The 5,700 acre island is stunning any time of year, but its charm is most striking in the spring and fall. Bikers will love it here. Jekyll Island features about 25 miles of paved trails along which you can explore beaches, forests, the Historic Landmark District, as well as campgrounds. The bike paths also wander past some of the showplace “cottages” that are remnants of the island’s aristocratic past. Explore the 10 miles of white sand beaches, 63 holes of golf, the Summer Waves Water Park, the fishing pier; go on dolphin and horseback riding tours; and visit nature centers.