The City of Tybee Island has invested its resources to help visitors have a better Tybee beach vacation experience. Whether you have rented a Tybee vacation home for a week, weekend, or just enjoy coming for the day, these signs will help make your stay more enjoyable.
Tybee is a vacation destination for many Guests from all over the world. When you first approach Tybee Island on Hwy 80 please pay attention to the speed limits. Exceeding the speed limit is dangerous to our locals and guests and is a certain way to make your good day end badly! Yes, we had a serious pedestrian injury several years ago and ask everyone not to speed. Our speed limits are posted very clearly so you should have no trouble driving legally. We even have a flashing sign when you reach Tybee to let you know your speed. It is helpful to be reminded that you are on island time and need to slow down.
In the busier areas of the island we have pedestrian crosswalks for the safety of our visitors and those of us who live on Tybee. We ask everyone to pay attention to these crosswalks so that our friends can cross the road safely. If you see someone trying to cross the road at a crosswalk please be mindful that the family trying to cross the street expects you to stop and allow them to and from the beach. The pedestrian has the right of way…even if that person is on a bicycle. Our Tybee Island vacation rental homes are near many other activities and you will need to use the cross walk when exploring the island.
These crosswalks are clearly marked and here are some photos so that you know what to look for when driving onto Tybee as a visitor. Our Tybee vacation rental visitors enjoy accessing the beach and frequently use these crosswalks.
Tybee is a bicycling community. Whether you have a vacation rental home on Tybee or are just here for the day…our favorite mode of transportation on Tybee is the bicycle. Enjoy your first bike ride in years or keep up your exercise routine while visiting Tybee Island. We have a bike path that goes through Tybee in our less busy areas so that friends and family can enjoy the day and travel from one end of Tybee to the other exploring the parks, playgrounds, or different areas of Tybee’s five miles of beach.
Tybee is a Tree community. Ecofriendly vacations on Tybee are very popular. We love our trees, beaches, and waterways. Every effort is made to keep our island clean and we have signs that help visitors locate recycle containers and other trash receptacles. We are a no litter community.
We have signs that advise each guest accessing the beach at
our numerous crosswalks of the “dos and don’ts” for everyone’s safety. No Glass On The Beach. No Pets On The Beach. Yes, you may bring alcohol on the beach in a plastic cup. Please use the trash receptacles to dispose of your trash.
Tybee Island vacationers enjoy keeping up with the number of turtle nests each year. Our island and the adjoining barrier islands are the homes for returning Loggerhead Turtles every year. These nests are counted, covered, and protected until the hatchlings head out to sea. Please read the signs to educate our guests on the nesting of Sea Turtles along our beaches. Other signs explain which is a live sand dollar and which ones are dead. We want you to take the dead sand dollars home. However, please allow the live sand dollars to return to the sea and reproduce. Tybee Island is the perfect family friendly beach destination to enjoy our many natural resources.
Tybee Island’s Birding Trails are marked and we are home to the Painted Bunting and a wide variety of species that thrill the birders who visit Tybee. Many of our beach rental homes on Tybee are reserved for people who just want to explore our ecotourism.
Kayaking vacations on Tybee are very popular as are kite surfing, paddle boarding and more.
Beach water quality signs are posted at each beach ramps where Tybee beach vacationers can clearly see that our water quality is good. Seldom have we had a “beach closure” for high bacteria count. However, our water quality is monitored and areas of our beach could possibly be closed if the bacteria count is high. This is for the safety of the Tybee beach vacationer.
If you are trying to locate the “Doggie Parks” or Lighthouse we have cute little signs that look like a pale green turtle to help you find your way. There are also directions to Jaycee Park, Police Department and other points of interest.
Pet friendly vacation rentals on Tybee have the added bonus of lots of parks and great places to take your pet including Tybee’s Doggie Parks!
Tybee is a Pay To Park Community and it is clearly marked which areas of Tybee rquire parking. These signs confirm that you must Pay to Park 7 Days a Week 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.