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South Beach

14th Street South to 18th Street, Tybee Island, Savannah, GA 31328
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Lots of hype, not that great

Drive over from Savannah was more enjoyable than being on island. Very crowded, no parking... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
St. Petersburg, Florida
Nice Clean Beach

It is crowded which was some frustrating to me as i try to avoid crowds. The beach was nice and... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Gainesville, Virginia
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“tybee island” (92 reviews)
“nice beach” (21 reviews)
“low tide” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
14th Street South to 18th Street, Tybee Island, Savannah, GA 31328
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Drive over from Savannah was more enjoyable than being on island. Very crowded, no parking, limited "tourist" shops. Not worth going in my opinion.

Thank LynC259
Reviewed 30 April 2017

It is crowded which was some frustrating to me as i try to avoid crowds. The beach was nice and clean. There are alot of restaurants and shops right off the beach. Parking is pain of course. Nice fishing pier for the family to walk...More

Thank matjaz2002
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Tybee is a classic beach community about 20 minutes from downtown Savannah. A nice pier and clean beach with all of the things that go with a bustling beach community. But you can't get there by public transportation - too bad!

Thank 477Aspen
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We traveled out to the beach for the sunrise one morning, beautiful. Spent some time photographing that and walking along the beach, took in the lighthouse, and then down to the pier. Very nice relaxing morning.

Thank 765edh
Reviewed 24 April 2017

One of our favorite beaches ever!! We rented bicycles & road the beach from South to North. Beautiful powdery white sand on the south end, north beach the sand was more brown with lots of seashells.

Thank nancy m
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This beach was nice and clean but incredibly crowded. There are tons of restaurant and souvenir shops right off the beach. Parking is limited, and you have to pay either at meters with quarters off the beach or with a card in the beach parking...More

Thank Caitlin S
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Nice fishing pier, soft sand, swings at every boardwalk entrance, very clean. Great spaces for families to walk, ride bikes or enjoy the surf.

Thank sheltabor
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I visited both South and North beach during my stay on Tybee, and i greatly preferred south. It was less crowded, more relaxed and had softer sand compared to crushed shells at north beach.

Thank MattieL16
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I liked the north beach area better to relax and see the lighthouse. South beach is better for swimming but seems to be a popular spot. Loved our visit to Tybee Island.

Thank Lorogers248
Reviewed 3 March 2017

tide was not in, too cold to go out but restaurants in area are pretty good. Stingrays for sure. You gotta go there.

Thank PantherCreekCabins
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We are staying in Richmond Hill, GA which is 25 minutes from downtown Savannah (Per Mapquest) and want to go to the Beach for a few hours tomorrow. Where should we go where there is not a massive crowd of people and/or parking issues.
27 May 2017|
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Response from missie1972 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with conrad. Get there early, parking will be hard to come by all over town.
I'm from Iowa and taking my daughter on a college visit to South Carolina. She would like to spend a day at the beach, and see Savannah. But we are going March 30-April 2. Is this a big spring break destination? We don't want to be in the middle of wild college shenanigans on this trip!
18 March 2017|
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Response from Deacon/Chef | Reviewed this property |
South beach is removed from the main beach a bit and most of the beach goers go to the central or North beach. Granted that Tybee beach is not that large but I have not seen a lot of Spring break folks there at that time. IF... More
gill e
Hi there . We are looking at the savannah hotel on savannah beach Barbados for him in April . We are beach bums and love a beautiful beach to spend our day on . Can anyone give me s bit of an insite as to what the beach is like ? Also are there any other beaches we could walk to for the day . Thanks Gill
10 November 2016|
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Response from Rollinggirl | Reviewed this property |
This is Savannah , Georgia . Not Barbados .