What To Do On Tybee Island
It used to be you would escape downtown Savannah out to Tybee Island’s clean uncluttered stretch of sandy shore by boat, by rail or by car. Today you can make the 20 minute drive from downtown across island bridges through modern island communities where local Savannahians live and play year round. Your final stop, Destination Tybee reveals the same family friendly village-like feel with just the right renewing sense of remove from everyday cares of that bygone era first embodied on coastal Georgia’s northern most beach. Whether you choose to stay by the shipping lane at the mouth of the Savannah River or “Savannah Beach’s” end of the line Atlantic facing beach at the other end of the island, the sparkling Atlantic waters meets your expectations. Check out our Tybee Island Visitor’s Guide for an assortment of attractions.
Tybee Island Light Station
Ordered by General James Oglethorpe, Governor of the 13th colony, in 1732, the Tybee Island Light Station has been guiding mariners safe entrance into the Savannah River for over 270 years. The Tybee Island Light Station is one of America’s most intact having all of its historic support buildings on its five-acre site. Visitors can now see the lighthouse as your forefathers once knew it.
Phone: (912) 786-5801
Tybee Island Marine Science Center
The mission of the Tybee Island Marine Science Center is to promote the appreciation, conservation, and understanding of the marine ecosystem of coastal Georgia through education and service. Marine education programs on Tybee Island began in 1987 with beach walks and seining. These classes were offered as an outreach program from the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service. In May 1988, only a year later, the Tybee Island Marine Science Center opened its doors.
Location: 1510 Strand Tybee Island
Phone: (912) 786-5917
Tybee Island Pier & Pavilion
The Pier and Pavilion is a great location for fishing and people watching. Besides its spectacular view and great fishing location, it’s also a meeting place used for dances, musical performances and special events. On the premises are picnic tables, snack bar, and public restrooms. Various festivals and events held here throughout the year. Open daily. Free admission. The pavilion can be rented for weddings, family reunions, and other social functions.
Location: Highway 80 at Tybrisa Road, Tybee Island
Phone: (912) 652-6780
Tybee Theater Cafe
Tybee Theater Café is an intimate theater venue with an ocean view. Located at the intersection of Highway 80 and Jones Avenue above Las Palmas restaurant, it’s just a five minute stroll from the beach. One reviewer says of the recent play “Love Letters” performed at the Tybee Theater “The play has been performed all over the world — and by hundreds of talented performers — but the new cafe seems like as good a place to see it as any theater on Broadway or in the West End.”
Phone: (912) 786-6384