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Cockspur Island

Cockspur Island

Cockspur Island

Cockspur Island

US Highway 80 East
Tybee Island, GA 31328GA  31328

Cockspur Island is located in the south channel of the Savannah River near Lazaretto Creek, northwest of Tybee Island, Georgia.  Most of the island is within the boundaries of Fort Pulaski National Monument.

Historic buildings on the island include Fort Pulaski and the Cockspur Island Lighthouse. During the Spanish–American War, a coastal artillery battery, Battery Hambright, was built on the island; it was reactivated during World Wars One and Two.

The founder of Methodism, John Wesley landed at the island on February 6, 1736 and a monument marks the spot where Wesley conducted a service of thanksgiving

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Little Tybee Island. Little Tybee Island

Little Tybee Island is located south of Tybee Island, Georgia. Little Tybee Island is 6,780 total acres including marsh. It is home to a number of endangered species of birds.