Tybee Island, Georgia


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

8 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
3 Votes - "Most Fun"
2 Votes - "Friendliest"


Known as Savannah’s beach, Tybee Island prides itself on a laid-back atmosphere claiming time actually slows down here. Besides plenty of shoreline, the town offers historic lighthouses and forts, beachfront restaurants, art galleries, museums, wildlife and outdoor recreation.

The Tybee Island Light Station and Museum boasts beautiful aerial views of the town after climbing 178 steps to the top and five centuries worth of history in the Battery Garland of Fort Screven, remnants of the Florida War. This attraction is a local landmark and a must-see on any visit.

From the Crab Shack to A-J’s and Fannies on the Beach, indulge in fresh seafood and good times with the local community. Stroll to the Pier & Pavilion for a picnic as well, where you can fish, catch local events and entertainment, or simply take in the view. Other attractions include Cockspur Lighthouse, Forts Pulaski and Screven, and the Marine Science Center.

For recreation, choose from hiking or biking, surfing or paddling, and jet skiing or kayaking. Families will love scenic boat tours for dolphin and wildlife viewing, in addition to bird watching or sea turtle patrols. The are also offers plenty of art, entertainment, shopping and nightlife. See Tybee Island’s reviews for more information.

Just got back from a visit to Tybee Island with my son. We LOVED it.
Reviewed by BetsyRobison
on May 15, 2012
Super place to visit. People are very friendly!
Reviewed by hotrod26
on May 15, 2012
My happiest memories are those at Tybee Island. It is a wonderful place to visit and I wish I lived there.
Reviewed by fignewt42
on May 15, 2012
I remember going to Tybee Island as a child and now I still enjoy Tybee with my grandchildren. One of the best camping trips we have EVER had was at Tybee Island. Can't wait to go again.
Reviewed by Marys31011
on May 15, 2012
We love to escape to Tybee Island from Atlanta. It's such a great small town with wonderful beaches and lots of history!
Reviewed by lepretwms
on May 15, 2012
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