This is a continuation of a travel series to Savannah, Georgia. If you'd like to start at the beginning, go HERE. The rest of the posts in consecutive order are HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.
On our last day in Savannah, we went to Tybee Island. We spent the morning at Fort Pulaski, had lunch at The Crab Shack, and then we headed to the beach.
We first stopped at North Beach which had the cutest lighthouse and light keepers cottage. It is so charming, isn't it? The lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in Georgia, built in 1736. It is 145 stories tall and actually has three light keepers cottages nearby. You can tour the lighthouse, museum, and military battery for $15.00. Because we just toured Ft. Pulaski we did not take the tour; we wanted to save some time for the beach!
Right across the street from the lighthouse is the 1899 Military Battery. It also houses the Tybee Island Museum.
You can also access Tybee Island North Beach from this area. We stopped briefly at the North Beach and we also went to Tybee Island Beach. Both are very nice, but North Beach is much more secluded and less developed.
I was so happy I wore this dress on the day we went to the beach. I loved the way the wind whipped it up into the air. It barely got wet, because the wind was always lifting it.
We found this sea creature laying on the beach. We were not quite sure what it was, some type of sting ray?
My favorite part of the beach is always bird watching. I just love all the different types of birds at the ocean.
This is the main drag across from the ocean where all the gift shops and restaurants are located.
The best part of Tybee Island is that they have a free public pier. You would be surprised at how many beach communities we've been to that don't have a free pier. Most have a fee required to walk on or fish from.
We had the exciting experience of watching some fisherman catch and release this large sting ray.
This picture was taken from the pier looking back at the beach. You can see how much more developed it is that North Beach.
I love to see Pelicans flying in the air.
After spending some time on the beach and pier and visiting a few gift shops, we got back in the car and drove around a bit. We loved all the gorgeous beach homes. Most of these are available to rent for tourists.
We laughed and laughed through the entire meal. We said that only we would end up at an American Legion post for dinner on a vacation instead of a fancy restaurant. And the funniest part was when we left we saw a truck from The Crab Shack outside. They catered the fish fry! No wonder it was so good!
And this concludes my Savannah travel series. Our next vacation will be in September where we will be headed to South Dakota to explore the Black Hills, the Badlands, Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, and much more. In the mean time, I will share a few local adventures we've had this summer.
Have a Great Day! Amy
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