Just to the east of Savannah – and a mere 45 minutes from CreekFire – lies beautiful Tybee Island, one of the Southeast’s favorite beach communities.
Whether you’re looking to soak up the sun, charter a deep-sea fishing excursion or feast on “catch-of-the-day” seafood, this is the place you want to be. Home to only 3,000 residents, Tybee Island has a laid-back, small-town vibe that’s perfect for a relaxing day trip.
History buffs will want to check out Tybee Island Light Station (America’s tallest structure at 90 feet when it was built in 1736) and nearby Fort Pulaski, site of a strategic Civil War battle in 1862.
Head over to the Tybee Pier and Pavilion for fishing, live music, seasonal events and a fun oceanside experience. While there, take the kids to the Tybee Island Marine Science Center, which sponsors daily activities the whole family will enjoy.
At 2.75 miles long, the sand-stretched island is ideal for biking. And nature lovers will find solace on hiking trails that meander through pristine environments. Up for some adventure? Try your hand at water sports like jet-skiing, kayaking and parasailing. Or just take in the coastal scenery on a boat cruise.
More than 30 privately owned restaurants, many of them on the water, offer a diverse array of fare, especially of the Low Country variety. The Crab Shack – “where the elite eat in their bare feet” – is a popular local spot off the beaten path. Want to dine on the Atlantic? Try Marlin Monroe’s Surfside Grill. If a river view is more your style, A-J’s Dockside will fit the bill.
Directions to Tybee Island: From CreekFire, head east onto GA-204. Take a slight right onto Harry S. Truman Parkway. Proceed east on U.S. 80 until you reach Tybee Island.