Tybee Island Beaches
Your guide to local beach access points for South Beach, Mid Beach, and North Beach, beach parking, real-time tides info, beach rules, and fishing licenses & regulations for Tybee Island, GA.
Tybee Island boasts three public oceanfront beaches and two river beaches, including popular South Beach, Mid Beach, North Beach, Tybee Back River Beach and Savannah River Beach. Most beaches are close to amenities such as restaurants, shops, hotels, restrooms and public parking. Be advised, there is no free public parking on all of Tybee - all spaces must be paid for seven days a week. Be sure to obey all beach rules and regulations
, and check our real-time tides chart
before swimming or boating in the waters that surround the island.
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There is NO FREE PUBLIC PARKING on Tybee Island
— all parking spaces must be paid for seven days a week, from 8am to 8pm. Pay & Display rates are $2 per hour on all of Tybee. Yearly parking decals are also available for purchase at Tybee City Hall at 403 Butler Ave. for $150 each ($125 for senior citizens) from 8am - 5pm. For more information on Tybee Island beaches, call the Tybee Island Visitor Center at 912.786.5444
, or for parking info call the Tybee Island Parking Services Division at City Hall at 912.472.5101
33 Meddin Dr., Tybee Island, GA 31328
Parking: Large public parking with Pay & Display stations from 8am - 8pm every day of the week. $2 per hour.
Perhaps the most popular beach on Tybee Island, South Beach extends south from 14th street. The Tybee Pier & Pavillion is a popular gathering spot for people-watching or fishing, and amenities include restrooms and snack bars. Concerts and festivals are held at the Pavillion during the warmer months. Close to nearby shops, restaurants, bars and accommodations make South Beach a destination for locals and tourists alike.
8th Street, Tybee Island, GA 31328
Parking: No designated parking lot; street parking with meters available.
Less crowded and located mid-island, Mid Beach is close to vacation rentals, hotels and Marlin Monroe's restaurant. Restrooms located just half a block from the beach at Memorial Park on 4th Street.
1603 Strand Ave., Tybee Island, GA 31328
Parking: Beachfront parking lot with Pay & Display stations for numbered spaces and public restrooms available in Fort Screven across from the Tybee Island Lighthouse. $2 per hour.
Located on the North end of Tybee, across from the landmark Tybee Lighthouse and Fort Screven. A quiet, relaxing beach favored by locals from Savannah and nearby locales. At low tide, the marsh becomes accessible to sandbars and birds gathering. Restaurants are not too far away, with the North Beach Grill right on the beach.
Tybee Back River Beach
Fishermans Wk, Tybee Island, GA 31328
Located near the Back River Fishing Pier, this beach is typically not crowded and makes for a great spot to get away from it all and enjoy the lovely sounds of the surf. Public restrooms are available, however there are no lifeguards on duty so use caution when swimming. Kayakers love this area and frequently launch their kayaks here for a quick paddle to nearby Little Tybee Island.
Savannah River Beach
North Beach, Tybee Island, GA 31328
Located near the North Beach lot, this private beach area is a great spot to escape the crowds while enjoying dolphin and bird watching. No lifeguards or public restrooms here.
Chatham Ave. Beach Access
1811 Chatham Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328
Public parking lot.
White House Beach Access
2 2nd Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328
Easy parking for beach access - $1.50 per hour
4 13th St, Tybee Island, GA 31328
Tybee Beach Pier and Pavilion
16th St, Tybee Island, GA 31328
Hours: 7am - 11pm
- Obey all lifeguards
- Swim within 50 yards of shoreline
- Surfing and fishing are only allowed in designated areas
- Stay out of the dunes
- Stay off rocks, jetties, and lifeguard stands
- Do not litter - you are responsible for your own trash disposal, including cigarette butts
Prohibited on the Beach
All rules are strictly enforced. Dogs are not allowed on the beach at any time, violators subject to a $290 fine for first offense. Max fine $1,000.00.
- Unauthorized motorized vehicles
- Disorderly conduct
- Overnight sleeping or camping
- Removal of marine life
- Jumping or diving from the Pier or other public structures
Do I Need a Fishing License?
The state of Georgia requires anglers age 16 and older to have a current Georgia fishing license in their possession while fishing in fresh or salt water in Georgia. Additionally, a free SIP is required to fish in saltwater. A temporary authorization number obtained by telephone or internet sale may be used for seven days until the paper copy is received or printed. Conservation Rangers may require photo identification when checking fishing licenses.
For information on fishing license pricing and information, visit the Georgia Department of Natural Resources website
or give them a call at 800.366.2661
Buying a Fishing License
Click here to purchase a fishing license online
or call 800.366.2661
The Go Outdoors Georgia website is a one-stop location to obtain fishing and hunting licenses / permits (including no cost Harvest Records and HIP Permits), register, renew, and manage your boat / watercraft registrations, apply for quota hunts, Register for safety education courses, and more.
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The coast of Georgia offers a vast ecosystem of salt marshes, tidal creeks, winding rivers, sounds and the Atlantic Ocean is unspoiled, healthy, and brimming with fish of all types. For deep sea fishing charters and offshore angling, there are a number of fishing charters
and skilled captains who can help you navigate Tybee's vast ecosystem of salt marshes, tidal creeks, winding rivers, and the expansive Atlantic ocean.
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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. Be sure to check out our local tides chart and weather forecast
before heading out.
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Located at the end of Tybrisa Street near South Beach, the Tybee Pier & Pavillion
is the epicenter of island activity and a popular gathering spot for fishing and people watching. Offering a spectacular view and great saltwater fishing
, it's also a meeting place used for dances, musical performances and special events. Amenities include picnic tables, snack bar, and public restrooms. The Tybee Pier & Pavillion
is open daily and admission is free, with various festivals and events held here throughout the year.
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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.
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Renting a vacation home on Tybee Island
is the perfect way for families to enjoy convenience and amenities that make your stay a home away from home. Tybee's small size, flat terrain and close proximity of local homes on intimate streets mean you are never very far from the beach
or the variety of restaurants
and other necessities. You can rent a bicycle
or golf cart, or enjoy a walk in the sun around the friendly neighborhoods of Tybee. There are numerous beach cottages to rent
, vacation rental homes and condos available on Tybee
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