North Beach

Sandy beach
33 Meddin Dr, Tybee Island, GA 31328, USA (15 miles from Savannah, GA)
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Beach amenities

  • Pet friendlyBring your little friends!
  • CrabbingPublic crabbing sites
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • ShowerPublic showers available
  • SunbedsBeach chairs available
  • RestaurantsF&B places nearby
  • Gear rentalsEquipment for rent
  • AccessibilityEasy beach access
  • Picnic tablesPicnic benches available
  • Changing roomsDressing rooms on the beach
  • LifeguardsLifeguard on duty
  • PlaygroundKids will have fun!
  • Public grillsGrills or fire pits
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby

About this beach

As the name suggests, North beach is on the north end of Tybee Island, across from the historic Tybee Lighthouse and Fort Screven, approximately a 20-minute drive from Savannah.

There is no free public parking on the Island. From 8 am to 8 pm, Pay & Display rates are $2 per hour and you can park right on the beachfront. 

Love Tybee Island for a nice weekend getaway! All the beaches there are cool but North is probably my favorite, because it’s less crowded than South and because it has all the landmarks around it, giving it a nice historic vibe.

Definitely go to the lighthouse before you go to the beach and climb up. My boyfriend and I took some great pictures up there! 

Beach and amenities

The beach is clean and feels very organized, as it features so many well-maintained facilities (toilets, changing rooms, bath house). You go down to the beach through a boardwalk and, even though it’s usually not empty, there’s plenty of space because it’s wide. We used to bring our own umbrellas and chairs, but I think some places renting them have opened there now (though not many and not easy to find). 

North Beach is great if you are into shell collecting and fishing. My boyfriend is obsessed with fishing and always chats to all the fishermen there who, admittedly, are all very polite and friendly putting up with his annoying questions! Last time we were there, they said we had only just missed the dolphins right there on the shore. I really hope I get to see them sometime!

There’s also good shopping around the area and quite a few eateries. One of them, the North Beach Bar and Grill, is right on the beach. It’s perfect for some fish tacos and live music, but there are plenty of other options around if you’re willing to walk 5-10 minutes.

Great solid beach spot overall, top marks.

Driving time

  • 4 hours from Atlanta, GA
  • 30 minutes from Savannah, GA
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North Beach videos

Tybee Island Georgia North Beach drone video
A video by MetalDetectingMichigan
What to See & Do on Tybee Island, Georgia
A video by Wolters World

Weather conditions

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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Tybee Island, Georgia 33 Meddin Dr, Tybee Island, GA 31328, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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North Beach reviews and photos
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North Beach photo by Kerri Larson
October 1, 2016
Kerri Larson
Not a bad way to spend a Saturday
North Beach photo by Brad Owens
October 22, 2016
Brad Owens
First time out netting off the beach. #messofshrimp #baitnetting #tybeeisland
North Beach photo by Chris Crawl
September 27, 2016
Chris Crawl
This morning's beach find, recused and hunting for Nemo.
North Beach photo by Caity
April 22, 2017
Caity
#TybeeIsland #boardwalk.
North Beach photo by Jackie Waller πŸ’œ
June 4, 2017
Jackie Waller πŸ’œ
After a few short stops (five) on a four hour trip- we finally made it to the beach. I think I jinxed myself when I said I didn't wanna stop at all. We are excited to keep our toes in the sand for the next few days. β˜€οΈ #Savannah #Georgia #summer #tybeeisland #tybee #tybeebeach #sweetsummertime #beachdays #brothers #brotherlove #beach #lifeatthebeach #atlantic #ocean #atlanticocean #boardwalk #northbeach #beachbound
North Beach photo by Knitting, Weaving & DIY Design
July 19, 2017
Knitting, Weaving & DIY Design
Good night. πŸŒ™
North Beach photo by 𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒂 β€’ π’Žπ’‚π’“π’†π’†
March 5, 2017
𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒂 β€’ π’Žπ’‚π’“π’†π’†
#clouds #exploregeorgia #discovertybee #georgia_coast #georgiaonmymind #sanddunes #savannah #seaoats #tybee #tybeeisland #tybeetales #visitsavannah #visittybee
North Beach photo by Jenna Ronk
October 14, 2016
Jenna Ronk
I'm so glad I took a bunch of pictures of all the docks on North Tybee. I heard that hurricane Mathew took them all. I'm going to go check it out tomorrow. #jennaronkinc #tybeeisland #tybeepier
North Beach photo by Aidan Toohey
October 31, 2016
Aidan Toohey
"You can surf in Georgia?!" πŸ‘
North Beach photo by Melody Culver 🌸
May 27, 2017
Melody Culver 🌸
Of course we need beach picnic table! #hellosummer
North Beach photo by Karla Reed
November 27, 2018
Karla Reed
β€œSissy is at school??”- We’re 4 months into Charlotte going to school everyday and Lucy still asks me this multiple times a day. It’s sweet and kind of heartbreaking at the same time😭❀️😭 #sisters #charlottelucyswing
North Beach photo by
April 27, 2017
What a wonderful day
North Beach photo by 𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒂 β€’ π’Žπ’‚π’“π’†π’†
April 25, 2017
𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒂 β€’ π’Žπ’‚π’“π’†π’†
From Sunday. #beach #clouds #discoversavannah #discovertybee #exploregeorgia #instagood #georgiacoast #georgiaonmymind #photooftheday #savannah #shells #sky #sunrise #tybee #tybeeisland #tybeetales #visitsavannah #visittybee #weather