Located close to Savannah, Georgia, Tybee Island is known for its beautiful sandy beaches and 18th century lighthouse that has been rebuilt and revitalized a few times.
Tybee Island is a barrier island and small city near Savannah, Georgia. It’s known for its wide, sandy beaches, including South Beach, with a pier and pavilion. In the island’s north, Fort Screven has 19th-century concrete gun batteries and the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum. The still-functioning 18th-century lighthouse has been rebuilt many times. The museum, in Battery Garland, focuses on local history.
Tybee Island is the perfect year-round destination because of its mild climate. The small, quirky beach town makes for a perfect weekend getaway.
Learn about the diverse ecosystem of Tybee at Tybee Island Marine Science Center. From beach walks and sand sifting, the Tybee Island Marine Science Center offers fun and learning for groups of all ages. Explore Tybee’s beautiful waterways as fast or slow as you want by kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing or fishing.
Stop over off for dinner with Gators at The Crab Shack for a huge seafood platter of shrimp, crawfish and crab legs. For a change in scenery after dinner go to the lagoon and feed the alligators that live in front of the restaurant or visit the bird house to see a menagerie of exotic birds.
Explore Tybee Island Lighthouse and Museum: Climb to the top of Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse and then explore the north end of Tybee Island.
Stop over for a sunset dinner at Coco’s Sunset Grille, a place that serves handmade drinks and the freshest seafood, plus some of the most beautiful views of the sunset.
Tybee Island is filled with bicycle communities so rent a bike and enjoy the breeze while exploring the hidden streets and history of Tybee. Visit Fort Pulaski National Monument to learn about the American Civil War and the role this monument played in history.
Wrap up the day by enjoying an array of delicious dishes to delight even the pickiest of eaters at one of the several restaurants across the island that provide live entertainment year round for guests to enjoy while dining.