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Tybee Island: More Than Your Average Beach Vacation

A visit to Tybee is so much more than just a day at the beach.

The island is less than 3 miles long but there is so much to explore! Rent a bike and check out the Old Railroad Trail or lace up your walking shoes and venture out on foot. The historic Tybee Light Station, originally built in 1773, is Georgia’s oldest and tallest. The 178 stairs to the top but the effort is well worth the view.

If you can’t be persuaded to shed your swimsuit and leave the beach then why not move the fun into the water? Grab a paddle and rent a SUP board or kayak from Sea Kayak Georgia or join one of their guided kayak tours of Little Tybee Island. Venture into deeper waters with Captain Harvey at Sweet Lowland Tybee Tours to visit a pod of Tybee’s more adorable residents. Once you lay eyes on the smiley bottlenose dolphins you’ll understand why a Dolphin Tour really is a MUST on Tybee!

But dolphins aren’t the only sea creatures that have claimed Tybee and the surrounding waters. Endangered loggerhead sea turtles return every year to nest from May to October and the Tybee Island Sea Turtle Project does its part to ensure that the nests are kept safe. Learn more about the island’s wildlife with Dr. Joe and his Tybee Beach Ecology Trips.

If a little history is what you’re after then look no further than nearby Savannah. Only 18 miles from Tybee, discover why Condé Nast included this charming city on its Top 10 American Travel Destinations list. Visit the historic public squares, partake in a ghost tour or simply stroll the streets of this pedestrian-friendly city and soak up the elegance and beauty of this truly unique place.

Check out our accommodations on Tybee or call 877-670-0604 for to book your adventure!