Sand bars are underwater bodies of sandy sea floor that are exposed during low tide. The extreme tides of Tybee present expansive sand bars within the intertidal zone, that often place the surf zone a mile from the high tide line.

Walking out on the sand bars is extremely dangerous! The sand bars on the south end of Tybee Island leading to Little Tybee Island are very appealing and look deceptively easy to walk on and explore. However, the rip tides are extremely fast and the force behind them can take out a strong, adult swimmer within minutes.

Tybee Island averages one drowning/year.

PLEASE, for your safety and the safety of the lifeguards who protect you, DO NOT venture out onto the sand bars.