Tybee Island combines the laid-back attitude of Key West with the sunny charm of a classic Southern beach town. With six miles of public beaches, sun-kissed shores and a wide range of housing options, Tybee Island remains a popular choice for year-round and part-time residents who enjoy casual island style.
Located 18 miles due east of downtown Savannah along Hwy. 80, Tybee is both a city and a barrier island. Residents and visitors alike proudly call this 3.2 square-mile island, which is the easternmost point in Georgia, “Savannah’s Beach.” Tybee’s housing market is robust, offering a number of options, from condos to cottages.
Historically, Tybee Island was a popular escape for residents of Savannah as far back as the 1800s. Visitors came out to enjoy the ocean breezes and escape the ravages of yellow fever epidemics in the crowded city. In the 1930s, big bands played live music on the Tybee Pavilion.
Today, Tybee Island welcomes visitors year-round and is home to more than 3,100 permanent residents. The island encompasses several diverse neighborhoods, all of which are located within an easy walk or bike ride from the beach. Whether you’re looking for just a summer cottage or a year-round beach home, Tybee Island has something for everyone.