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“Pleasant destination for a half day trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Driftwood Beach

Driftwood Beach
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Jacksonville, Florida
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107 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Pleasant destination for a half day trip”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

My wife and I went to this beach during Veteran's day holiday. The weather was sunny but bit windy. The access to the beach in not complicated. One could easily spend a couple of hours there. It is certainly pretty and it was not crowded at all. We saw may be 3-4 couples going on photo safari near drift woods there. As some reviewer indicated the place might be more interesting just before sun goes down. We did not have time to wait that long. All in all we we are glad we visited Jekyll Island and the driftwood beach.

Visited November 2013
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Sarasota
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“Not Driftwood - Really”
Reviewed 17 November 2013

The title of this beach is a misnomer. The wood on the beach are trees where the salt water has reached the roots and have fallen. There are a lot of trees, some 30 ft long, laying on their side. There are a few small pieces, but for the most part you are looking at a "dinosaur-like bone yard of trees". Since I was there to photograph them with the sunrise, the volume of trees requires you to walk around to find the right one to use and to find it without another one blocking the view.
It can be done, but be aware. Also, if you go just before sunset, the no-see-ems are plentiful and expect to be bit! I am still dealing with hundreds of bites (even through my clothes).

Visited November 2013
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Marietta, Georgia
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243 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Such Awesomness”
Reviewed 16 November 2013

My wife and I have been to a lot of beached around the US and other countries and this one ranks up there. It's a different kind of beach, but its so beautiful and one of a kind. There are old driftwood trees everywhere for as far as the eye can see. Park in the few spaces on the North side of the island of go to the pier across from the camp ground and walk back. It's a great spot for photos, a wedding or even a proposal.

Visited November 2013
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Livonia, Michigan
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“breathtaking ... beautiful ... and a real trip”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Such raw, natural and untouched beauty is breathtaking. It amazes me that such beauty is so accessible. It's a place where you can wander and let the imagination go wild. There are two access points (plus walking north on the beach). They start out as one at the road, then divide - the one to the left (north) is paved and takes you thru a beautiful marshy area - and it's a long walk and its' great - lots of flora and fauna. Be mindful tho that as far as you walk on this nice hard path, if you're anticipating to walk the beach route (south), it's as long .. maybe longer back ... and may include a bit of clambering to get over some of the deadtrees (fun!). We did the paved walk and returned on the beach - I think we would have missed the access back to the path if not for some fellow walkers (they left their bikes at the path/beach point). That beach path that takes you back to the main path is not paved and gets you back on the on road within minutes. Know the tide times before you go capering about here - you wouldn't want to be there at high tide.

Visited November 2013
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Monroe, Georgia
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“Beautiful Beach”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

This is the perfect place for a wedding. We had a small intimate wedding here and it was the perfect place. Quiet and lovely. We will defiently return to see this beach.

Visited November 2013
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