Whether you call it Savannah Beach or Tybee Island, a good time is waiting for you on Georgia’s southern coast.
Located at the end U.S. Highway 80, Tybee Island offers miles of sand, plentiful hotels, boutique restaurants, live music, ice cream, fantastic people watching, Wet Willie’s frozen drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), and the Tybee Island Pavilion and Pier that is perfect for special events and fishing.
Most of the hotels put you within walking distance to the amenities. I am a fan of the Social Club, 1311 Butler Ave., for weekend brunch. Order the BBQ chicken with sweet potato flapjacks. Try the pancakes before you add butter or syrup. They dang good plain. Fannie’s on the Beach restaurant, 1613 Strand Ave., has a quirky ham, pineapple, shrimp and BBQ sauce pizza. A.J.’s Dockside Restaurant has a wonderful watery view and a wide range of seafood, plus conch fritters.
Tybee Island is also the home to an atomic bomb – no kidding! The U.S. Air Force accidently dropped an atomic bomb in the area during a 1958 military training exercise. It’s never been found.