Jekyll Island, an idyllic island located about 30 minutes from the Horse Stamp Inn on Georgia’s scenic coastline, is well known for its pristine and protected natural habitat. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center, one of the island’s biggest tourism draws, is a a working hospital dedicated to the rehabilitation of injured sea turtles, as well as education, research, and wildlife conservation. Since 2003, Jekyll Island has hosted a number of fundraising efforts for the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, one of which is the upcoming Turtle Crawl Races. The Turtle Crawl Races will once again descend upon Jekyll Island on March 9, 2019. Come join in either the 10K or the 5K, then afterwards return to the elegant Horse Stamp Inn for a day or two of well-deserved rest and relaxation. Book your stay at our luxury Bed and Breakfast today!
Turtle Crawl for the Georgia Sea Turtle Center
In 2019, there will be 3 races total during the Turtle Crawl, all starting at Jekyll Island’s Great Dunes Beach Park. The big difference this year than in past years is the elimination of the triathlon, due mostly to the cost of putting on the event and declining participation. Over the past 11 yeas, the Turtle Crawl races have raised an incredible $100,000 for the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, which has served to save countless sea turtles and coastal wildlife. All race registrations include admission into the Georgia Sea Turtle Center itself, which gives you the perfect opportunity to see the amazing work this facility is doing first hand.
Once you’ve finished with the race, we encourage you to spend some time exploring Jekyll Island. Take a walk down Driftwood beach and enjoy the hauntingly beautiful juxtaposition of these bleached and contorted shapes against the Georgia skyline, enjoy an invigorating bike ride or a gentle walk through the 20 miles of trails that criss-cross the island, or get lost in the history of decades gone by. This is also the same weekend as the Jekyll Island Arts Association Arts Festival. This juried art show is the perfect time to browse through the gallery to both view and purchase artists’ works, as well as enjoy various demonstrations.
Relax at the Horse Stamp Inn Bed and Breakfast
Finally, when you’re ready for unbeatable luxury and true southern hospitality, head to the Horse Stamp Inn Bed and Breakfast. Sink into luxury in our guest rooms, which have been elegantly designed with your comfort in mind. Let us take care of the details, while you enjoy the peaceful serenity of our property. You will have earned every second of relaxation. Book your room at our Georgia Bed and Breakfast today.