Marshes of Glynn Overlook Park

This small park is a great spot to take in the sprawling, subtle beauty of the sea-island salt marshes. A fishing pier, picnic tables and small educational exhibit are on-site.

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1. Mary Ross Waterfront Park

1.21 MILES

During WWII, Brunswick shipyards constructed 99 Liberty transport ships for the navy. Today, a 23ft scale model at Mary Ross Waterfront Park stands as a…

2. Lighthouse Museum

5.18 MILES

Built in 1807 and standing 85ft tall, the first lighthouse here was destroyed by Confederates when Union troops landed in 1862. The second lighthouse,…

3. Massengale Park

5.98 MILES

East Beach, the island's best tract of sand, is accessible from Massengale Park, which itself has a playground and some live oak trees. There's a nice…

4. Georgia Sea Turtle Center

7.24 MILES

This endearing attraction is a conservation center and turtle hospital where patients are on view for the public. Behind the Scenes tours (3pm on…

5. Jekyll Island Museum

7.41 MILES

Interesting exhibits at this museum include local history and ecology. Visitors can take a tram tour of the area and historic buildings (adult/child $16…

6. Summer Waves Water Park

8.56 MILES

Waterslides, lazy rivers, wave pools and other aquatic attractions await you and the kids at Summer Waves. Plus, a gift shop and fast-food outlets.

7. 4-H Tidelands Nature Center

8.57 MILES

Run by a staff of peppy University of Georgia science students, the Tidelands is a kid-friendly nature center with some neat display cases on local…

8. Fort King George

15.06 MILES

A fully reconstructed version of Georgia's first fort, and British outpost dating back to 1721, overlooks a vast estuary and is surrounded by mossy oaks…