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Handicap Access on Tybee Island

Tybee’s beaches and attractions are here for everyone to enjoy, no matter their mobility. The island has mobi-mats (mobility mats) at several locations along the beach for easy, hassle-free handicap access.

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Mobi-mats are located at the following beach access points:

  • North Beach Mid Lot Cross Over
  • Second Avenue Cross Over (East Gate)
  • 16th Street (Tybrisa) Cross Over

Free wheelchair rentals are available on a first come first served basis at the lifeguard station (Ocean Rescue) located beside the Tybee Island Marine Science Center behind the Pier. For more information on City of Tybee wheelchairs, click here.

Due to the time they were built and their many stairs, the Tybee Island Light Station and Tybee Museum are not fully handicap accessible. Visitors with limited access can still experience the attractions by taking advantage of a video showing at the museum and touring the bottom floor of the Head Lightkeeper’s cottage.

Many areas at Fort Pulaski are ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant, and trails to the river are paved for easy wheelchair mobility. The Tybee Island Marine Science Center is fully ADA accessible.

For more information on accessibility at Tybee Island, contact the Tybee Island Visitor Center at (912) 786-5444, or the City of Tybee Island at (912) 786-4573.

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