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slow down. soak up the sun and surf. and get away to the good life.

T Y B E E V I S I T. C O M

po Box 491, Tybee island, Ga 31328

Tybee island Tourism Council

2010/11 Vacation planner

“readers’ Choice Best Beach” ~ Georgia magazine

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Our laidback island life will make you feel right at home. Kick off your shoes and relax. With five miles of uninterrupted public beach, you can stroll, swim or snooze to your heart’s content. The fish are jumping. The dolphins are playing just a hundred yards out. And you’re drinking a cold one without ever leaving your beach chair. Life is almost too good here. Just a few miles east of Historic Savannah, Georgia, Tybee Island will tempt you with its eclectic style, thriving natural habitat, and easy-going personality. Kids love it, too. Watch the shrimp boats scoop up delicious Georgia shrimp, just in time for dinner that night. Ride a bike on the hard-packed sand as enormous cargo ships glide on the edge of the horizon. Climb to the top of our historic 1773 Lighthouse and see the world like never before. There are no high-rise condos to block your view. Just plenty of charming, colorful cottages, palm trees, unusual local shops, eateries and galleries to fit your mood. And flip-flops are the only must-have accessory. Getting around is easy too. You can walk, drive, rent a bike or even a scooter. 1- 8 7 7- 3 4 4 - 3 3 6 1 | 1

NATuRAL THINGS TO DO The Beaches North Beach is home to the lighthouse and is ideal for watching international cargo ships on their way to the Port of Savannah. South Beach is where you’ll find surfers, the Pier & Pavilion, restaurants, bars and shops. And there are miles of accessible beaches in-between. North Beach Bird Sanctuary Tybee is one of the best places in Georgia to bird-watch. And the kinds of birds change with the tides. From Black Skimmers and Brown Pelicans to Red-throated Loons and Buffleheads, you’ll be amazed. You may even spot Tybee’s official bird, the Painted Bunting. Little Tybee Island Accessible only by boat or kayak, this pristine, uninhabited nature preserve is home to an endless, unspoiled beach of driftwood, native shells and crabs. From subtropical forest to protected marshes and estuaries, you’ll see all kinds of native coastal birds including egrets, herons and ospreys. Camping, guided tours, and charters are available. See p. 12 & 13 for more info. 2 | T y B e e V i s i T. C o m

Tybee Marine Science Center Experience local and tropical marine life that you can even reach out and touch in the popular “touch tank.” Want to learn more about the island’s thriving natural habitat? Sign up for a Beach Discovery Walk led by a marine expert. 912.786.5917

ACTIvE THINGS TO DO Fishing Drop a line off the pier, in the surf or along the Back River. Looking for a bigger catch? Check out our deep sea or in-shore charters or rent your own boat. Tybee is great for crabbing too. If you’d rather order off the menu, you can always buy fresh local seafood island-wide. Kayaking Immerse yourself in Tybee’s coastal wildlife, armed with just a paddle, a kayak and a personal guide. Beginners, families and experts welcome. visit Little Tybee’s nature preserve and play with the dolphins in their natural habitat. See p. 12 for rental info.

Surfing, Jetskiing & Watersports Get amped on a shortboard or longboard. Maximize airtime on a kiteboard. Or make some waves on a jetski. The best times are mid to high tide. See p. 12 for rental info. Biking & Walking Our humble island is only about 3 miles long so it’s easy to bike it or hoof it. The hard-packed sand is ideal and the views are spectacular. Don’t miss the Rails to Trails crushed-stone path along Hwy 80 — great for biking, hiking and bird-watching. See p. 13 for bike rental info.

INTERESTING THINGS TO DO Tybee Museum & Lighthouse Can you climb 178 steps to the top? Tour Georgia’s oldest, tallest lighthouse. And check out the Museum to learn about this historic, 145-ft. monument that dates back to 1773. 912.786.5801 Fort Pulaski National Monument Completed in 1847, this historic fort was defended by the Confederate Army as union forces fired powerful, new cannons from Tybee. You can still see the cannonball holes. 912.786.5787 Tybee Pier & Pavilion Stroll along the weathered planks and check out the lively scene along the Tybee Island Strand. Spot dolphins. Catch fish. Or grab an ice cream. You can also see live concerts, art fairs and other fun events, year-round. Fort Screven Established in the 1890s, Fort Screven was the site of troop training during the SpanishAmerican War, World War I and World War II. 1- 8 7 7- 3 4 4 - 3 3 6 1 | 3

Where to stay Stretch out. Snooze. And skip the alarm clock. hoTeLs + moTeLs

Plump your pillow at a beachy B&B or cozy cottage. A beachfront condo or laidback hotel. Or sleep under the stars at the campground or in your own vacation home. UniTs maP


Desoto Beach hotel — oceanfront 212 Butler avenue 912.786.4542 • 877.786.4542


Dunes Inn & Suites 1409 Butler Avenue 912-786-4591 •


Honeymoon suite, microwave and fridge available. Continental breakfast. One block from beach. Pool, Group Rates, Non-Smoking, Handicap Accessible.


912-786-0700 • 800-793-7716 •

41 rooms, 2 Queen Beds, Outdoor Pool, 1 Block to ocean. Pool, Group Rates, Meeting Rooms, Non-Smoking, Internet, Deluxe Continental Breakfast

ocean Plaza Beach ResoR ResoRt 15th street & oceanfront 912-786-7777


Directly overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Tybee’s largest hotel with 205 nicely appointed rooms. Features Tybee’s only full service conference center and the award winning Dolphin Reef Oceanfront Restaurant and Sports Bar. Pool, Group Rates, Bob-Smoking, Handicap.

Royal Palm Motel 909 Butler Avenue 912-786-4763 •


tyBee sea anD anD B BR Reeze hotel 16 tybrisa street 912-786-8806


Howard Johnson/Admiral’s Inn 1501 Butler Avenue

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2 se secon conD D ave ven nUe 717 1st street hwy 80 912-786-0054 • 800-786-5889


Annie’s Cabana 1815 Butler Avenue 912-308-3959


Tybee’s ONLY beachfront hotel! Direct private beach access, oceanfront pool, sundeck, and game room. Chair, umbrella, bicycle rental, and continental breakfast. voted best place to stay 2008 and 2009. Free WIFI, Non-smoking, Handicap Accessible.

Economy rates, family atmosphere, one block from the beach. Pool, Non-Smoking.


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#1 – 18th Street 717 1st Street Hwy 80 912-786-0054 • 800-786-5889

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Your beachfront vacation awaits you at the Sea & Breeze Beach Club. Located in the heart of the fun and festivities that make Tybee Island Beach a favorite of families and couples for generations.

DesCriPTion Directly oceanfront cottage with spectacular ocean views, jacuzzi, and fireplace. Beautifully furnished, two master bedrooms, two bath, sleeps six. Separate lower level has hot tub. Pets, NonSmoking, Internet


Directly oceanfront 5 bedroom free standing home, 4 1/2 baths, heated pool, hot tub, private beach crossover, sleeps 14. Large yard, 2 fireplaces and pool table, 2 grills and pet friendly. Great Family Reunion spot!

200 steps to South Beach and 2 blocks to Back River. Three bedroom, two bath apartment with front and backyard. Non-Smoking, WIFI.

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BeachsiDe colony BeachsiD 404 Butler avenue 912-786-4535 • 800-786-0770


Blue Dog Bungalow 1807 Butler Avenue 404-822-5397 •


One block from water in three directions, south end of island. Three bedroom, two bath cottage, large screened in porch and deck. Internet, Non-Smoking.

Coastal Georgia Cottages 301 Butler Avenue 912-210-3422 •


vacation Rental, WIFI, Pool, Non-Smoking, Internet, Pets allowed in some units.

Joyner Beach Rental 1217 Bay Street, unit 229A 706-527-9061 •


One- bedroom, one bath, sleeps six. Balcony with water view and two pools. Pool, Non-Smoking, Free Kites/Ice Chests/ Beach Chairs.

Mermaid Cottages Vacation Rentals PO Box 2677 912-313-0784 •


Cozy Cottages, Historic Houses, Paula Deen’s personal beach retreat, all offer free WI-FI, Pets Welcome, Group Rates, Pool, Non-Smoking, Some rentals Handicap Accessible, AAA Discounts.

My Beach House Vacation Rentals 1003 Lovell Avenue 912-484-8397 •


Lauren handpicks 14 best places for your TYB holiday. WIFI, Group Rates, Non-Smoking units, Internet, Pets allowed in some units, Some units Handicap Accessible.

oceanf ceanfR Ront cottage Rentals, llc llc.. 717 1st street hwy 80 912-786-0054 • 800-786-5889


Ocean Watch 3 Second Street 770-883-9255 •


Eight beautiful Tybee beach homes that will accommodate two to twelve. All amenities included, come for the weekend, or stay for the whole month and enjoy some of the best that Tybee has to offer.

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Houses up to 5 bedroom. Our beach properties have great amenities to make you feel right at home. Several rentals permit pets for you to have a complete family experience. Electric car rentals available.

South Beach Ocean Rentals #2 17th Street, unit 4 912-786-0586 • 888-423-0203 •





On the Atlantic Ocean. We offer one, two & three bedroom condos, many oceanfront. With rates cpmparable to the island’s hotels Meeting rooms available. Restaurant, Pool, Group Rates, Pets, Non-Smoking, Handicap Accessible, Internet.

Over 90 homes, condos, townhomes on Tybee. The largest selection of luxury oceanfront and oceanview properties 1-7 bedrooms beautifully furnished. Pools, Hot Tubs, pet friendly, gourmet kitchens, grills and internet.

Oceanfront/Ocean view condo near the pier and shops. Non-Smoking, Three Night Minimum. Please contact for rental information.

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tyBee Beach vacation Rentals Rentals anD an DP PR RoPeRty ManageM ManageMent 802 first street 912-786-0100 • 800-970-7788


Tybee Cottages, Inc. 1310 Jones Avenue • 912-786-6746 • 877-524-9819 •


tyBee islan slanD D Rentals 204 first street 912-786-4034 • 800-476-0807


Tybee Luxury Rentals PO Box 7 • 912-257-9097 •


Tybee Moons 8 Moore Avenue • 912-786-8678 •



DesCriPTion Beach cottages, homes and condos-oceanfront, ocean view, river view. Let us guide you to the perfect rental for your next vacation to Tybee. Pools, tennis courts, pets, non-smoking, handicap, internet.

Private homes and townhomes. Most are beachfront or beachside. Non-Smoking, No Pets.


Properties ranging from 1-6 bedrooms. Condos, cottages, beach homes. Oceanfront and riverfront. Pools, tennis courts, full amenities. Pets, non-smoking.

15 Rentals. Large and small beautiful island cottages and luxurious condo accommodations. WIFI, Non-Smoking, Internet, Some pet friendly. Two bedroom (4 person maximum), central heat/air, W/D, dishwasher, bikes, gas grill, free WI-FI. Pets, Non Smoking, High Speed Internet, Full Kitchen, Screen Porch & Deck.

tyBee vacation Rentals 1010 Us Us hwy 80 east 866-594-6665



Over 100 homes,condos, and cottages in all island locations. Pools, Hot Tubs, Oceanfront & Oceanview, Fully Equiped Kitchens, Grills, WI-FI, Concierge, Online Availability & Reservations. Pool, NonSmoking, AAA Discounts, Some units Handicap Accessible, Pets allowed in some units.

tyBR BRisa isa at the Beach 1 15th street 912-447-5080 • 800-868-4080



Located oceanfront by the pier and Tybrisa St. restaurants and businesses. Pool, cribs, Non-smoking, Internet, Playground.

Windfall Getaways Oceanview Ct./South Campbell Avenue 770-456-5266 •


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17th stReet inn 12 17th street 912-786-0607 • 888-909-0607


Bluebird B & B 1206 Venetian Drive • 912-786-0786 • 888-786-7171 •


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Three Bedroom, three bath oceanfront condo and two bedroom tidal creek cottage. WIFI, Non-Smoking, Internet.


DesCriPTion Private entrances, baths, and kitchenettes. Deluxe continental breakfast. Decks with swings and arbors. Non-Smoking, Internet.

Spectacular sunsets with marsh, Back River views. (1) Suite with private entrance, porch, deck, continental breakfast. Non-Smoking, Internet.

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Desoto Beach BeD Des BeD an anD D BReakfast 210 Butler avenue 912-786-4542 • 877-786-4542


The Georgianne Inn 1312 Butler Avenue 912-786-8710 • 800-596-5301 •


Three houses from the beach. Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedrooms available.

Hunter House Inn 1701 Butler Avenue 912-786-7515 •


Honeymoon Suite, kitchenette, restaurant and lounge open to public. Restaurant, Lounge, Non-Smoking, Internet

Lighthouse Inn, Bed & Breakfast 16 Meddin Drive 912-786-0901 • 866-786-0901 •


Circa 1910 , three charming rooms with private baths, romantic setting and steps to the beach and lighthouse. Full hot breakfast. Rocking Chair Porch. Non-Smoking, Internet.

savannah Beach inn 912-786-0396 • 800-844-1398


Oceanviews, luxurious king and queen rooms, restored victorian house, all private baths, gourmet breakfast. Picnic baskets, romantic honeymoons, and seaside beach weddings, Non-Smoking, Internet. For directions, visit us online.

Tybee Island Inn 24 van Horne Avenue 912-786-9255 • 866-892-4667 •


CamPinG River’s End Campground & RV Park 5 Fort Avenue & Polk Street 912-786-5518 • 800-786-1016



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Tybee’s Closest B&B to the Beach! use of Oceanfront pool & sundeck. We offer a full hot breakfast, complimentary wine & cheese reception nightly and direct access to the beach. Free WI-FI, Honeymoon Suite w/oceanview; Nautical Suite sleeps up to 7.

Tybee’s # 1 bed and breakfast per TripAdvisor. Tropical garden, gourmet breakfast, southern hospitality. Now hosting small beach weddings. WI-FI, Non-Smoking, 4 minute walk to beach.

DesCriPTion 100 + campsites and 6 cabins. Pool, WI-FI, cable, store, events and more. Tybee’s only campground!

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Where to eat

You’ll never go hungry here. DininG

Crack a crab claw. Indulge in fresh Georgia shrimp. Enjoy homemade ice cream. From gourmet pizza to casual fine dining, Tybee is famous for its menus and watering holes. Don’t forget your to-go cup.



A-J’s Dockside Restaurant 1315 Chatham Avenue • 912-786-9533 •

Fresh seafood, served waterfront in a relaxed atmosphere. Best sunsets. Indoor and Outdoor Seating. L, D, K, H, BW, LQ, HH, NS

Cafe Loco 1 Old Hwy 80 East 912-786-7810 •

voted Best Place to listen to live music and best wings! Waterfront bar & grill specializing in seafood, cajun cuisine and hot wings. L, D, BW, LQ, NS

cRaB shack cRa 40 estill hammock Road 912-786-9857 • 866-789-2722


voted best seafood since 1998. Marsh and river views, ample Rv/motorcoach parking, outdoor seating for groups and events, 78 live alligators and exotic birds. L, D, K, H, BW, LQ Dolphin Reef Oceanfront Restaurant Oceanfront at 15th Street in the Ocean Plaza Resort 912-786-8400 •

Casual dining overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Try our new seafood buffet and sports bar. unique underwater ambiance. We specialize in banquets. B, L, D, SB, K, H, BW, LQ, HH, NS

Fannie’s on the Beach 1613 Strand Avenue, near 17th Street 912-786-6109 •

A fun 3 story beachfront restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining. Seafood, Steaks, Pizza. L, D, SB, K, H, BW, LQ, NS

Gerald’s Pig and Shrimp 1115 Hwy 80 East • 912-856-4227 •

Best Bar-B-Que and Fried Shrimp as eaten on “This Old House”! L, D, BW

Hunter House 1701 Butler Avenue • 912-786-7515 •

Fine dining with a beach atmosphere. Seafood, steaks and international cuisine, indoor seating. D, BW, LQ, R

Lighthouse Pizza 15 Tybrisa Street • 912-786-9874 •

Pizza & Calzones — dough made fresh & 30+ toppings. Huge selection of imported and craft beers. Pasta, BBQ, salads, sandwiches & more. We deliver. L, D, H, BW, HH, NS

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101 lovell avenue 912-786-8888


voted “Best Restaurant Service” on Tybee. view Atlantic Ocean while dining in clean family-style atmosphere. Fresh fish daily. Local seafood fried, steamed or broiled. Juicy steaks & fresh chicken for land lover.  Steamed or raw oysters & snow crab too!!  Open 7 days a week. L, D, K, H, BW, LQ

Marlin Monroe’s Surfside Grill 404 A Butler Avenue (at Beachside Colony) 912-786-4745 •

Come dine in the dunes like a mini vacation from the everyday. An Oceanfront Americana Grill with Tropicale flavors. L, D, SB, H, BW, LQ, NS

Sting Ray’s Seafood Restaurant 1403 Butler Avenue • 912-786-0209 •

Fried and steamed seafood, live entertainment, open daily, indoor and outdoor seating, groups and events. L, D, K, H, BW, LQ, NS

Subway 18 Tybrisa Street • 912-786-0940 •

Hot and cold subs, salads, wraps, fresh baked breads, cookies, indoor seating, seasonal. L, D, K, H, NS

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The Sugar Shack 301 1st Street • 912-786-4482 •

Open at 7am daily for great breakfasts, hand-pattied “real burgers”, super-thick milkshakes, full ice cream menu, indoor and outdoor seating. B, L, D, SB, K, H, NS

Sundae Café 304 First Street • 912-786-7694 •

upscale southern dining in a casual atmosphere. Seafood/Southern/ Gourmet Cuisine/Indoor seating, groups and events. L, D, K, H, BW, LQ, NS

Sunrise Restaurant 1511 Butler Avenue • 912-786-7473 •

Breakfast Buffet Saturday & Sunday, American Cuisine, Indoor Seating. Open 6:00 am - 2:00 pm daily B ,L, H, K, NS

Tradewinds Ice Cream 23 Tybrisa Street • 912-786-8454

Super Premium Homemade Ice Cream, Trade Coffee, Espresso, Hawaiian Style Shave Ice Cuisine: Coffee/Ice Cream




Atlantic Beacon Gallery-Hall of Frames 1604 Butler Avenue • 912-786-9386 •

Local art, unique gift boutique and custom frame shop. American made, the island way!

Doyle Landscaping 1207 Hwy 80 East • 912-786-7113

Native plant nursery, full service landscaping

Gallery by the Sea 1016 Hwy 80 East • 912-786-7979 •

Local Art, Gifts, Garden Accents, Resortwear and Books

Latitude 32 1213 Hwy 80 Unit E • 912-786-9334 •

Latitude 32 is a Tybee Island original offering quality clothing and accessories. Come by and take a photo with Lattie, our Tybee Turtle statue!

Mary Ingalls - Art Glass Studio 912-786-4060 •

Stained glass- artisan, residential and commercial. Specializing in nautical themes. Studio open by appointment.

Seaside Sisters 1207 Hwy 80 East: Sundance Square 912-786-9216 •

Seaside Sisters is Tybee’s shore thing when it comes to home décor, women’s accessories, vintage treasures, and more. Shop three full rooms of beach inspired items.

T.S. Chu Department Store 6 Tybrisa Street • 912-786-4561

Seasonal clothing, souvenirs, gifts, hardware, toys, etc. All your beach needs.

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Tybee Island is a Pay-to-Park community

1. Alley 3 Kayak Launch 2. Back River Fishing Pier 3. Bikes / Tybee Bike Trail 4. Campground 5. Cockspur Lighthouse 6. Dog Parks 7. Fort Screven Museum 8. Jaycee Park Playground 9. Lazaretto Creek Boat Ramp 10.Lazaretto Creek village 11. Memorial Park Playground 12. Pier / Pavillion 13. Tybee Lighthouse 14. visitor Center 1- 8 7 7- 3 4 4 - 3 3 6 1 | 11

What to do Make your own splash.

When you’re surrounded by water, it’s no wonder we have so many water sports. Ride a wave or a bike. Fly high or fish deep. Or see it all with a tour. P: People, R: Reservations Required, TBI: Tackle, Bait, Ice provided




North Island Surf & Kayak 1 C Old Hwy 80 • 912-786-4000 •

Kayaks, surfboards, and stand-up paddleboards. Rentals, Sales, and Eco-tours. R

Sea Kayak Georgia 1102 uS Hwy 80 912-786-8732 • 888-529-2542 •

Fun guided tours daily, no experience necessary, instruction for all skill levels. Kayak and gear sales, cool beach and water clothing shop. R

Tybee Island Parasailing/Water Sports Lazaretto Creek Marina • 912-675-6195 •

We sell FuN! Call for reservations.

Tybee Island Jet Ski & Watersports 1 Old Tybee Rd, uS 80 912-786-8062 • 877-9JETSKI •

Enjoy the waterway on our new jet skis, boats and kayaks. Don’t be surprised if you see dolphins!

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Adventure Sundial Fishing & Nature Tours 142 Pelican Drive • 912-786-9470 •

Explore and understand coastal Georgia with a captain and master naturalist on a private tour. Specializing in eco-tours; birding, beachcombing, fossil hunting and dolphin viewing. up to 12 people.

Alligators Galore Tours 912-695-2305 •

Explore secluded beaches and uninhabited islands. Cruise calm rivers and creeks by boat and kayak. Kayak/Cruise/Guided Tours 6-8P

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lazaretto creek at foot of Bridge 912-658-2322 • 877-648-9233


Welcome Abroad! 1-1.5 hr. Dolphin Adventure Tour. Over 700 hp for a thrilling ride for all ages. Guaranteed Dolphin! Fort Pulaski, Tybee Lighthouse and Cockspur Lighthouse. Also offering 4-14 hr. fishing trips. Capacity 1-105 1-6P


1.5 hour dolphin sightseeing tours and sunset cruises with daily departuresminutes from the dolphins’ playground. Deep sea and inshore fishing, open year-round, dockage, wet slips, fuel, store. 4-10 hour fishing trips. TBI, 1-6P caPtain Mike’s DolP DolPhin toUR URs s

1 old Us Us hwy 80 912-786-5848 • 800-242-0166 Chimney Creek Charters 912-786-9857

Hoist, fuel and dockage.

Coastal Journeys P.O. Box 2557 • 912-308-6050 •

Adventures on the water… island excursions, eco-nature tours, private charters. R

Marshland Inshore Fishing Adventures Crab Shack at Chimney Creek 912-308-7878 •

Inshore Light Tackle Fishing, Dolphin Watches. 4,6,8 Hrs. 1-6P

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Sweet Lowland Tours A-J’s Dockside Restaurant & Marina 912-786-0215 •

Customized private, eco/history/dolphin and sightseeing tours. visit remote beaches for shelling and fossils. Trips to Daufuskie Island, Wassaw, and Savannah also available. 1-6P; R

Tybee Island Bait & Tackle 4-F Old Hwy 80 • 912-786-7472 •

Bait and Tackle, Fishing Charters, Boat Rentals. 4-8 hours. Up to 6P

Tybee Island Charters Located at Lazaretto Creek • 912-786-4801 •

Deep sea and inshore fishing. Sightseeing, dolphin, bird and eco tours. 2-12 hour trips. 6P, TBI

Tybee Island Marina 4 Hwy 80 Old Tybee Road 912-786-5554 •

Gateway for watersports, and fun on Tybee Island. Come rent a deckboat, jetski, kayak or charter a fishing trip. Tybee’s only full-service marina with valvTect fuel. Check out Tybee’s best sunset at the Topsail Restaurant.



Tybee Island YMCA 204 5th Street • 912-786-9622 •

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DesCriPTion Summer camps, kayak camp, kiteboarding camp, swim lessons, surf camp, gym, fitness facility, guest passes and sports.



Fat Tire Bicycles 1403 Butler Avenue • 912-786-4013 •

Tybee’s Beach Cruising Headquarters! Child, youth & adult bike available, Sales, Repair, Rental, Free Delivery & Pickup. Open Daily 10am-5pm

Tim’s Beach Gear 912-786-8467 •

Tybee’s premier bike, beach and baby gear rentals. Lowest rental rates on Tybee guaranteed! Bikes, Beach umbrellas, chairs and carts. Cribs, highchairs and more. Always delivered-Always Free! Daily/weekly rates




foRt P PU Ulaski national MonUM Mon UMent ent Us hwy 80 east 912-786-5787 • 866-557-9172


5,700-acre national park includes: well-preserved 19th century military fort, picnic area, exhibits, interpretive programs, several nature trails of various length, visitor center, scenic marsh and water views, all facilities accessible. Open daily, admission fee.

tyBee islan slanD D lightho ighthoU Use anD an DM MU Use seUM UM 30 Meddin Drive • 912-786-5801


visit Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse and the Tybee Museum with artifacts and exhibits depicting 400 years of Tybee history. Open 9AM-4:30PM daily, closed Tuesdays and major holidays. Group Rates available, Admission Fee.


An authentic coastal experience. Year-round programming for island visitors includes Beach Discovery Walks, Marsh Treks, Turtle Talks, Sea Camp and the Coastal Georgia Gallery. visit our Discovery Shop and the biggest little bookstore on the island. Check us out at for program schedules and fees. Open Daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

tyBee islan slanD D Ma MaR Rine science cente enteR R 14th street (parking lot next to pier) 912-786-5917 • 866-557-9172

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Don’t forget the basics. homeCare

Here’s the stuff you didn’t think you’d need, but just might. Got more questions? Call the visitors Center at 1-877-344-3361. We’re always happy to help!

Just Julia 912-786-0819 • 866-585-4211

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In-home care with a “Personal British Flair”!

maP Publisher of Tybee’s favorite publications, including Tybee Homes Real Estate Magazine and Where to Eat at the Beach Dining and Shopping Guide.

DeVivo Marketing 912-786-5653 •





Tybee Arts Association 912-786-5920 •

Join us at the Tybee Arts Center for a taste of Tybee’s vibrant visual and performing arts. See website for info on upcoming shows, auditions, summer camps, art classes, workshops, member galleries and networking opportunities.

TybeeFest 912-786-5393 •

TybeeFest is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to providing events on Tybee Island, such as Mardi Gras Tybee, Tybee Island Pirate Fest and more.

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Solomon Properties, Inc. 802 1st St. • 912-786-5466 •


Real Estate Broker


Crab Cab 912-786-2722 •

“Need a cab, call the crab” Wilmington Island, Savannah, Airport

Pirate Pedicab 406 Suite F Hwy 80 • 912-346-2335 •

A unique view at an island pace. Packages available.

Tybee Cruisers 1601 Inlet Avenue 912-786-0531 • 866-512-0531 •

The fun ecofriendly way to get around Tybee. 2, 4, 6 passenger electric cars with self-guided or optional narrated GPS.

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ART & CuLTuRE When a city itself is a work of art, it’s not surprising to find so many art galleries — from funky to sophisticated. Take in an exhibit at the Telfair Museum of Art or a live musical or play. And don’t miss our world-renowned Music and Film festivals.

Your Savannah is waiting. Just minutes from Tybee Island, Savannah is a unique blend of history, elegance and charm. Stroll 22 graceful public squares designed by General James Oglethorpe in the 1700s. Make a wish at picturesque Forsyth Fountain. Tour the historic Mercer House, made famous by the novel “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” Everywhere you look, you’ll be reminded why Savannah’s Landmark Historic District is one of the largest in the country. From historic mansions to ghost stories to the world-famous revelry on River Street, it’s no wonder Condé Nast Traveler Magazine named Savannah a “Top 10 American Travel Destination.”

DINING With award-winning restaurants and famous chefs like Paula Deen, Savannah is becoming just as famous for its food. From casual crab houses to world-renowned steak houses to classic Southern soul food, you’ll never starve for the good life.

SHOPPING Shopping in Savannah is fun and eclectic. From high fashion boutiques and bohemian clothiers to interior design and antique shops, there’s something for every taste.

NIGHTLIFE From laid-back blues clubs and chic rooftop lounges to sultry jazz and dessert bars, the night is never long enough. There’s even karaoke and salsa and swing dancing.

FAMILY FuN See why families love kicking back in Savannah. Take in a riverboat cruise or trolley tour. Indulge in homemade ice cream at Leopold’s. And enjoy the historic Roundhouse Railroad Museum. Girls of all ages like the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, who founded the Girl Scouts. And do sample a free praline — a Savannah signature sweet.

Learn more aT VisiTsaVannah.Com

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Weddings + Special Occasions Life’s special moments are better when you’re barefoot. Imagine the long light of the setting sun glinting off the ocean. The ocean breeze as it gently flutters your veil. And the gentle whisper of golden sea oats as the love of your life says “I do.” This is what a magical wedding on Tybee is all about. Tybee is also perfect for other special milestones like family reunions or class reunions. You’ll make a big splash and lasting memories as you celebrate these amazing moments with the people you love.

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Blu Owl Photography 912-844-6379 •

Lifestyle photography, weddings, family portraits, beach photography, and flexible hours.

Nancy Heffernan Photography 912-786-7159 • 912-667-1329 •

Weddings, Portraits, All Events, Creative Photography, and Short Social Media Films.

The Outdoor Inn P.O. Box 2972 • 786-0328 •

Stunning setting for your event on the edge of Tybee’s pristine marsh! Licensed special event beach home.

RoMantic weDD RoM DDings ings of savannah 912-596-6767 • 800-844-1398


Beautiful ceremonies by the sea, on top of the lighthouse, in the historic Savannah squares, or any location you can imagine. Leave the details to our professional wedding planners and they’ll create a romantic, individualized event that will stay in your hearts forever!

Tales of the South 1301 Lovell Avenue • 912-660-3555 •

Full event and regional destination management group providing services for events, weddings, group and student travel. Licensed tour guides.

Travis Sayre Photography & Image Styling 912-401-9447 •

Capture life being still. Beach Weddings/Events.

Tybee Island Wedding, Inc. P.O. Box 414 • 912-704-4454 •

The full service wedding company on Tybee! Elope today or have an extravaganza tomorrow! Tybee Island Wedding will help you complete your wedding! Owned by the officiants and planners, we keep your dream wedding affordable.

Tybee Receptions & Event P.O. Box 1576 • 912-786-0054 •

Wedding reception, wedding ceremonies, events, and retreats.

tyBee weDD DDing ing cha haP Pel 1112 Hwy 80 • 912-786-0054 • 800-786-5889

Tybee Wedding Chapel is a circa 1908 chapel situated on the marsh. This beautiful chapel is fully furnished for weddings, receptions or special events. Occupancy 121 with 2,300 heat/AC, 1,000 sq. ft. of porches. Full caterer’s kitchen included.

Weddings the Westerman Way P.O. Box 2811 • 912-786-6705


Non-denominational Wedding Officiates. Whether on the Squares of Savannah, on the beach at Tybee or a golf course on Hilton Head, call us to share your day. Always a Military discount!

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Lights, camera, action! Come for a VisiT anD reLiVe yoUr faVoriTe sCenes.

moVies fiLmeD on TyBee The Last song (2010) Starring Miley Cyrus & Greg Kinnear

The Conspirator (2010) Starring James McAvoy & Evan Rachel Wood Tybee Island, GA has starred in its share of Hollywood films, thanks to our five miles of pristine, natural beaches, historic cottages and funky, laidback vibe. Renowned directors and movie stars have found Tybee’s authentic Georgia Coast, unique ecosystem and close proximity to Savannah the ideal backdrop for their movies. So you never know when you’ll bump into a star. Most recently, Tybee Island hosted the cast and crew of “The Last Song” — a coming-of-age drama written by Nicholas Sparks and starring Miley Cyrus, Greg Kinnear, Kelly Preston and Liam Hemsworth. It was a fantastic experience for Tybee and all the fans who came to watch the shoots. 18 | T y B e e V i s i T. C o m

The General’s Daughter (1999) Starring John Travolta

The Gingerbread man (1998) Starring Kenneth Branagh & Robert Duvall

kiss of fire (1998) Starring Christina Applegate

Wild america (1997) Starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas Camilla (1994) Starring Jessica Tandy & Bridget Fonda

Gator (1976) Starring Burt Reynolds & Lauren Hutton

Calendar of Events JanUary



Polar Bear Plunge Join thousands of brave souls for a group plunge into the icy Atlantic on New Year’s Day.

Tybee Island Wine Festival Taste wines from around the world and food from Tybee’s best restaurants.

Labor Day Beach Bash Rock out to free live music and fireworks at the Tybee Pier & Pavilion.

feBrUary Critz Tybee Run Join hundreds of runners and walkers at this annual 5K and Half Marathon across Tybee. Tie the Knot on Tybee Get married or renew your vows at this annual group love fest on valentine’s Day.


Annual Turtle Trot 5K Beach Run Run to raise money for the Tybee Island Sea Turtle Project. SCAD Sand Art Festival Watch art students compete and create amazing sand sculptures.

Irish Heritage Parade Celebrate Irish pride at our St. Patrick’s Day parade featuring local Irish families marching, bagpipers and more.

Tybee Island Pirate Fest Ahoy mates of all ages! Don’t miss the Pirate victory Parade, Costume Contest, Thieves Market and more.

may Tybee 500 Sail Race See who wins this 500-mile Catamaran race that starts in Islamorada, FL and ends at Tybee. Beach Bum Parade Soak up the water war between fun-loving beach bums of all ages.

Mardi Gras Tybee Throw your beads at the Mardi Gras Parade, Street Party and Fantasy Masquerade Ball.


JUne Tour of Homes See a dazzling array of homes that are uniquely Tybee.

JULy Fireworks on the Pier Celebrate Independence Day on the beach with our awesome fireworks show.

Festival of the Arts Celebrate the arts at this upscale art and fine craft show. Live music and food too.

noVemBer Tybee for the Holidays Get in the holiday spirit with our annual Tree Lighting Celebration, Christmas Parade and more.

DeCemBer New Year’s Events Start the New Year with a bang — midnight fireworks on the Tybee Pier. And don’t miss the New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge. 1- 8 7 7- 3 4 4 - 3 3 6 1 | 19

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