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.

The people are charming and friendly, the beaches are amazing, the laidback atmosphere where it's called Tybee Time. The place to go
Reviewed by missmemory
on June 1, 2012
Sand, sun, and fun! A wonderful island gem. Lots to do and friendly folks make this a great place to get away from it all.
Reviewed by Lexwe
on June 1, 2012
I've been vacationing on Tybee for years due to some good friends who live there. I took my boyfriend there and he loved it as well. A few years later he proposed to me in the ocean next to the pavilion. Now we both vacation there every summer. See you in June!!
Reviewed by chappy517
on June 1, 2012
This is our MOST favorite place ever to vacation...It is so laid back, beautiful and relaxing...I never want to leave and go home...There is a saying on Tybee...when you are there...You are on Tybee Time...Fantastic places to eat...great shops to find treasures to take home...and the locals are wonderful friendly people...Love Tybee Island...
Reviewed by JaniceAnderson
on June 1, 2012
Most laid back beach town I know, exceptional fresh seafood.
Reviewed by sandytraub
on June 1, 2012
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