1. Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island

Photograph by Patrick Heagney

Hidden down an unassuming palmetto-lined path is the most visually stunning shore on Jekyll Island. At Driftwood Beach, whole trees rest on their sides, creating a cemetery of twisted, distressed wood. Visitors can walk under, climb on, or swing from the branches. Hang a hammock from the limbs to really soak up the magic, and arrive at sunrise for the best photos. Driftwood Beach runs from the Clam Creek Picnic Area to the Villas by the Sea Resort and is near the Jekyll Island Campground

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This article originally appeared in our May 2015 issue.