you are traveling as a family it's a great place to hang out.
The previous visit we got to visit the Sea Turtle center which was SO fun for Cove. I highly recommend it. They were under construction for some remodeling during our visit, but next time we visit will not miss it!
On this trip, we stayed at the Jekyll Ocean club, which is right on the beach. Our suite had a living area and two queen size beds making it perfect for a family our size. We had a big patio area that overlooked the beach and was stunning at sunrise.
The boys enjoyed the heated pool and digging in the sand by the water with their shovels. While Ian and I enjoyed walking along the beach enjoying the sound of the waves.
It's one of those places that hold a special place in our hearts and we so look forward to visiting again in the future.