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Chapel by the Sea
Baptist Church
811 Butler Avenue
Tybee Island, GA 31328
912.786.4647


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Around Tybee Island, GA.

Tybee Island Georgia

 

Tybee Island
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Climate

The coastal region of Georgia has a relatively moderate climate. Average temperatures of the islands are slightly lower than on the mainland. Sea breezes offer relief from intense summer heat. Daily maximum temperatures in July and August (the warmest months) are usually in the 80s and low 90s. The islands are the only part of the state south of Atlanta that has mean daily maximum temperatures below 90°F in July and August (Carter 1967).

Winters are relatively mild and short. The average minimum temperature for December and January (the coldest months) is about 43°F. On the average, there are 305 freeze-free days at Brunswick and 267 at Savannah (Carter 1967)


Green Backed Heron 

Tybee Island is a unique small coastal barrier island only 11 miles east of Savannah, GA. The origin of the unusual name of "Tybee" is in itself a legend. Native Americans came to the island to hunt and fish, and gave it the name Tybee, which is a Euchee Indian word meaning "salt."

Approximately 2,500 locals call Tybee home with the summer population swelling to 8,000 at times. Tybee has many restaurants - from fine dining to favorites with a more casual atmosphere. Our rental packet will include our personal favorites.

Tybee Island Welcomes you...

Tybee Island Light Station

Ordered by General James Oglethorpe, Governor of the 13th colony, in 1732, the Tybee Island Light Station has been guiding mariners safe entrance into the Savannah River for over 270 years. The Tybee Island Light Station is one of America's most intact having all of its historic support buildings on its five-acre site.

Beach lovers from all over the world come to the Tybee Island beaches, Lighthouse, Marine Science center, Museums, Fort Screven and nearby Fort Pulaski.

Tybee Island Lighthouse

Tybee Island's history is reflected by the Lighthouse, constructed in 1739. The structure, which stands today is 154 feet high.

Information on Tybee's Fort Pulaski National Monument from the National Park Service.

Numerous historic attractions on or near the island range from Fort Pulaski National Monument Fort Pulaski was a Civil War - era fort and is now operated by the National Park Service, to the famous Savannah Historic District, located west of Tybee Island.

Fort Pulaski National Monument
Tybee Island Pier and Pavillion

Come and explore the island's newest addition, the Tybee Pier and Pavilion, located on the strand between 15th and Tybrisa streets.

Tybee is a peaceful 15 minute drive over the marsh from historic Savannah, GA. Savannah is the setting for the popular novel, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil."

Forsyth Park
Fort Screven

Fort Screven, on Tybee Island was established on March 18, 1898, though construction was not completed until 1901. Its original name, Camp Graham, was changed in honor of James Screven. Screven was a Georgia Militia brigadier general who was killed at Midway Church in 1778, during the Revolutionary war. The Georgia Legislature had passed a law in 1786 providing for a fort to be named in honor of General Screven, but the fortification was never built. In 1808, however, the Federal government obtained jurisdiction over the property on Tybee Island that would become Fort Screven. Actual title was acquired in 1875, and the fort -- armed with 20 guns -- was active in the Spanish-American War and both World Wars. From 1897 to 1947, Fort Screven was an integral part of America's coastal defense system. Troops trained and stood guard on Tybee Island throughout the Spanish-American War of 1898, World War I, and World War II. In 1947 the Fort was closed and sold to the town of Tybee.

City of Tybee
Information on city rules, regulations and services, provided by City Hall.

National Weather Service
This operational server maintains a current database of meteorological and hydrological data, historical data, and written information generated by the NWS or received from other official sources.

Tybee Island Museum
A brief visual, virtual tour of the Tybee Island Museum, located inside of Battery Garland, across from the Tybee Lighthouse, and next to Fort Screven here on Tybee Island Georgia.

Tybee Island Online
Tybee Island Online provides an ever expanding source of information presented as a preview to your next visit to Tybee Island.

Tybee Island Tourism Council
Information on Tybee businesses and attractions provided by the Tybee Island Tourism Council.

Tybee Island Museum
The Tybee Museum was established in 1961 by The Tybee Island Museum Association. The Association is now known as The Tybee Island Historical Society, a non-profit organization which also operates The Tybee Island Light Station in addition to the Tybee Museum. The purpose of the museum was the same in 1961 as it is today - to interpret the rich history of Tybee Island.

Tybee Island Homes
Located just 15 minutes from Historic Savannah, offering a wonderful, relaxed beach atmosphere and life style. These vacation rentals and other Tybee Beach properties are great places to enjoy the ocean and the atmosphere of Tybee Island Beach.

Beachside Colony
As The Premier Oceanfront Resort on Tybee, our goal is to provide superior service and satisfaction to our Owners and Guests, making Beachside Colony the choice for everyone selecting Tybee as their destination.