A Closer Look at GSU’s Dune Research

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DID YOU KNOW a team of Georgia Southern University biologists led by Dr. Lissa Leege and her graduate student Shannon Matzke have spent the last year conducting a plant ecology study on Tybee’s newly constructed dunes? They are monitoring 33 mid-island sites. These dunes were created to protect residential and commercial coastal developments while at […]


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TYBEE ISLAND, GA – Due to unusually heavy springtime traffic on Tybee Island, the City will implement traffic controls on Saturday, April 10. These controls will prevent gridlock and ensure emergency vehicle access to the south end. Please note these changes and plan accordingly. BUTLER AVENUE Butler Avenue southbound will taper down to one lane […]

Tybee and UGA Use Innovative GeoSurvey to Gather Public Input on Coastal Hazards

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In a continuation of our award-winning coastal resiliency efforts, the City of Tybee in partnership with the University of Georgia has launched an innovative public input tool to crowdsource information on flooding hotspots, erosion, marsh die off and marine debris. Using a simple app, anyone can access the Tybee Island GeoSurvey to mark issues and […]

Tybee Island Named One of America’s Best Restored Beaches

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TYBEE ISLAND, GA – After spending three years and nearly $18 million nourishing its fragile coastal environment, Tybee Island is honored to be among the select few winners of the 2020 Best Restored Beach award. The award has been bestowed on five US beaches this year by the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) in […]

City of Tybee Update: Tybee Restaurants Must Move to Take Out & Delivery Service Only

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TYBEE RESTAURANTS MUST MOVE TO TAKE OUT & DELIVERY SERVICE ONLY March 24, 2020 Hello Tybee Neighbors and Friends, As the world struggles to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19), every community around the world is being called upon to take unprecedented safety measures. Tybee is no exception. While we are eager for […]

City of Tybee Island March 19, 2020 Update.

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Tybee Closes Beaches and Bans Open Alcohol Consumption To ensure everyone’s safety, the City of Tybee Island has moved to close its beaches and ban the open consumption of alcohol citywide. These restrictions will take effect Friday, March 20, at 10:00 AM. While there have been no identified COVID-19 cases on Tybee Island, this latest […]

Tybee Island Closures & Cancellations

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Updated March 19 11:51 pm CLOSINGS: THE BEACH – begins March 20 at 10 am – till further notice. Tybee City Hall – March 17th – 20 Waste/Recycling Community meeting – March 18th Development Authority/Main Street – March 18th Beach Task Force – March 19th YMCA Skate Night – March 20th Tybee Island Maritime Academy […]


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TYBEE ISLAND, GA – When it comes to protecting homes, property, and wildlife from increasingly destructive storms, Tybee Island is at the leading edge of the wave to improve its resiliency. These innovative efforts have captured the attention of elite scientists at home and abroad. During the month of March, Tybee Island will host scientists […]

Beach Renourishment Project set to Begin on Tybee Island Dec. 4th

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Beach Renourishment Project set to Begin on Tybee Island Dec. 4th The City of Tybee will begin a beach renourishment project Dec. 4 that will impact the use of various sections of the beach through mid-January. The project will operate 24/7 and involve pumping sand onto the shore. To see when and where sections of […]