Tybee Island is like no other vacation destination. Whether it be the long stretch of beaches, the sunrises and sunsets or the ability to go back and forth from Savannah, this little island will make you want to stay a little bit longer. Tybee Island is the perfect escape for those who need a healthy dose of sand, sun and seaside bliss.
Whether you’re visiting Tybee to enjoy the sandy shores or explore historic landmarks, you’re destined to find ways to make this a memorable summer getaway. While Tybee is a small island there are plenty of activities to take part in during your stay.
Visit the lighthouse: Dating back to 1736, the light station on Tybee Island is Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse. You can climb all 178 steps, take photos overlooking the entire island and peruse the on-location museum. It is Georgia’s oldest and tallest active lighthouse and one of America’s most complete light stations. Three lightkeepers’ cottages and a military battery nearby help interpret the island’s rich history.
Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on Cockspur Island between
Savannah and Tybee Island. During the American Civil War, the Union Army successfully tested rifled cannon in combat in 1862 there, the success of which rendered brick fortifications obsolete. The fort was also used as a prisoner-of-war camp. After the War of 1812, US President James Madison ordered a new system of coastal fortifications to protect the United States from a foreign invasion. Construction of a fort to protect the port of Savannah. In November 2009, Fort Pulaski was used in the filming of Robert Redford’s movie The Conspirator, based on the conspiracy involving the assassination of US President Abraham Lincoln.
Sea Kayak Georgia on Tybee Island can help fuel your hunger for adventure. Setting aside a day to kayak through a beautiful uninhabited island or head out towards the ocean to the historic lighthouse. No matter where you go, you will experience the richness and diversity of coastal life and see what Tybee Island has to offer.
The Sugar Shack has been an island staple for over 30 years and now serves a full menu daily. A visitor favorite are their vast hand-dipped jersey ice cream flavors; from banana pudding to pralines and cream – there’s a flavor for everyone!
Wild bottlenose dolphins can be seen just offshore in the waters around Tybee Island. Nothing says vacation quite like swimming with these gentle giants in the ocean. Captain Mike’s Dolphin Tours or Captain Derek’s Dolphin Adventures can offer close up views, sunset cruises, fishing charters and more.
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