Some of the most popular destinations in Georgia are our beaches. From the well-visited sands of Tybee Island to the protected shores of Cumberland Island, Georgia Outdoors explores the geology and ecology of our amazing beaches.
But Georgia's beaches are more than just great spots for soaking up the sun. Beaches also play an essential ecological role. They provide nesting habitat for shorebirds and sea turtles and serve as an important storm buffer along with the dune system.
On this episode of Georgia Outdoors, we'll take a closer look at where the water meets sand.
The Annual Georgia Coast Kite Festival provides great family fun for kite design and kite flying. Professional kiteboarding and kite flying contests at this kid-focused event highlight the beautiful beach of Jekyll Island.
The mission of the Jekyll Island State Park Authority is to provide trustworthy stewardship and conservation of natural and cultural resources and to generate appropriate revenues to sustain, enhance and develop services, programs and amenities that maximize benefits to their customers, guests and employees.
The Jekyll Island Foundation was formed in 2000 for the purpose of assisting with conservation, education, and historic preservation efforts on Jekyll Island. Through sea turtle rehabilitation, research and education programs, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center increases awareness of habitat and wildlife conservation challenges, promotes responsibility for ecosystem health, and empowers individuals to act locally, regionally, and globally to protect the environment.
Wolf Island NWR consists of Wolf Island and two smaller islands, Egg and Little Egg, and is maintained as a National Wilderness Area. Its primary purpose is providing protection for migratory birds and other endangered and threatened species, such as the loggerhead sea turtle and piping plover.
A horseshoe crab and shorebird education workshop
A non-profit organization located just steps from beautiful Tybee Beach.
Visit this website for more information on Georgia's state parks.