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.

DeSoto Beach Hotel
DeSoto Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
212 Butler Ave, Tybee Island, GA, 31328
The price is $98 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
$98
per night
Dec 7 - Dec 8
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Tybee Island. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,002 reviews)
"Good people working there"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

DeSoto Beach Hotel
Hotel Tybee
Hotel Tybee
2.5 out of 5
1401 Strand Ave, Tybee Island, GA, 31328
The price is $129 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 18
$129
per night
Dec 17 - Dec 18
Stay at this beach hotel in Tybee Island. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in our ...
3.6/5 Good! (1,187 reviews)
"Nothing to share"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

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, 31328
The price is $98 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
$98
per night
Dec 7 - Dec 8
Stay at this hotel in Tybee Island. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (877 reviews)
Thanksgiving one night trip.
"They stay was terrific. I was visiting family for Thanksgiving. The front desk staff was friendly and helpful. Rhe riom was very comfortable."

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2022

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, 31328
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Tybee Island. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the pool and the bathrooms in our reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (182 reviews)
"Great location for visiting Savannah, GA"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2022

Georgianne Inn & Suites
Desoto Beach Terraces
Desoto Beach Terraces
3 out of 5
2 2nd Terrace, Tybee Island, GA, 31328
Stay at this 3-star beach vacation home in Tybee Island. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (75 reviews)
"We were pleasantly surprised with our condo. It was very comfortable and kid friendly. It was very well kept and clean. The only issue we had was with parking but they were very courteous and helped us with parking at the hotel. The views were stunning."

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

Desoto Beach Terraces
Key Lime Condo, less than 1 block to the beach.  WIFI.  Pet Friendly.
Key Lime Condo, less than 1 block to the beach. WIFI. Pet Friendly.
Tybee Island, GA
Stay at this apartment in Tybee Island. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a porch. Popular attractions North Beach and Tybee Island Memorial Park are located ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (133 reviews)
Charming
"Just what I needed. Charming by the beach. Will definitely return!"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2022

Key Lime Condo, less than 1 block to the beach. WIFI. Pet Friendly.
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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