February 16, 2022

Jekyll Island’s Boneyard: How Driftwood Beach Came to Be

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The gnarled, sun-bleached remnants of ancient pine and oak trees on Driftwood Beach Jekyll Island are the result of Mother Nature’s handiwork.
A huge, lifelike piece of driftwood on Driftwood Beach in Jekyll Island, Georgia that looks as though it has fingers reaching out towards the camera

How’s this for a “piece” of driftwood?!

Here’s another shot from Jekyll Island’s Driftwood Beach, or as some may call it, “the boneyard” for ancient pine and oak trees that have been lost due to the effects of erosion. It’s estimated that in the last 100 years or so, erosion has claimed more than 1,000 feet of Jekyll’s beaches, and as the ocean moves in, the trees uproot due to strong winds and the saltwater that eats away at their roots.

The gnarled, sun-bleached remnants of what was once a maritime forest make this beach a photographer’s playground, but don’t wait too long to plan a visit because conservationists predict that it’s only a matter of time before rising sea levels lay claim to what remains of this Jekyll Island gem.

A huge, lifelike piece of driftwood on Driftwood Beach in Jekyll Island, Georgia that looks as though it has fingers reaching out towards the camera

Jekyll Island’s Boneyard: How Driftwood Beach Came to Be

The gnarled, sun-bleached remnants of ancient pine and oak trees on Driftwood Beach Jekyll Island are the result of Mother Nature’s handiwork.

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A huge, lifelike piece of driftwood on Driftwood Beach in Jekyll Island, Georgia that looks as though it has fingers reaching out towards the camera

Jekyll Island’s Boneyard: How Driftwood Beach Came to Be

The gnarled, sun-bleached remnants of ancient pine and oak trees on Driftwood Beach Jekyll Island are the result of Mother Nature’s handiwork.

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