Ordered by General James Oglethorpe, Governor of the 13th colony, in 1732, the Tybee Island Light Station has been guiding mariners safe entrance into the Savannah River for over 270 years. The Tybee Island Light Station is one of America's most intact having all of its historic support buildings on its five-acre site.
The Tybee Island Marine Science Center is a non-profit 501c(3) organization dedicated to educating the public about the coast of Georgia. One may walk right off the beach and directly into our museum. The museum consist of eight aquariums and a touch tank containing specimens indigenous to the coast of Georgia.
Information on Tybee businesses and attractions provided by the Tybee Island Tourism Council.
Tybee Island, also know as Savannah Beach, is an easily accessible barrier island located just 18 miles away from the Hostess City of the South, historic Savannah, Georgia. Savannah's Beach is an amazing tourist destination that has something to offer to every vacationer. It is rich in both history and natural beauty, Tybee Island is also famous for its diverse cuisine, excellent accommodations, and a variety of exciting recreational activities. Even Paula Deen, who is internationally recognized for her delicious and innovative Southern cooking, has her very own vacation house on Tybee Island available for rental.
Children and adults alike will enjoy exploring the island’s three miles of uninterrupted public beach. The salt marshes are teeming with birds and wildlife unique to south eastern Georgia’s coast. If you enjoy fishing you will be happy to find that Tybee has many different options for you! There are fishing piers, off shore and deep sea charters or shoreline fishing!
Dining out when you are staying on Savannah’s Beach is truly a pleasure! With over 25 restaurants to select from, you won’t have to worry about finding something you'll like. Seafood lovers are in luck as many places offer “catch of the day” specials. Make sure you save some room for the Fresh Caught Wild Georgia Shrimp-- you won’t be disappointed!
Nightlife on Tybee is casual and fun. Many of the bars have live music more nights than not and you will surely meet some colorful, local characters you won’t soon forget! If you care to take your cocktail to the beach, no problem! Just be sure to put it in a plastic cup before going on your midnight stroll.
If shopping for unusual and one of a kind items is your forte, you will appreciate the fact that Tybee is home to several talented and imaginative artists. Many of them own unique shops and galleries where you can purchase their remarkable jewelry, paintings, gifts, and more.