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“Very Relaxing”
Review of South Beach

South Beach
Ranked #48 of 218 things to do in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very Relaxing”
Reviewed April 22, 2008

We took a drive out to Tybee one afternoon while in Savannah. It had a couple of Touristy spots, but over all, seemed very relaxed. A different feel from most beach areas in Cali'. We happened to be there at low tide and walked out onto the sand bars a good ways out. Not something you can do much on the west coast. Over all we found it very relaxing & grabbed lunch at Marlin Monroes, catchy name, It was nice, not Great but good & the service was good as well. I would recommend taking the 20-minute drive out if you get the chance.

6 Thank Cali7799
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Kansas City, MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Group Trip to Tybee”
Reviewed November 12, 2007

June 2005 trip with our teens and their friends. Great weather and "okay" beach. We rented a three-bedroom condo on the beach and enjoyed our accommodations: One of the best parts of our trip. The Tybee websites we viewed showed a much more updated version of Tybee than we experienced. Coastal Georgia was a place our family had not visited and we knew little about Tybee. There really wasn't enough to keep them busy at Tybee. The beach was more run down than we had anticipated, but probably nostalgic and laid back for some. We enjoyed some of the restaurants on the beach that had live music and good, inexpensive food. Short drive to Savannah to shop and walk around. One day, out of boredom, we drove down the coast to Jekyll Island and St. Simons' Island. I wish I would have checked out the Georgia coast more thoroughly. We would have stayed @ St. Simons' Island. Tybee is good for middle-aged people who want to chill and feel a bit nostalgic about the laid-back days of the '60s, '70s and '80s and for locals. In 2006 we visited Myrtle Beach and found so much more to keep the teens occupied. We found a way to have fun on our trip, but I wouldn't recommend Tybee to most people.

4 Thank McDeeChip
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Lyndhurst, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beach Review”
Reviewed July 1, 2007

We just returned from a week's stay in Tybee Island where our rental house was a walk from the pier, a good location. The area around the pier had a typical "beach" atmosphere with souvenier shops and the like, but this part of town did look a bit run down. We thought the beach was kept fairly clean but there were some reeds strewn about. However, this did not bother us much unless the tide was in.

We at at The Crab Shack, Sting Ray's and Macelwee's in Tybee Island. All were pretty good but don't miss the Crab Shack if you love low country style seafood. It was also a great place to take kids as they had an alligator pit, rabbits (NOT in the pit!), various low-key cats and a dog wandering about outside. They have a fun website that gives a lot of info. We also heard The Breakfast Club was very good -- the chef there prepared the food for JFK Jr.'s wedding. Get there early in the AM -- lines form around the corner.

The location of Tybee Island is nice as it is only about 20 miles or so from Savannah, so there are other things to do if you are not solely a beach person. All and all it is a good place to go for a beach location, esp. with kids. We have been to Duck, NC and prefer that area as it is a little more refined, but there are likely more interesting things for kids to do at Tybee Island. I would recommend visiting the beach on a weekday as it was much more busy on the weekends and might make it more difficult to find a good place on the beach.

10 Thank Greyhound1
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North Carolina
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Tybee beach not a favorite of our family”
Reviewed June 25, 2007

The beach was very crowded & not the cleanest beach I've ever been to. There was nowhere left for a family to set up at about 5 o'clock in the evening. There was also dry swamp reeds that had washed down the river all over the beach. We enjoyed touring & climbing the lighthouse & the dolphin tour much more.

8 Thank crissy982
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Fun to stop by - would be great with kids”
Reviewed April 28, 2007

It kind of had the feeling of a resort area that may have seen better days, but it was fun to stop by for a few hours and walk on the beach. Would have been better, I'm sure, if the weather had been a bit warmer (summer). Definitely get a restaurant recommendation before you go - we played it by ear and were sorry!

8 Thank indygirl3
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