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Driftwood Beach

Driftwood Beach in Jekyll Island, GA is dog friendly. This sandy area is covered in beautiful pieces of driftwood, perfect for Fido to hide under when it's hot. Dogs must be on a leash, but they can still have fun wandering in the calm surf and on the golden sand. Visit Website

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Driftwood Beach has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 bones by 18 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 3,012 guests on TripAdvisor.

Visitors generally praise Driftwood Beach for its beautiful scenery, especially at sunset, and say their dogs enjoyed walking and playing there. Some travelers caution that the beach has hazardous features like hidden oyster beds and rocky areas, and recommend checking pets for ticks after visiting.

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  • Shannon
    May 27, 2024
    Beautiful sunset

    This beach was our favorite part of our visit to the island. Very beautiful especially at sunset. My dog loved walking here.

  • Debra
    Apr 10, 2024

    Not only is there grey clay mixed with sand, there are oyster beds on rocks that get hidden by tide. My dog got his paws and legs shredded. The closest vet is 30 minutes and not available. This is too dangerous even on leash.

  • Jeanne
    Mar 6, 2024
    Beautiful Beach!

    Great beach for walking and views! Surreal landscapes. Very fun and interesting. Our pup enjoyed it as much as we did!

  • Darcy
    Apr 1, 2023

    Dogs must stay leashed on this beach, but we had a wonderful time. It is gorgeous! We did see an alligator in a creek on the way in, so just be aware.

  • Madison
    Feb 26, 2023
    Great spot!

    great area! Great people! My huskies loved playing in the water here. There was plenty of space for them to run without bumping into crowds!!

    Dec 10, 2022
    Dogs enjoyed it

    Natural beach. Dogs liked walking there.

  • Amber
    Oct 7, 2022
    Great Beach

    This was the first time taking the pups to the beach, one loved it and the other could have cared less. Beach was clean and beautiful, everyone was respectful of one another. We found several shells.

  • Susa
    Sep 5, 2022
    Well worth the 20 min drive from I 95

    Beautiful driftwood. Great place for a walk! 8$ fee to enter Jekyll island ( Sep 2022)

  • Leigh
    Jul 16, 2022
    Awesome beach!

    A must see! The driftwood is great for some cool pictures and was not busy when we visited! Dogs enjoyed checking it out and not a far walk!

  • Carrie
    Mar 27, 2022
    Love this beach!

    Love Driftwood Beach! The sand is packed down for easy walking. All of the driftwood was neat to see. Lots of little walking paths to get to it. Our dog loved it!

  • Jill
    Nov 20, 2021
    Explorer mode

    our pups enjoyed this part of the island the most. perhaps it was the salty breeze and all the little crabs they chased.

  • Laura
    Sep 30, 2021
    Adventure is out there!

    Dog must be on leash, but if you ask me it’s a nice long beach that is perfect for a beach hike! Enjoy beautiful scenery while looking at shells and the ocean!

  • Michelle
    Jul 24, 2020
    Great picture taking spot

    Beautiful driftwood will blow your mind! Not a good place to swim because slime and rocks. Overall breathtaking place and lots of shade for pups!

  • Samantha
    Jun 28, 2020
    Great Location

    This is a great place to get away with the dogs. Not a fan of having to keep the dogs on their leashes and there was only the one trash can at the entrance, so you'll have to carry any poop bags with you. The dogs enjoyed the warm waters and although there were a ton of people (5pm on a Saturday) it was still very open.

  • Allison
    Mar 5, 2020
    Amazing Beach!

    I have been to beaches all over the world and this one is on the top of my list! So very unique, beautiful, and peaceful. Leashed pups were all over and having a great time :) I can’t wait to go back!!!

  • Brittany
    Jan 14, 2020
    Check your pup over after!!

    Our boys loved the beach and all the smells it had to offer. Make sure to check your pup after leaving. We found ticks on all of our dogs, one had about 10 trying to dig their way into his thick fur. They're all on preventative, but still never fun to have bugs crawling on them.

  • Cherie
    Sep 27, 2019
    Beautiful beach

    This is a great beach for exploring with your dog. Our pug loved it!

  • Karen
    Jul 27, 2019
    Neat Spot

    We enjoyed our visit to this beach with our Jack Russell! Dogs are welcome and must be on leash at all times, which is fine with us. There are no doggie or water stations so plan accordingly. Trash cans are located at the entrance to the beach only.

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