The sandbars on the south end of Tybee Island claimed two lives due to drowning during the 2009 season; thankfully, 2010 & 2011 saw no drownings near the sandbars. They continue to grow, however, which only increases the risk as they look deceptively easy to walk on and to explore. The ocean is unforgiving, and can take out a strong, adult swimmer within just a few minutes, particularly at the turn of the tide. PLEASE, for your safety, for the safety of our lifeguards who may have to rescue you, for the safety of your family, do NOT venture out on the sandbars. The timing and depth at high and low tide varies dramatically from place to place around Tybee; you must make sure you are off the sandbars well before the tide encroaches on the sands. They are extremely dangerous. Please watch the video below to take a look at the sandbars.
*PLEASE DO NOT VENTURE OUT ON THE SANDBARS SOUTH OF TYBEE ISLAND’S MAIN BEACHES*