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2010 - 2011 Tybee Island Georgia Vacation Planner

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  • 2010/11 Vacation planner

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    Kick off your shoes and relax. With five miles of uninterrupted public beach, you can stroll, swim or snooze to your hearts content. The fish are jumping. The dolphins are playing just a hundred yards out. And youre drinking a cold one without ever leaving your beach chair. Life is almost too good here.

    Just a few miles east of Historic Savannah, Georgia, Tybee Island will tempt you with its eclectic style, thriving natural habitat, and easy-going personality. Kids love it, too.

    Watch the shrimp boats scoop up delicious Georgia shrimp, just in time for dinner that night. Ride a bike on the hard-packed sand as enormous cargo ships glide on the edge of the horizon. Climb to the top of our historic 1773 Lighthouse and see the world like never before.

    There are no high-rise condos to block your view. Just plenty of charming, colorful cottages, palm trees, unusual local shops, eateries and galleries to fit your mood. And flip-flops are the only must-have accessory. Getting around is easy too. You can walk, drive, rent a bike or even a scooter.

    Our laidback island life will make you feel right at home.

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    NATuRAL THINGS TO DO

    The Beaches North Beach is home to the lighthouse and is ideal for watching international cargo ships on their way to the Port of Savannah. South Beach is where youll find surfers, the Pier & Pavilion, restaurants, bars and shops. And there are miles of accessible beaches in-between.

    North Beach Bird Sanctuary Tybee is one of the best places in Georgia to bird-watch. And the kinds of birds change with the tides. From Black Skimmers and Brown Pelicans to Red-throated Loons and Buffleheads, youll be amazed. You may even spot Tybees official bird, the Painted Bunting.

    Little Tybee IslandAccessible only by boat or kayak, this pristine, uninhabited nature preserve is home to an end-less, unspoiled beach of driftwood, native shells and crabs. From subtropical forest to protected marshes and estuaries, youll see all kinds ofnative coastal birds including egrets, herons and ospreys. Camping, guided tours, and charters are available. See p. 12 & 13 for more info.

    Tybee Marine Science CenterExperience local and tropical marine life that you can even reach out and touch in the popular touch tank. Want to learn more about the islands thriving natural habitat? Sign up for a Beach Discovery Walk led by a marine expert. 912.786.5917

    ACTIvE THINGS TO DO

    FishingDrop a line off the pier, in the surf or along the Back River. Looking for a bigger catch? Check out our deep sea or in-shore charters or rent your own boat. Tybee is great for crabbing too. If youd rather order off the menu, you can always buy fresh local seafood island-wide.

    KayakingImmerse yourself in Tybees coastal wildlife, armed with just a paddle, a kayak and a personal guide. Beginners, families and experts welcome.visit Little Tybees nature preserve and play with the dolphins in their natural habitat. See p. 12 for rental info.

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    Surfing, Jetskiing & WatersportsGet amped on a shortboard or longboard. Maximize airtime on a kiteboard. Or make some waves on a jetski. The best times are mid to high tide. See p. 12 for rental info.

    Biking & WalkingOur humble island is only about 3 miles long so its easy to bike it or hoof it. The hard-packed sand is ideal and the views are spectacular. Dont miss the Rails to Trails crushed-stone path along Hwy 80 great for biking, hiking and bird-watching. See p. 13 for bike rental info.

    INTERESTING THINGS TO DO

    Tybee Museum & LighthouseCan you climb 178 steps to the top? Tour Georgias oldest, tallest lighthouse. And check out the Museum to learn about this historic, 145-ft. monument that dates back to 1773. 912.786.5801

    Fort Pulaski National MonumentCompleted in 1847, this historic fort was defend-ed by the Confederate Army as union forces fired powerful, new cannons from Tybee. You can still see the cannonball holes. 912.786.5787

    Tybee Pier & PavilionStroll along the weathered planks and check out the lively scene along the Tybee Island Strand. Spot dolphins. Catch fish. Or grab an ice cream. You can also see live concerts, art fairs and other fun events, year-round.

    Fort ScrevenEstablished in the 1890s, Fort Screven was the site of troop training during the Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II.

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    hoTeLs + moTeLs DesCriPTion

    Desoto Beach Desoto Beach hhotel otel ooceanfrontceanfront212 Butler 212 Butler aavenuevenue912.786.4542 877.786.4542 912.786.4542 877.786.4542 desotobeachhotel.comdesotobeachhotel.com

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    Tybees ONLY beachfront hotel! Direct private beach access, Tybees ONLY beachfront hotel! Direct private beach access, oceanfront pool, sundeck, and game room. Chair, umbrella, bicycle oceanfront pool, sundeck, and game room. Chair, umbrella, bicycle rental, and continental breakfast. rental, and continental breakfast. vvoted best place to stay 2008 oted best place to stay 2008 and 2009. Free WIFI, Non-smoking, Handicap Accessible.and 2009. Free WIFI, Non-smoking, Handicap Accessible.

    Dunes Inn & Suites 1409 Butler Avenue 912-786-4591 dunesinn.com

    54Honeymoon suite, microwave and fridge available. Continental breakfast. One block from beach. Pool, Group Rates, Non-Smoking, Handicap Accessible.

    Howard Johnson/Admirals Inn 1501 Butler Avenue 912-786-0700 800-793-7716 tybeehowardjohnson.com

    4141 rooms, 2 Queen Beds, Outdoor Pool, 1 Block to ocean. Pool, Group Rates, Meeting Rooms, Non-Smoking, Internet, Deluxe Continental Breakfast

    oocean Plaza Beach Resocean Plaza Beach ResoRRt t 15th 15th sstreet & treet & ooceanfrontceanfront912-786-7777 912-786-7777 oceanplaza.comoceanplaza.com

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    Directly overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Tybees largest hotel Directly overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Tybees largest hotel with 205 nicely appointed rooms. Features Tybees only full with 205 nicely appointed rooms. Features Tybees only full service conference center and the award winning Dolphin Reef service conference center and the award winning Dolphin Reef Oceanfront Restaurant and Sports Bar. Pool, Group Rates, Oceanfront Restaurant and Sports Bar. Pool, Group Rates, Bob-Smoking, Handicap.Bob-Smoking, Handicap.

    Royal Palm Motel909 Butler Avenue 912-786-4763 royalpalmtybee.com

    22 Economy rates, family atmosphere, one block from the beach. Pool, Non-Smoking.

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    Your beachfront vacation awaits you at the Sea & Breeze Beach Your beachfront vacation awaits you at the Sea & Breeze Beach Club. Located in the heart of the fun and festivities that make Club. Located in the heart of the fun and festivities that make Tybee Island Beach a favorite of families and couples Tybee Island Beach a favorite of families and couples for generations.for generations.

    VaCaTion renTaLs DesCriPTion

    #1 18th Street717 1st Street Hwy 80912-786-0054 800-786-5889 1-18thstreet.com

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    Directly oceanfront cottage with spectacular ocean views, jacuzzi, and fireplace. Beautifully furnished, two master bedrooms, two bath, sleeps six. Separate lower level has hot tub. Pets, Non-Smoking, Internet

    2 2 seseconconDD aavevennUUee717 1st 717 1st sstreet treet hhwy 80wy 80912-786-0054 800-786-5889912-786-0054 800-786-5889oceanfrontcottage.comoceanfrontcottage.com

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    Directly oceanfront 5 bedroom free standing home, 4 1/2 baths, Directly oceanfront 5 bedroom free standing home, 4 1/2 baths, heated pool, hot tub, private beach crossover, sleeps 14. Large yard, heated pool, hot tub, private beach crossover, sleeps 14. Large yard, 2 fireplaces and pool table, 2 grills and pet friendly. Great Family 2 fireplaces and pool table, 2 grills and pet friendly. Great Family Reunion spot!Reunion spot!

    Annies Cabana1815 Butler Avenue912-308-3959anniescabanatybee.com

    1200 steps to South Beach and 2 blocks to Back River. Three bed-room, two bath apartment with front and backyard. Non-Smoking, WIFI.

    Where to stayStretch out. Snooze. And skip the alarm clock.

    Plump your pillow at a beachy B&B or cozy cottage. A beachfront condo or laidback hotel. Or sleep under the stars at the campground or in your own vacation home.

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    Where to stayVaCaTion renTaLs DesCriPTion

    BeachsiBeachsiDDe e ccolonyolony404 Butler 404 Butler aavenuevenue912-786-4535 800-786-0770912-786-4535 800-786-0770beachsidecolony.combeachsidecolony.com

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    On the Atlantic Ocean. We offer one, two & three bedroom On the Atlantic Ocean. We offer one, two & three bedroom condos, many oceanfront.