By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Beach advisories on St. Simons, Jekyll lifted
Anvil CC web logo

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:

• St. Simons Island: Massengale Park Beach (Driftwood Drive to Cedar Street)

• Jekyll Island: Driftwood Beach (Beach KM Marker 1 to Tallu Fish Lane)

The advisories were issued on February 11, 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 about beach water testing, go to and click on the Environmental Health tab at the top of the page.

Sign up for our e-newsletters