Tybee Island, Georgia
Tybee Island — Savannah’s Beach Community
Tybee Island is a laid-back beach community located just 18 miles from Historic Downtown Savannah. Dubbed ‘Savannah’s Beach,’ this Georgia barrier island boasts over three miles of wide, white-sand beaches and breathtaking views that attract thousands of tourists per year with a variety of interests.
Tybee Island consists of three public beaches and two river beaches: North Beach, South Beach, Mid Beach, Back River Beach, and Little Tybee Island. Considered Tybee’s downtown district, South Beach is the most popular area for tourists featuring the iconic Tybee Island Pier & Pavilion and lined with hotels and restaurants.
Depending on when you visit Tybee Island, you may even be able to take part in the tight-knit community’s annual events. Big events on the island throughout the year include Pirate Fest, St. Patrick’s Day, Mardi Gras Tybee, Tybee Wine Festival, Independence Day Fireworks, and many winter holiday events.
Tybee Island Accommodations
Whether you are a large family looking for a multi-story beach home or a couple wanting to stay in a charming bed and breakfast, Tybee Island has an assortment of accommodation options that will suit any type of traveler. Hotels, motels, inns, and more are located throughout the island, with both beach-front and neighborhood options just a short walk to the sand.
Tybee Island Restaurants
When it comes to dining, Tybee Island has dozens of locally-owned and chain restaurants that offer delicious options – especially when it comes to seafood (specifically its Georgia oysters and shrimp). Favoring a casual environment, Tybee Island’s collection of coastal restaurants, cafes, and bars are ideal for lunch after a morning at the beach, dinners during stunning sunsets, and drinks into late night.
Tybee Island Attractions
Other than the beaches or restaurants, Tybee Island has an array of other attractions for adventurers, nature lovers, anglers, shoppers, boat lovers, and more. On water, you can go deep-sea fishing, take a dolphin cruise, jet ski, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard. On land, you rent bikes and explore nature trails, visit a marine life museum, or browse the island’s charming shops. The recreation options are truly endless in this adventurous coastal community.
For more information about Tybee Island, visit tybeeisland.com
Getting to Tybee Island, GA
To get to Tybee Island, Georgia from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, take GA-21 S/Augusta Rd towards Savannah. Continue onto GA-21 S/I-516 E. Take Exit 7 for GA-25/Bay St towards downtown. Get on US-80 E/Islands Expressway in Whitemarsh Island from W Bay St and E President St. Continue on US-80 until you arrive at Tybee Island.