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.
This hotel features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. There's no skimping on freebies - guests receive free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. A 24-hour business center, express check-in, and express check-out are also on offer.
An outdoor pool is featured at this hotel, along with free self parking. Guests will appreciate free perks like continental breakfast and WiFi in public areas. A terrace and a picnic area are also provided.
This motel features free self parking and free WiFi in public areas. Free buffet breakfast is served.
This smoke-free hotel features 2 outdoor pools, a poolside bar, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 2 conference rooms, as well as the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. There's an outdoor pool on site, and barbecue grills and wedding services are also offered.
An outdoor pool, free self parking, and laundry facilities are featured at this apartment. WiFi in public areas is free. A convenience store and barbecue grills are also provided.
A bar/lounge, 3 beach bars, and an outdoor pool are all featured at this motel. WiFi in public areas is free. Express check-in and express check-out are also provided.
This motel's 2 outdoor tennis courts and seasonal outdoor pool are among the featured amenities. There's no skimping on freebies - guests receive free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide around-the-clock assistance.
An outdoor pool is featured at this motel, along with free self parking. Guests will appreciate free perks like continental breakfast and WiFi in public areas. A safe deposit box is also provided.
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