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17 Signs You’re Obsessed With Tybee Island

For thousands of people, Tybee Island is a blissful getaway on a colorful barrier island. For others, it’s all they think about year-round. Here are 17 signs you’re totally obsessed with Tybee Island:

1. You know the definition of “Tybee Time,” and you aren’t happy until you’re on it.

tybee beach


2. You can tell the difference between North Beach, Mid-Beach, South Beach and the Back River – even in photographs.

tybee island


3. You’ve been on a fishing tour and eaten your catch for dinner that night.

tybee fishing


4. You know there’s only one beer to drink on the beach.

coastal empire beer

Coastal Empire Beer Co.

5. You remember when Tybee Island was referred to commonly as “Savannah’s Beach.”

tybee island


6. Your heart skips a beat when you see your favorite beach swing.

tybee swing


7. You know and love Matthew, the Marine Science Center‘s beloved loggerhead sea turtle.

tybee marine


8. You spend time biking slowly through the neighborhoods just to see all of the colorful homes.

tybee cottages

Tybee Cottages

9. You’ve gone into one of the island’s adorable shops for sunscreen and left with souvenirs for everyone you know.

tybee shopping

10. You know that there are 178 steps in the Tybee Island Lighthouse – and you’ve climbed every single one.

tybee lighthouse


11. You tied the knot on the beach or in the famous Tybee Island Wedding Chapel.

Tybee Island Wedding Chapel

12. You have a full pirate costume in your closet in anticipation of the annual Pirate Fest.

tybee pirates

13. You’ve got at least one local piece of art hanging in your house.

tybee art cottage

Tybee Art Cottage

14. You’ve read all of Mary Kay Andrews‘ novels.

mary kay

15. You could live on frozen daiquiris and Lowcountry Boil.

tybee lowcountry


16. You’ve been to Little Tybee Island – and maybe even camped there.

little tybee

17. You call Tybee Island your “happy place,” and mean it.

tybee girl



Jess Brannen is Visit Tybee’s Digital Content Coordinator. Jess is a Savannah native and loves playing with Sir Charles Barkley, her neurotic golden retriever, and watching reruns of Martha Stewart’s cooking shows while eating chocolate. 



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