Dripping with as much history as Spanish moss, Jekyll Island is home to one of the most beautiful, natural, beachside landscapes the east coast has to offer. Feel you worries fade away the farther you get down the 9 Mile Downing Musgrove causeway towards Jekyll Island and the Georgia coast. Protected by its State Park status, Jekyll is one of Georgias best kept secrets. Coming over the bridges to Jekyll, guests are captivated by the vast expanse of the salt marshes surrounding Jekyll and Georgia’s other barrier islands. With it’s natural landscape protected by the state, Jekyll Island is know as one of the most majestic state parks in Georgia to visit.
Before being purchased by the State of Georgia in 1947, Jekyll island was once home to one of the richest, and most exclusive clubs in America. The natural landscape and lack of accessibility turned Jekyll Island into one of the most exclusive clubs in the world for hunting, fishing and golf of the ultra wealthy.
Those who were able to access Jekyll Island represented 1/6th of the worlds wealth, boasting names like Rockefeller, Morgan, Vanderbilt, Pulitzer, and Baker. These families developed the Jekyll Island Club hotel prior to the World Wars. After WWII the island was abandoned and began deteriorating.
After purchasing Jekyll Island in 1947 though a condemnation deal, the State of Georgia turned Jekyll Island into a state park and began protecting its wildlife and natural landscape. To this day most of Jekyll Island remains a natural, lush, beachside landscape for all to enjoy. With over 5,700 acres, Jekyll Island is home to just under 500 full time residents and has roughly 750 residences. Homes on Jekyll Island boast a wonderful mid century aesthetic, all the while maintaining the natural beauty and lush beaches this gem on the Georgia Coast has to offer.