Explore Tybee Island
Tybee Island HotelsJust off the coast of Savannah, Tybee Island is well connected, but its long white beaches and clear waters make it feel like a faraway paradise. Further inland you’ll find a friendly and buzzing community, with small shops and independent restaurants that make for a welcoming atmosphere for families. The island is also a haven for marine life, and while paddling in the clear waters you may come across curious crabs or spot a sea turtle splashing around. Things to seeTybee Island Beach has 3 miles of long white sands with soft green sand dunes, looking out at the clear blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Along this stretch of beach you’ll find the Tybee Island Fishing Pier and Pavilion where anglers catch crabs and small game fish during the day or small sharks after sunset. The pavilion also has a bar serving ice-cold beer and colorful cocktails to enjoy while you wait to catch a bite. Savannah’s Beach also has golden sandy beaches, with calm waters ideal for taking a dip or enjoying a boat ride. At the Tybee Island Marine Science Center you can learn more about the colorful marine life of the area, with organized beach and marsh discovery walks where you can spot sea turtles, fiddler crabs, and exotic snails. Standing over the island you’ll see the black and white outline of the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum, and up close you can take a tour of the station and the surrounding historic cottages. Hotels in
Tybee IslandTybee Island hotels are perfect for those seeking a relaxing vacation, and close to the sea front you’ll find many charming inns and boutique bed and breakfasts. These places have features such as outdoor pools, tour and ticket assistance, childcare, and free parking, with rooms often offering balconies, air conditioning, coffee makers, and WiFi. There are also larger resorts along the coast; many of them part of major chains, with amenities including mini-fridges, cable television, complimentary toiletries, and safe deposit boxes. You’ll also find features such as complimentary breakfasts, banquet facilities, RV parking, and gift shops on-site. Where to stayThe downtown area of Tybee Island is full of small colorful shops, most of which are independently owned, selling a wide range of souvenirs, t-shirts, and useful beach goods. The palm tree-lined streets also have plenty of cafes and casual restaurants, and you’ll see many people sitting outside under parasols enjoying the laidback vibe of the area. In Fort Screven to the north you’ll find long sandy beaches, as well as pleasant suburban areas set between historical landmarks, making it a popular spot with vacationing families. How to get to Tybee IslandSavannah is the nearest major city, with Savannah Hilton Head International Airport about 45 minutes from Tybee Island via car or taxi. There’s also a Greyhound and a well-served Amtrak station in the city, with trains traveling on routes as far as New York City and Miami. You can also pick up a cheap shuttle service from the center of Savannah, and this will get you to the island in 30-40 minutes. Tybee Island is perfect for a car-free vacation as there are cheap electric taxis available to get you around the island.