Tybee island sunrise. Worth waking up at 5 am. This is one of only a few beaches in Georgia. As an added bonus, go to breakfast club (open 6ish-2 pm) only does it's namesake. But they are huge meals, tasty, and cheap. Everyone must go, it's been featured in southern living, food network, and other fun things. A lighthouse on Tybee was one of the first public structures in Georgia. Completed in 1736 by William Blithman of cedar piles and brickwork, its 90 foot height made it the loftiest in America. Destroyed in a storm, it was replaced by another built by Thomas Sumner in 1742 which Oglethorpe called #architecture
Tybee island pier is all to myself during Winter. #cockspurislandlighthouse #chasingadventures #discovertybee #tybeeisland Fort Pulaski was constructed after the war of 1812 and because of the damage taken during the American civil war, was outmoded shortly thereafter. Tybee island lighthouse, GA. you can still walk up it. The Tybee Island lighthouse stands at 154 feet and in 1933 became an electrically driven lighthouse. Just three weeks after it became electrically driven it was donated to the Tybee Island Historical Society by the U.S. government. Today the Tybee Lighthouse is a popular tourist destination, having all of its support buildings on the 5-acre site. People can still walk up the steps of this lighthouse and get a panoramic view of Tybee island an even see ships entering savannah port. Climb to the top and you'll be rewarded with excellent views of the island. Beautiful beaches, funky shops, and casual beach restaurants and cafes abound here. Just a 20 minute drive from downtown Savannah! Managed to discover a small path leading to the beach from a dead end, unpaved street just before the turn on US Highway 80. It was about 7 or so in the morning, and I decided to have a brief moment of reflection here. Few people know when the Historic brick, stone, and fortified canon fort died. Here at Fort Palaski, in 1862, General Sherman ordered one of his Captains, Quincy Gilmore, to use a new invention, the rifled canon, and take the fort. Within a few hours the canons had broken down the forts wall and bombardments were now bring aimed at the gunpowder reserves inside the fort, the fort surrendered the next morning and thus died the brick fort. The precision of rifled canons was unmatched and paved the way for all future weapons. This place is a wealth of historic information. the Tybee Lighthouse has been guiding mariners safe entrance into the Savannah River for over 270 years. The Tybee Island Light Station is one of America’s most intact having all of its historic support buildings on its five-acre site. Rebuilt several times the current lightstation displays its 1916 day mark with 178 stairs and a First Order Fresnel lens (nine feet tall).
the Tybee Lighthouse has been guiding mariners safe entrance into the Savannah River for over 270 years. The Tybee Island Light Station is one of America’s most intact having all of its historic support buildings on its five-acre site. Rebuilt several times the current lightstation displays its 1916 day mark with 178 stairs and a First Order Fresnel lens (nine feet tall).
Cutest lighthouse on Tybee! Missing Savannah,Georgia #beach #nature #outdoor Tybee island light house. The light keepers house is pretty cool. Nice workout climbing the steps of the light house. I wished I was big. Winter is a great time to visit the beach, especially if you enjoy less crowds and great opportunities to do what you want without distractions. Beautiful lighthouse located near Tybee Island in Georgia. The smallest lighthouse in the state, it is accessible either by kayak or by a trail at the nearby Fort Pulaski The actual light for the Tybee island light house. The way down, was scarier than going up. It's always fun coming back here, a feast for your eyes and tummy, tons of seafood and fun place! The gun that did the most damage. It's just amazing to think how it was used and to think of who stood where you stood I was so happy to see the other side of the country! What a beauty beach No two lighthouses have the same paint lines! Perusing the fort and exploring all the history Took a corona from here and wet willies daiquiri bars margarita mix and added them together!!! Tybee Back River is where I want to spend my #endlessSummer. Escaping Summer in Savannah for a breezy beach day #BeachBound Little bar and restaurant , next to dolphin tours. Walking along the southernmost end of the island... Near the beach, past the dunes. It was chilly and foggy that morning. Stood for three-quarters of a century as a landmark on the South Atlantic Ocean. Built in 1891 by the Central of Georgia Railroad, it became a well-known destination for day-trippers and seasonal visitors during a time when advertisements hailed Tybee as the Where the Savannah River meets the Atlantic Ocean - AMAZING!!! Sunset on Tybee Island! The stairs @ Tybee island light house. I'm still sore. View from top of Tybee island light house The gators at The Crab Shack on Tybee Island, GA Stormy day. Tybee island is a relaxed and quiet community. It's about twenty minutes outside of Savannah. #beachbound Get an adult beverage at the pier ;) What is this exactly? J.K. Light house off Tybee This shot was taken on top of the tybee Island lighthouse. Admission is only a few dollars and you are able to climb the many round steps to the top and get a wonderful view of tybee Island and the Atlantic. Ordered by General James Oglethorpe, Governor of the 13th colony, in 1732, the Tybee Island Light Station has been guiding mariners safe entrance into the Savannah River for over 270 years. The Tybee Island Light Station is one of America's most intact having all of its historic support buildings on its five-acre site. Rebuilt several times the current lightstation displays its 1916 day mark with 178 stairs and a First Order Fresnel lens (nine feet tall). Fun and Funky Nice dock to feel like you are in Saint Augustine Fl. And not GA Tybee Island Light is a lighthouse next to the Savannah River Entrance, on the northeast end of Tybee Island, Georgia. It is one of seven surviving colonial era lighthouse towers, though highly modified in the mid 1800s.
Year first constructed 1736
Current lens First order Fresnel lens
Range 16 nautical miles; (18 miles)
The current lighthouse is the fourth tower at this station, though neither of the its first two predecessors were lit. The first tower was built at the direction of James Oglethorpe and was constructed of wood; erected in 1736, it was felled by a storm in 1741. The following year a replacement was erected, this time of stone and wood, but still with no illumination; instead, it was topped with a flag pole. This tower succumbed to shoreline erosion.
The third tower was constructed in 1773, a brick tower originally 100 ft in height. It was first fitted with a system of reflectors and candles, but this was upgraded to oil lamps after it was ceded to the federal government in 1790. A second tower was added to the site in 1822 to form a range. Both towers received Fresnel lenses in 1857, with the lower front tower being equipped with a 4th order lens, while the main tower received a larger 2nd order lens.
Confederate forces burned the light in 1862 during the Civil War and removed the lens as they retreated to Fort Pulaski. Reconstruction of the light was begun in 1866 but was delayed by a cholera outbreak. A new tower was constructed atop the first 60 ft of the old tower, raising the height of the whole to 154 ft. This tower was equipped with a 1st order lens. The front beacon was now a 50 ft wooden skeleton tower equipped with a new 4th order lens.
The main tower was badly damaged in a hurricane in 1871, and developed such serious cracking that a $50,000 appropriation was requested for its replacement. Instead a new front tower (which had already been moved twice) was constructed of iron. New keepers dwellings were constructed in 1881 and 1885. The following year the tower was shaken by the 1886 Charleston earthquake, which damaged the lens and caused further cracking of the brickwork; these were both however quickly repaired. In 1933 the tower was electrified and the station reduced to a single keeper. The beacon was automated in 1972.
Throughout its life the daymark of the tower was changed several times. Originally all-white, the base and lantern were painted black in 1887; this was altered in 1914 and again in 1916, each time bringing the black at the top further down the tower until the illustrated configuration was reached. In 1967 the whole tower was repainted with a white base and a grey top. The grey faded badly and was painted black in 1970.
In 1999 a major restoration project was begun under the auspices of the Tybee Island Historical Society, who took possession of the light station in 2002 under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act. As part of this project the tower was repainted in the 1916-1966 black-white-black daymark. The beacon is still a functioning navigational aid, still using its original lens. The site is open to the public and retains its keepers houses and auxiliary buildings as well as the lighthouse tower.
As if Feb. 1st, 2014 the lighthouse is undergoing renovation which is expected to be completed by tag end of the month. All types of daiquiris for you!! Lobster mac & Cheese with scallops. Great little restaurant on Tybee View of the beach in Tybee. A view from the base of the Tybee Island Light House Morning Kite Surfer Better come hungry, you gets lots of seafood here Tybee during Pirate Festival. At night it's a lot more festive and a lot more.....drinking. This was before celebrations kicked off. Quaint and cozy little B&B on Tybee Island My husband has a shrimp burger and I ate Cajun blackened chicken fingers. Both good but the fries not so much. We sat on the upstairs patio to have a great view of the ocean. Dunes near pier Cozy Tallest on the east coast! Outdoor eatery Taken from the pier at Tybee Island. The pier closes at 11pm and re opens at 9am. The moon off the ocean was so beautiful. View from lighthouse Fort Pulaski The lighthouse tour is great. You can see for miles. Early a.m. pool visit at the Hotel Tybee! Great Sunset
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Free breakfast
Free parking
Free WiFi


Situated in Tybee Island, this historic bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of North Beach and Jaycee Park. Tybee Island Beach and Fort Screven are also within 10 minutes.

Property Features

This bed & breakfast features a meeting room, wedding services, and a garden. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a picnic area and a lobby fireplace.

Room Amenities

All 7 rooms offer free WiFi, digital TV, and ceiling fans. Other amenities available to guests include hair dryers, ironing boards, and free toiletries.

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. This historic bed & breakfast also offers a terrace, a garden, and a picnic area. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Tybee Island Inn has designated areas for smoking.

  • Picnic area 
  • Terrace 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Year Built 1902 
  • Total number of rooms - 7 
  • Free self parking 
  • One meeting room 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Wedding services 
  • Garden 
  • Fireplace in lobby 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Free toiletries 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary full breakfast.

Bed & Breakfast Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 7 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 7 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available


The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
The resort fee includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Beach access
  • Internet access
  • Parking
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Bed & Breakfast Name

  • Tybee Island Inn

We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Children 7 years old and younger are not permitted at this property. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

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