Glory Beach

Sandy beach
2H7G+H5 Brunswick, GA, USA
76 miles from Savannah, GA
Water quality
Grades suggested by our reviewer
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Beach amenities

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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

Dogs are not allowed.

No facilities.

A real hidden gem on Jekyll Island, Glory Beach is a tranquil stretch of sand perfect for soothing, peaceful activities like sunbathing, birdwatching, strolling, and swimming. You’re unlikely to find many crowds on Glory Beach, so this is the place to come if you’re looking forward to relaxing and unwinding to the sound of waves on your day-off.

Location and Access

You can find Glory Beach behind the Jekyll Island Soccer Complex; the detailed address is 700 South Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, Georgia. There is a small parking lot near the beach. The daily parking pass costs $6, which is paid when entering Jekyll Island.

In order to reach the beach, you should walk along the lengthy boardwalk across the dunes and freshwater pools. If the day is clear enough, you’ll be able to see Little Cumberland Island from the end of the boardwalk.

Movie Shooting

This place will be especially interesting for film buffs because in 1989 it was used for shooting scenes from the Civil War drama “Glory”, starring Morgan Freeman, Cary Elwes, Denzel Washington, and Matthew Broderick. This is how the beach got its name. Moreover, the boardwalk to the beach was built specially for the film shooting.


Except for the parking lot and boardwalk, there are no other facilities on the beach – be prepared for that and put on your swimming suit beforehand. There are no places to buy food, or drinks, or beach stuff, so take everything you may need with you. You can enjoy a picnic at the seaside but expect no tables – only the serene, sandy seashore.

Beach Conditions

Like the other beaches on Jekyll Island, Glory Beach features immaculate sands and beautiful, clear waters. The beach is flat and quite breezy, which makes it a great spot for flying a kite or riding a bike and staying cool. The warm, blue water is just gorgeous!

Dog Policies

Unfortunately for dog owners, this beach doesn’t allow pets, no matter leashed or unleashed.

Driving Time

  • 1 hour 15 minutes from Jacksonville, FL
  • 1 hour 35 minutes from Savannah, GA
  • 2 hours 25 minutes from Valdosta, GA

Hotels and rentals

If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:

Beaches nearby

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Glory Beach videos

Jekyll Island Aerial View
A truly romantic drone made video of the island and its beaches
Glory Beach - Jekyll Island, GA
A fantastic video of the treasures found on the beach and of the local wildlife

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The beach is located in Brunswick, Georgia 2H7G+H5 Brunswick, GA, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Reviewed on: March 11, 2020