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Jekyll Island - Winter Treasure Hunting

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Island Treasures on the Georgia Coast
Jekyll Island Georgia - Island Treasures

Colorful Island Treasures glass floats await winter treasure hunters along the beach at Jekyll Island, Georgia.

Photo: Courtesy of the Jekyll Island Authority by H2O Creative Group

Jekyll Island, a former private retreat for prominent, wealthy families of the gilded age, is a barrier island located off the coast of Georgia about halfway between Savannah, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida. Rich in history, scenic beauty and wildlife, Jekyll Island features 10 miles of beach, a 250-acre Historic Landmark District, golf, tennis and many lodging options. Owned by the State of Georgia, Jekyll Island is operated by the Jekyll Island Authority.

Every winter, throughout the months of January and February, the Jekyll Island Authority hosts a beach treasure hunt known as Island Treasures. Colorful hand-crafted glass floats or globes, similar to the ones once used on fishing nets, are created by glass artisans from across the country. These collectible treasures are hidden daily along the beach for lucky treasure hunters to find. Those who find the lovely glass floats may register them at the Jekyll Island Visitor Information Center in order to receive a bio of the artist and a certificate of authenticity for each found treasure.

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