Jekyll Island’s Driftwood Beach among ‘Best Beaches in America’

2021 Tripadvisor ‘Travelers’ Choice’ study lists best beaches in country

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. – Driftwood Beach on Georgia’s Jekyll Island is among the best beaches in the country, according to a new report.

The location made #11 in the “Top 25 Beaches in the United States,” according to TripAdvisor.

Last year, St. Augustine Beach made the list, but the local beach came up short this year.

I can understand why they did filming from ‘The Walking Dead’ here,” one review says. “The oak trees are enormous. A must-see sight that is great for photographers.

Those who visit love to relax, tan, take pictures, look for sharks teeth, make sandcastles and more.

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Florida made up two of the ten top beaches in 2021.

These are the ‘Top 10’ beaches that travelers say are the world’s best:

  • Saint Pete Beach, FL
  • Ka’anapali Beach, HI
  • Moonstone Beach, CA
  • Wailea Beach, HI
  • Cannon Beach, OR
  • Napili Beach, HI
  • Ogunquit Beach, ME
  • Waiʻānapanapa State Park, HI
  • Madeira Beach, FL
  • Kailua Beach Park, HI
  • Driftwood Beach, GA

For a full list of ‘Top 25 Beaches in the U.S,’ click here.

About the Author:

Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a communication degree.