Tidal Flats on North Beach, Tybee Island, Georgia.

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North Beach


With fewer services and a vibe that feels more remote, this stretch of beach is a great place to relax. You can watch massive container ships drift in from sea, especially if you take a left once you hit the sand and walk further north up the shore to the point where the Savannah River runs into the Atlantic.

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Nearby Savannah attractions

1. Tybee Island Light Station & Museum

0.23 MILES

Take a self-guided tour of Tybee's iconic lighthouse and see panoramic views of the island from its observation deck. Tickets include admission to the…

2. Tybee Pier & Pavilion


Tybee's main beachside hub, with public bathrooms, concessions and a long fishing pier. Tables in the pavilion are available to rent by the hour.

3. Fort Pulaski National Monument

2.88 MILES

Located on Cockspur Island at the mouth of the Savannah River, Fort Pulaski was constructed after President James Madison ordered coastal fortifications…

4. Little Tybee Island

3.59 MILES

This uninhabited barrier island, only accessible by boat or kayak, is just south of Tybee Island and is actually double its size. The preserved land is…

5. Daufuskie Island


For those looking for an escape just a touch less discovered than Hilton Head Island, this idyllic island offers a sublime day trip and a window into the…

6. Harbour Town Lighthouse

8.29 MILES

Hilton Head's lighthouse, with the only female lighthouse keeper in North America, was built in 1970 and is prettily perched at the Harbour Town marina on…

7. Bonaventure Cemetery

12.15 MILES

Less than a 10-minute drive east of Savannah’s Historic District you’ll find one of the most peaceful, quiet, green escapes tucked away next to the…

8. Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge

12.68 MILES

A wild, minimally developed coastal barrier island and 10,053-acre refuge where you can enjoy bird-watching, beachcombing and hiking around the beaches,…