14 Best Beach Towns in the South for Summer (2023 Guide) – Trips To Discover


Tybee Island, Georgia

Tybee Island is a town and an island with lots of charms, combining marshy waterways, wide beaches, water sports, biking, shopping, and dining along with a rich history. The Fort Screven Historic District is home to one of the state’s first theaters that offered “talkies,” which were the earliest feature-length films with recorded sound, the Tybee Post Theater. Visitors can also visit Georgia’s tallest and oldest lighthouse, built in 1736, and paddle over to Little Tybee Island. An uninhabited nature preserve accessed only by kayak or boat, pirates once roamed its shores. You’ll find plenty to dine on after working up an appetite, including everything from shrimp tacos to seafood platters.