Tybee Island, Georgia

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

8 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
3 Votes - "Most Fun"
2 Votes - "Friendliest"

Description

Known as Savannah’s beach, Tybee Island prides itself on a laid-back atmosphere claiming time actually slows down here. Besides plenty of shoreline, the town offers historic lighthouses and forts, beachfront restaurants, art galleries, museums, wildlife and outdoor recreation.

The Tybee Island Light Station and Museum boasts beautiful aerial views of the town after climbing 178 steps to the top and five centuries worth of history in the Battery Garland of Fort Screven, remnants of the Florida War. This attraction is a local landmark and a must-see on any visit.

From the Crab Shack to A-J’s and Fannies on the Beach, indulge in fresh seafood and good times with the local community. Stroll to the Pier & Pavilion for a picnic as well, where you can fish, catch local events and entertainment, or simply take in the view. Other attractions include Cockspur Lighthouse, Forts Pulaski and Screven, and the Marine Science Center.

For recreation, choose from hiking or biking, surfing or paddling, and jet skiing or kayaking. Families will love scenic boat tours for dolphin and wildlife viewing, in addition to bird watching or sea turtle patrols. The are also offers plenty of art, entertainment, shopping and nightlife. See Tybee Island’s reviews for more information.

Tybee Island is one of the best beaches to visit. Tybee is enriched with historical landmarks and breathtaking sights.
Reviewed by tuesday_tucker
on May 15, 2012
Tybee Island is a great little beach town near Savannah, GA.
Reviewed by katti55
on May 15, 2012
I love Tybee I go every year(Several times a year). It is so relaxing. I will continue to go back every time.
Reviewed by adavis0121
on May 15, 2012
Planned a surprised vacation trip for my children in 2003 to Tybee Island. None of us had ever beach to the ocean/beach, so this was a first. We stayed a week in Captains Row on our first trip. We immediantly fell in love with the island! We traveled to a couple more coastal islands, to have something to compare Tybee to, and Tybee STILL takes the cake! We go yearly now. We have stayed at Rivers End Campground as well. We even go to Tybee for day trips. We leave North Georgia, around 4am, arrive on the island around 8am, and spend the entire day there, beaching, shopping, sight-seeing. It NEVER gets dull, and is ALWAYS breath-taking, relaxing, & renewing.
The people are more than just friendly, they are charming, inviting, welcoming, - - an extended part of your family. Great place for families with children of any age, (I have taken my 6month old niece, my 3, 4, 5, 7, & 10 year old niece & nephews, plus my children when the youngest was 4 years old, every year since then, & and now they are 14 years old, and my oldest is 21). Its also a great get a away for couples.
Its not the resort type where prices are hiked up, making things very expensive. We have several times, ate at local establishments, delicious food, awesome prices! I can't reccomend this place enough! I have traveled from Georgia, to Colorado, to Minnesota, to Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee, North & South Carolina, and still Tybee Island is by far the best.
Reviewed by Hokey1974
on May 15, 2012
Stress melts away as soon as you see the Welcome to Tybee Island sign. There is always plenty of delicious food for every craving, space to spread out on the beach, and entertainment for all. The location is perfect - a short ride into Savannah for museums, shopping, or historic tours.
Reviewed by taloulah
on May 15, 2012
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