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Tybee Island: Home to a beach and a lost atomic bomb

Dolphin welcome sign on Tybee Island pier, Georgia
Dolphin welcome sign on Tybee Island pier, Georgia

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.

Tybee Island beach, Georgia
Tybee Island beach, Georgia
Tybee Island pier, Georgia
Tybee Island pier, Georgia
Fish cleaning sink on Tybee Island pier with beach view, Georgia
Fish cleaning sink on Tybee Island pier with beach view, Georgia
Tybee Island beach by pier, Georgia
Tybee Island beach by pier, Georgia

About Kristine K. Stevens

Book Cover200Kristine is the author of "If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It Isn't Big Enough: A Solo Journey Around the World." This nonfiction book tells the story of how she sold her house, quit her job and traveled around the world.

Kirkus Book Review: "... Stevens makes a friendly, relatable narrator ... plenty of colorful stories to make this an enjoyable, inspiring read... An often sweet memoir about finding oneself in many different places."


Next travel book to spotlight Iceland

25817249396_f6c787ef9f_z Kristine broke free from a desk job once again, and this time ended up volunteering in the far corners of Iceland!

Details about the release of this book will be posted on Facebook.