Tybee's three miles of scenic beaches are backed by sea oat-covered sand dunes that make a perfect backdrop to a day of fun in the south Georgia sun!
Tybee Island's history is reflected by the Lighthouse, constructed in 1739. The structure, which stands today is 154 feet high.
Numerous historic attractions on or near the island range from Fort Pulaski National Monument, Fort Pulaski was a Civil War - era fort and is now operated by the National Park Service, to the famous Savannah Historic District, located west of Tybee Island.
Come and explore the island's newest addition, the Tybee Pier and Pavilion, located on the strand between 15th and Tybrisa streets.
From 1897 to 1947, Fort Screven was an integral part of America's coastal defense system. Troops trained and stood guard on Tybee Island throughout the Spanish-American War of 1898, World War I, and World War II. In 1947 the Fort was closed and sold to the town of Tybee.
The Savannah Historic District, a National Historic Landmark, is significant for its distinctive grid plan as well as its 18th and 19th century architecture. The district encompasses the original town plan laid out in 1733 by Gen. James E. Oglethorpe, founder of the British colony of Georgia. Today Savannah retains much of this plan based on divisions also called wards, squares, and "trustee lots.". Most of the original squares remain and are surrounded by fine examples of buildings in the Georgian, Greek Revival, and Gothic styles.