Local Ordinances

Ensuring the safety of our visitors and residents is of the utmost importance to the Golden Isles CVB. Local law enforcement has established the following guidelines to help guarantee the safety of those in Glynn County.


In a nutshell:

  • Fireworks are not permitted on Glynn County beaches (Ordinance code 2-26-4[i]). This includes St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Sea Island and Little St. Simons Island.
  • Fireworks are prohibited from any park, historic site or recreational area. This includes Jekyll Island.

Golf Carts

In a nutshell:

  • Please obey all traffic laws.
  • All golf carts must be street legal and meet these specifications outlined by the Glynn County Police Department. Golf carts must have headlamps, taillamps, reflectors, a horn, safety warning labels and a rear-view mirror.
  • Golf carts (PTVs) can only be driven on streets where the posted speed is 25mph or less. They are not permitted on sidewalks. 
  • Low Speed Vehicles (LSVs) can only be driven on streets where the posted speed is 35mph or less. 

Public Parks, Beaches and Boat Safety

In a nutshell:

  • No open fires are allowed on Glynn County beaches. If you would like to grill out, public grills are available at Massengale Park and Neptune Park. Both are located adjacent to beaches and also provide picnic tables, trashcans and plenty of shade!
  • Please properly dispose of your trash. Trashcans are available at all public beaches. Litter is not tolerated, and is a punishable offense. 
  • Please do not remove any live animals, including shells with crabs and sand dollars. Refrain from tampering with nesting turtles or hatchlings. 
  • Glass containers are not allowed on our beaches.