Why We Love Tybee Island | Natural Retreats
Your Guide to Tybee Island
with xplore expert Diana

Why We Love Tybee Island

The sun, the sand, and the surf are waiting for you on the beautiful Tybee Island! Known as Savannah's Beach, Tybee Island is best known for it's colorful community and true island lifestyle. It's not hard to see why it was voted "Coastal Living's Happiest Seaside Town ". With so much to do and see, it might seem like a few days at Tybee Island isn't enough! To make sure you get the most out of your vacation time, our Xplore expert, Diana, has created a sample 3-day itinerary of some of her Tybee Island favorites.

From the gorgeous sandy beaches, to the exciting selection of activities, to our lovely, beach-inspired Handpicked-Homes, Tybee Island Georgia is the perfect destination for a family vacation, reunion or a romantic beach getaway. Experience the island with on a bike, kayak, or SUP board. Try your hand at fishing, visit historical sites like Fort Pulaski and the Tybee Lighthouse, or simply relax, and soak up some rays on the shore. Spend your day catching some rays on the North Beach, or wave hello to the sea turtles at the Marine Science Center. Whether you stay on the island, or make the fifteen minute drive to its sister city, Savannah, you'll never run short of activities and adventure! So pack your flip flops and set your watch to island time for your visit to Tybee Island.

Day 1

Welcome to Savannah's Beach

Pack your beach bag and head for the ocean.


North Beach

Perfect for kayaking, skim boarding, or just lounging in the sand, Tybee's North Beach is a perfect first stop to enjoy the sun and the sand.


Tybee Lighthouse

After your day on the beach, head to the Tybee Lighthouse and admire the sinking sun from the top. Stop by the museum and gift shop on the way out!


Crab Shack

End your first evening on a high note with a delicious dinner at a Tybee institution, the Crab Shack. Choose from a variety of southern dishes, order a cool drink, and feed the baby alligators in the lagoon.

Splash Around in the Ocean

Day 2

Explore Tybrisa Street & The Pier

Browse the shops and reel 'em in.


Tybrisa Street

With plenty of shops for browsing and shopping, you can stock up on coastal home decor, clothing, furniture, and souvenirs. There's nothing better than taking a little piece of Tybee home with you.


Tybee Pier and Pavilion

Grab your fishing rod and head to the Pier for an afternoon of reeling in rainbow trout, large-mouth bass, catfish , and more. Once you've caught enough trophies, the Tybee Pavilion is waiting, where you can enjoy a cool drink and a snack.


Movies in Memorial Park

End your day in Tybee in Memorial Park and enjoy an outdoor movie screening. Movie schedules can be found online and are great for the whole family.

Enjoy the Sunshine & the Surf

Day 3

Experience the Beauty of the Georgia Waters

Discover the remarkable wild life of Tybee Island.


Dolphin Tour

All aboard for a morning you won't soon forget. The Georgia waters are brimming with an abundance of wildlife, including dolphins. Keep your eyes peeled and your cameras ready!


Tybee Marine Science Center

Continue yourday of admiring the active marine life with a visit the the Marine Science Center. Go on an ecology tour, check out the baby turtles, and learn more about the diverse wildlife and how to help protect it for years to come.


Seaside Sweets

End your Tybee Island vacation with freshly made gelato ice cream at Seaside Sweets. Enjoy your ice cream, or opt for another sweet treat, like smoothies, candy, and fudge.

Be Sure to Pack your Camera!

Local Tips & Expertise

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US Xplore Team Member

"My kids love collecting shells on North Beach and I love the quaint, local shops on Tybrisa Street. Tybee is truly a little piece of paradise."

Diana has a deep love for travel and new adventures. She has spent the past 4 years in the hospitality industry and has relished the opportunity to travel in the US as well as abroad with her family. She loves exploring new cultures and fishing with her daughter.