ADVENTURES IN OUR AMERICAN DREAM travel blog

Tybee Island

Palm lined streets

Seafood Festival

Another view

A stop for lunch at MacElwees Seafood Restaurant

Beach entrance

Beach view

Beach view

Beach view

Beach view

Back to the car

Turtle signs everywhere

Museum

Tybee Lighthouse

Another view

Another view

Last one!


We had a great day today visiting Tybee Island. Tybee Island is near the city of Savannah. It is the easternmost point in the state of Georgia.

We have been hearing a lot about Tybee lately. In the summer of 2009 a movie crew invaded Tybee’s beautiful beaches to make a movie called “The Last Song”. The movie called for scenes with a carnival surrounding a fictitious 37th annual Tybee Island Seafood Festival, staring Miley Cyrus and Greg Kinnear. Tybee Island jumped on the idea and decided to have a real Food Festival. They called it their First, 37th Annual Seafood Festival. :-)

We planned to check it out but could not find a parking spot anywhere near it. We did ride by and snap a few pictures. We enjoyed the beaches and a beautiful lighthouse. The Tybee Island Light Station has been guiding mariners into the Savannah River for over 270 years. It is one of America’s most intact having all of its historic support buildings on its five-acre site. Rebuilt several times the current lightstation displays its 1916 day mark with 178 stairs and a First Order Fresnel lens (nine feet tall).

We enjoyed our visit and would definitely return. More later from Georgia.

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