Tybee Island Beach
Type: Beaches, Historic Sites, Romantic
Once known as the "playground of the southeast," this quirky beach town on the Atlantic coast some 20 minutes from downtown Savannah, offers the perfect beach escape. South Beach - the busiest area -... Read More
Once known as the "playground of the southeast," this quirky beach town on the Atlantic coast some 20 minutes from downtown Savannah, offers the perfect beach escape. South Beach - the busiest area - extends south from 14th St and features soft sands, mild waves and rotating lifeguards making it an ideal spot for families and light swimmers. Restaurants, shops, bars, hotels and motels are just a few steps away, providing a perfect family experience. North Beach - the closest to Savannah - presents a quieter scene. The sand here is peppered with shells may not be as soft, but the view of Tybee Lighthouse across the road is an added bonus. Access to restaurants, public restrooms and shops is easy at the beach near the Tybee Pier and Pavilion. Attractions on the island include the Tybee Marine Science Center and the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum. Several festivals throughout the year draw lively crowds, among them the Beach Bum Parade in the spring and the Pirates Fest in the fall.
Tybee Island, GA
Hours:Due to COVID-19, please check with the attraction for the most recent updates to their opening hours.
- Best Attractions & Activities: "After soaking up the rays, head on over to the Sugar Shack, a longtime Tybee favorite, for hand-dipped ice cream or an old-fashioned malt."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: You'll find this beach provides some wonderful "R & R" if you need a break from touring.
- Free Things to Do: "After soaking up the rays, head on over to the Sugar Shack, a longtime Tybee favorite, for a scoop or two of ice cream."
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: Tybee Island Beach and the surrounding town are a little quirky and a lot of fun. The pier is the beach's social epicenter.