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Fun Reasons to Visit Tybee Island, Georgia

Updated on May 30, 2016

Photo of Tybee Island Lighthouse

Tybee Island Lighthouse compound. Includes lighthouse keeper's and assistant's quarter's, summer house, typical Tybee Island vacation house and gift shop.
Tybee Island Lighthouse compound. Includes lighthouse keeper's and assistant's quarter's, summer house, typical Tybee Island vacation house and gift shop. | Source

If you live in or are visiting the Lowcountry of South Carolina and Georgia, a day trip or weekend visit to Tybee, a barrier island off the Georgia Coast, can pack a lot of family fun. Just 20 minutes from Savannah you can soak up the sun on Tybee's sandy beach, go fishing on the pier, visit a marine science center, tour a lighthouse, learn all about the colorful history of this tiny but historically important island at the Tybee Island Museum or take a dolphin tour boat ride.

This hub was written in response to a question by Riaha: "What was the best short vacation you ever took? " My answer is that while staying in Hilton Head Island, I've had a few wonderful day trips to Tybee Island. I hope that after reading this article you will understand why it's such a great place to visit no matter how much time you have to spend there.

Come, let's get started on my five fun recommendations for things to do in this great beach town.

Visit the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum

View of big canon outside the Tybee Island Museum Battery Garland.
View of big canon outside the Tybee Island Museum Battery Garland. | Source

Tybee Island Lighthouse Photo Tour

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Inside view of lighthouse.View from top. Note shadow of lighthouse.View from stairwell landing.View of modern coke vending machine housed in old fashioned building.View from top overlooking Atlantic Ocean.Flag and history display on lighthouse grounds.Placard showing the different flags that Tybee was under during the Civil War years.Tybee Island Museum Battery Garland as seen from the top of the lighthouse.
Inside view of lighthouse.
Inside view of lighthouse. | Source
View from top. Note shadow of lighthouse.
View from top. Note shadow of lighthouse. | Source
View from stairwell landing.
View from stairwell landing. | Source
View of modern coke vending machine housed in old fashioned building.
View of modern coke vending machine housed in old fashioned building. | Source
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View from top overlooking Atlantic Ocean.
View from top overlooking Atlantic Ocean. | Source
Flag and history display on lighthouse grounds.
Flag and history display on lighthouse grounds. | Source
Placard showing the different flags that Tybee was under during the Civil War years.
Placard showing the different flags that Tybee was under during the Civil War years. | Source
Tybee Island Museum Battery Garland as seen from the top of the lighthouse.
Tybee Island Museum Battery Garland as seen from the top of the lighthouse. | Source

Get a great work-out and enjoy breathtaking views of the Island and Atlantic Ocean when you climb the 178 steps to the top of the lighthouse. If you think climbing is hard, just imagine what it was like being one of the workers who had to install one step at a time and carefully rotate it into position.

When Tybee Lighthouse was built in 1773 it was the third lighthouse built on the island. The Confederates burned it down during the Civil War and it wasn't rebuilt until 1867. To learn why this island and lighthouse were so important during the war, plus more history about Tybee Island, visitors can go across the street to the Tybee Island Museum which is housed in Fort Screven's Battery Garland. There is only one admission price for both places and if you park by the lighthouse there is no charge for parking.

The Battery served as part of America's Coastal Defense System until it was decommissioned in 1945. The Tybee Island Historical Society converted it into a museum in 1962. Fun things to do at the museum include:

  • Climb onto the observation deck to see the mouth of the Savannah River as it opens into the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Learn folklore about Native Americans, English Settlers and Pirates who once inhabited the island.
  • Learn Tybee Island's history as a popular resort and amusement park.
  • See how Tybee families and kids used to spend their summers.
  • Learn about the Chu family's rise to prominence in the Tybee community and how this added to the multi-cultural influence on the island.
  • See the seven flags that have flown over Tybee since 1520.


Eat at the Crab Shack for a Unique Dining Experience

Cartoon waitress greets you at the entrance to the Crab Shack dining area.
Cartoon waitress greets you at the entrance to the Crab Shack dining area. | Source

Photo of The Crab Shack

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Crab Shack Gator Lagoon

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Visit The Crab Shack Restaurant and Gator Lagoon

The Crab Shack is a shabby chic outdoor seafood restaurant which was named "The Best Seafood Dive," by Coastal Living Magazine in 2011. Other restaurants might be offended to be called a dive, but the Crab Shack is proud of being #1 and its owners have worked hard to get there by providing quality food at reasonable prices which is popular with both the locals and tourists.

Diners enjoy a waterside view of the creek while they eat finger licking good seafood platters, delicious crab stew and a host of other items from the shack's fun menu.

The house specialty is a platter piled high with an assortment of tasty shellfish that are in season. It's served with corn on the cob, potatoes and sausage and can be ordered as a single portion or platter for 2, 3 or 4 people. While I did not partake in a platter I can attest that it looked mouth watering and was indeed piled high with seafood, including large snow crab legs. I did order a seafood sandwich and cup of crab stew for lunch and both items were delicious.

Before or after dining you can visit the Crab Shack Gator Lagoon and learn everything a tourist needs to know about alligators. To see photos of the lagoon and its brightly colored informational signs you can click on my hub titled, "What to Say When Your Child Asks: Do Alligators Eat Tourists?"

Tybee Island Pier

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Tybee Island Pavilion Mural Photos

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Close up of pavillion mural. | Source

The original Tybrisa Pavilion, built by the Central of Georgia Railroad, lasted more than 70 years and was a landmark on the South Atlantic Ocean. Like today's pier, it was a popular destination for day-trippers and seasonal visitors and had live entertainment.

The Tybee Pavilion was opened in 1996 and has spectacular views of the ocean, picnic tables, public restrooms plus in season dances, musical performances and special festivals and events throughout the year.

It has brightly painted murals that depict marine life scenes and give it a distinctive appearance while at the same time increasing the public's awareness to protect the marine life at this beautiful beach and in the ocean.

The adjacent pier is a great place to fish and enjoy the sea breezes.

Learn About Sea Turtles

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Visit the Tybee Island Marine Science Center

The Tybee Island Marine Science Center features an aquarium, touch tank and displays on marine life indigenous to the area.

The center has installed new tanks for their Diamondback Terrapin adults and hatch-lings. Also, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center just gave them an 800 gallon tank and in the Spring of 2012 visitors will be able to see a young Loggerhead Sea Turtle in it.

Loggerhead Sea Turtles nest on Tybee from May to October. The Marine Science Center conducts a Sea Turtle Project and has volunteers who search for turtle nesting activities. Female turtles dig their nest, lay eggs and return to the ocean leaving the eggs on their own for the 60 days that it takes for a baby turtle to hatch and make its own way out to sea. If the volunteers find a nest they mark it off for protection and monitor it daily until the babies hatch and find the sea.

If you watched the Miley Cyrus movie, The Last Song, based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, you may remember that Miley's character found a disturbed nest and called to have a volunteer sent out to protect it. Beach scenes in the movie were filmed on Tybee Island and if you haven't seen the movie yet, rent the DVD prior to visiting the island.

The Marine Science Center hosts many special activities and events and its staff will help teachers and group leaders plan activities for schools, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. To find out more information on how to plan your own visit or a group visit go to the Marine Science Website at: http://tybeemarinescience.org

Take a Dolphin Boat Tour

No visit to the island would be complete without seeing the bottle-nose dolphins who frequent its waters. Though they can easily be watched from the beach it's always a special thrill to view them by boat.

Captain Mike's Dolphin Tours depart from Lazaretto Creek on Tybee Island and are a great way to experience the excitement of seeing dolphins in their natural habitat and to learn about them.

As the boat heads out toward the Atlantic, you'll pass shrimp boats and docks and go by the Cockspur and Tybee Lighthouses.

The tour lasts approximately one and a half hours and reservations are required. Spectacular sunset cruises are also available.

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Plan Your Visit to Tybee in Advance

If you do decide to take a day, week-end trip or full vacation on Tybee Island you can plan your visit in advance by ordering a complimentary Tybee Island Vacation Planner at www.tybeevisit.com or calling 1-877-340-3388.

Or you can choose to be a beach bum, pack a cooler full of food, bring a good book and sit on the beach under a wide umbrella. Either way, anyone who loves the ocean will enjoy a trip to Tybee.

For readers who have RV's please check out Don Bobbit's helpful comment which is the first comment left on this hub. He made some excellent points for long distance travelers.

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    Don Bobbitt 5 years ago from Ruskin Florida

    You forgot to mention that you have that nice little campground at the entrance to the island where the neat little shops are located.

    We have an RV, and we stayed there for 3 days last year and checked the island out.

    We loved it! We were Wintering in Florid, and the Savannah area and Tybee Island itself is a great stopover for people heading back up the coast.

    We loved the Crab Shack, a Glass of Wine, some fresh Shrimp, and a fantastic sunset.

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    Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

    Welcome Don Bobbitt,

    Thanks for those excellent points which readers will find helpful, especially those who have RV's. I appreciate your taking time to leave such a detailed comment that adds to the information in this hub.

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    Roberta Kyle 5 years ago from Central New Jersey

    Oh this sounds like a wonderful place to visit. Hope I get a chance to go there one of these days.

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    Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Robie,

    Hope you get a chance to visit someday, too. It really is a great place and so close to Savannah, GA, which is a wonderful city to explore.

    Thanks for taking time to leave a comment.

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    b. Malin 5 years ago

    Hi Gail, we were visiting Savannah a few years back in Feb. but it was So Cold, that we cut the visit short. We had plans to visit Tybee Beach, but again because of the weather, were not able to. Now sitting here reading your Wonderful Hub, makes me want to return (on our way home from Florida) For the weather will be on our side in May...and of course we must dine at the "Crab Shack". You are such a Great Tour Guide Person, Thanks for sharing!

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    Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

    Gail I've been to Tybee Island one time and missed most of the great things you got on here. Like the 1700s Tybee Lighthouse and museum, along with the Marine Science Center and pavilion. Believe we may have eaten at the Crab House. A Raccoon come up beside us on the patio if indeed that's where we ate. Super fun and interesting things to do along with your pics in this hub. Have you noticed the number of starfish at Tybee Beach 'cause there were hundreds of them in the water that time!

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    Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi b. Malin,

    Thanks for the kind words. Yes, it is sometimes cold in February but by May it should be quite toasty and should make a great stop on your way back north.

    If you do get to go, I hope you enjoy the Crab Shack as much as I did - it's quite an experience and I bet you could write a very witty hub about it! It's the kind of place where you pull up and wonder if you're making a mistake and then you sit down, kick back and enjoy the delicious food and can't wait to tell your friends about it.

    Thanks for all your support and feedback.

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    Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Alastar,

    We didn't see any racoons at The Crab Shack but it's easy to imagine one walking through the dining patio. According to The Crab Shack website the place started years ago and has been getting larger ever since then.

    Given your interest in Civil War history and other historical time periods I think you would particularly love the lighthouse and the museum.

    There were no starfish, but I would have loved to see hundreds of them- that only happened to me once in Delaware when I walked the beach after a big storm and stranded starfish were everywhere!

    Thanks for leaving such a great comment and your ongoing support.

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    Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

    Ooops! Not starfish- sand dollars! and I forgot to add useful with the rest. Oh the ravages of aging lol.

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    Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

    Hi, I love learning about all these great American places, I would love to go there, sounds amazing! voted up! cheers nell

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    Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

    Hello again, Alastar,

    How cool that you came back and made the correction.

    I didn't find any sand dollars at Tybee but have come across them other times and they're always beautiful to look at. In Delaware it's illegal to remove the from the beach.

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    Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Nell,

    So glad you enjoyed your cyber visit. I always love reading about places I've never been before, too.

    Thanks so much for the vote up.

    Interesting that you and Alastar were here "together". I enjoyed the paranoral hubs you both wrote and it's like we're all on the same wavelength today. (smile)

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    Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

    Hi Gail,

    You have painted a gorgeous picture of Tybee Island and if I am ever in that area I'll be sure and check out that lighthouse and other things you mentioned. If your poll had offered all of the above, that would have been my first choice...but I voted on seeing the lighthouse since I could only choose one. All the up votes except funny. Thanks!

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    Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Peggy,

    We're so much alike- want to see and do everything we can when we travel. (smile)

    I'm going to add an "all of the above option." Thanks for pointing out that it wasn't there.

    Thanks for the votes up.

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    Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

    Hi Gail, I have always wanted to climb to the top of a lighthouse - it's on my 'to do' list!

    This sounds a wonderful place to visit and the crab shack an absolute must!

    voted up and thank you for sharing.

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    Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi MM,

    I used to be afraid of heights and couldn't get up the courage to go to the top but about 7 years ago I was able to overcome that fear and now I love it! Have been climbing any lighthouse I come across ever since then and went parasailing, too. The panoramic views from up high are breathtaking!

    Hope you get a chance to climb one someday soon.

    Thanks so much for the vote up and your feedback and support.

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    Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

    Beautiful as always Gail and another for me to bookmark into my Armchair Travelling slot.

    Here's to so many more for us both to share on here.

    I wish you a great day.

    Eddy.

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    Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Eddy,

    So glad you enjoyed your armchair traveling today and thanks for all your support.

    Hope you have a great day too.

    Gail

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    Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

    Interesting travel article. Your pictures compliments the text.

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    Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Vinaya,

    Glad you found it interesting. I appreciate your feedback and ongoing support and always enjoy your hubs.

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    Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

    Your photography continues to amaze me. I always enjoy, and take to heart, your travel hubs. If ever you decide to create a new career for yourself I can picture you as a travel agent. :) You always have great tips, useful facts and interesting places to visit. Thanks! Rated up/interesting/useful Take care.

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    Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Denise,

    Am thrilled that you like the photography as it's become such a fun hobby for me!

    Thanks for the kind feedback, ongoing support and vote up.

    I read your blog about spring and it was awesome. Your productivity and the quality of your writing always amazes me as I know you have such a busy work schedule and home life. The same is true about your daughter, Cardelean (and her beautiful kids), and your sister, Danette Watt.

    So much talent in one family just blows me away!

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    cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

    I'm not sure how I missed this AMAZING hub (and your super kind comment above) but I'm glad that I've read it now. You are such a fantastic tour guide! Every place you write about I want to visit! Your photos are breathtaking and the description of the places that you have highlighted in this hub sound fabulous. I think that I need to take a couple of months off of work and follow the Happyboomernurse travel guides! Thanks so much for writing this hub and congrats on your Hub of the Day. It is definitely well deserved!

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    Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

    I lived there for 10 years and hated it. I was glad to leave. Nice Hub though!

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    Yvonne Spence 4 years ago from UK

    I’m packing my bags and booking my flights! You’ve done a great job here Gail and like Cara, I am puzzled that I missed this hub earlier, but glad to read it now.

    The photos are as always wonderful, the science center sounds so much fun - all those baby turtles - and a dolphin trip is always a hit with our family.

    And CONGRATULATIONS on getting Hub of the Day! Very well deserved!

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    Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

    Great write up on Tybee Island. It has changed a lot over the years. Congrats on Hub of the Day.

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    Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

    Congratulations on your Hub of the Day, Gail. Well deserved! It's got all the right ingredients. :)

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    kelleyward 4 years ago

    I would love to visit this area! My kids would love seeing dolphins! Congrats on HOTD!

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    Christin Sander 4 years ago from Midwest

    So glad to see this as hub of the day. We LOVE Tybee Island and haven't been there in a few years. We have said we'd like to live there one day. Love it and love Savannah.

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    Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

    I have not been to Tybee Island and now I want to go. I love the Beaufort/ Fripp Island area and Savannah and these are some of the most beautiful places in the US. This is a wonderfully written hub. Congratulations on this well deserved Hub of the Day!

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    Prasanna Marlin 4 years ago from Sri lanka

    Great write up on "Tybee Island" Nice Hub

    Congratulations on your Hub of the Day

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    leahlefler 4 years ago from Western New York

    I may have to put Tybee on our "future vacation" list. We just went to Myrtle Beach this year, but didn't go any further south than that area. Hilton Head and Tybee Island sound fantastic - seeing the baby sea turtles would be so cool! What a great hub!

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    Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

    I had to come back to congratulate you.

    Cheers

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    Urmila 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

    Great hub.Gorgeous looking island. I wish to visit some day there. Voted up!

    Congratulation on Hub of the day achievement!

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    pennylu 4 years ago

    I loved this hub! I live in Southern California, but my daughter is in Georgia. I'm going out in Aug/Sept. and now I'm definitely planning a visit to Tybee Island. Thanks for a useful, fun and interesting look at all the Island has to offer. I'm excited!!!

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    Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

    Congrats on your Hub of the Day. Couldn't happen to a nicer Hubber. I've been to Tybee Island. I have a daughter who lives in Savannah. It is a great place to visit. I'm voting this UP, etc.

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    Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

    Just came back to wish you congratulations on receiving a HOTD award, Gail. Much deserved!

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    Comfort Babatola 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

    I live right here in Bonaire, Georgia, and I really appreciate your write-up on this beautiful place. I visited once and will definitely visit again. It's a beautiful Island indeed!

    Congrats on the HOTD award!

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    Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Great photos and information! This looks like a great little trip. Thanks for sharing your insight and congrats on getting Hub of the Day!

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    bankscottage 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

    We spend a week in Hilton Head every few years. During our stay we usually make it over to Savannah. We think about going to Tybee Island but have never made it. The next time we are in the area it is a visit to the lighthouse and museum followed by dinner at the Crab Shack. Sounds like Paula Deen doesn't have anything on the Crab Shack. Great Hub and pictures.

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    JP Carlos 4 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

    Lot's of cool places to visit. I just hope I get the chanc to go there. Congratulations on the thub of the day award.

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    Thelma Raker Coffone 4 years ago from Blue Ridge Mountains, USA

    Living in Georgia and loving lighthouses, I have been to Tybee several times. It's been a while so your hub makes me want to plan another trip soon. I enjoy writing hubs about lighthouses but haven't gotten around to one on Tybee Light yet. Great hub!

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    umertube 4 years ago from Pakistan

    The island seems quite interesting. Your hub shows that there are a lot of historical building too. Now I have decided to plan a trip to Tybee island.

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    taw2012 4 years ago from India

    WOW wonderful place!!! Some day I hope yo visit the place.

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    Barbara Anne Helberg 4 years ago from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA

    @Happyboomernurse...Congratulations on this Hub receiving a Hub of the Day award!! This is very nice reading.

    Lighthouses are such unique icons and their stories are rich with historic value; some are even mysterious; some are appealing for their lighthouse keeper stories. They

    're all fascinating friends!

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    Milli 4 years ago from USA

    Great Hub. Congratulations on Hub of the day! God Bless You.

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    Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

    Tybee is a place to visit if you have not done so. My family and I have been there several times as we are so enamored with everything about it. Then when I was teaching in north Georgia we took our eighth graders there on a field trip. It was an experience that most of them said they would never forget.

    Thank you for sharing this. And, congratulations on hub of the day.

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    Nizam Khan 4 years ago from Hyderabad, India.

    Wow! This is really interesting. Pictures are really wonderful. Traveling is always an awesome experience. Thanks for sharing and voted up :)

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Cara,

    What fun it was to log into HubPages today (my internet access was down yesterday) and see your lovely comment which let me know this hub made HOTD yesterday!

    Also, it was interesting to see that your mom's older comment was just above yours and that I had acknowledged the quality writing that your talented family does.

    I so appreciate your kind words and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your ongoing support.

    Hub Hugs & Love to you and the kids,

    Gail

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Rebeccamealey,

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I suppose it's always different to actually live in a place than just visit. I read your profile and it seems like you like where you now live so I'm glad you were able to settle in a place that suits you.

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Melovy,

    I'm thrilled you liked the hub and photos and as you know, I appreciate your specific feedback and ongoing support.

    We share a love of the sea, good literature and writing and I always look forward to reading anything you've written, whether it be fiction, a novel or one of your great food or travel hubs.

    Sending Hub Hugs & Love,

    Gail

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Dear Cyndi10,

    I appreciate the congrats and thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

    I don't know what Tybee used to be like as my first visit was inspired just a few years ago when I learned that filming for the movie, "The Last Song" was being done there. I didn't get to go at the time of the filming but went a short time later and have gone back a few times since then and loved it.

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Denise,

    Thanks for taking time out of your business schedule to return and congratulate me. Your support is greatly appreciated!

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Kellyward,

    Thanks so much for the congratulations. Hope you get to visit Tybee with your kids one day.

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Christin S,

    So glad you enjoyed the hub and am happy to hear that you like the Savannah/Tybee area as much as I do.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment.

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Tammyswallow,

    Thanks so much for the congrats and kind words.

    I agree that the whole region is beautiful and think you'll love Tybee as much as you love the rest of the area if you do get the chance to visit.

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Prasonline,

    Glad that you liked the hub and thanks so much for the congrats.

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Leahlefler,

    Hope you do get to visit someday as the entire region has a lot to offer.

    I've never stayed in Myrtle Beach and that's still on my list of places to visit.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Vinaya,

    Thanks so much for coming back to congratulate me. Your ongoing support means so much and I always look forward to reading your own hubs.

    You are such a kind and generous hubber as well as being an excellent photographer and writer.

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Urmilashukler23,

    Thanks so much for the congrats and the vote up. Hope you do get to visit Tybee Island someday.

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Pennylu,

    Hope you have a wonderful visit with your daughter and get to enjoy spending some time with her at Tybee Island.

    Am glad this hub encouraged you to include Tybee on your itinerary.

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Mary,

    Didn't realize you had a daughter who lives in Savannah. I'm glad you've been able to visit Tybee Island and appreciate your lovely comment and congratulations. Your ongoing support and encouragement is very important to me and I'm always happy when I see you've left a comment for me.

    Sending Hub Hugs and Love,

    Gail

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Peggy,

    Thanks so much for returning to congratulate me. Your ongoing support and encouragement is greatly appreciated, not to mention the fact that your excellent travel hubs have been a role model and inspiration to me.

    Sending Hub Hugs and Love,

    Gail

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Comfort B,

    I'm glad that you've already had a chance to visit Tybee and plan to go back again as you live close by.

    Thanks so much for your kind words. They're greatly appreciated.

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Randomcreative,

    Thanks so much for your kind words. Am so glad you enjoyed the hub and took the time to leave a comment.

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Bankscottage,

    So glad to hear that next time you're in Savannah you plan on adding a day trip to Tybee.

    If you love great seafood served in a shabby chic and fun atmosphere you should love the Crab Shack.

    Thanks for taking time to leave a comment.

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Jpcmc,

    Hope you do get a chance to visit and thanks for the congrats and for taking time to leave a comment. It's greatly appreciated.

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Thelma C,

    I enjoy your lighthouse hubs and am sure you could come up with an interesting article about the Tybee Lighthouse that would augment this hub.

    Glad you enjoyed this and thanks for leaving such a lovely comment.

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Umertube,

    So glad that this hub has inspired you to plan a visit to Tybee Island. Yes, there's much history behind this beautiful and fun island.

    Thanks for taking time to leave a comment.

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Taw2012,

    Hope you do get to visit Tybee and thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Barbsbitsnpieces,

    So glad you enjoyed this hub. I agree that there are always interesting stories about every lighthouse when one delves into the history behind it and especially the stories about the lighthouse keepers and their families.

    Thanks for leaving such an insightful comment.

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Livingpah2014,

    Thanks for the congrats and kind words. They're greatly appreciated. So glad that you enjoyed the hub.

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Pstraubie48,

    Thanks so much for sharing your own experiences and opinions about Tybee Island. I think it's wonderful that you took your whole class there on a field trip when you were teaching in North Georgia. It's great to have your feedback as it may inspire others who work with kids and who live nearby plan field trips for their classes, or for the scouting or other youth groups that they are involved with.

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Internetgeek,

    Thanks so much for your lovely comment and feedback. It's greatly appreciated.

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    prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

    I had never heard about Tybee Island. I love your report and I hope I have a chance to visit this island one day. Take care and voted up!

    Prasetio

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Prasetio,

    So glad you enjoyed the hub and hope you do get to visit this island someday.

    Thanks for the vote up and your ongoing support. It's greatly appreciated.

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    kathleen cochran 4 years ago

    My parents live on Tybee and I thought I knew it frontwards and backwards, but your hub showed it to me through new eyes.

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    Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

    My parents live on Tybee Island, and I thought I knew it frontwards and backwards. It was nice to see it through a first-timer's eyes.

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Kathleen,

    How nice that your parents live on Tybee and that you've been able to enjoy the island.

    I live near beach resorts in southern Delaware and throngs of tourists visit the region in summer. Sometimes it's easy to take things for granted and seeing them through an outsider's eyes can remind us just how special a beautiful beach town is.

    Tybee was a pure delight to visit and I was happy to be able to share photos and information about it on HubPages.

    Thanks for taking time to leave a lovely comment.

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    Marble Sweets 4 years ago

    I live in the Low Country of South Carolina, and have always wanted to explore some of Georgia's beach islands but never knew where to start! So one of the first lines in this piece caught my eye...decided I have to make a trip there in 2012! The lighthouse looks fascinating, and that's quite a view of the Atlantic ocean.

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Marble Sweets,

    Welcome to HubPages.

    So glad you found this hub helpful. Yes, Tybee Island would be a great place to start your exploration of Georgia's beach islands, especially since you live in South Carolina and it's just over the SC/GA border.

    Hope you have a fantastic trip and enjoy Tybee as much as I did.

    Thanks for taking time to leave a comment. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

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    Danette Watt 4 years ago from Illinois

    Hi Gail - Belated congratulations on getting Hub of the Day! I noticed it on the feed when it popped up but have been swamped and am now getting around to reading some hubs I made note of earlier.

    As usual your photography is awesome - you have a very good eye for composition. I voted for the Lighthouse and Museum activity because I love lighthouses and that would probably interest my husband the most. But truthfully, if there had been a "I want to do and see it all" button I would have clicked on that one!

    Voted up and across except funny

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Danette,

    I'm taking your most tactful suggestion and adding "I want to do and see it all" to the quiz.

    Thanks so much for taking time to return and for the vote up. It's greatly appreciated as is your feedback.

    Hub Hugs,

    Gail

    Oops, didn't change the quiz cause it warned me I'd lose the votes that are already registered. Lesson learned for next time to create an all of the above type option.

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    Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

    Hi Gail, I grew up in Georgia, but never visited Tybee Island, until my 25th wedding anniversay. After my husband had gotten out of the Air Force, we thought we were going to be living in Georgia, but wound up in Alabama. Thanks for the lovely reminders of beautiful Tybee Island. We had a blast. Great hub. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Faith Reaper,

    Thanks so much for your beautiful comment. How wonderful that you were able to celebrate your 25th wedding anniversary on Tybee Island.

    Am glad the hub brought back great memories.

    I've never been to Alabama but hope to travel there one day.

    Love your spiritual hubber name.

    Gail

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    toknowinfo 4 years ago

    Thanks for sharing. Tybee Island certainly looks like a nice place to visit.

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    Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Toknowinfo,

    You're welcome. Yes, it's a great place to visit no matter what season it is.

    Thanks for the feedback. It's greatly appreciated.

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    John Hansen 19 months ago from Queensland Australia

    I know this hub is three years old but: What a well written and interesting article and review on Tybee Island..it looks like a wonderful place to visit with lots to see and do. I'd have to check out The Crab Shack, the lighthouse and the dolphin cruise. Congrats on HOTD also.

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    Gail Sobotkin 19 months ago from South Carolina

    Hi Jodah,

    Thanks for the kind review! Your specific feedback is very much appreciated. Tybee Island is a fun place to visit and I hope you do get a chance travel there someday.

    Best Regards,

    Gail

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