This barrier island located off of Savannah, Georgia is a gorgeous series of beaches and a small town. Tybee is a local Native American population’s word for “salt” and the name was changed in the 1950s to “Savannah Beach” for publicity. However, in the mid-1970s the island returned to using the original name of the island!
Famous on the island is the Tybee Island Light Station, which, despite the actual light house being replaced several times, is one of the few remaining operational 18th century light stations in the United States. The Fort Screven historic district is home to restored military buildings, a historic theater, and the Tybee Museum. One of the most well known annual events is the Beach Bum parade - held every May, usually the week before Memorial Day!