About Tybee Island
Tybee Island, GA, USA
This northernmost of Georgia's barrier island is one of only four accessible by automobile (since 1923). With its close proximity to Savannah, it is also the most densely developed and certainly the most colorful. Folks of all tastes, colors, philosophies, backgrounds and dispositions make up this vibrant beachside community.
Not the place of gated communities and exclusive golf courses this compact island, only 2.5 miles long and barely 0.75 miles wide, nurtures an eclectic visual air that is ... well, Tybee. Popular since the 1880s when a rail line reached the island, many of the original summer cottages are aging but elegant reminders of Tybee's timeless appeal.
The beach is still the main attraction, anchored by an imposing pier and pavilion. The Tybee Lighthouse ( View video ), Fort Screvin, Tybee Island Museum and the Marine Science Center are fascinating features of the Tybee Island experience.