Got spring break on your mind? We have the perfect destination for you, and you don’t have to even go out of state!
Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island has been named one of the top 25 beaches in the world by the travel website, Tripadvisor.com. The beach is dotted with ancient driftwood monuments that line the waterfront, creating an unforgettable backdrop.
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“WOW. This area is peaceful, breathtaking, and haunting, all wrapped up in one don’t-miss beach,” Tripadvisor says of the destination that came in at No. 12 on its list.
Interestingly, the beach owes its unique landscape to the slow erosion of the north end of Jekyll Island, which has caused the soil to become increasingly unable to support the trees, atlasobscura.com reports. This has led to the gradual decay of the trees, which have fallen and become part of the beach’s stunning natural landscape today.
But don’t let the eerie landscape scare you off because Driftwood Beach is also a peaceful and breathtaking spot that will leave you in awe. It’s no wonder that the beach is a popular destination for amateur and seasoned photographers who flock to capture the beauty of this natural wonder.
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So what beat out Driftwood Beach? Baia do Sancho beach in Brazil came in at No. 1, and Aruba’s tranquil and pristine Eagle Beach came in at No. 2.
Driftwood Beach is one of only three in the United States to make it onto Tripadvisor’s list. Ka’anapali Beach in Hawaii and Florida’s Siesta Beach rank before it, respectively.
So pack your bags and head down to Jekyll Island to experience the haunting beauty of Driftwood Beach for yourself. Just snap some pictures because you’ll want to remember this remarkable spot for years to come!