Tybee Island, GA

Travel Guide
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Tybee Island, also known as Savannah Beach, has a laid-back Southern charm and entices visitors with its beach life, fresh seafood and heritage sites.

Tybee Island is a barrier island and city situated 18 miles (29 kilometers) east of Savannah, Georgia. It’s the closest beach resort to Atlanta and connected to the mainland by the Islands Expressway. The original inhabitants of the island were the Native American Euchee tribe. Tybee is the Euchee word for salt. The area was discovered by Spanish explorers in 1520.Because of its 3 miles (5 kilometers) of beaches, Tybee Island has been a magnet for tourists since the late 1800s. Today you’ll find a relaxed atmosphere here, something that is celebrated every May during the Beach Bum Parade. Find the quietest beaches at the city’s northernmost and southernmost points. Spot dolphins in the north or go surfing in the south. Getting around is easy by car, but most parking has a fee. The streets are flat, so renting a bike is a very good alternative. Alternatively, jump on the Tybee Island Beach Shuttle, which runs between the Savannah Visitor Center and Tybee Lighthouse.In 1763 the Tybee Island Lighthouse was the tallest structure in the U.S. Climb the 178 steps to the top for incredible views of the coastline and the Savannah River. While in the area, stop by the Tybee Museum at Fort Screven to learn about the city’s development from a tribal community into a thriving tourist destination. Don’t miss a visit to the Tybee Beach Pier and Pavilion, a popular fishing spot that also regularly hosts special events and performances, including the Independence Day fireworks display. Close to the pier, kids will enjoy the activities at Tybee Island Marine and Science Center.Be sure to enjoy the many restaurants on Tybee Island. At the more than 30 establishments, chefs combine traditional Southern flavors with freshly caught seafood. Take the kids to The Crab Shack to enjoy seafood platters while watching the alligator pond, and to sample Southern classics such as mac and cheese, and pecan pie.

Where to stay in Tybee Island

Tybee Island showing a sandy beach, skyline and a sunset

Savannah Beach

Savannah Beach is known for its stunning beaches, and with sights like Tybee Island Marine Science Center and Tybee Island Fishing Pier and Pavilion, you won't get bored spending a day wandering around this part of Tybee Island.

Savannah Beach
Hotel Tybee
Hotel Tybee
2.5 out of 5
1401 Strand Ave, Tybee Island, GA
The price is $210 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 3
$210
$282 total
includes taxes & fees
Jun 2 - Jun 3
Stay at this hotel in Tybee Island. Enjoy 2 outdoor pools, a beach locale, and free bicycles on site. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
7.2/10 Good! (1,209 reviews)
"Location is key and this place is awesome"

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

Hotel Tybee
Sea And Breeze Hotel And Condo
Sea And Breeze Hotel And Condo
2.5 out of 5
16 Tybrisa St, Tybee Island, GA
The price is $126 per night from May 23 to May 24
$126
$166 total
includes taxes & fees
May 23 - May 24
Stay at this motel in Tybee Island. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 beach bars. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
7/10 Good! (1,002 reviews)
"No bathroom door"

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

Sea And Breeze Hotel And Condo
Admiral's Inn on Tybee Island
Admiral's Inn on Tybee Island
2.5 out of 5
1501 Butler Ave, Tybee Island, GA
The price is $142 per night from May 21 to May 22
$142
$184 total
includes taxes & fees
May 21 - May 22
Book a stay at this business-friendly hotel in Tybee Island. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient ...
8.2/10 Very Good! (970 reviews)
"I highly recommend this place if you want to stay on Tybee Island. It is right in the middle of shopping and restaurants and only one block to the beach. The staff is super friendly and the room was very clean. Yes it is an older hotel, but it has been completely renovated, so it feels new. Parking ..."

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

Admiral's Inn on Tybee Island
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Georgianne Inn & Suites
Georgianne Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
212 Butler Avenue, Tybee Island, GA
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Tybee Island. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and daily housekeeping. Popular attractions North Beach and Tybee Island Beach ...
7.6/10 Good! (230 reviews)
"Had an absolutely wonderful time. Great place."

Reviewed on May 17, 2024

Georgianne Inn & Suites
Savannah Beach Racquet Club
Savannah Beach Racquet Club
4 out of 5
1217 Bay St, Tybee Island, GA
Stay at this 4-star condo in Tybee Island. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and cable TV channels. Popular attractions Tybee Island Beach and North Beach are located ...
8/10 Very Good! (20 reviews)
"Family friendly! However there is no way I would have been able to bring my husband with. This is not a handicap friendly facility. There are stairs to get to the elevator!"

Reviewed on May 18, 2024

Savannah Beach Racquet Club
Lighthouse Point
Lighthouse Point
4 out of 5
85 Van Horne Ave, Tybee Island, GA
Stay at this 4-star condo in Tybee Island. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and cable TV channels. Popular attractions Tybee Island Beach and North Beach are located ...
9/10 Wonderful! (17 reviews)
Amazing Stay
"We had an amazing weekend and loved the condo. Thank you for a great stay!"