TYBEE ISLAND, Georgia — “Tybee.” Even the sound of it denotes relaxation:  “It’s time to slow down, wind down, kick off your shoes, walk in the surf, get out into the ocean and take in the salty breeze!”

Coastal living foodies | Photo Shannon Christopher

Coastal foodies at Lighthouse Inn showcase their love of coastal living at Lighthouse Inn.

Tybee Island has charmed vacationers and intrigued explorers for centuries.  Nostalgic and eclectic, Tybee is the place on the Georgia Coast where you can eat at the Breakfast Club for supper, dance on a rainy or sunny beach, awake to soft melodies of Painted Bunting songbirds, and say “Thank you, Lord!  We finally made it to Tybee!”

Run away! Live the simple life, in beach cottage style.

Travelers get away to the Lighthouse Inn‘s darling beach bed and breakfast inn for relaxation, rocking on the porch, and breathing in the Atlantic Ocean’s salty air, compliments of America’s #1 Healthiest Beach!

We asked our international and USA travelers “What else do you enjoy about Tybee?”

The answers encompass some version of this: “Where else is there such an easy stroll to the privacy and quietness of Tybee’s oceanfront beaches”?  In the immediate walking vicinity are North Beach Grill, Tybee Arts Center, as well as the flat, long Tybee beach’s sandy strand along the Atlantic Ocean.

Big adventures are near too, like climbing the historic Tybee Lighthouse (178 steps) — America’s oldest active lighthouse, which has been beautifully restored.  Get out for a day of kayaking the wild lonely shores of Little Tybee in Wassaw Sound.  These waters are the venue of the 1996 Olympic Games® Sailing Venue.  Neighboring Barrier Islands are nestled along the Atlantic Ocean’s Georgia Coast and South Carolina east coast seaboard.

Artful Tybee Island art and social ambiance in the Tybee bed and breakfast parlor. Photo (c) 2011 Lighthouse Inn Tybee/Shannon Christopher

Art in Tybee Island GA Leisure

For impromptu seaside holidays or a full fledged east coast beach vacation,  the island’s hospitality is welcoming and friendly. “Tybee time” is another place and time that we will introduce you to.  It’s an easy-going, unhurried pace on Tybee Island, Georgia.  Unlike the bustling South Beach hotels and vacation rentals on Tybee Island, our Tybee bed and breakfast inn entices with a mellow beach house experience … without kitchen duty!

From our Tybee Island bed and breakfast, you will want to take part in the unique, distinctive village by the sea that is so uniquely “Tybee”, although affectionately called “Savannah Beach”.  You will want to be on island when wonderfully memorable and zany things are happening, whether it’s searching for wild horses that swim from island to island, nature studies, sports (beach volleyball, sailing, kayaking, biking), the arts, birding, beach music, parades, or a New Year’s Day “Polar Bear Swim”.

Foodies, destination wedding parties, and honeymoon couples love Tybee, in part because Tybee is ultra affordable compared to international sub-tropical destinations. In part, getting around the narrow island is so “do-able”. Tybee is only 2/3-mile wide.

Don’t you want to get away to Tybee Island, Georgia …  in summer, fall, winter, or spring!  We will help you to experience Tybee Island’s authentically, like a tarrying sea turtle — the symbol of Tybee Island, GA — or at the pace of adventurous athletes.

Slip away to Lighthouse Inn and Tybee  Island — “America’s Healthiest Beach, according to and Budget Travel (2009).  [More Tybee  media +].

For more information:

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