JCC Outing Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island Sunrise Shoot

Join us on Driftwood Beach at the north end of Jekyll Island for a fantastic sunrise photo shoot.


1169 Riverview Drive
Jekyll Island, Georgia,
Sunrise Shoot: Driftwood Beach This is at the north end of the Island. See bike map for the best island details.

Lunch:   11:30 a.m.
Tortuga Jack's
201 North Beachview Dr.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527(
912) 342-2600
Reservations under JCC/Vallely

Tortuga Jack's is a Mexican Restaurant.   Our regular restaurant is closed for renovations.  Bike or drive to this location.  It is 3.6 miles from sunsrise location and part of the island bike loop.   The afternoon bike around the island will begin after lunch.

Tortuga Jack's Menu and Map

Map of Island and Bike Path

Jekyll Island Hotel Listings


Saturday, January 14, 2017

5:30 A. M. – Meet at designated parking area (see info below beside map)

Fee to enter island:   $6.00
Cash or credit card in a machine.
Credit card would be faster.

For your reference:

Dawn    5:59 A.M.
Sunrise 7:24 A. M.
Sunset: 5:45 P. M.



Jan Vallely, Outing Leader
Home: 904-635-8688
Cell: 904-635-8688


Bike or Drive Clam Creek

Rent a bike and ride the entire island or rent for an hour and ride the  Clam Creek Loop adjacent to Driftwood Beach.  Clam Creek is an easy, flat, 2 mile ride that usually has several good opportunities for "close to the bird" photography.

Clam Creek is also a great walking trail and it is easy to pull a cart for gear.   Our morning sunrise location is right off of this loop.

Cars are allowed on half of the loop and there are plenty of parking spots for photo ops on the road portion.

Click the link below for bike rental info.  Reserve and rent a bike from the Jekyll Island Campground location, leave your car at the bike rental and the Clam Creek Loop begins right across the street.  The whole island bike ride will begin here also.  Might want to ask if bikes with baskets are available for your camera gear.

Click Here for Bike Rental Website

Map of Jekyll Bike Paths

Reserve a bike at the Jekyll Island Campground .    Link for map below.

Link for Jekyll Map

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Please register below for this outing to insure we get the exact location info to you for sunrise, daily events, etc.

Click Here To Sign Up For Outing

Driftwood Beach parking is past the Jekyll Island Campground (see bike path map). About 1/4 mile past the campground entrance, there are 8-10 parking spots on the right hand side of the road.  Park there.  The Clam Creek Loop is across the street.   Walk a few feet on it and take a sand path on the immediate right.   We'll have markers and members around.  BRING A FLASHLIGHT !

Approximate Address of Sunrise Parking:

1169 Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island

Carts?  There is about 50 feet of soft sand to maneuver but rest of walk is packed and easy for cart pulling.

If you don't make it for sunrise there are still historic buildings, formal croquet games and lots of excellent photography choices later in the day.



Sunrise Shoot at Driftwood Beach.  Mid-morning Clam Creek Loop and the pier photography.   Drive to lunch at 11:30 at Tortuga Jack's.  After lunch an island bike ride and/or photography around the historic hotel and homes.  Sunset at the pier

Jekyll Island Photo Album

We have a new location to upload images for outings.
From the JCC homepage, go to NEXUS/JCC Upload Central/Outings.
One central location to upload files to outings and outing contests.
Thanks for adding your images to outing albums!


Outing Photo Contest

There will be a contest.    Take a great photo!

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