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Old 08-24-2007, 12:27 PM
 
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Although I have never stayed there, I have friends who stayed at Villas By the Sea and they had only positive things to say about it.

I have stayed at The Buchaneer, the Oceanfront Resort and in a rented house. All except one of the hotels are right on the beach. If you want to walk right out of your hotel room straight to the beach, stay at the south end of the island. At the north end, you cannot get to the beach except at low tide and then you have to climb over rocks to get to it.

I would much prefer Jekyll over SSI. St Simons is too commercial for my beach time. The Jekyll Island Club Hotel has a great breakfast buffet and the Crane House has a fantastic lunch if you want elegance. If you want plain but good fare, try the little resturant in the shopping center - can't recall the name - Zackey's or some such. For the best ice cream any where, try the grocery story. Latitude whatever had a great dinner at reasonable prices. You can also get a good breakfast and lunch at the golf club, mid island.

Don't miss all the shops in the historic district, and be sure and go to Driftwood Beach at the northern tip of the island.

I love Jekyll!!!
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Old 08-24-2007, 04:09 PM
 
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My family really loves going to both Jekyll and St. Simmons Island. I have to recomend that when you go to see the Light House on St. Simmons also swing over to see Christ Church. In my opinion it is a must see when you are over there because it is so beautiful and peaceful. Have a good trip !
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Old 08-24-2007, 07:16 PM
 
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I'm basically coming into town Sept. 14-16 for the Shrimp Festival. Can anyone tell me what the festival is like- lots of tasty food, fun? I'm also interested in going on one of those shrimp boat tours. What are they like?
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Old 08-25-2007, 05:24 PM
 
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I'm basically coming into town Sept. 14-16 for the Shrimp Festival. Can anyone tell me what the festival is like- lots of tasty food, fun? I'm also interested in going on one of those shrimp boat tours. What are they like?

The shrimp boat tour was a disappointment last year. It's a docked boat and you get to walk around on it, then hop off. Took all of 10 min. I see that this year they have a different boat, so it "could" be different.

I HIGHLY recommend a dolphin tour. It leaves out of the Club Hotel marina (i.e. the Jekyll Wharf) which is where the festival takes place. You'll need to make advance reservations - (912) 635 3152.
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Old 07-12-2014, 02:14 PM
 
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This is my first visit to Jekyll and if you want any sort of beach time do NOT visit this place...it's terrible. ..you can see the ocean but don't expect to walk along the shoreline. ..it's a marsh...my kids and I were covered in mud trying to get to the water. I will NEVER come back here.
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Old 07-12-2014, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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This is my first visit to Jekyll and if you want any sort of beach time do NOT visit this place...it's terrible. ..you can see the ocean but don't expect to walk along the shoreline. ..it's a marsh...my kids and I were covered in mud trying to get to the water. I will NEVER come back here.
Okay first timer. First, you're responding to posts from 2007.

Second, there is brownish SAND located on the east side of the island where you aren't walking in muddy marsh. Sounds like you didn't not know where to go.

Third, if you took the time to set up an account and post to a thread so old, at least give us a positive to your negativity. It would be much more helpful if you gave BOTH sides instead of just why we shouldn't go. Otherwise, it's just a random useless rant.
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Old 07-12-2014, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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This is my first visit to Jekyll and if you want any sort of beach time do NOT visit this place...it's terrible. ..you can see the ocean but don't expect to walk along the shoreline. ..it's a marsh...my kids and I were covered in mud trying to get to the water. I will NEVER come back here.
Hmmm ...

I know the beach on SSI, particularly the south end, is mucky and brown and not very sandy. Ever. But most all of Jekyll's beach is very nice, at least at low tide. And the further south on Jekyll you go, the wider and sandier the beach gets. There are some great dunes on the south end of Jekyll.

The west coast of Jekyll faces the intercoastal waterway and marshes and of course is not sandy, except in a few rare places. The Jekyll Island Club, the Millionaires Village, the pier and the water park all face the marsh.

Maybe you just never found the beach?!
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Old 07-12-2014, 07:16 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Hmmm ...

I know the beach on SSI, particularly the south end, is mucky and brown and not very sandy. Ever. But most all of Jekyll's beach is very nice, at least at low tide. And the further south on Jekyll you go, the wider and sandier the beach gets. There are some great dunes on the south end of Jekyll.

The west coast of Jekyll faces the intercoastal waterway and marshes and of course is not sandy, except in a few rare places. The Jekyll Island Club, the Millionaires Village, the pier and the water park all face the marsh.

Maybe you just never found the beach?!
The Jekyll beaches are lovely. That was a total drive-by.
And who responds to a seven year old post? Sad.
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