Jekyll Island Fishing Pier Beach

Sandy beach
4H9M+HR Brunswick, GA, USA
69 miles from Savannah, GA
Water quality
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Beach amenities

  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • Public grillsGrills or fire pits
  • Picnic tablesPicnic benches available
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

There are no lifeguards – swimming is at your own risk.

Located in the Clam Creek Picnic Area on Jekyll Island, Jekyll Island Pier is a nice oceanfront spot for fishing, crabbing, strolling, enjoying the ocean views, wildlife viewing, and simply talking in the scenery. It is said to be one of the only three ocean piers on the Georgia coast.

Jekyll Island Fishing Pier is an all-year-round family-friendly area with all necessary facilities and a favorite spot with local fishermen, who are mostly very nice guys. You are unlikely to see big crowds here and the pier is good in size to offer enough space for those fishing as well as those walking and enjoying the views.

Location and Access

Jekyll Island Fishing Pier is located at North Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island, Georgia. It is open 24 hours daily throughout the year. At night, it is properly lit up. If you go by car, there is a small parking lot to park your vehicle.


There are public restrooms available. If you like picnics, bring your favorite food and occupy one of the picnic tables within a short walking distance from the pier. There are grills for cooking. Moreover, if you’re planning to stay long, bringing your own lunch is a must since there are no grocery shops or restaurants in the area – just some ice cream at the bait shop. The pier has awnings so you don’t have to worry about where to hide from the sun.


The pier offers a large open area to cast a line. There is a wide range of species to catch – from mullets to massive sharks. Since the pier is conveniently located near the Jekyll Island Fishing Center, you can easily buy gear, bait, ice, and even fishing guides. However, you are unlikely to need the guides since local fishermen are always eager to share their skills and knowledge with novices.


There is a sandy beach close by, a great destination for sunbathing, swimming, and horseback riding. The sand is very clean. There are no lifeguard stations so swimming is at your own risk. Be aware that there are swift currents under and near the pier so avoid swimming there.

Other Activities

The pier is surrounded by scenic views wherever you look. The sunsets are beautiful. If you are in the mood for some physical activity, there are hike and bike trails all throughout the area.

Driving Time

  • 1 hour 20 minutes from Jacksonville, FL
  • 1 hour 40 minutes from Savannah, GA
  • 2 hours 30 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:

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Seagulls on the beachA man standing on the beach and looking at a large shipClam CreekA large ship in the seaJekyll Island Fishing Pier
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Visitor questions:

Question: Can a boat pull up to the fishing pier and tie up?
Asked by Wendy about 1 year ago
Answer: Frankly speaking, this is not a very good idea. The fishing pier is pretty high, and you won't be able to climb on it from your boat. Also, if your boat is tied up to the pier, other fishermen may not notice it, and their fishing hooks may occasionally catch on your clothes if you stay in your boat. There is no boat ramp near Jekyll Island Fishing Pier Beach but there is a narrow strip of sand where you can tie up your boat (make sure that no one is swimming around when you approach the beach strip). Or just fish from your boat not far from the pier like many other people do. Happy fishing!
Question: Is this a nude beach?
Asked by Zachery Carter about 3 years ago
Answer: No, this is not a nude beach. It is a family-friendly place where many people come with their kids. There are no official nude beaches in Georgia.

Jekyll Island Fishing Pier Beach videos

Clam Creek
A fantastic drone made video of Clam Creek meeting the ocean near the pier
SHARKS and CRABS from the PIER!
An intriguing video of a courageous fisherman on the pier

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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Brunswick, Georgia 4H9M+HR Brunswick, GA, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Reviewed on: August 9, 2022
Reviewed on: April 1, 2020