Recreation and Leisure

Enjoy miles of bike trails, four golf courses plus miniature golf, and a water park. Ride a horse along the beach or go fishing. Buzz the island on a chartered plane or book a boat tour to spot dolphins.


Recreation Cycling Jekyll Spanish Moss

Use some of the older bikes we provide or rent newer ones to explore 25 miles of Jekyll trails. A 17-mile loop around the island takes you through marsh, oaks covered in Spanish Moss, the Historic District, and beautiful beach vistas. You can access the trail at the end of our street, just three houses down. Turn left for ocean view or right to head to the marsh. Cross the street when you pass the Driftwood Bistro restaurant in the Villas, and you can access Horton Pond, where you might see an alligator swimming around or sunning itself on a dock.

Golf the Island

Golf has a long history on Jekyll. Pine Lakes is one of four courses providing 63 holes of golf. Great Dunes, opened in 1928, is a 9-hole course, and the others, including Indian Mound and Oleander offer 18 holes. For the kids and the young at heart, play up to two 18-hole miniature golf courses.

Water Park

Summer Waves, on the southwestern side of the island off of S. Riverview Drive, provides water slide fun for the whole family from May through mid-September.

Horseback Riding

Contact the folks at Three Oaks Farm to ride along the beach, with rides ranging from 1 to 3 hours. If you’re not keen on the heat, there are options available to ride at sunset or in the moonlight.

Other Recreation Activities

You might see dolphins swim by as you walk along the beach, but if not, Jekyll Island Dolphin Tours can improve your chances! Captain Larry Crews has air boat that takes you to Cumberland Island, and in addition to dolphins and birds, you might see wild horses. He can also help with your fresh or saltwater fishing needs. And if you’re a bit more adventuresome, you can tour the island via biplane by booking with Classic Air Ventures.