St. Andrew's Beach

Sandy beach
7 S Riverview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527, USA (76 miles from Savannah, GA)
Water quality

Beach amenities

  • Pet friendlyBring your little friends!
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • ShowerPublic showers available
  • RestaurantsF&B places nearby
  • AccessibilityEasy beach access
  • Picnic tablesPicnic benches available
  • Public grillsGrills or fire pits
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby

About this beach

St. Andrew's beach is a pretty little beach for outdoor enthusiasts located at the southern end of Jekyll Island. To get there by car, you have to move south from the convention center traffic circle on S. Beachview Drive to S. Riverview Drive, then turn at the St. Andrew's Picnic Area sign, and soon after that, you’ll reach the parking lot near the beach.

St. Andrew's Beach is not very crowded; it’s a quiet place and the beach of choice for locals whom you can often see picnicking in the picnic area with tables or fishing on the pier. It is also a great place for walking, watching sunsets or animals, such as dolphins, porpoises, clams, crabs, shorebirds, even deer in the adjacent park – the wildlife can be really impressive here. This beach is a relaxing and beautiful spot definitively worth visiting during one’s stay on Jekyll Island. It is also a proper place for a beach wedding – you can even see one if you come.

Sand and water

The sand is clean and hardpacked – very good for walking. The water is quite dirty and, in some places, there are even signs prohibiting swimming. Many people do swim though. Nevertheless, in the first place, St. Andrew's Beach is a great place for walking and wildlife watching.

Rich flora and fauna

St. Andrew's Beach boasts rich wildlife and is a good area for shelling and “finding creatures” (especially worth going with children!). Face the ocean and go left to reach the best shelling area but don’t take your shoes off since there can be really many shells in the sand.

There’s a forest with live oak trees where you have a chance to see deer. On the shore, you’ll surely spot many seabirds and quite likely – dolphins or porpoises in the water.

Picnics on fresh air

You can come with a family or in a company of friends, bring your own food and drinks, and enjoy a picnic in a shaded place, among oak trees – there’s a very nice dedicated picnic area with tables and grills. About one hundred and fifty yards to the north of the area, there’s a high observation tower with views of the marshes, oak forest, and the Brunswick bridge. 

Amenities and parking

The beach doesn’t belong to any resorts or hotels, so it doesn’t have too many visitors, in contrast to other beaches. There’s a comfortable paved paid parking lot near the beach, which becomes free from September and through the off-season. There aren’t many parking spaces, so make sure to arrive earlier during the summer days. The beach area is easily accessible for the handicapped.

On-site, there are clean restrooms, rinse showers and a shaded picnic area with tables. They provide beach wheelchairs during the day at no charge. In case you may need anything, there are shops and restaurants close to the beach. They’re nice, although the prices are rather high.

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St. Andrew's Beach aerial footage
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The beach is located in Jekyll Island, Georgia 7 S Riverview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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St. Andrew's Beach reviews and photos
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St. Andrew's Beach photo by Alan Sinn
March 20, 2019
Alan Sinn
What a view! St. Andrew beach is amazing.
St. Andrew's Beach photo by Tori Elizabeth
December 19, 2018
Tori Elizabeth
When you feel happy, really happy, it somehow seems that you’ve always been happy and that you’ll always be happy. The same is often true when you feel sad, or lonely, or depressed, or broke, or sick, or scared. Something, perhaps, to remember.
St. Andrew's Beach photo by Vanishing South Georgia
July 16, 2018
Vanishing South Georgia
The view on the beach
St. Andrew's Beach photo by James Arlo Taylor
September 16, 2018
James Arlo Taylor
Calm beach
St. Andrew's Beach photo by “Just South East of Disorder”
April 22, 2019
“Just South East of Disorder”
Happy Earth Day. I still remember the first one. I planted a tree in our front yard in Minnesota. It lived a long beautiful life 🍃🌎
St. Andrew's Beach photo by Giacinta Lanza
April 18, 2019
Giacinta Lanza
Una spiaggetta deliziosa #standrewbeach ❤️
St. Andrew's Beach photo by Leotis
May 8, 2019
The view
St. Andrew's Beach photo by Lisa Weatherbee
March 19, 2018
Lisa Weatherbee
sky, meet sea.
St. Andrew's Beach photo by Mary Ann Hobby
November 8, 2018
Mary Ann Hobby
Pure beauty! #thegoldenisles #jekyllsunset #jekyllisland
St. Andrew's Beach photo by Justine Olivia Simon
February 24, 2019
Justine Olivia Simon
storm chaser. way finder.
St. Andrew's Beach photo by Heather Holland
April 21, 2019
Heather Holland