Tybee Island’s most recent accolades:
• Top 10 Vacation Rental Hotspots for 2010 — TripAdvisor
• Top 10 City Beaches in America — AOL
•#1 Healthiest Beach in America — Health Magazine
• “Readers’ Choice Best Beach” — Georgia Magazine
• “Best One-Tank Trip” — Atlanta Journal Constitution
• “Best Beach Retreat” — Creative Loafing Atlanta
• Bicycle Friendly Community — League of American Bicyclists
TYBEE ISLAND — Parents magazine recently honored Tybee Island, a historic barrier island located 20 minutes east of downtown Savannah, as one of America’s “Best Beaches for Families.”
The south beach on Tybee Island was named the 14th-best beach for families in the United States out of more than 1,000 candidates. Tybee Island is the only Georgia beach included in this annual ranking.
“As we gear up for our summer beach season, this Parents magazine honor is particularly timely,” said Lindsay Fruchtl, marketing director of the Tybee Island Tourism Council. “We’re proud to share Tybee Island’s sandy beaches, natural beauty and island charm with visitors from across the United States and are delighted to receive this national recognition.”
The article raves about Tybee Island: “This sand dune-laden beach about 20 miles from Savannah is a hop, skip and jump from the Tybee Marine Science Center (it offers low-cost beach discovery walks for families) and the Tybee Pier (for awesome fishing).” The staff at Parents combed through water-quality reports, beach closings and ocean advisories for more than 1,000 beaches in the United States. Additional factors included access to public restrooms, calm surf, on-site lifeguards and nearby nature trails.
The top 10 list includes beaches in Florida, Hawaii, California, Massachusetts, Oregon, Wisconsin and South Carolina. The article is posted online on at Parents.com/beaches.
For more information about Tybee Island, go to www.tybeevisit.com or call 912-786-5444.