Big Mistake to listen to this review. I am a professor from MA and I and my husband have now come to Tybee Island for the last 3 years. This year we bought a cottage here. Rednecks? If you mean some normal Southern low country people, I suppose. But, as a born and bred Yankee, the people here are like those I grew up with but with different accents. The beach is as beautiful as any in the United States. We have been here in August, March, and June and we have never found it to be so over crowded as to make us uncomfortable. No, it's not Hilton Head, Wild Dunes or any of that ilk. It is small town Americana on a beach. We looked for a place just like this for a long time and are very happy to have found it. This is a beach community -- not a resort. One thing to think about -- there is not that much to do for today's easily bored children. The under 6 set can be kept busy on the beach, but there are no amusement parks, putt-putts, etc. here. Teenagers can kayak, bike ride, walk the beach, but they might get bored also. My 20 something year old daughter came down with a girl frience and it happended to be beach volleyball tournaments so they had a great time. Before you plan your trip check the events as they happen year round and are great fun.