Hot Spot, Tybee Island: ‘Best Little Beach Town’ in September 2018

TYBEE ISLAND, Georgia —  Why not September for a beach trip to Tybee Island — one of Travel+Leisure magazine’s touted “America’s Best Little Beach Towns”? calls Tybee a “soft blend of natural marshes and Atlantic shoreline, modest history and seaside playground”.

Tybee Island beach is a 20 minute drive east of downtown Savannah, Georgia USA.

Tybee Island Beach photo via

Tybee Island Beach photo via 

Southern Living turns the spotlight on Tybee Island, calling it the “Perfect Little Beach Town: The All-American Hamlet”, and points to lodging at Lighthouse Inn. And Forbes Travel Guide blog pointedagain to “Exploring the South’s Best Kept Island Secret” — Tybee Island, which also includes Lighthouse Inn.

Travel+Leisure, Tybee Island, Georgia named to the magazine’s America’s Best Little Beach Towns” short list. The feature points to the white sands, resident dolphins, Civil War forts [Fort Pulaski and Fort Screven], and Pirate Fest [annually in October].

In September, Tybee Beach life is wonderfully pleasant and less crowded. 

Historically, average temperatures in September are high 83-degrees F, and low of 68-degrees F, making Tybee Island, Georgia, an ideal island vacation spot.

What’s to do on Tybee Island?

Gentle lifestyle things like biking, a beach walk or run, nightsky gazing, birding, wonderful food, southern visiting, photography, fishing, or kayaking for starters.

Note: Lights Out for Turtles Nesting season runs May 1 – October 31. Use red-light flashlights only on the night beachfront. Always stay out of the dunes.

Gull Tybee Island Georgia surf by Zoutedrop in Flickr

Sea Gull in Tybee Island surf by Zoutedrop in Flickr

Stay on the quiet, north end of Tybee Island at Lighthouse Inn for your end of summer celebration on Tybee Island in September.

  • September 2: Labor Day Beach Bash festivities with a free concert by the popular Swingin’ Medallions — 7 p.m., Fireworks 9:15 p.m., Tybee Pier.
  • September 22: National Public Lands Day. Free admission to Fort Pulaski National Monument near Tybee Island.

“Tybee Island, a laid-back island paradise located just 20 minutes east of historic Savannah, recently made FlipKey’s elite list of Top East Coast Beaches, joining esteemed summer travel destinations including Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. and Ocean City, Md.” — Abshire PR press release

For more information:

Lighthouse Inn, a Tybee Island breakfast inn
Historic Tybee Beach Bed and Breakfast Cottage, Celebrating 100 Years! |
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