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9 Wonderful Reasons to Visit Tybee Island

Tybee Island is a quirky island town with its mix of beachy nostalgia and classic charm for adults and kids alike.

From wildlife and events to food and shopping, here are nine reasons to head for the waves—from visitor hot spots to hidden gems off the beaten path.

Tybee Island Lighthouse & Museum.
Tybee Island Lighthouse & Museum.
Discover the Attractions

From a bird’s eye view atop the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum to exploring the battlements at Fort Pulaski, the island is home to the ultimate beach vacation!

Kayaking on Tybee Island
Bring Your Furry Friends

Even though dogs aren’t allowed on the beach, we’ve got plenty of reasons to bring them, including two dog parks. With accommodation options like the River’s End Campground, the Dunes Inn & Suites and many vacation rentals, you can bring the pups along for an adventure.

Tybee Island Pirate Festival
Come for the Best Beachside Events

What do pirates, sandcastles and mermaids have in common? They're all celebrated on Tybee! From Savannah College of Art and Design's Sand Arts Festival to the Tybee Island Pirate Fest, our year-round calendar always has something new, fun and family-friendly on the horizon.

Bird watching oyster catchers
Marvel at Mother Nature

Whether you’re a casual sunset or bird watcher, dolphin adorer or an adventurer, we’ve got the perfect wildlife experience for you, with more than five miles of paradise to explore from North Beach to the Back River to the adjacent island of Little Tybee.

tybee island bike ride girls getaway outdoor adventure

Explore Fort Screven by bike.

Get Moving

With bike trails galore, you couldn’t do better than Tybee for an active beach getaway. We’ve also got paddleboard yoga for those looking to find their “zen!”

fort pulaski national monument tybee island history
Dive Into History

Did you know Tybee’s name means “salt” in Euchee Indian? Tybee’s roots go back thousands of years, and we’ve got the historic sites to prove it. From Fort Pulaski to the Tybee Post Theater to the Tybee History Museum, history buffs will love discovering it all.

Sting Ray's Seafood

Sting Ray's Seafood

Try Our Flavorful Fare

It’s a no-brainer that great seafood can be found on Tybee’s shores—after all, freshly caught seafood is our specialty! So whether you grab a bite at Sting Ray's Seafood or A-J’s Dockside Restaurant, you can’t go wrong ordering the daily catch.

surf song bed breakfast tybee island
Enjoy a Home Away from Home

From charming cottages to beachside mansions, we’ve got just the accommodation you’re looking for to get away. One of Tybee’s signature B&Bs can be the perfect romantic break for two, or a palatial home along Officer’s Row could be just the spot for a family reunion.

little tybee island camping
Find a Fresh Perspective

Feel the pull of nature? Pitch a tent on Little Tybee for the night and sleep under the stars. Looking for the city life? Savannah is only 20 minutes away—perfect for making a day trip. For those avid adventurers, Sapelo, Cumberland and Ossabaw islands are also close by.

No matter what brings you to our coastal town, there is plenty to discover that'll keep you coming back for more!

Plan Your Visit