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.

great place to visit and relax at the beach
Reviewed by jgulden1527
on May 9, 2012
I like all the islands off the Georgia and South Carolina coast....I've been to Jekyll Island a few times..quiet and peaceful..throw away your blood pressure meds...........
Reviewed by jpcrane62
on May 9, 2012
Has been my home for the better part of the last 15 years. I have never experienced a more tight knit, loving community and a place with so much beauty and charm. Unfortunately couldn't afford a house there since everybody wants to live there! But I did buy a house one island over just so I could be as close as possible to this Shangri-la by the sea...
Reviewed by Frotography
on May 8, 2012
Beautiful area, just a short drive from Savannah, GA!
Reviewed by AnitKat
on May 8, 2012
Beautiful, Serene, & Classic Southern Charm.
Reviewed by Jean. Hattaras
on May 8, 2012
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