Tybee Island Beach (18 Miles, 0.5 Hours)
Tybee Island is about 20 minutes from historic downtown Savannah. The tiny island, which is 3.5 miles long, has six miles of beach, has long been a quiet getaway for the residents of Savannah. It is a great tourist destination. Tybee Island is rich in both history and natural beauty. It is also famous for its diverse cuisine, excellent accommodations, and a variety of exciting recreational activities.
Both children and adults will enjoy exploring the island’s three miles of public beach. The salt marshes are teeming with birds and wildlife unique to south eastern Georgia’s coast. If you enjoy fishing you will be happy to find that Tybee Island has many different options for you! There are fishing piers, off shore and deep sea charters, or you can fish right in the surf!
Dining out is truly a pleasure! There are over 25 restaurants on Tybee Island. Seafood lovers are in luck as many places offer “catch of the day” specials. Also, be sure to try some Fresh Caught Wild Georgia Shrimp.
Nightlife on Tybee is casual and fun. Many of the bars have live music most nights and you will surely meet some colorful, local characters you won’t soon forget! If you care to take your cocktail to the beach, no problem! Just be sure to put it in a plastic cup before leaving for the beach.
If you are shopping for an unusual or one of a kind item this is the place. Tybee island is home to several talented and imaginative artists. Many of them own unique shops and galleries where you can purchase their remarkable jewelry, paintings, gifts, and more.
Every year since 1987 Tybee Island has had an annual Beach Bum parade, traditionally held in May. The parade route comes down the main road in Tybee, Butler Avenue, and when parade floats come by onlookers have been known to shoot each other with water-guns.
On the way to Tybee Island, you will see Fort Pulaski on your left. Combining the two destinations into one trip will reduce the mileage.