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 Island is the closest thing to the Florida Keys which is north of the Florida Keys!
Reviewed by racoursey@yahoo.com
on June 1, 2012
Beautiful beaches(like myrtle before 1980),exceptional sun rises close to River st.(Savannah,Ga),friendly people.
Reviewed by cosmiccowboy714
on June 1, 2012
Beautiful, Quaint, Lovely
Reviewed by kmcgonigal
on May 31, 2012
We just moved our family to Tybee Island 5 months ago. We absolutely love it. SO many friendly people. Lovely town, people and breathtaking views right from our front porch. Best decision ever for our family!
Reviewed by WenMcNally
on May 31, 2012
Our favorite place to go every chance we can. Hope to retire on Tybee in about 9 years.
Reviewed by LBaggett
on May 31, 2012
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