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Tim’s Bike & Beach Gear

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1101 Hwy 80 East
Tybee Island, Georgia 31328
(912) 786-8467

Fat Tire Bicycle Rental & Repair

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1403 Butler Avenue
Tybee Island, Georgia 31328
(912) 786-4013

Jaycee Park

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Jaycee Park

(8.5 acres)
Located at the intersection of Campbell Rd. on Van Horne, within walking distance of the beach.

  • Lighted soccer field
  • Lighted softball field
  • Concession stand with restroom facilities
  • Scenic meandering waterway
  • ½ mile jogging track
  • Gazebo
  • New children’s play equipment
  • Outdoor basketball court
  • Grilling and picnic area

Memorial Park

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Memorial Park

(4.5 acres)
Located between the Library at 405 Butler and the Gym at 202 5th St., within walking distance of the beach.

  • Two lighted outdoor tennis courts
  • Two lighted outdoor beach volleyball courts
  • Lighted basketball court
  • Children’s playground equipment
  • Restroom facilities
  • Covered lighted pavilion – accommodates up to 150 people
  • Grilling and picnic area

Seaside Sisters

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Tybee Island is a unique and magical place, so where better to have a fun gift shop full of casual, coastal cleverness? Seaside Sisters is Tybee’s shore thing when it comes to home décor, furniture, original art, books, women’s accessories and more! Stop in and shop our bevy of beach-inspired items from house wares to hostess gifts and hilarious whatnots. We promise you that shopping at Seaside Sisters will make you giggle, blush, laugh out loud and pray that your stay on Tybee could last just a bit longer! VOTED BEST GIFT SHOP ON TYBEE ISLAND!
1207 Hwy 80 East
Tybee Island, Georgia 31328
(912) 786-9216

Tybee Island Beaches

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North Beach

(Savannah River south to The Curve / 1st St.)
Sheltered North Beach is located at the mouth of the Savannah River, surrounding Fort Screven. This is the perfect location for shelling, seeing dolphins, and viewing international ships as they travel to and from the Port of Savannah – one of the nation’s busiest ports. You can also see the Tybee Museum and Light Station, as well as plenty of birds at the popular North Beach Bird Viewing Area. Parking, restrooms, and outdoor/open showers for rinsing are available to the public.


Savannah River Beach

(From Lazaretto Creek to North Jetty)
This riverfront portion of the beach features low waves and dolphin spotting, and so is popular with some families. It is not as easily accessible as the other beaches, but can be reached by walking from the North Beach Lot. There are no public restrooms.


Mid Beach

(The Curve / 1st St. south to 14th St.)
Frequented by locals and those who prefer less crowded areas, this beach offers public beach crossovers at every numbered street. There are only two popular lodging establishments and one restaurant in this area. Public restrooms are located in Memorial Park on 4th St., a half a block from the beach.


South Beach

(14th St. south to 18th St.)
Located next to Tybee’s main business district, and within a block or two of most of the island’s hotels and motels, as well as many restaurants, bars and shops, this is the most populated beach. This section is also open to surfers. The Tybee Pier and Pavilion is a popular place to catch fish and breezes – or to get married. Public restrooms are located on the Pier and at 15th St. and Tybrisa St. Large public oceanfront parking lots are available at 14th St. and Tybrisa St.


Back River Beach

(18th St. / South Jetty  to Back River Fishing Pier)
This small beach has low waves and a beautiful view of Little Tybee Island across the river. It is difficult to access, however. Limited parking and a public restroom are located at the Back River Fishing Pier just off of Chatham Avenue and at 19th St.

Little Tybee Island

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A pure, uninhabited nature preserve, accessible only by boat, “Little” Tybee Island is actually more than twice Tybee Island’s size.

This wilderness gem showcases rich coastal salt marshes; pristine beaches; natural dunes and subtropical forests of live oak, pine, and palm. Wildlife includes egrets, herons, white ibis and the endangered woodstork. Roseate spoonbills, ospreys and bald eagles are also often seen.

Kayak tours and charters are popular ways to see Little Tybee. And, camping is allowed.

Fort Pulaski

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Fort Pulaski is Strategically located on Cockspur Island near the mouth of the Savannah River, Fort Pulaski was constructed between 1829 and 1847 to defend the port city of Savannah, from foreign attacks or invasion. However, early in the American crisis that became the Civil War, Georgia state troops seized this masonry fortification.

On April 11-12, 1862, events at Fort Pulaski forever changed defensive strategies worldwide. Union forces deployed bullet-shaped projectiles from rifled artillery batteries on Tybee Island. After only 30 hours of bombardment the 7.5 feet thick brick walls of the fort were breached and the Confederates surrendered.

Today, the fort is a remarkably well preserved example of 19th century military architecture.

Fort Pulaski is located approximately 15 miles east of Savannah on US-80, and is open daily from 9:00 to 5:00.

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Fort Screven

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In 1786, the Georgia Legislature approved the creation of a fort on Cockspur or Tybee Island to be named in honor of General James Screven, a Revolutionary War hero. The fort was never built by the state, but in 1808, the property fell under the jurisdiction of the Federal government as Fort Screven Reservation.

In 1855, the government approved building Fort Screven on the north end of Tybee to provide modern seacoast defense. Six poured-concrete, low-profile gun batteries (named for war heroes) and a minefield were ordered for Tybee along with hundreds of other military buildings. From 1897 to 1947, the fort was an integral part of America’s Coastal Defense system. Troops stood guard on Tybee through 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 and tourism returned as a major part of Tybee’s history. By the 1950s many of the forts buildings had been converted for use by private owners.

In 1961, Battery Garland, the former gun battery and magazine for a 12 inch long-range gun, became the Tybee Island museum. A room that once stored six hundred pound projectiles and two hundred pound bags of gun powder, now hold the collections and exhibits of more than four hundred years of Tybee Island history.

Today, visitors marvel at the private residences nestled atop the fort’s walls, the magnificent ocean and river views –- and the fort that played a role in so many phases of American history.

Battery Brumby, erected by Venerable Construction Company C. 1897-1898, was the first six gun emplacements at Fort Screven.

Cockspur Lighthouse

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The Cockpur Lighthouse is located on an islet off Cockspur Island, at the South Channel of the Savannah River by Lazaretto Creek and is considered part of Fort Pulaski National Monument. The beacon appears to float at high tide, when water covers the islet it stands on. As a result of this flooding access to the lighthouse is most often by small boat or kayak. Crossing by land to the lighthouse is not advisable. The Cockspur Lighthouse is open to the public, but no official tours or accomodations are made.

Built in 1854, the illuminated beacon survived the bombardment of Fort Pulaski, despite being directly in the line of fire. It was heavily damaged by an 1881 storm, which destroyed the keeper’s residence, but kept shining until 1909 when it was finally extinguished due to the less frequent use of the south channel. In 2000 the upper portions of the lightouse finished being restored.

The Cockspur Lighthouse is one of the five surviving historic lighthouses in Georgia. Relit in March 2007, the beacon is best viewed from Fort Pulaski’s Lighthouse Overlook Trail.

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