Tybee Island, Georgia

Votes



2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

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

Description

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.

A great escape right in my home state!
Reviewed by mic9699
on June 4, 2012
Tybee is my favorite vacation spot of all time. Every time I go, I do not want to leave. The island atmosphere is laid back and friendly. The views are beautiful, and you can always find something interesting to do.
Reviewed by jackiekmorris
on June 4, 2012
My husband and I love this place. We had the most beautiful wedding and honeymoon there. The people are great. We hope to make Tybee Island our home one of these days. We go there every chance we get. We smile each and every time we talk about it or hear it mentioned by others because for us it truly is the perfect place to unwind and feel at home.
Reviewed by willow1016
on June 4, 2012
I adore Tybee Island and have had a condo there for 8 years. There's a great number of places for live music, festivals year round and fun, friendly, laid back residents. The beach scene runs the whole range from very quiet to very active! Once you cross the bridge you are in a different world-one you don't want to leave.!
Reviewed by Kjbd241
on June 4, 2012
Tybee Island is a very family friendly beach but is also great for couples. It's so laid back and everyone is so friendly.
Reviewed by kayfaires
on June 4, 2012
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