“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”- Winston S. Churchill
Tybee Island, GA – A place that has the word “island” in it has got to be awesome to visit, right? Right. And when you add to that the fact that the destination we’re talking about today is located in good, old Georgia, then it’s all clear. Whether you finish reading this article or not before you start packing, you’re in for a heck of a time in Tybee Island. Although, it might be wise to stick around after all. You know, just so we can hang out a bit longer.
Some call it Savannah Beach, others use the term Tybee Island. But whatever you want to call it, this place has got a way of making your remember its name. Famous for its variety of recreational opportunities, accommodations and diverse cuisine, Tybee Island is here to stay. Heck, just ask Paula Deen, who’s famous for her Southern cooking. She’s got a vacation house here and in case you were wondering – yes, she rents it.
A Small Town On Its Own, Personal Island
Located in Chatham County, Georgia, Tybee Island is actually the name also used for the city that has a home on part of the namesake island. Basically, it’s a barrier island that’s easily accessible. And when we say easily accessible, that’s because it can be found just 18 miles from historic Savannah, GA, also known as the Hostess City of the South.
Almost three miles of uninterrupted public beach does wonders for all types of vacationers ranging from adults to children. The southeastern Georgia coast is brimming with unique birds and wildlife that can be found throughout the salt marshes. Fishing enthusiasts, for example, have a wide range of opportunities here. These include fishing in the surf, deep-sea charters, offshore charters and even fishing piers.
Just Our Take On What Not To Miss While In Tybee Island, GA
It is often said of places like these that sand, sea and the salty breezes have a charm of their own. And when you combine that with an array of outdoor adventures, fresh local cuisine and a dash of history, you get…well, Tybee Island! Picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean (and that includes sunrises, sunsets and everything in between) are best from the island’s south end pier and pavilion. Whether you want to record these in just your memory or you’re looking to brag to your friends about Tybee Island is completely up to you. Either way, you’re in for the time of your life.
That being said, one shouldn’t miss the Tybee Lighthouse. It too boasts a breathtakingly spectacular view from the top. It was built in 1736 and represents one of the oldest lighthouses in the nation. And while in Tybee Island, how could you miss checking out the native marine life? You’ll have the perfect opportunity to do so in the Marine Science Center.
Chances Of Being Bored Here? 0%!
Lodging options are countless and some of our personal favorites include DeSoto Beach Terraces, Tybisa at the Beach and Somewhere In Time Too. The Sea & Breeze Hotel is also very good, as well as the Lighthouse Inn Bed & Breakfast. Oceanfront Cottage Rentals, LLC, as well as Beachview Bed & Breakfast and Dunes Inn & Suites are also our recommendations.
As for food, it’s no secret that Tybee Island is famous for its unique take on Southern cuisine. Our favorites include Doc’s Bar on Tybee, Burtons By The Beach, Seagrass Salon & Grille, but also Jj Beach Café, Wet Willie’s and Bennies. Of course, you’ve also got countless other options, such as Sandbar Sushi Bar, The Jimmy’s Beach Bites, Tyb Grill, Isla Del Mar Café, Gerald’s Pig & Shrimp, Marlin Monroe’s, Dolphin Reef Restaurant, Sweet Lowland Tours and so on. And you can start packing as of….3…2…1…now!