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  • Nicole Sennett

A Daytrip to Tybee Beach completes any Savannah Vacation

Updated: Sep 9, 2022

So you have decided to make a trip to the tourist destination of Savannah. Savannah is a city rich in history, culture, art and ghostly encounters. Once you have visited all the popular spots downtown and got your haunt on, you may want to take a trip out to Tybee and get in some beach time. Who needs a tour guide? Follow this itinerary from Savannah to Tybee for a one of a kind Daytrip!

Start the morning off right with a stop to Savannah Coffee Roasters. This coffee shop has something for all palates. Whether you want a sophisticated latte or simple espresso, a sandwich to go or the Captain’s Plate, you won’t be disappointed. And you may need some caffeine to keep this day rolling.

Take a drive out to Tybee. It’s easiest to park at North Beach. It often gets crowded during the tourist season, so I would say the earlier the better. North Beach has a large parking lot along with changing stalls, bathroom, and shower.

Once you have had enough sun, cool off at the Tybee Marine Center. This museum is small but offers a touch tank and knowledgeable staff. Your admission supports the volunteers around the beach and it’s a quick stop providing just enough air conditioning to get you back outside and adventuring.

Take a walk over and visit the Tybee Lighthouse, Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse. You can venture up the 145 foot structure and walk around the exhibits taking a step back in time to visit the lightkeepers cottage restored to 1812, along with a military battery, museum and more.

Your stomach is probably growling at this point. Head on over to the famous Crab Shack. Enjoy a southern low country boil, shuck some oysters, peel shrimp, and most importantly feed the alligators. That’s right! Purchase some alligator feed, grab a pole and learn the technique. This is a one-of-a-kind experience for all ages.

You’ve most likely been in the southern heat for quite some time. On the way back to Savannah, stop at Fort Pulaski. Cool off and watch the 30 minute documentary and learn the history of the Colonel Pulaski and building of the Fort. Enjoy walking through the Fort, viewing the exhibits and scenery from the fort walls. If that isn’t enough adventure enjoy the 2-mile Historic Dike System Trail that circles Fort Pulaski and offers views of the island and Savannah River.

Tybee Island is a quick and easy beach destination for any Savannah visitor. You can stretch the itinerary over the day or pack it full in 5 quick hours. The ocean completes any vacation big or small!

Nicole Sennett - Daytrip Expert

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