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: East Beach at the Old Coast Guard Station, from Tenth Street to Driftwood Drive on St. Simons Island
Jekyll Island: South Beach at the 4-H Camp, from the South Water Tower to Macy Lane on Jekyll Island
The advisories were issued on May 19, 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.