The Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division (CRD) is taking precautions to keep the public safe and prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Due to the importance of public safety, the annual BeachWeek Events, typically scheduled for the week leading up to Independence Day, have been canceled.
With summer in full swing, Georgia beaches throughout the coast continue to be popular destinations for visitors and residents. Therefore, CRD encourages the public to explore this webpage to learn more about the sights and sounds on Georgia’s coast. You will also find links to our partner sites, which allow you to dive a little deeper.
Did you know that Georgia is home to 100 miles of shoreline, 380,000 acres of saltmarsh, and 14 barrier islands which buffer the mainland from the Atlantic Ocean? Five major freshwater rivers feed the Georgia coast, forming an extensive estuarine ecosystem. This network delivers vast amounts of freshwater to the coast and creates a range of habitats that support diverse wildlife. Although relatively undeveloped, the coastal Georgia landscape is changing. New residents are drawn by the region’s natural beauty and abundance of recreational opportunities. Through a combination of wise management, stewardship, and collaboration, everything we love about coastal Georgia can be conserved for generations to come.
For more information about Beach Week 2020 activities contact Jennifer Kline, Beach Week Coordinator at (912) 264-7218.
Click on the links below to find out more information about our partners:
- Okeefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
- UGA MAREX/SeaGrant
- Georgia Sea Turtle Center
- Tidelands 4-H
- Burton 4-H Center
- Coastal Health District
- Tybee Marine Science Center
- Keep Golden Isles Beautiful (KGIB)
- Georgia Department of Public Health
- Kids and Cars
- Safe Kids Worldwide