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SandCastle Inn
1402 Butler Avenue
Tybee Island, GA 31328
(912) 786-4575



The Tybee Island Area is full of unique sights, from 19th century Fort Pulaski & Fort Screven to kite surfing and sea kayaking at the South Beach area. It's also home of the Irish Heritage / St. Patrick's parade in March and the Tybee Pirate Festival in October. Please see our events page to find out more about happenings in and around Tybee.

South Beach

(14th Street south to 18th Street)
Located next to Tybee's main business district and within a block of the Sandcastle Inn, as well as many restaurants, bars and shops, this is the most populated beach. This section is also open to surfers. The Tybee Pier and Pavilion is a popular place to catch fish and breezes – or to get married. Public restrooms are located on the Pier and at 15th Street and Tybrisa Street. Large public oceanfront parking lots are available at 14th Street and Tybrisa Street.

Tybee Island Light Station

The Tybee Island Light Station, originally constructed in 1736, is Georgia's oldest, tallest lighthouse and one of America's most complete historic light station complexes. It has guided mariners safely into the Savannah River for close to 300 years. All of its original support buildings are still located on the five-acre site off US-80 at Fort Screven. Still a functioning navigational aid, the station's light, courtesy of a first order Fresnel lens, can be seen 18 miles offshore. Visitors willing to climb the 178 steps to the top of the recently restored lighthouse will enjoy a spectacular view of the entire island. The newly renovated head keeper's cottage, the Tybee Museum and gift shop are also on site.

Marine Science Center

This authentic coastal experience offers year-round programs for island visitors, scouts, and school groups on the beach, in the marsh, on the water, in the classroom, and the Coastal Gallery. The Tybee Island Marine Science Center's mission is to shape a responsible stewardship of Coastal Georgia's natural resources through marine science-based education, conservation, and research.

Fort Pulaski

Whatever your interest is -sight­seeing, hiking, kayaking, bicycling, exploring, history, nature study, or pho­tography- you will find Fort Pulaski National Monument like no other place. It is a remarkably well preserved example of 19th century military architecture.


Fort Pulaski offers an abundance of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, and bird watching. Fishing is allowed along the banks of the Savannah River on and around Cockspur Island, including the use of the Cockspur Island Bridge after hours. You must possess a valid fishing licence issued by the State of Georgia.


Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy exploring several nature trails throughout Fort Pulaski National Monument.

Charters, Fishing, and Watersports

There is so much to do in the waters surrounding Tybee Island! Whether you want to ride a wave, paddle in the surf or see it all with a tour, options are available for everyone. Tybee has a variety of charters & tours to choose from with knowledgeable, trained guides that can teach you all about Tybee's natural habitat and marine life.Take in bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat while savoring the scenic views of the Old Cockspur Lighthouse, Fort Pulaski and Tybee's North Beach on a dolphin boat tour. Hop aboard a motorboat to tour Little Tybee Island's pristine, uninhabited nature preseve. Or head out for a one of a kind fishing trip with your buddies.

Historic Savannah

Just minutes from Tybee Island, Savannah is a unique blend of history, elegance and charm. Stroll 22 graceful public squares designed by General James Oglethorpe in the 1700s. Make a wish at the picturesque Forsyth Fountain. Tour the historic Mercer House, made famous by the novel "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil".


Everywhere you look you'll be reminded why Savannah's Landmark Historic District is one of the most famous in the country. From historic mansions and ghost stories to the world-famous revelry on River Street, it's no wonder Condé Nast Traveler Magazine named Savannah a "Top 10 American Travel Destination".

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