Tybee Island Beach Attractions
Just a half-hour’s drive southeast of Port Wentworth, Tybee Island is Georgia’s answer to Hilton Head. From historic landmarks like Fort Pulaski and the Tybee Lighthouse Station to Tybee Island’s very own Pier and Pavilion, there are plenty of activities and attractions for you and your family to enjoy year-round on Tybee Island.
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Tybee Island Lighthouse – Built in 1732, this historic lighthouse has guided mariners safely into the Savannah River for more than 275 years. The Tybee Island Light Station is one of America’s most intact lighthouses, boasting all of its historic support buildings on its five-acre site. Rebuilt several times during the past three centuries, the current light station displays its 1916 day mark with 178 stairs and a First Order Fresnel lens (nine feet tall).
Tybee Island Marine Science Center – From marsh treks to turtle talks, to dolphin discovery classrooms, scouting and schoolchildren’s programs, the Tybee Island Marine Science Center comes alive with excitement for visitors of all ages. It’s open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fort Pulaski National Civil War Monument – Following the War of 1812, the ravaged United States of America needed a new coastal defense system to protect itself from future invasion. Construction of Fort Pulaski began in early 1829