Tybee Island

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Tybee Island Lighthouse

The small island, which has long been a quiet getaway for the residents of Savannah, has become a popular vacation spot with tourists from outside the Savannah metropolitan area. Tybee Island is home to the first of what became the Days Inn chain of hotels, the oft-photographed Tybee Island Light Station, and the Fort Screven Historic District.

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walkway to the ocean

Native Americans, using dugout canoes to navigate the waterways, hunted and camped in Georgia’s coastal islands for thousands of years. The Euchee tribe likely inhabited the island in the years preceding the arrival of the first Spanish explorers in the area in the 16th century. Tybee is the Euchee word for “salt”.

Information courtesy Wikipedia

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