Tybee Island, GA

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Tybee Island showing a sandy beach, skyline and a sunset

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.

Sandcastle Inn
Sandcastle Inn
2.5 out of 5
1402 Butler Avenue, Tybee Island, GA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $88 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Tybee Island Beach and Mid Beach. Tybee Island Marine Science Center and Tybee Island Fishing ...
3.5/5 Good! (677 reviews)
"Reasonable price when compared to other motels this date. Great location, friendly staff."

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Sandcastle Inn
Hotel Tybee
Hotel Tybee
2.5 out of 5
1401 Strand Ave, Tybee Island, GA
The price is $117 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
Located in Tybee Island, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within a 10-minute walk of Tybee Island Beach, Tybee Island Marine Science ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,453 reviews)
"Friendly atmosphere, clean and quiet."

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Hotel Tybee
Admiral's Inn on Tybee Island
Admiral's Inn on Tybee Island
2.5 out of 5
1501 Butler Ave, Tybee Island, GA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $113 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Tybee Island Beach, Tybee Island Marine Science Center, and Tybee Island Fishing Pier and Pavilion. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (643 reviews)
"They have done an update on the rooms recently. They were clean, up to date, and nice. Liked how we were centrally located for where we wanted to go. Only used the car to go to Fort Pulaski. Walked everywhere else."

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

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
The price is $96 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is steps from Tybee Island Beach and North Beach. Tybee Island Memorial Park and Mid Beach are also within 10 ...
3.9/5 Good! (132 reviews)
"I like the location and convenience of everything. Near the south end restaurants and shops. Pool right outside our door. Clean and refreshing salt water. Ocean just a few houses away. Nice covered porch.outdoor shower and foot rinse. Parking convenient and safe. Not much in the way of housekeeping. ..."

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Georgianne Inn & Suites
Desoto Beach Terraces
Desoto Beach Terraces
3 out of 5
2 2nd Terrace, Tybee Island, GA
The price is $273 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Nestled on the beach, this Tybee Island vacation home is just steps from North Beach and Tybee Island Beach. Mid Beach and Tybee Island Memorial Park are also ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (63 reviews)
"The ocean was within walking distance"

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2021

Desoto Beach Terraces
Silver Belles, NO CONTACT CHECK IN, STEPS TO THE BEACH, FREE PARKING & WIFI
Silver Belles, NO CONTACT CHECK IN, STEPS TO THE BEACH, FREE PARKING & WIFI
Tybee Island, GA
The price is $135 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Situated near the beach, this romantic condo building is within a 5-minute walk of Tybee Island Beach, Tybee Island Fishing Pier and Pavilion, and Tybee Island ...
5/5 Exceptional! (64 reviews)
Excellent condo!
"We loved this condo! My husband and I visited Tybee Island for 2 nights. We chose this condo based on reviews and because it checked off so many things on our wish list, and those things stayed true upon arrival: plenty of space for two people but still cozy and comfortable, cleanliness, modern, ..."

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2021

Silver Belles, NO CONTACT CHECK IN, STEPS TO THE BEACH, FREE PARKING & WIFI
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.

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