This was our first visit to Savannah, GA and we were advised to spend at least one day at Tybee Beach. So we drove out from the historic district. The island was easy to find and we found parking at the beach with no problem; right by the pier. You will pay for parking no matter where you try to park. There are meters and meter police! We arrived early and pretty much had the place to ourselves. It was a weekday so there really weren't a lot of people, even when it got later in the day. I had so much fun feeding the gulls. They were hysterical to watch as they went around to unguarded bags trying to peck their way in and find food. Most of the time they did! So make sure you keep your chips, snacks, etc. in a cooler or some similar container because plastic bags don't stand a chance against these thieves! Also, beware of the jelly fish. There wasn't much to do or see off the beach in the pier area. A couple of restaurants and shops but that's about it. The shops were your typical T-shirt /beachwear places. Overall, we had a really nice day in the sun and the surf.