When you think about the state of Georgia, you most likely won’t think about beaches. Heck, we all go to Florida for that, right? But I have to tell you that there is one hidden jewel located right off the coast of Savannah, Georgia that will take your breath away.
Tybee Island Is a barrier island located 18 miles off the coast of Savannah, GA. Tybee is rich in history and beauty, and hosts great restaurants, accommodations and three full miles of uninterrupted public beach.
If you are interested in checking the island out, we have put together a list of the top 10 things to see and do in Tybee Island!
1. Tybee Island Lighthouse
I’m sure you already know I’m a fan of lighthouses. If I find myself near one, I just have to check it out. Tybee Lighthouse has been guiding mariners safe entrance into the Savannah River for over 270 years.
This beautiful lighthouse is surrounded by all of its historic support buildings, including the Tybee Museum, which was established in 1961.
For a small fee, you can gain entrance to the lighthouse, climb all 178 stairs and see a magnificent view of the surrounding area.
Note: Here and throughout most of the island, parking fees are required. (You can obtain a parking pass from most hotels and campgrounds in the area).
2. The Crab Shack
When we first starting going to the Crab Shack, 20 years ago, it was true to it’s name. It was really a shack. Over the years, this little restaurant has become a major tourist attraction, featuring large screened in dining rooms, outdoor dining under the trees, a gift shop, aviary, and even an alligator enclosure!
The atmosphere at this little restaurant is surely a draw. Heck, even Hollywood noticed!
The movie The General’s Daughter, starring John Travolta was filmed here.
But the biggest draw for us is the Seafood Platter. This one? This is a platter for two!
You aren’t kidding!
This restaurant is the one that we compare every other one to. So far, nobody has beaten it.