Tybee Island, a laid-back island paradise located just 20 minutes east of historic Savannah, recently made FlipKey’s ELITE list of Top East Coast Beaches, joining esteemed summer travel destinations including Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. and Ocean City, Md.
The 16 winners were selected based on traveler feedback and industry research. Criteria for consideration on the list of America’s Top East Coast Beaches included spectacular beaches, access to restaurants, high-quality attractions and breathtaking coastal scenery.
“Tybee Island features a historic lighthouse and excellent restaurants in addition to beautiful beaches,” the FlipKey.com article raves. “An important port during the Spanish-American War, Tybee Island is also home to fascinating war museums, offering unique ways to spend a summer day.”
Tybee Island has been honored by Southern Living as one of America’s Perfect Little Beach Towns, by Fodor’s as one of America’s Best Family Beaches on the East Coast and by Parents magazine as one of the Best Beaches for Families in the U.S.
Tybee Island offers a wide range of lodging options for travelers including hotels, inns, vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts and campsites. A prime vacation rental destination, Tybee Island features a selection of nearly 1,000 privately-owned vacation homes, charming historic cottages and modern condominiums. Overnight guests enjoy experiencing all the comforts of home during their Tybee Island vacation, often returning year after year and bringing with them extended family and friends to relax among the locals in their favorite laid-back beach town.
The island boasts plenty of fresh seafood, sunshine and family-friendly fun all year-round. With miles of public beaches and plenty of outdoor activities, Tybee is the kind of place where visitors can kick off their shoes, kids can ride bikes to a local ice cream parlor and families can spend precious quality time together on and off the beach.
The island is also home to several notable Civil War forts, informative museums, a historic lighthouse complex and the award-winning Tybee Island Marine Science Museum. Rich in relaxed style, Tybee offers a blend of eclectic art galleries, charming shops and exceptional restaurants.
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