Tybee Island, Georgia

...there is no other place in the world like it...

Tybee Island is an island and a city. It is the easternmost point in the state of Georgia. It is an easily accessible barrier island located just 16 miles away from the Hostess City of the South, historic Savannah, Georgia. Tybee is 3.5 miles long. Tybee Island lies in Chatham County, Georgia, United States. Its geographical coordinates are 32° 0' 0" North, 80° 50' 45" West.

OH! Savannah! Only 16 miles from Tybee. What a great place to be a 'visitor'.

Savannah's Downtown, River Street, Bonaventure Cemetery, Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, Wormsloe State Historic Site, Telfair Museum of Art, Paula Deen's Lady and Son's Restaurant, Savannah Tours, Ghost Tours, Civic Center concerts, plays and many other things.... and lots and lots more.

The Savannah International Airport is a 45 minute drive away. It is a small, pleasant airport.

Tybee Pier Slides

This is the REAL Tybee...

Tybee Island is an enigma. There is just something about it that makes you love it. The only way to 'see' it is on a bike. (Or rent a golf cart.) It is not like these so called 'upscale' places where everything is 'weathered wood' and looks like the same person designed and built every structure there. Tybee is eclectic! It is comfortable, laid-back, casual, and NOT pretentious, in a most delightful way.

Lazaretto Creek-Tybee Island

Bring Your Camera...

This island is a photographers dream. There is so much to capture... from the Tybee Pier back to Lazaretto Creek and in between. You don't want to miss any of it.

The Tybee Locals...

It is hard to walk far on Tybee Island without running into a local who will tell you stories about Tybee you won’t find anywhere in print.

It is said, Doc’s Bar on 16th Street (Tybrisa) is the place to go if you want to see 'original locals' of Tybee. Some folks have said... 'it looks like some of these people went in there in 1979 and never left again.'

Years ago, Tybee Island was only inhabited by 'locals, people from Savannah and nearby towns.' Word got out about our 'best kept secret' and Atlanta 'found' it….(darn!) the rest is history. Now people from all over the world have moved here. Others come for their vacations each year. Tybee is loved by all that come.

'THE' newspaper in Atlanta wrote an article about Tybee and called it "Redneck Riviera" and "Truck Stop by the Sea." They just don’t 'get-it'…..Tybee proudly embraces what locals call "Tybee Tacky."Take a stroll through the local legend department store T.S. Chu's. It is a classic. Back in the 1950’s this was THE place to find your Janzen bathing suit. The slogan back then was "If it’s something you use, you’ll find it at Chu’s." If you are only happy in Neiman Marcus you won’t enjoy this field trip.

There are many parades on Tybee…The 'biggie' is the one that kicks off summer… "The Beach Bum Parade"… The name suits it. This parade goes right along with "Tybee Tacky"… You will get soaking wet if you are watching it…the floats have hoses, water guns (HUGE ones) and anything/everything possible to 'shoot water' on the spectators. (Spectators have their water guns, too.)

Other big ones are: The St. Patrick’s Day Parade, The Pirates Parade, The Christmas Parade, on and on. You can be at our cottage and not know a parade is scheduled and hear the bass drum in the distance... 'a-boom, a-boom, a-boom'. It will only take you 2 minutes to get to Butler Street and see it go by.

If you ever come to Tybee for a first visit….you WILL come back!