6. Tybee Island, Georgia
In southern Georgia’s “Low Country,” the town of Savannah is a hot tourist destination, especially during the summer months, offering a lot of history and southern pride. What you may not know is that, just a 25-minute trip from Savannah, Tybee Island also offers some incredible beaches.
Dubbed “Savannah’s Beach,” the barrier island of Tybee offers five miles of pristine sand along the Atlantic Ocean. This locale is the perfect summer-fun destination.
Once in Tybee, there are a number of beaches to choose from. South Beach is located next to Tybee’s main business district. It’s a favorite summer spot for locals and is great for people watching, though can tend to be a bit more crowded in the summer.
North Beach is at the mouth of the Savannah River and is perfect for collecting sea shells and watching the ships travelling to and from the Port of Savannah – you may even be able to spot some dolphins!
The Back River Beach offers views of Little Tybee Island across the Savannah River, and has smaller waves, perfect for families with younger kids.
Travel Tip: Tybee Island offers lots of local restaurants, many offering seafood caught that same day – make sure to try the Fresh Caught Wild Georgia Shrimp! If you want to try your hand at hooking your own catch of the day, there are lots of options: fishing piers, off shore and deep sea charters, or you can even fish right in the surf.
With lots of galleries and shops featuring local artists and artisans in town, you’ll have lots to see when you need a break from the sunshine and heat of the beach.
Did You Know? While you’re travelling through the “Peach State,” you may want to cool off with the new Teavana® Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade, available all summer long at Starbucks stores throughout Georgia and across the country.