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The Coastal Health District of Georgia serves the counties of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long & McIntosh

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Beach Advisories Lifted on St. Simons Island & Jekyll Island

The Glynn County Health Department has lifted the bacteria-related beach water advisories on St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island.

Advisories have been lifted for:

  • North Beach at Goulds Inlet – from Fifteenth to Tenth Streets on St. Simons Island
  • East Beach at the Old Coast Guard Station – from Tenth Street to Driftwood Drive on St. Simons Island
  • Driftwood Beach – from Beach KM Marker 1 to Tallu Fish Lane on Jekyll Island

The advisories were issued on June 9, 2020 after routine water quality tests showed a high level of enterococci bacteria which increase the risk of gastrointestinal illness in swimmers.

Subsequent water samples showed that the bacteria levels had dropped below Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended limits. Therefore, the advisories have been lifted.

For more information, visit our beach water testing page.

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