18 Jan 2021
Tybee Island, Georgia is a beautiful barrier island that lies south of the mysterious and very charming Savannah. Its close proximity to the beautiful city and rich history makes the island a popular travel destination. The area of the beach known as Mid-Beach is a family favorite and frequent destination for those looking to observe the beauty of the ocean.
A Local Favorite
The Mid-Beach area is mainly a local resident favorite because of the smaller crowd. The fact that this section doesn't have public restrooms on-site or designated parking makes it less appealing to those visitors stopping in for the day. However, those staying in nearby vacation homes or beachfront hotels enjoy the quietness and calmer atmosphere.
Tybee Island has been recorded in the history books for hundreds of years. Pivotal in defending the South from the threat of invasion by sea, the island has been a coveted piece of real estate and exchanged ownership several times. From the French and Spanish fighting over possession and control to our Civil War, the beaches of the island have been the stage for many battles.
Nearly 300 years ago, the first landmark to guide in ships, called a daymark, was constructed. Over the years the structure was damaged and rebuilt until it became the stronger and slightly modernized lighthouse it is today. Tybee Island Lighthouse is open to visitors and also houses a museum that tells the story of Tybee Island. Many visitors to the Mid-Beach will enjoy the short trek to visit the famed landmark.
Ways to Enjoy Mid-Beach
If you enjoy sunbathing and swimming, then Mid-Beach is a great place for you to visit. The smaller crowd, even during peak season, means more room to stretch and play. It is quiet and perfect for those wishing to observe marine wildlife or prefer to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. It is a good place to take the family because the wide beach makes it a great place for children to play and build sand castles.
Be a Vacation Home Resident
Because of the lack of designated parking and public restrooms, the best way to experience and enjoy Mid-Beach is by renting one of the vacation homes that open up to the beach. Good news is that Mid-Beach has several in the area.
Southern Belle Vacation Rentals homes are charming and fully ready to welcome you and your family to the beach. We have rentals for couples as well as families. You let us know what you like, and our staff will work with you to help you locate the perfect home away from home to relax and unwind.