Welcome to Tybee Island, Georgia – also known as Savannah’s beach. 🙂
Part of the string of barrier islands along the coast of Georgia, and about 20 minutes from Savannah, Tybee gets my vote for laid-back coastal charm. We started this year on Tybee, and it was so nice to visit again this month. This time of year it personifies the Buffett lyric from “When the Coast is Clear”. I enjoyed a wonderful Mermaid Cottage and spent the week exploring beaches, sightseeing and hanging out with the locals ~ my kind of bluwatergetaway!
I’ll be sharing lots here in my Tybee time series the next few weeks. The weather was beautiful ~ sparkling clear sunny days, crisp nights – and the combination made for gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. So, I’m starting the series this week with photos from beaches around the island. Minimal commentary ~ but lots of color. Come along for the views!
This was the sunset from the beach near the pier, the day I arrived for the week. Definitely a good start!
The next day, I spent some quality time at the southern point of the island. It is a WOW when you come down the boardwalk to this view ~~~
Later in the week, I went back to the southern end of the island to check out the sunset. I didn’t know the couple enjoying the view, but they certainly fit the moment. The colors got progressively more brilliant until fading into the pink and purple afterglow. Really a beautiful evening ~~~
I spent one afternoon walking the beach and pier just to enjoy the sunshine and some people watching. The Tybee Pavilion and Pier was a travel destination for decades – big band concerts and dances, family reunions, and more since the early 1900’s. The original was destroyed in a major fire on the island, and the current pavilion and pier was built in 1996. It has concessions, picnic tables, fishing and beautiful views ~ and it’s free for visitors! The afternoon of my visit was sunny and cool, with folks enjoying the beach and some fishing. I just strolled and took in the views. 🙂
Because the pier beach was so close to the wonderful Mermaid Cottage that was home base for the week, I knew I would come back for a sunrise. Thursday morning, I woke early took my Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee and beach chair down the road to see this ~~~
Even the locals there that morning agreed it was a spectacular sunrise. Yay! As I soaked in the changing colors and enjoyed my coffee, I snapped a few shots of feathered friends who were also enjoying the morning. This little guy was especially photogenic, don’tcha think?
This is just to get my Tybee time series started – sunrise, sunset, sparkling water, and the historic pier ~ are you feeling the coastal vibe? The series will also include the iconic Tybee Lighthouse, my wonderful Mermaid Cottage, local shopping and restaurants, and a fun Savannah afternoon. You’ll also see more of the Tybee coastal vibe in a great holiday series I’m doing with some of my blogging friends the first week in December.
So for the next few weeks, there will be plenty of Tybee time, holiday bluwaterstyle, and probably a recipe or two. 🙂 I hope you join me along the way!