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How to Enjoy Tybee Island, One Beach At a Time

Our quaint barrier island is home to over three miles of beautiful beaches, each with their own personality. Trying to determine which beach is perfect for your trip? Our advice: the best way to explore Tybee Island is one beach at a time.

Tybee Island Beach

From the bustling South Beach to our hidden Back River Beach, there is a Tybee Island beach for every type of traveler. Stick to one or try them all!

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South Beach

Running from 14th to 18th streets, the South Beach district is the busiest stretch of sand on Tybee, where you’ll find most of the island’s restaurants, bars and hotels—plus the Tybee Pier and the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. Check in at Hotel Tybee, Admiral’s Inn or the Sea and Breeze Beach Hotel and cool off with a frozen concoction from Wet Willie’s.

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Enjoy an ice-cold brew or cocktail on the beach, just make sure it’s served in plastic, a can or a refillable tumbler of your choice. As a rule of thumb, keep glass— and Fido—back at your rental.
Mid Beach

Stretching from 1st to 14th streets, Mid Beach is popular with locals and those who want a more relaxing beach vacation. Further from the busier areas, this area is all about the quiet, simple life. When hunger kicks in, stop by The Deck Beach Bar & Kitchen for some of the best grub in town, right on the beach.

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Little Tybee Island.

Little Tybee

Twice the size of Tybee Island, Little Tybee is an uninhabited, untouched oasis for wildlife, salt marshes and natural dunes only accessible by boat. Hearty overnight campers and beachcombers love it. Paddle out via kayak or book a trip with Crab Creek Charters or Sundial Charters to safely navigate through the swift waters of the Back River.

Sandbars on the south end of Tybee are deceptively dangerous. Although they look safe to walk out on, the timing and depth of water at high and low tide varies drastically around the island. Avoid the sandbars at all times for your safety and the safety of local lifeguards.
Beach Walk with Dr. Joe
Beach Walk with Dr. Joe
North Beach

Running from the mouth of the Savannah River to 1st Street, North Beach is the place for viewing wildlife and collecting shells. Watch for dolphins and spot various bird species on the North Beach Birding Trail. Explore the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum and Fort Screven before enjoying dinner and live music at North Beach Bar and Grill.

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Back River Beach

Running from 18th Street to the Back River Fishing Pier, Back River Beach is known for low waves and spectacular sunset views. You can see across to Little Tybee Island, and the calm waters make the area popular for fishing, kayaking and paddleboarding. Complete your evening at A-J’s Dockside Restaurant for fresh local seafood with a breathtaking sunset view.

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