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Plenty of space

A great covered place to picnic and enjoy the beach views. Clean Restrooms available. Dunes are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Birmingham, Alabama
Great location for a day at the beach!

What a great place! First of all, Jekyll Island is the BEST! There are so many things to do... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bayfield, Wisconsin
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North Beachview Drive, Ben Fortson Parkway, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 June 2014

This is a Wonderful place in Glynn County, Georgia to walk on the beach, or just relax.The facilities are First Rate as they have covered picnic areas with outdoor grills and a bath house where you can rinse off and change clothes.Very nice overall facilities...More

5  Thank crbrooks1950
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 19 October 2014 via mobile

We spent the day on Jekyll Island and the beach was the only place that was buggy. I say down on a towel while my kids were playing in the sand and I kept getting bit by flies and little tiny black bugs. I ended...More

3  Thank Tisha C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great covered place to picnic and enjoy the beach views. Clean Restrooms available. Dunes are very pretty here.

Thank KatrinaD567
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place! First of all, Jekyll Island is the BEST! There are so many things to do. Whether you bike there or come by car, this facility has all you need! There is a lovely covered pavilion for picnics or just to get...More

Thank Isi66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful stretch of beach with sand dunes and sea oats and other grasses. They have picnic tables and shelters with a nice restroom facility. The dunes were not huge compared to Kill Devil Hills, but more so than an average flat beach.

Thank cinbau1
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This is one of several public beaches on Jekyll Island. If you are not staying for the night, where you can just go to the beach from your hotel, this place is just what you need. It has a pavillion with picnic tables, changing rooms...More

Thank beckaj325
Reviewed 24 September 2018

This has a great view of the ocean and it is a large covered pavillion. We have had many a "picnic" here at Great Dunes and enjoyed the breeze.

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

The beach area is very clean with bathrooms and an outdoor shower to rinse off sandy feet. At low tide we walked out on the sand bar and saw little fish, a ray, and a small (12 inch or so) shark in the shallow water....More

Thank DBanks208
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I watched my first turtle release at this beach. Lots of parking. Lots of beach space. Showers and restrooms. Food options close by but great to spend the day and bring your own food.

1  Thank Kelli R
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We attended an outdoor event here in late July. Went through some bad rains on the way here, but was met with clear skys upon our arrival. They had plenty of covered benches and tables, and clean restrooms. A great time was had by all.

1  Thank Gagolfer6
Reviewed 22 July 2018

I visited this park while on a Turtle Walk with the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Because of the time of day, I did not have the opportunity to view the amenities of the facility. However, the location was safe, clean, and well-maintained. A party had...More

Thank S M
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

The beach is gorgeous. You have a clear view to the horizon. The sand is fine, not rocky. No lifeguards! However, there are signs warning of string currents. It was not crowded.

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11 October 2017|
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Response from PresidentPerez | Reviewed this property |
It has no boardwalk that I know of and I think it would be very hard to navigate with a walker.
23 July 2016|
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Response from Tracey D | Reviewed this property |
There is no open or close times for going on and off beach. It's always open!
15 May 2016|
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Response from Kathy F | Reviewed this property |
It's $6 per car or $10 for oversized vehicles like RV's.