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About Tybee Island

Tybee Island, Georgia, Savannah’s Beach, is a funky island paradise located just 20 minutes east of historic downtown Savannah. Tybee Island offers five miles of sandy beaches, America’s most intact historic lighthouse complex, a picture-perfect fishing pier, romantic sunsets, fresh seafood and plenty of family-friendly fun. Defined by its quirky beachfront style, Tybee Island stands apart as an authentic Southern beach town along the scenic Georgia coast. Come see why! Be as active or relaxed as you want to be all the while enjoying the unhurried life of this charming beach town. Feeling like an adventure? Try paddleboarding or kayaking along Tybee’s serene Back River, set out on a Dolphin Cruise or explore the island’s interesting ecosystems on a boat tour. Learn about Tybee’s marine life with a visit to the Marine Science Center, a favorite among kids!

Listen up, history buffs! Tybee Island is chock-full of rich history. Stroll the grounds of Fort Pulaski and take a step back in time to the site of an epic Civil War battle. Tour the Tybee Light Station, Georgia’s oldest and tallest Lighthouse, a must see for all light house lovers! Just next door to the Lighthouse, take a turn around the Tybee Island Museum, formerly Fort Screven, and get a taste of Tybee Island’s past.

Feeling hungry? Tybee is home to some of coastal Georgia’s best restaurants. Seafood, southern cuisine, pizza, barbeque and more…there’s something for everyone! So go ahead and crack a crab claw, indulge in fresh Georgia shrimp, and enjoy a scoop or two of homemade ice cream. From gourmet pizza to casual fine dining, Tybee is famous for its menus and watering holes. Oh and don’t forget your to-go cup!

Up for a little shopping? Find your perfect beach souvenir along Tybee’s Tybrisa Street or nestled in the Tybee Oaks shopping district.

Just want to relax? There’s no better place! With three miles of public beaches, there’s plenty of room for you to dig your toes in the sand, soak up the sunshine and enjoy the endless ocean breeze coming in off the Atlantic. With fun for the whole family, it’s easy to see why Tybee Island was named one of America’s Favorite Beach Towns by Travel + Leisure (May 2014).

No matter what time of year you choose to visit Tybee Island, this laid-back, eclectic vacation destination hosts a wide range of not to miss festivals and special events throughout the year. Be sure to stop by the Tybee Island Visitor Center for more information on Island happenings or visit our website at

Information provided by: Visit Tybee