For the Love of Old Tybee Island: Travel Video Short from Lighthouse Inn B&B

A new travel and tourism video, “For the Love of Old Tybee Island” is released by Lighthouse Inn, a tidy, historic bed and breakfast on Tybee Island, Georgia. The video short re-introduces Tybee’s heritage, timeless seaside charm, panoramic views, and natural character that change only slightly with the seasons in the American South along the Georgia Coast.

TYBEE ISLAND, Georgia (December 19, 2011) —  When asked, “What do you love most about Tybee?” Lighthouse Inn’s Susie Morris replies, “Old Tybee Island. It’s where one will feel the sense of heritage and being guided by serendipity instead of deadlines or itineraries along the wide-open seashore.” 

The inn’s new travel video “For the Love of Old Tybee Island” is about the wonderful constants that draw thousands of visitors each year.  Those constants include Lighthouse Inn, the island’s popular bed and breakfast.

Susie’s love of Tybee shines with more insights. “It is where an unhurried, leisured life encourages sociability, and lingering to savor the southerner’s love of getting away to refresh — happily and more freely along the beloved seashore.  It’s where the panoramic views grab the eye, and no one is rushing you to move along.”

“Whether rocking on the porch with Stuart and I, along with other guests, or drifting along the shoreline, Tybee Island’s constants are here year around — the beautiful sunrise and sunset, folks casting or fishing, cycling, jogging, kayaking, the birds, sand dunes, and Tybee Lighthouse.  The southern storytelling dates to tales of colonization, prohibition, military history, and resort life on the Georgia coast,” Susie continues.

From Lighthouse Inn on Tybee Island’s north shore, the bed and breakfast inn’s “guests are usually in search of peaceful relaxation, preferring to get lost in Old Tybee’s timeless spots, history-rich places, and taking in water activities,” Susie adds.  “Can you think of a better escape than a few unhurried days at Tybee beach — no beds to make, no phones to answer, no meals to cook, birds singing a gentle welcome, the cooling island breeze, and Indian Summer weather most of the year?”


The waterways are showcased in For the Love of Old Tybee Island, introducing travelers from near and abroad to the becalming, don’t-miss vantage points along America’s Healthiest Beach (2009), and the Best Place for a Winter Vacation (2011).  During the 19th Century, Tybee Island’s Atlantic Ocean shore was the star attraction to Savannah’s city dwellers, arriving first by boat and then by train.   In the 21st Century, the seashore remains the main attraction.

Like many of their lodging guests, the inn’s gentle innkeepers were eager to experience the slower pace and Tybee’s gentle breezes.  “We left behind corporate careers to restore and settle into our darling U.S. Army officer’s cottage [built in 1910],” Susie concludes.

These southern innkeepers believe that Tybee Island and Lighthouse Inn make up their unpretentious paradise.  Susie will tell you also that Tybee is the destination and Savannah is the day trip.  Active in the arts and historic preservation, these island insiders are avid supporters of preserving the best of Old Tybee, including the restoration efforts at the Tybee Post Theatre and Tybee Light Station.

Filmed on one breezy day in early November 2011, the new video short reminds travelers to slow the pace, and take in Tybee Island’s world of natural beauty, wildlife, heritage, uncluttered public beaches, rich southern heritage, and the village-style congeniality.

Commissioned by Lighthouse Inn’s owners, Susie Morris and Stuart Liles, the 2.38 minute video was produced by Popcorn Octane LLC from Hilton Head Island, SC, and Savannah-based marketing executive Sandy Traub.   Orlando Montoya narrates.

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For more information:

Lighthouse Inn, a Tybee Island beach house inn
Historic Tybee Bed and Breakfast, Celebrating 100 Years! |
16 Meddin Drive | Tybee Island | Georgia | USA 31328
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