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Tybee Island Attractions

1 Jun 2023
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Plan Your Perfect Trip to Savannah's Beach

Just a short 20-minute drive from Savannah’s Historic District, Tybee Island is the perfect beach getaway during your stay. You can also just choose to stay here in one of our fantastic Tybee Island vacation homes. Dine on coastal cuisine, go on a dolphin tour, explore the island’s wildlife, check out historical sites, unwind with your toes in the sand, and more!

Enjoy Nature's Beauty 

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Captain Derek's Dolphin Adventure Tour is a thrilling experience for dolphin enthusiasts and nature lovers. This family-friendly tour offers a unique opportunity to witness and interact with dolphins in their natural habitat. Visitors can enjoy navigating through the dolphin-populated waters, allowing participants to observe these playful mammals as they swim, jump, and interact with each other. 

Learn about Civil War History

Embark on a captivating journey through time at Fort Pulaski National Monument, a must-visit destination near Tybee Island. Step into the heart of Civil War history as you explore the fort and learn about Count Casimir Pulaski and the pivotal role it played in shaping the region's history!

Fort Pulaski National Monument is open to visitors throughout the year, with a few exceptions for holidays and inclement weather. The general visiting hours are from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, seven days a week. However, it's always recommended to check the official website or contact the monument directly. Keep in mind that during certain seasons or holidays, the monument may have extended hours or special events!

Sunny Side Up

A favorite among locals and frequently voted Best Breakfast on Tybee, The Breakfast Club opens everyday at 7 a.m. serving up everything from omelets and home fries to a hamburger named the Chicago Bear that’s made with over a half pound of lean ground beef. Their kids menu is perfect for even the pickiest eater, and they’re just a short walk away from shopping and the beach.

Explore the Marine Science Center

The Marine Science Center is passionate about wildlife conservation and environmental education, and their wildlife gallery consists of animals they catch and release, so there’s always a variety. You can see baby alligators, clown fish, horseshoe crabs, and Ike, their resident loggerhead sea turtle. They offer several walks, including a one-hour all-ages Turtle Talk walk where you get to excavate a mock nest. The walks are $10 per person, and you can call 912-786-5917 or stop by the center to reserve space.

Hang Ten at Tybee Island Surf School

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to surf, Tybee Surf School is a fun way to get your feet wet. Their lifeguards are NSSIA, CPR, and Lifeguard Certified, and lessons are tailored to the individual. They’ll teach you the basics of surfing - how to paddle out, pop-up, and wave managment - and after some practice on the beach, you’ll head into the water to put your lesson to the test. They offer individual and group sessions, and even have a couples special.

Dine on Fresh Coastal Cuisine

In the mood for good oysters, cold beer, and no fuss? Head to Bernie’s Oyster House. Less than a block from the Tybee Beach Pier and Pavilion, Bernie’s has a selection of sandwiches, soups, appetizers, and oysters - steamed, raw, and fried.

Enjoy the Beach at Tybee Island

When you’re done with dinner, enjoy an evening walk along the shore, drink in hand. You can often see dolphins not far off the beach, chasing after schools of fish at dusk.

Beach Accommodations

Lucky Savannah offers vacation rental homes and cottages on Tybee Island. It's great to stay on Tybee and be close to the best of this coastal community. 

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