Tybee Island beaches are important nesting areas for endangered sea turtles. Tybee Island Sea Turtle Nesting Season begins May 1 and ends October 31. Please help protect these magnificent creatures by remembering a few simple things:
- It is against the law to touch or disturb nesting sea turtles, hatchlings, or their nests. Sea turtles are protected by the Endangered Species Act.
- Avoid using flashlights or flash photography while on the beach at night.
- Turn off outside patio lights and shield indoor lights from shining directly onto the beach at 9 pm during the nesting season. Lights disturb nesting turtles and hatchlings.
- Dispose of garbage and recyclables properly. Pollution can severely harm marine life.
If you see any sea turtle activity, please call the Tybee Island Marine Science Center at 912-786-5917 or 912-695-6922 .