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Safeguarding Jekyll

Conserve. Preserve. Educate.

A place as unique as Jekyll Island relies on the vision of insightful people and organizations to keep its history, natural beauty and character alive and well through changing and challenging times.  The Jekyll Island Foundation is proud to be counted among those dedicated to the welfare of a truly extraordinary Island.

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Private contributions are necessary to ensure Jekyll Island's uniqueness for future generations

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Our Initiatives
#ThrowbackThursday -- It's always a beautiful day for a bike ride on the beaches of Jekyll Island.
Help preserve, conserve, and enhance Jekyll Island by becoming a member of the Jekyll Island Foundation:
When you explore Horton Trail, you can learn about the historical agriculture production on Jekyll Island and more with our interpretive panels along the route.
From member decals for your car to annual parking passes to gift shop discounts, helping preserve Jekyll Island and much more, becoming a member of the Jekyll Island Foundation has its perks! Learn more about becoming a member today:
We love our beautiful ocean and hope you’ll join us in celebrating #WorldOceansDay! We hope you’ll help us protect our oceans for generations to come! 🌊What does the ocean mean to you?
Give twice this Father's Day! Get dad the perfect gift from while also donating to the Jekyll Island Foundation.When you shop at, Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchase to the Jekyll Island Foundation! #AmazonSmile
On Saturday, June 1st, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center released 14 diamondback terrapin hatchlings that were wintered at the GSTC. All of the hatchlings came from either dead or injured females from the causeway last year. The incubators were kept at a higher temperature to produce all female hatchlings. They currently have 5 on display in the center, with the rest roaming around the marsh. The release went well and we are hoping the best for them!
#MondayMotivation --
Visit the Wanderer Memory Trail during your visit to Jekyll Island this summer. This interactive learning experience moves beyond a dark time in history and brings to light the legacy and influence of the survivors of slavery on the Georgia coast.
#ThrowbackThursday -- English colonial soldiers (Red Coats) executing the multi-step orders required to fire a musket. This was a “volley of joy” in honor of the opening of the Mosaic.   The re-enactors were from Fort King George and the surrounding area.
When you visit the Jekyll Island Mosaic Museum, you'll be able to sit inside a 1947 Studebaker and listen to period music on the radio and hear an advertisement for the opening of the causeway!
Giving back is indeed a gift that keeps on giving! We encourage you to read about young Tabitha’s alternative Christmas present to the Jekyll Island Foundation. Read more:
Today we're shellebrating! 🎉 This #WorldTurtleDay is an annual observance to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world. 🐢
Be part of the team. Together, we can preserve Jekyll Island for generations.Learn more:
#MotivationMonday --
#ThrowbackThursday -- Typical of the early club cottages, Moss Cottage's rustic appearance is a reflection of the casual lifestyle of the original club members, who sought to escape from the pressures of the city to hunt, fish, and enjoy the natural beauty of the coastal environment.
Have you heard? Jekyll Island has received some serious accolades this year! Jekyll was named the top U.S. travel destination by MONEY on its list of “The 20 Best Places to Go in 2019”, and placed second on the Today Show's list of “19 best beaches for families and kids”. 🎉 🎉 🎉Read more in our newsletter:
Wishing ALL of the moms a very special #MothersDay! 💐
Jekyll Island is waiting.
Looking for a special way to honor or memorialize someone? Adopting or planting a tree on Jekyll Island offers a lovely island landmark for a gift of tribute or remembrance. Learn more 🌴 :
#MotivationMonday --
Maritime grasslands are a rare and important coastal plant community, dominated by sweet grass (also known as muhly grass), that provides abundant forage for small mammals that are the base of a diverse barrier island food web.Read more about the restored area of maritime grasslands along the bike path and how we're enhancing Jekyll Island for native wildlife:
#ThrowbackThursday -- In the late 1800s, Jekyll Island was turned into a private hunting club for the nation’s wealthiest individuals, quickly becoming their winter hideaway.
Our Diamondback Terrapin ladies have started crossing the causeway this week! 🐢 Please look out for these fertile turtles on the go and remember ONLY STOP and help if it is SAFE for you to do so.
Recognize an individual or individuals with a lovely teak bench located in one of Jekyll Island’s most scenic and unique locations. Learn more:


We’re Looking for a Few Good Shots.

Dear Foundation Friends,

When you visit Jekyll Island, it’s almost impossible NOT to take great pictures. You probably have a few on your smart phone of yourself with Jekyll’s pristine beauty or historic buildings in the background. If this is indeed the case, why not share? Post them to facebook and instagram using #JekyllIslandFoundation. Chances are you’ll see them here, and help us make even more friends!


Dion Davis
Executive Director

Contact Us

Jekyll Island Foundation

P.O. Box 13002, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Phone: (912) 635-4100