Have some fun in the sun and surf during your getaway, with a trip to Tybee Island! Home to the best beach in Savannah, Tybee Island offers plenty of things to do whether you’re on land or swimming in the ocean. From splashing in the water to touring historic sites, there are plenty of Tybee Island attractions that make a full-day visit well worth the time! Check out some of our favorite picks below, and find out where you can book gorgeous accommodations in the heart of historic Savannah.
Relax by the Shoreline
Visitors to Tybee Island have a wide variety of beaches to choose from to suit every type of experience! There are three beaches at the edge of the island (South, Mid, and North Beach), as well as two river beaches (Savannah River Beach and Back River Beach). For quieter, more relaxing beaches, Savannah River Beach and North Beach are your two best options, while South Beach is usually busier, owing its popularity to soft sand, warm water, and plenty of nearby parking. For land lovers, you can bike one of the many trails in the area. For fans of the water, charter a sailboat with Compass Sailing, take it slow on a kayak, or go fast with a jet ski rental! However you decide to spend your time here, the many attractions certainly make for an exciting visit.
Travel Back in Time
History buffs! Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Fort Pulaski located on nearby Cockspur Island. The famous landmark was named one of the top historical spots worth traveling for in Georgia and it is certainly worth a visit. The monument includes a visitor center and museum, with information on the area’s history and historical significance. Guided tours are available on weekends and take a deep dive into the rich history of the fort. This is also a fantastic spot for hiking, with seven well-maintained trails on the grounds. Admission is just $10 per person, so be sure to visit during your next trip to Savannah! Another historical monument worth visiting is Tybee Island Light Station, Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse. Visit the nearby museum for a history of the area and the grand legacy of the lighthouse going all the way back to 1736!
Enjoy an Adventure Tour
Book Captain Derek’s Dolphin Tours for an up-close look at one of nature’s most majestic animals! Aside from bottle-nosed dolphins, you’ll also get to see sea turtles, birds, and other local wildlife. Spice up your trip with a little romance and book our Sail Off Into the Sunset Package! Watch as the sun sinks below where the water meets the sky with a pod of dolphins swimming nearby. The package includes two tickets to the sunset dolphin cruise and a charcuterie tray with fresh fruit, fine cheeses, and a bottle of wine all packed into a picnic basket. Finally, the Historic Adventure Tour, available from November through February, takes visitors to the famous Lazaretto Creek area. You’ll learn all about this area’s spooky past, see local wildlife, and check out some of the forts and lighthouses that dot the area.
Visit Local Shops and Attractions
In the mood for a good film? The Tybee Post Theater is a historic building retrofitted to showcase all the latest Hollywood hits as well as local events, concerts, and plays. Reopened in 2015, the building was originally made in 1930 as a movie house for soldiers stationed on the nearby army base. Though it was closed in the mid-1960s, it now serves Tybee Island as a local landmark and gathering place for the community. Shop till you drop at the Shops at Tybee Oaks! We highly recommend a visit to the Tybean Art and Coffee Bar, Huc-A-Poos Bites and Booze, and Glazed and Confused.
Stay at The Inn on West Liberty
There is nothing better after a day of visiting Tybee Island than returning to The Inn on West Liberty for some downtime. Our historic Bed and Breakfast is in the heart of downtown Savannah and only a short walk from the best museums, shops, and restaurants. After an adventure-filled day, you can return to one of our comfortable and spacious rooms for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Check our availability and book today! We look forward to having you.Book Now