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Tybee Island–North Beach

Tybee Island, Georgia 31328
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Tybee Island–North Beach
Coordinates: 32.0270701, -80.8530664
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About North Beach
Description: Tybee Island is the northernmost barrier island on the Georgia coast. This popular vacation destination offers great birding opportunities. One of the best birding spots is located along the beach at the north end of the island.

Types of Birds: Shorebirds, gull-like birds

Best Birding Seasons: Shorebirds (fall, winter, spring), gull-like birds (all)

Specialties: Purple sandpiper, piping plover, northern gannets

Tips: This is the best place in Georgia to find purple sandpipers. Look for these birds in winter along the rocks and near the beach at high tide. Look for northern gannets, gulls, and terns flying just offshore. Sandpipers, gulls, and terns gather in flocks along the beach at high tide. Please do not disturb resting or nesting birds.

Fee: None

Hours: North Beach is open all day.
From Georgia Colonial Coast Birding Trail webpage

About Tybee Island
Tybee Island, also known as Savannah Beach, is an easily accessible barrier island located just 18 miles away from the Hostess City of the South, historic Savannah, Georgia. Savannah’s Beach is an amazing tourist destination that has something to offer every vacationer. Rich in both history and natural beauty, Tybee Island is also famous for its diverse cuisine, excellent accommodations, and a variety of exciting recreational activities. Even Paula Deen, who is internationally recognized for her delicious and innovative Southern cooking, has her very own vacation house on Tybee Island available for rental.

Children and adults alike will enjoy exploring the island’s three miles of uninterrupted public beach. The salt marshes are teeming with birds and wildlife unique to southeastern Georgia’s coast. If you enjoy fishing you will be happy to find that Tybee has many different options for you! There are fishing piers, offshore and deep sea charters, or you can fish right in the surf! Dining out when you are staying on Savannah’s Beach is truly a pleasure! With over 25 restaurants to choose from you won’t have to worry about finding something you like. Seafood lovers are in luck as many places offer “catch of the day” specials. Be sure to try some Fresh-Caught Wild Georgia Shrimp, you won’t be disappointed!
From Tybee Island website