My boyfriend and I visited Tybee Island back in April 2011, and we had the best time! It is now our favorite beach and we will visit numerous times yearly now! Also, check out the Pirate Fest that is usually in October every year!
During the time that I was in the Savannah area it rained about 80% of the time. I have a feeling that Tybee Island looks very different when the weather is sunny and there's no rain, but being right by a stormy ocean is not something I had ever done before, so even with the bad weather it was still a treat.
Take a short drive to Tybee Island and relax on the beach or check out a historic lighthouse or party near the pier or fish on Lazaretto Creek. There are so many things for the beach lover on Tybee Island. There are jet ski rentals, kayak tours, whale and dolphin watch excursions all just a short drive from downtown Savannah. In the summer months there is usually live entertainment on the pier. As long as your there be sure to check it out.
Tybee Island (I know, the name "tybee" is adorable, isn't it?) is Savannah's beach, and it's worth the drive. There are plenty of historical things to tour on the island - such as forts and mariner's outposts that date back to colonial times, and then there's also traditional beach stuff to do. The beach is not as nice as the beaches in my home state, Florida, but I think I've been spoiled. Check their website for directions and other helpful information.
Georgia's oldest and tallest lighthouse and a museum devoted to the history of Tybee Island. The Civil War was hard on Tybee Light. The Confederates burned out the interior to prevent its use by the Union army. After the war a new light was built, using the lower 60 feet of the original as a foundation. Tybee's new 154 foot tower was fitted with a new 9 ft. tall first-order fresnel lens which was first lit on October 1, 1867. This tower and lens have remained in use until the present time, although the pattern of black and white markings has changed over the years.
Located 18 miles east of Savannah, this small barrier island boasts a wide, 3-mile long beach that's backed by sea oat-covered sand dunes and is perfect for sunbathing, people-watching and frolicking in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. The island's south-end pier and pavilion is a splendid venue for strolling above the ocean and listening to the music of the live bands.
The Tybee Island Lighthouse (dated 1773), an intriguing museum, and Fort Pulaski which is just west of the island on Hwy 80.
I will start this tip off by saying that we never went to Tybee Island but hopefully will get a chance to on a future trip. I have heard nothing but great things and so I am including in