is one of eight U.S. islands "where summer lasts all year long," according
to Budget Travel.
With its "average highs of 61/67 in February/March," Budget Travel describes
Tybee Island as a less-expensive travel destination with "five miles of sugary beaches fringed by sea oats."
Year round, there are plenty of things to see and do on Tybee Island, including visiting the lighthouse, viewing huge cargo ships, bird watching, and fishing. And, of course, when it's too cold to swim in the ocean, building sand castles is always fun.
As Budget Travel notes, the Tybee Island lighthouse is "picture-perfect enough to make it onto a postage stamp
." Officially called
the "Tybee Island Light Station," it "has been guiding mariners safe entrance into the Savannah River for over 270 years."
Throughout the year, visitors to Tybee Island can see large cargo ships entering the Savannah River from the Atlantic Ocean, or emerging from the Savannah River on their way out to sea.
Located on the Colonial Coastal Birding trail, Tybee Island hosts
more than two hundred and eleven bird species.
Fishing is a popular past-time on Tybee Island.
For youngsters, and those young at heart, the sugary beaches provide plenty of sand for building castles when it's just a bit too cold to swim in the ocean.