While our island offers plenty of entertainment options to fill your entire Tybee Island vacation, our close proximity to Savannah makes it easy for Tybee guests to explore past the iconic Bull River bridge. Historic Savannah and the surrounding areas are waiting with a wealth of activities to entertain you for an evening out on the town.
Tybee by Day
Start your Tybee Island vacation by grabbing a coffee at Tybean Art and Coffee Bar then spend the morning watching the sunrise on Tybee’s North Beach where you’ll spot dolphins in the distance and find plenty of seashells to admire or collect.
While you’re in the area, soak in the views at the top of the Tybee Island Lighthouse. The lighthouse is the oldest and tallest lighthouse in Georgia making it a must-see for any first-time visitor to Tybee Island. Be sure to find the perfect souvenir at their gift shop to commemorate the 145-foot climb to the top!
Now that you’ve worked up an appetite, grab a bite to eat at any of the island’s outdoor dining restaurants where you’ll admire photo-worthy views. Tybee Island is known for some of the freshest seafood in the area and, depending on the time of year, you can enjoy scrumptious shrimp or mouth-watering oysters.
Spend the afternoon of your Tybee Island vacation relaxing on the beach or shopping at any of our unique local shops. Tybee is one of the only destinations that does not have any brand name stores or restaurants on the island (except for Arby’s). Use our official shopping guide to make finding that perfect gift or keepsake a breeze.
No beach day is complete without a sweet treat from one of Tybee’s ice cream parlors. Get a scoop of the Sugar Shack’s famous banana pudding ice cream or grab a Dole Whip from the Savannah Praline Company. If you’re really looking to indulge your sweet tooth, make a special trip to Coco’s Sunset Grille for their spectacular fried strawberries and ice cream.