J.C. Lewis One Tank Trips - Jekyll Island
Aug 07, 2020 - 2 minute read
This week Brooke and Kris loaded up in their 2019 FX4 Ford Ranger Lariat and traveled down to Kris' hometown, "the nearest faraway place" Jekyll Island. Known for miles of beaches including the iconic driftwood beach, summer waves water park and seemingly endless trails under the live oak canopies, Jekyll remains a bit of a hidden jem - especially for dog lovers. Unlike the islands surrounding Savannah, Jekyll allows dogs on the beach with the exception of the protected bird nesting area by the soccer complex and 4-H center.
The island has been revitalized in recent years with enhanced beach amenities, a new town center including several new restaurants and shops, new hotels including the Westin, the gorgeous Jekyll Island Club Ocean Resort and incredible improvements to the trail system including scenic overlook bridges. With 63 holes of golf, unspoiled maritime forests, The Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and the historic district to explore, there’s something for everyone on Jekyll.
"Usually the back of our Ranger is loaded to the brim for our overland adventures courtesy of our Leer camper top, so the light load of these short trips home feels like a breeze. After throwing our beach and and dog gear in the back we were quickly on our way. The trip home always includes a stop at either Southern Soul Barbecue or Willies, our 2 favorite places for a quick bite.
The trip for us door-to-door from Savannah is 90 miles and takes roughly 1.5 hr. Right now you can see the overturned Golden Ray ship in the St.Simons Sound, so take a stroll from Driftwood Beach north to get the best photos. There’s a hidden rope swing on the south end, see if you can find it."
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