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South Beach

Parking

General parking information can be found here.

 

South Beach is the busiest beach on Tybee Island. Parking lots are accessible at 14th and 16th (Tybrisa) Streets. Parking is also available along Butler Avenue and along intersecting streets of Butler Avenue, driving towards South Beach.

 

Beach/Pier Access

The public can easily access both South Beach and the Pier from either the 14th St or 16th St parking lots(both parking lots are one way going south), or by walking down the street from Tybrisa.

 

Concessions/Restrooms

Concessions and public restrooms are available on the Pier. 

 

Fishing

Visitors can fish from the beach or from the Pier, with a GA fishing permit.  Licenses, bait, and limited tackle can be purchased Chu's Convenience Store on 1st Street (across from the Visitor's Center). 

 

 

Shopping/Food

Ample beach equipment and beach attire can be easily purchased along Tybrisa and its adjacent streets.  Those searching for food, ice cream, and cocktails will find plenty of variety around Tybrisa.  

 

 

 

 

 North Beach

North Beach is located across from the Tybee Lighthouse.  North Beach is quieter and is often the destination for those planning a full day at the beach.  

 

Parking

General parking information can be found here.

 

Public Parking is available behind the Tybee Island Museum.  Limited parking is available in front of North Beach Grill and Tybee Lite Shrine Club. 

 

 

Beach/Pier Access

The public can easily access North Beach from the public parking lot or from the numerous public boardwalks along the beach.

 

 

Concessions/Restrooms

Concessions, public restrooms, and public showers are available and easily accessed at the newly renovated North Beach facility.

 

Fishing

Visitors can fish from the beach with a GA fishing permit.  Licenses, bait, and limited tackle can be purchased Chu's Convenience Store at the corner of Campbell Ave. and 1st Street (across from the Visitor's Center).

 

Shopping/Food

 

North Beach Bar & Grill provides food and drinks to go and is the only restaurant located on North Beach.  

Hucapoos Booze and Bites, 80 E. Gastropub, Lighthouse Pizza, Gerald's Pig and Shrimp,  and The Quarter (burgers galore) are located a short drive away. 

 

The Oaks Shopping Center and Sunny Oaks Plaza, located on Hwy 80, provide a plethora of shops for those looking for that special gift or a remembrance of their trip.  

 

 

 

 

Mid-Island Beach

The Mid-Island Beach begins at the curve on on 1st Street (look for the anchor).It extends from there (on 1st Street) to 14th Street (the first parking lot for South Beach). 

 

This beach is used less by locals and visitors.  It is inhabited by hotels and short term rentals, and has only one restauruant, The Deck, which is actually on the beach. 

 

Parking

General parking information can be found here.

 

Parking is available on each numbered street, and there are ample crossovers onto the beach.  The nearest restrooms (there are non on Mid-Beach) are at Memorial Park (behind the Library-across the street from the beach). 

 

 

Beach/Pier Access

There are numerous boradwalks allowing easy beach access from each numbered street.

 

Concessions/Restrooms

Che nearest restrooms (there are none on Mid-Beach) are at Memorial Park (behind the Library-across the street from the beach). 

 

Fishing

Visitors can fish from the beach with a GA fishing permit.  Licenses, bait, and limited tackle can be purchased Chu's Convenience Store at the corner of Campbell Ave. and 1st Street (across from the Visitor's Center).

 

Shopping/Food

 

The only restaurant on the beach in this area is The Deck (modern fusion).  The Sugar Shack, McElwees, Agave Mexican Restaurant, Pizza On Wheels, Sunda Cafe, and Cafe 80 are all nearby.

 

Chu's Convenience Store (Jones Ave and 1st St.) is also easily accessible.

 

The Funky Fish has beach and fishing equipment.  High Tide provides professional surfing attire and supplies. 

 

 

Back River Beach

 

The Back River Beach is located on the South end of Tybee Island.  It is located from 18th St./South Jetty to the Fishermans Walk Pier. 

 

Parking

General parking information can be found here.

 

Limited public parking is available at the Back River Beach, which is accessed from Chatham Avenue and near McCleod St., a mostly residential area of Tybee Island.

 

Beach/Pier Access

The 210 foot long Fishing Pier is easily accessible

 

Concessions/Restrooms

Restrooms are available at the Back River Pier.

 

Fishing

Visitors can fish from the beach and the Fisherman's Walk Pier with a GA fishing permit.  Licenses, bait, and limited tackle can be purchased Chu's Convenience Store at the corner of Campbell Ave. and 1st Street (across from the Visitor's Center).

 

Shopping/Food

 

AJ's 

Savannah River

Beach

Savannah River Beach runs from Lazaretto Creek to the North Jetty,  and is visited by fewer people.  Savannah River Beach known for its beauty and common dolphin sitings.  Waves are minimal and the water tends to be very clear.

 

Parking

General parking information can be found here.

 

 

 The North Beach Parking Lot is behind the Tybee Island Museum and acrross from the Tybee Island Lighthouse.

 

 

Beach/Pier Access

Savannah River Beach can be accessed by walking from the North Beach Parking Lot.

There are no lif eguards posted at this beach.  Visitors are cautioned to use extreme care.  Tides can rise and currents become strong in minutes.  

 

Concessions/Restrooms

There are no public restrooms.

 

Fishing

Visitors can fish from the beach with a GA fishing permit.  Licenses, bait, and limited tackle can be purchased Chu's Convenience Store at the corner of Campbell Ave. and 1st Street (across from the Visitor's Center).

 

Shopping/Food

 

Coco's Sunset Grille, Bubba Gumbo's, and The Crab Shack are all nearby.  The bars and restaurants of North Beach are also easily accessible.

Stewart's Bait & Tackle, located on Old Hwy 80,, offers light tackle; crabbing and shrimping supplies; and rod and reel rentals and repair.

 

 

Ft. Pulaski Tidal Chart

Tybee Island tide chart can be found here