– no ice auger required!
Trout, redfish and flounder are plentiful even during the winter down on Tybee and several fishing charters are ready to take you out on the water. Sure, you'll need to dress warmly but temps in the 70s aren't uncommon. If you'd rather keep your feet on something solid, cast a line out from the Tybee Pier & Pavilion just off U.S. Highway 80 at the end of Tybrisa Street.
Tybee fishing, Tybee Island,
The Tybee Island Lighthouse stands tall and has shone its light for wary mariners for more than 270 years. Rebuilt several times through the years, today its shine comes from lenses nine feet tall on its five-acre site, which also contains the complex's several outbuildings. Across the street sits the museum at the historical Battery Garland of Fort Screven. The museum displays a rifled cannon, uniforms and other artifacts from the Civil War, as well as an eclectic mix of other items of local historical significance.
Tybee Island Light Station & Museum, 30 Meddin Drive, Tybee Island, 912-786-5801,
Tybee's Marine Science Center
at North Beach offers various programs and tours for the whole family all year long. The Center's Coastal Georgia Gallery has exhibits on the flora, fauna and habitats that are indigenous to the Georgia coast. Swimming, crawling and slithering about are a loggerhead sea turtle, baby alligators, polka-dot batfish, spider crabs, puffers, flounders, diamondback terrapins, corn snakes, horseshoe crabs and sea jellies. The Center offers regularly scheduled talks on marine life and beach walks led by knowledgeable guides.
Tybee Island Marine Science Center, 1509 Strand Ave., Tybee Island, 912-786-5917,