Latest Beach Swimming Advisory Information

Chatham County, GA

The Chatham County Health Department has lifted the beach water advisory for Middle Beach at Center Terrace (Lovell Street to 11th Street) on Tybee Island.

The advisory was issued on January 19, 2022 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 the bacteria levels had dropped below Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended limits. Therefore, the advisory has been lifted.

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