After a rainy stop in Savannah, we decided to camp for the night on Jekyll Island. I had actually never been, but from what I heard from friends and family, it sounded nice. The island is a state park so there is a $5 fee to get on the island. We planned on camping on the north end near Driftwood Beach. We rushed to make it in time for sunset and when we got to the campground, we were greeted by the cutest old man ever named Mr. Bennett. As our designated ‘host’ at the campground, he pulled up on a golf cart, welcomed us to the island, and then drove in his golf cart to show us our camping spot.
With no time to set up the tent, we headed up the road to catch sunset on Driftwood Beach. It was indescribably beautiful. It was just Stella and I on the beach, crawling under, over, and around these dead but beautiful trees.
Back at the campground, we put up the tent in the dark, discovered there were raccoons everywhere, and even had a laugh when Stella opened the bathroom door and one jumped out at her. The following morning I got up early to run along the boardwalk through the marsh and out to Driftwood Beach. At the suggestion of my friend’s mom, we searched for sand dollars, which are pretty prevalent on the beach. If I had more time, I would have loved to bike the island. I highly recommend Jekyll Island as a stopover in Georgia or a beach destination for a quiet getaway.