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Maps of Tybee Island
Check out our interactive online map of Tybee Island with information on local Tybee Island historic sites and monuments, including the infamous Tybee Island Lighthouse, Fort Screven, Fort Pulaski, Tybee Museum, and Cockspur Lighthouse. All recommended sites during your visit to the island.

Tybee Sailboating, Catamarans, and Watersports
Tybee's beaches are perfect for renting catamarans, sailboats, kayaks, canoes, boogie boards and windsurfing boards. Sailboat rides and lessons are also available. Also jet skiing and parasailing are a fun way to spend a day in the sun!

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Tybee Island Guide and Travel Information

Welcome to Tybee Island and the Georgia Golden Isles!
Tybee Island, GA is a well-kept secret among vacationers, often overshadowed by its more popular (and touristy) neighbors of St. Simons Island, Hilton Head Island, and Jekyll Island. Tybee does perhaps move to a slower pace, but with all the amenities including fantastic beaches, charter fishing, kayaking and canoeing, golf, shopping, spas and salons, and a variety of restaurants, events and entertainment for the whole family, and without all the crowds and touristas. Well, at least until word gets out about the new Miley Cyrus movie that was filmed in Tybee during summer 2009 (and we were there). Oh, and Sandra Bullock has a house on the Island, somewhere.

Tybee Island - Where The Last Song Was Filmed
Mily Cyrus, Greg Kinnear, Kelly Preston and a host of other stars descended on Tybee Island during summer 2009 to film The Last Song, based on the Nicholas Sparks novel. We were there and caught some great behind-the-scenes action as well as candid photos of Miley Cyrus and the church fire scene that opens the movie. Click here for the official Last Song movie trailer as well as photos and news articles about the event that put Tybee on the map.

Fort Screven on Tybee IslandThings to Do on Tybee Island
Tybee Island is a barrier island on the Georgia coast, 20 minutes east of Savannah. Offering a laid back lifestyle within an unspoiled habitat, Tybee has miles of beaches, salt marshes, and other natural resources and wildlife to explore, including sea turtles, endangered birds, and nature trails for hiking. History and culture buffs will enjoy Fort Screven, Fort Pulaski, Tybee Museum, the Tybee Lighthouse and Cockspur Lighthouse, and nearby Savannah. There's also the Marine Science Center, Tybee Pier & Pavilion, and Little Tybee Island. In 2008, Tybee Island was named the "Best One Tank Trip" by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, "Best Beach Retreat" by Atlanta Creative Loafing and "Best Beach" by Georgia Magazine.

Tybee Island Accommodations, Hotels, Vacation Rentals, Condos, Bed and Breakfasts
We've compiled the best places to stay on Tybee Island, with everything from luxury resort hotels to inviting bed and breakfast inns, oceanfront condos, vacation rental homes, RV resorts, campgrounds, and more.

Tybee Restaurants, Dining and Places to Eat
Tybee Island has more than two dozen restaurants and many wonderful places for seafood, casual and fine dining for the whole family. Many local Tybee restaurants offer water views and outdoor seating and entertainment, including acoustical music and nightly specials.

Picture of Tybee Island BeachTybee Island Beaches
Tybee Island has miles of expansive beaches that can stretch for as far as the eye can see at low tide. Tybee high tide has ample beach for body surfing and our low tide expands the beach to hundreds of yards wide to allow for bicycling and paddle sports. The five miles of beach are wide and clean, with gentle waves and warm water, and granite sand that is perfect for making sandcastles. There are five major beaches on Tybee, including South Beach, Mid Beach, North Beach, Savannah River Beach, and Back River Beach.

Tybee Island Fishing
Coastal Georgia provides terrific fishing year round, with sport fishing on the Tybee Pier and Back River Pier, or surf casting fom the north or south ends of the island. Deep sea fishing and fishing charters are available, with Gulf Stream fish including grouper, snapper, sea bass, shark, King and Spanish mackerel, dolphin, sailfish, tuna, marlin, barracuda, triggerfish, and more. In-shore fishing includes trout, bass, tarpon, flounder, sheep's head, whiting and shark.
Bicycling on Tybee Island
Bicycle Rentals and Bicycling on Tybee Island
Bicycling on Tybee's flat beaches and terrain is one of our favorite family activities. Only 2.75 miles long, Tybee Island is easy to get around on bicycle and you can get almost anywhere without having to get in your car. Tybee has a designated bike route consisting of paths and safe streets. The scenic, six-mile long Old Railroad Trail along US-80 is among favorite biking and hiking spots.


Tybee Island Light StationTybee Lighthouse
The Tybee Island Light Station, built in 1773, is Georgia's oldest and tallest lighthouse, and one of America’s most complete historic light stations. For more than 270 years, the Tybee Lighthouse has been guiding mariners safely into the Savannah River harbor. Throughout its history it has been rebuilt several times. All of its original support buildings are still located on the five-acre site off US-80 at Fort Screven. Still a functioning navigational aid, the station's light, courtesy of a first order Fresnel lens, can be seen 18 miles out to sea.Visitors willing to climb the 178 steps to the top of the recently restored lighthouse will enjoy a spectacular view of the entire island. The newly renovated head keeper’s cottage, the Tybee Museum and gift shop are also on site.

Tybee Island Kayaking, Canoeing, Tours, & Outdoor Adventure
One of Tybee's most popular water activities, kayaking or canoeing provides you with an up-close and personal opportunity to paddle some of Georgia's most unspoiled costal waters and experience local species of wildlife in their natural habitat. There are kayak rentals, instruction, guided tours, instructor certification, and everything you need to start your adventure. And of course there are dolphin tours, marinas, bird watching, parks, nature trails, and much more to explore on Tybee Island!

Tybee Island and Savannah Golf Courses and Country Clubs
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Tybee Island Pier and Pavillion
Tybee Island Pier
Located at the end of Tybrisa Street, the infamous Pier and Pavillion serves as Tybee's heart of downtown and is a fabulous location for fishing and people watching. Besides its spectacular view and great fishing location, it's also a meeting place used for dances, musical performances and special events. On the premises are picnic tables, snack bar, and public restrooms. Various festivals and events held here throughout the year. Admission to the Tybee Pier and Pavillion is free and is open daily.

The pavilion can be rented for weddings, family reunions, and other social functions through the Chatham county recreation department at 912.652.6780.

Little Tybee Island
Accessible only by boat, Little Tybee Island is an unspoiled, uninhabited nature preserve. Visible from the south end of Tybee Island, “Little” Tybee is actually more than twice Tybee Island's size. Between the islands is Tybee Creek and Inlet. This unique wilderness preserve is abundant with rich coastal salt marshes; pristine beaches; natural dunes and subtropical forests of live oak, pine, and palm. Wildlife includes egrets, herons, white ibis and the endangered woodstork. You won't want to miss this natural paradise.

Historic Savannah, Georgia
Just a brief 20 minutes from Tybee Island, Savannah, Georgia offers a wonderful trip back in time to simpler days and the beauty of the Old South. Annual events in Savannah include the Savannah Music Festival in March-April, the Savannah College of Art & Design International Festival and Savannah Scottish Games in May, and the Savannah Jazz Festival in September. December brings the Southern Lights, a Savannah Holiday Celebration.

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