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.

Tybee is a hidden gem. A must-visit!
Reviewed by Efd1525
on May 15, 2012
Tybee is a wonderful place to have fun in the sun and relax. It is beautiful and friendly too. My family loves to visit Tybee. It is a must see.
Reviewed by Dfuller
on May 15, 2012
"Tybee Time", something that should be experienced at least once in a lifetime - true relaxation!
Reviewed by jkkauffman
on May 15, 2012
Love Tybee beaches, people and especially the birds that live in and around the marsh
Reviewed by BetsyMichaud
on May 15, 2012
One of the last old time beach towns on the east coast, Tybee has the perfect combination of beauty, fun and history. Great restaurants, recreational activities and one of the most intact historic lighthouses in the country, make Tybee a great destination. Just minutes from Savannah and also within a couple of hours of Hilton Head and Charlston, you can explore all of the low country and return to the tranquility of Tybee. Tybee will soon have it's own theater with the reopening of the historic Tybee Post Theater - www.tybeeposttheater.org. Small town atmosphere with character, charm and a modicum of sophistication - That's My Tybee Island!
Reviewed by lappin
on May 15, 2012
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