Once here it is difficult to leave!
Every year I try to make it down to Tybee Island, GA for a visit. It is one of the hidden treasures of the Southeast coast! There are two lighthouses there, shrimpers, beaches, birds and many more photographic subjects! Last year, my wife Ellen made arrangements for a family vacation there with a rental right on the beach. There were 9 of us there in all and we had a great time! For me the exciting parts of the week were the photographic excursions out and about. I am always excited to visit the same places many times as they will always present themselves in a different fashion on each visit! Below is a small selection of the many things to experience while visiting…
The sand on the beaches there is a fine off white sugar sand and the kids loved to play in it. There were ALWAYS large ships lined up to leave and enter the river going up to the port! Every morning there were shrimp boats going back and forth just off of the beach fishing!
The Tybee Island Lighthouse is a MUST SEE! It is one of the better looking lighthouses on the coast and always makes a great photographic subject!
Cockspur Lighthouse , the 2nd local light house is up the river a mile or so from the Tybee Island Lighthouse. You can visit it by heading north off of Tybee Island and stopping just before the first bridge and taking the small dirt road off to the right to the marina. You will then have access with a longer lens to photograph it. I have done this many times but for this trip we took a Dauphin boat trip out into the river and went around the lighthouse several times.
One of the more interesting things about Tybee Island is the fact that during the summer there are usually daily thunderstorms the come thru the area and this makes for a good opportunity to grab some high speed lightning shots!
Tybee Island is worth taking the time to visit anytime of the year. Go for a day or a week, you will not be disappointed!