While Savannah may conjure images of cobblestone streets, oak trees dripping with Spanish moss, and historic homes, there is more to be discovered during your visit! Consider spending the day at one of the gorgeous beaches around Savannah. Tybee Island is home to three splendid beaches, both pristine with a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean. Discover the differences between these beaches and which might be the perfect destination for a wonderful day of fun! If you’re interested in learning more about Savannah and the many attractions, restaurants, shops, museums, and historic sites around the area, access our free Travel Guide!
Visit the Best Beaches Around Savannah
Tybee Island is a 30-minute drive from The Inn on West Liberty, located east of the city. In total, there are three beaches on Tybee Island.
- South Beach is the busiest of the three and the one most visited by tourists. It’s also one of the more convenient beaches, with more parking lots, shops, attractions, and restaurants than the other two beaches.
- Mid Beach is nestled between North and South Beaches and is the least crowded. There are also fewer amenities available close by. If you’re looking for some peace and quiet but are willing to pack a picnic lunch and some drinks, this is a fantastic option!
- North Beach is closest to Savannah, making it popular among residents. While not quite as quiet as Mid Beach, this spot is still an excellent place for a relaxing afternoon in the sun. There are plenty of great restaurants nearby and a designated parking lot with restrooms and foot-washing stations.
What to do on Tybee Island
Explore the Tybee Pier and Pavilion
Is it really a trip to Tybee Island without walking up and down the pier? The Tybee Pier and Pavilion is a great spot to snap a couple of photographs and enjoy a gorgeous view. The Tybee Pier is close to the southernmost tip of the island.
Visit the Tybee Island Lighthouse
Head to Georgia’s oldest (and tallest!) lighthouse! Tybee Island Light Station and Museum is a must for anyone interested in the history of this region. It’s open every day except Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with the last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m. During your visit, you can learn about the station’s past, which stretches back over 280 years. Though the lighthouse you see today was a reconstruction from 1916, this attraction is still a wealth of fascinating information.
Stay at The Inn on West Liberty
After your day spent at the beaches around Savannah, return to The Inn on West Liberty for a relaxing evening. Our historic bed and breakfast combines modern amenities with luxurious accommodations to create comfort, yet elegant space. All of our beautiful guest rooms are uniquely and thoughtfully designed.
In the morning, after your wonderful night of sleep, you can wake up to a delicious breakfast. We offer several options for our guests, including coffee or lattes from our espresso machine.
Check our availability and book your stay today! We look forward to having you.