Local Area Activities

During your stay at Jekyll Island for the Southern Drifter Music Festival, there will be an abundance of activities to enjoy. From new adventures to wide-open beaches, there’s a little something for everyone. Whether you’re here for the weekend or just for a night, you’ll find Jekyll Island’s abounding peace and serenity as you escape for a music vacation. 

Take a look at some of the activities offered during the Southern Drifter Music Festival.

Nature Tours

Nature Tours

Public nature walks are available throughout the year on Jekyll Island. Explore the local terrain and variety of wetlands, forests and marshes and learn about Jekyll’s coastal ecosystems and marine life. Learn More


Jekyll Island features about 25 miles of paved biking trails that allow for exploration of a broad range of scenery, from beaches to forests to Jekyll Island’s own historic Landmark District and campgrounds. Free bike path maps are available at the Jekyll Island Welcome Center and at the bike barn on Shell Road. Jekyll Island Bike Rentals are available adjacent to the island’s miniature golf course and on location at many of the island’s hotels. Learn More

Paddle Boarding

There’s no better way to explore the water around Jekyll Island than from a kayak or paddle board. Learn More


The beaches on Jekyll Island are unlike those of any other coastal destination. With 10 miles of grand, unspoiled shoreline and a variety of amenities, you’ll find the perfect place to relax and refresh the senses. 

Best known for their natural bounty, each of Jekyll Island’s beaches is completely different than the other. From bird watching on St. Andreas to photo ops on Driftwood Beach, these sun-drenched sanctuaries offer a truly invigorating experience. Learn More

Jekyll Island Beach Village

Jekyll Island is a world of discovery, for nature lovers and shoppers alike. Browse unique gifts or hand-made artisan collections at Pier Road Shops in the Historic District. From linen sundresses to sunglasses to gourmet groceries, the shops at Beach Village have everything you need. 

Whether you’re looking for fine art or coastal apparel and accessories, it’s all here. And it’s one more part of Jekyll Island you don’t want to miss. Learn More

Summer Waves Water Park

Amid the peace and serenity of Jekyll Island is an exciting family attraction – Summer Waves Water Park. Known for its cool, refreshing waters, clean surroundings, and amazing view of the Jekyll River, Summer Waves offers a variety of ways to beat the heat this season. Learn More