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Jekyll Bike Path
The bike path on Jekyll island runs a long the beachfront.

Jekyll Island has the Deep South's only oceanfront convention center with flexible meeting space to accommodate 2000 people. The Jekyll Island Tennis Center was voted by Tennis Magazine as one of the "Top 25 Municipal Tennis Facilities" in the nation, and there are also three championship 18-hole golf courses which play from a centrally located Clubhouse. The 20-plus miles of paved paths that extend throughout the island are ideal for biking and hiking, and you are welcome to bring your own bike or you can rent one. Horseback riding along the beach and carriage rides through the Historic District are also available.

The Tidelands Nature Center is a great place to learn about the natural wonders of Jekyll Island. Children will love being able to experience the touch-tanks, and there are guided kayak tours of the marsh and local eco-systems. Next door to the Tidelands you'll find the Summer Waves Water Park can be a great way for the whole family to enjoy getting cooled off in the heat of the summer sun.

From June to mid-August, local wildlife guides give shoreline walks in search of the giant sea turtles that return to Jekyll Island's beach each year to lay their eggs in the sand before returning to the sea. Other popular activities include fishing, boating, shopping and fine dining. Accommodations range from luxury accommodations to camping facilities and everything in between.

Tickets to tour the 200 acre National Historic Landmark District can be purchased at Jekyll Island's History Center. The tours include the winter homes of Victorian-era millionaires, thirty-three original 19th and 20th century buildings, as well as several mansion-sized cottages. The Horton House, a two-story ruin which dates back to 1742, and is considered to be one of the oldest standing tabby structure exteriors in the state. Tabby, a building material indigenous to coastal Georgia, uses oyster shells as its main ingredient and can frequently be seen on houses throughout Georgia's coastline.

Jekyll Island History Center
Horse-drawn carriage leaving the Jekyll Island History Center to begin its tour of the Jekyll Island Historic District.

 





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