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Tybee Island is located 20 minutes from downtown Savannah - so soak up the sun, hit the surf and knock these hotspots off your list! 

Beautiful Beaches

This quaint, sunny barrier island is home to more than three miles of charming beaches, perfect for watching sunrises, swimming, playing in the surf, strolling for seashells and building sandcastles.

Tybee Island Light Station and Museum

Climb Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse. Make reservations for a special sunset tour!

Kayaking

Paddle the salt marsh estuaries and see Georgia wildlife up close like dolphins, turtles and ospreys with Aqua Dawg Kayak Rentals & Tours or Sea Kayak Georgia.

Fantastic Fishing

Hook snapper, grouper, flounder and more with Marshland Inshore Fishing or Reel 'Em N Deep Sea Fishing. Got your own pole and bait? Head to the Tybee Pier to cast a line.

Beach Drinks

Tybee’s famous for its ice-cold beers and innovative, beach-inspired cocktails. Start the afternoon with Bernie’s Bloody Mary in a jar, chill out with Wet Willie’s Attitude Improvement or keep it tropical with a Frozen Pineapple Cocolada from Fannie’s on the Beach.

Fresh Catch of the Day

Local shrimp doesn’t have to travel very far to end up on a plate at Bubba Gumbo’s. Perched on Lazaretto Creek, this seafood shack features heavenly fried and steamed fare that’s perfect for sharing. For unique twists on traditional seafood, stop by Salt Island Fish & Beer.

Sail the Sea

Harness the wind via a private sailing charter or lessons with Compass Sailing. Captain Steve Horton offers charters via Zingara, a 38-foot sailing yacht, and SV Zingara, a 38-foot Morgan 284.

Captain Mike's Dolphin Tour.

Go on a Dolphin Tour

Hop aboard and enjoy a cruise with unforgettable views. Captain Derek’s Dolphin Adventure and Captain Mike's Dolphin Tours offers daytime and sunset dolphin tours, as well as private and group tours.

 

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Biking

Tybee offers a variety of biking trails with opportunities for birding and wildlife viewing. Rent your wheels, be it a tandem, adult tricycle or a pull-behind child carrier, from Tim’s Bikes & Beach Gear or set up your free delivery from Tybee Island Bike Rentals who offer a colorful assortment of bicycles (they even pick up for free, too!).

Unwinding

Chill out island-style at Tybee Beach Massage. Soothe aching muscles and calm the mind through a variety of treatment offerings for individuals and couples.

A-J's Dockside Restaurant

Unbeatable Views

Tybee’s scenic vistas aren’t to be missed. Dine and watch the sunset on the Back River at A-Js Dockside, or gaze at the ocean just steps from the sand while enjoying delicious food and cocktails at The Deck Beachbar and Kitchen.

Nightlife & Entertainment

Catch a theatrical production or live music concert at the historic Tybee Post Theater, originally built as a movie house for soldiers stationed at Fort Screven.

Small Town Shopping

Pick up a souvenir in the form of a comfy tee, tumbler or towel at local boutique Latitude 32 or a print of the pier from Casey Jones Photography & Tybee Gallery.

Coastal Ecology

Visit the Tybee Island Marine Science Center, where you can meet their resident loggerhead and go on an adventure! Beach Walks, Marsh Treks, Turtle Talks and Sift 'N' Seine Tours are available for the whole family to garner a deeper appreciation of coastal nature.

Sensational Snacks

Grab a scoop from Tybee Sugar Shack and get your caffeine fix at Tybean Art and Coffee Bar.

New to Savannah's Beach or looking to explore even more of Tybee? This Tybee Island Bucket List is sure to help you navigate your way across our beautiful island, located right in Savannah's backyard!

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