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Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some beaches
and facilities may be closed, have limited access or
restrict some activities. Please be sure to check on
availability before planning a visit.

Tybee's beach is a popular vacation
spot for water sports such as
swimming, kayaking and riding
personal watercraft.

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / RALPH DANIEL

COASTAL GEORGIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / RALPH DANIEL

Top left: The World War II Home Front Museum at the
U.S. Coast Guard Station on St. Simons Island preserves
coastal Georgia's role in the war. Left: Groups can stay
overnight at the historic Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo
Island. Above: The Tybee Beach Pier and Pavilion offers
many opportunities for family fun and hosts festivals and
events throughout the year.

of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration.
During World War II, the station's crews helped rescue survivors of the
SS Oklahoma and Esso Baton Rouge, two American tankers torpedoed
by a German submarine off the island's coast in 1942.
The U.S. Coast Guard Station is operated by the Coastal Georgia
Historical Society as the World War II Home Front Museum.
coastalgeorgiahistory.org.

North Beach and South Beach, Tybee Island
Once frequented by pirates, Tybee Island is now frequented by tourists. During the 18th century, pirates used Tybee and other barrier islands
along Georgia's coast as a safe refuge and a place to hide treasure.
Today, Tybee's beach is a popular vacation spot for water sports such
as swimming, kayaking and riding personal watercraft, and visitors also
explore the island's boutiques, art galleries and souvenir shops. Attractions include the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum on North Beach,
and on South Beach the Tybee Beach Pier and Pavilion hosts festivals and
events throughout the year. The pier is also a popular spot for fishing.
visittybee.com.
Victoria Scharf DeCastro is a freelance writer who lives in Suwanee.
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Beach
st.

Maritime forest at
Cumberland Island

Did you know?

Maritime forests are wooded habitats that grow
along the coast and on almost all barrier islands.
They are home to many birds, animals and insects
and are composed of trees and plants that are
capable of tolerating strong winds, salt spray and
sandy soil. Maritime forests are a stabilizing force for
shorelines, especially during storms.

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