The last few years our family has enjoyed traveling to new places. That’s how we discovered Georgia’s Gold Coast and the little gem that is Jekyll Island. Florida is a wonderful vacation destination, but when you’re traveling from here to the St. Pete area of Florida’s coast you can do with a layover. Some friends of ours strongly recommended the Brunswick area as a good spot to stay the night, so we found a convenient (to our wallet and the interstate) hotel. This worked out perfectly since it is about midway in our trip. As a result, we arrived early in the afternoon with plenty of time to explore the area.
Being a little on the adventurous side we opted to just drive around, then find our way back courtesy of the good ole GPS. As we rounded the curve the first thing that greeted us was beautiful suspension bridge crossing the waterway. This was followed quickly by a well-manicured entrance to Jekyll Island State Park. Once the entrance fee was paid we were on our way.
We haphazardly chose which directions to turn and serendipitously ended up at something called “Driftwood Beach” on Jekyll Island. The beauty of it is hard to describe. At first glance, it looks as though the beach is just covered with dead trees. Upon a closer look, though, you discover an area teeming with all kinds of life.