Nothing terribly "corporate" on this island
A bag to carry down to the beach is helpful, but if you forget grab one at Christi's or Chu's. Coolers are handy, but remember, NO GLASS on the beach. Flip flops - the pavement gets hot in the summer. The spring and fall weather is nice during the day, but if you plan to be near the ocean at night bring a light sweater or jacket. The breeze can get to ya! Sunscreen is a must, even if it looks cloudy or hazy! That sun on Tybee gets EVERYWHERE! Lanterns and flashlights are helpful if you plan to be on the beach or back river at night. Fishing rods and a tackle box, if you want to fish (although tackle gear can be found at most gas stations). Bring quarters for the parking meters. If you need anything you can't find at local shops or the IGA market, you can hit the WalMart and grocery store directly off the island (about a 15 minute drive).
Touristy but Great Beach Vacation Fun
Most seating is outdoors. Alligator pit. It's kitschy, but it's great if you're looking for a classic beachy restaurant. Lovely view of Chimney Creek from the back. You can even park your boat and come up to eat! The gift shop is cute! Get the seasoning from the gift shop and do your own shrimp boilswhen you get home! mmmm... The low country boil platters generally feed twice as many as they say they do. The "novelty" drinks are enormous, but very pricey!
Atmosphere! The best out on the Dock/Patio
We didn't eat here because it was too crowded at the time that we visited but we hung around the back patio on the dock and watched the sun set..What a Spectacular Site to behold! Wonderful place for Sunset watching! Didn't eat there but EVERYONE we talked to said it was a must.
Another Tourist Attraction
Fort Pulaski is an even better place to visit then Fort Screven..It has a Moat all the way around it with small alligators in it and loggerhead turtles..It also still has some cannon balls still lodged in the outside walls.
Tybee Island Typical Seashore Village
"Elderhostel Visit to the Low Country"
We decided to take a Elderhostel trip to Tybee Island as it was advertised as a experience to view the ecology of the low lands and the effects it has on the fishing, crabing, oyster, and other seafood industries
Out on the boat and bringing in the net to see if we caught anything.