Destination guide

Enjoy Tybee Island Beach at vacation home rentals

Nestled 30 minutes from Savannah, Tybee Island is surrounded by miles of nothing but unpretentious beaches. With obscenely beautiful sunsets and a history dating back to 16th-century Spanish explorers, this picturesque spot is a choice destination for those whose wanderlust isn't easily satiated by traditional seaside getaways. The setting is reminiscent of old-timey beach life—a throwback to retro surf culture, when manners mattered and quaint was cool. Tybee Island Beach vacation rentals are just steps from the water’s edge and offer a wistful ambiance that recall the glory of Gone With the Wind.

History

Historic sites near Tybee Island Beach vacation rentals

Tybee Island Beach has plenty of fascinating historic sites to explore on your trip. Vacation homes are available near places like Fort Pulaski National Monument, a Civil War landmark with ranger tours and canon firings, and Cockspur Island Lighthouse, a preserved lighthouse from the Civil War with scenic overlooks. You'll also like Battery Garland, a museum in a former gun battery with exhibits and artifacts on local history.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Tybee Island Beach vacation rentals

Built in 1736, the Tybee Island Light Station has a beam that still assists Savannah River navigators and a rather lofty 178-step climb to its highest point—worth the trip for a panoramic view of the island. Peep the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion for some live music before venturing to the legendary Tybee Museum. Inside a late 19th-century artillery battery, it’s jam-packed with artifacts celebrating the island’s rich history. People rent Tybee Island Beach vacation rentals for proximity to the water, so a visit to the Tybee Island Marine Science Center is definitely apropos.

Activities

Things to do near Tybee Island Beach vacation homes

Gazing at the sunset is a definite bucket list item here, but it would be criminal to book a Tybee Island Beach vacation rental without going fishing, booking a guided dolphin tour or bird-watching along the coastline. Indulge the athletic side—and burn off the margarita cals—by renting a bike for the beach or six-mile McQueen’s Island Trail. Feeling adventurous? Snag a beach cruiser (cup holder for an ice-cold brew included) and explore the area’s flat terrain. Engaging in retail therapy is completely welcome, too, particularly if you fancy locally designed goods.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Tybee Island Beach vacation homes

The beauty of Tybee Island is that it’s not too anything—its temperatures are moderate and pleasant at any time of the year. Crowds descend during the summertime. Rainfall is sparse and tends to be heaviest in August. You'll love spending time in your Tybee Island Beach vacation rental when temperatures drop come January, but otherwise it’s a relaxed climate that encourages outdoor living to the extreme. Even the fall and winter months are generally mild—meaning a beach bike ride isn't entirely out of the question.

Natural features

On Tybee Island, nature and wildlife share the spotlight

After venturing to Savannah’s historic district, continue your leisurely adventures on Tybee Island—it’s just 20 miles away and is surrounded by five miles of sandy public beaches. The island itself measures a humble 2.75 square miles, and it's unlikely you’ll ever need to look at a gas station. Bike paths and winding trails provide optimal spots to tour offbeat neighborhoods canopied by thick trees. Watch for endangered sea turtles, which lovingly nest on the beaches from May through October. Feel free to look, but never touch—the marine animals are content to sit and look pretty for you!

Beaches

Best beaches near Tybee Island Beach vacation homes

The beaches near Tybee Island Beach vacation rentals are one of its biggest draws. North Beach is a popular beach for families to swim and sunbathe, and Mid Beach has a tranquil atmosphere and calm waters that’s ideal for seaside relaxation. South Beach is a serene beach with soft sand and gentle surf for watersports.

Can I find a vacation rental around Tybee Island Beach?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,598 vacation rentals near Tybee Island Beach. From 1,237 Houses to 111 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Tybee Island Beach are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay near Tybee Island Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend near Tybee Island Beach:

  • Sea Pines: 2,077 vacation rentals
  • South Forest Beach: 1,690 vacation rentals
  • North Forest Beach: 2,640 vacation rentals
  • Folly Field: 964 vacation rentals
  • Palmetto Bluff: 78 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I rent Houses near Tybee Island Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,237 Houses near Tybee Island Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals near Tybee Island Beach include:

  • Cottages: 111 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,365 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 111 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool near Tybee Island Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,314 rentals with pool available near Tybee Island Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Can I book a vacation rental directly online or instantly near Tybee Island Beach?

    Yes, HomeAway offers a selection of 3,594 vacation rentals to book directly online and 2,564 with instant booking available near Tybee Island Beach. Don't wait, have a look at our vacation rentals via our search bar and be ready for your next trip near Tybee Island Beach! 

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