Welcome to Tybee Island

Welcome to Tybee Island, where successful efforts to preserve community, commerce, and culture on Georgia’s Coast make the quality of life exceptional. A synopsis of Tybee's history (PDF) is on display in the lobby as you enter City Hall.  

Historic preservation tells the story of a community through its built environment.  Another aspect of preservation are the stories shared by the people that live there.  A video series titled Local Lives is underway.  Local Lives is an account of why residents choose Tybee as their hometown.  These testimonials highlight aspects of the importance of preserving community and the sense of place only found here.  

We are happy that you have chosen to make Tybee your hometown to enjoy year-round. Details to help you settle in and enjoy living on Tybee are described in the Tybee Island Resident Guide (PDF).

Living on Tybee and having a variety of services, shops, and restaurants to choose from is important for a thriving community. Supporting our local merchants by buying locally is important to keep commerce strong and your neighboring merchants appreciate your support.

Locals Appreciation Card


The Business Assistance Committee is pleased to offer those with a current 31328 address on their driver's license the opportunity to obtain a Locals Appreciation Card (PDF). Many merchants offer specials year-round to those with a Locals Appreciation Card.

To obtain a card, please bring your current driver’s license to the Development Authority/Main Street Office at City Hall.

Bench Plaque


Individuals may purchase a Memorial Plaque (PDF) for city benches located in the downtown area of Tybee. 

Each bench can be memorialized with a permanent memorial plaque in honor of the loved ones that treasured Tybee and its heritage.
Bench Plaque Example