Tybee Pier & Pavilion

Tybee Pier & Pavilion

The Tybee Pier & Pavilion is located just off U.S. Highway 80 at the end of Tybrisa Street. Great location for fishing and people watching. Besides its spectacular view and great fishing location it s also a meeting place used for dances musical performances and special events. On the premises are picnic tables snack bar and public restrooms. Various festivals and events held here throughout the year. Open daily. Free admission. The pavilion can be rented for weddings family reunions and other social functions.

The original Tybrisa Pier & Pavilion stood for three-quarters of a century as a landmark on the South Atlantic Ocean. Built in 1891 by the Central of Georgia Railroad it became a well-known destination for day-trippers and seasonal visitors during a time when advertisements hailed Tybee as the Premier South Atlantic Resort. Its open dance floor amid a coastal setting made it a legendary stop on the Big Band tour and for five decades of entertainers. Fire destroyed it in 1967. Led by efforts of the people of Tybee Island Chatham County built the Tybrisa Pavilion II and dedicated it on the 9th of August 1996.

The Tybee Pier and Pavilion has become one of the premier entertainment centers in Chatham County.

Rent The Pier

Contact

  • Strand Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328
  • (912) 652-6780

Comments

57 Comments

  • Chris Porch
    September 19, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Hello
    I am coming to the pier for the first time this Saturday, and I have a few questions. First of all, does fishing on the pier cost any money, second of all, does the pier have a bait shop, and if so what baits work the best. Thanks for letting me know.

    • Charissa
      September 22, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      Currently the pier is closed from Irma. There doesn’t seem to be any damage but the the state has to send someone to inspect it. I’ve heard it will re-open begining of Oct.

  • Brittany
    July 9, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    My fiance and I were just in Tybee over the last few days and we discussed getting married down there, July 5, 2018. We were thinking that we would like to get married in Forsyth Park in Savannah and then have our reception at the beach, probably North Beach. What are the rules and guidelines for “beach parties”? I don’t want to rent out the pier or pavilion, just my new husband and I and our guests (only about 25) listening to music, dancing, and celebrating. I know there are rules for the beach, as far as no glass, pick up your trash, etc. but I noticed some rather large groups on the beach listening to music, singing, and having a nice time. So I was wondering if a small private reception would be allowed? Thank you!

  • Tim
    April 3, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    Is there a penalty for sleeping in a van in the pier parking lot?

    • Charissa
      April 4, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      Not sure? I’ve seen folk do it before though.

    • Jennifer
      June 14, 2017 at 11:55 am

      Any suggestions of closest place to stay to pier

      • Charissa
        June 16, 2017 at 5:01 pm

        Sea & Breeze, Hotel Tybee are both super close. There are also lots of vacation rentals in the area.

  • donna
    September 30, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    So when I arrived I was pleasently surprised by how much sand there was. But after an afternoon on the beach I noticed sand was getting everywhere; the cooler, the towels, our food we brought. The beach was nice, but can we do something about the sand problem?

    • Joe Smith
      January 13, 2017 at 3:55 pm

      Da:

      it’s the beach. Go elsewhere if you don’t want sand.

  • Jill
    September 30, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Are there lockers available to rent during the day near the beach to put bel9ngings in?

  • Sandra Lindsey
    September 11, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Can dogs walk on the pier?

    • Lisa
      July 26, 2017 at 6:14 pm

      Nope. It says nothing on their website that I could find. Found out as we were walking up to the pier with dog in hand. After all my research trying to find anywhere in Tybee Island where dogs are allowed – the only places are sidewalks or dog parks. . I was told that the reason dogs are not allowed on the beaches here are the turtle nesting grounds and the bird sanctuary. May I just say- I HIGHLY doubt that either turtle nor birds are near the pier. With all the hotels, tourists, and very limited dunes, I do not understand why dogs can’t go in this area. Even if it’s mornings/evenings like Hilton Head.

      • Charissa
        July 27, 2017 at 11:13 am

        Hi Lisa, the whole dog issue sucks. The pier is one thing however that can’t be blamed on the city. Chatham County owns it and makes all the rules. the city has no say so on the pier.

  • patricia slaughter
    August 29, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    I will be visiting soon. Am I allowed to bring my well behaved dog onto the pier?

  • Carol Mott
    August 24, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Is there a lost and found area there at the pier? I lost my prescription sunglasses there on Sunday, August 21, 2016.

  • Gabrielle
    August 22, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Can you rent the bar and food stands on the pier. When renting the pier for a wedding. Does it cost extra

    • Charissa
      August 29, 2016 at 10:56 am

      The bar and food stands are separate than the renting of the pier. I’ll try and get you some info on who to contact.

  • steve
    July 13, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    yes, if I bring portable lights, is there places to plug them in on the pier?

  • Alyssa W
    July 10, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    I understand there are no showers, but are there places to rinse off sand?

    • Charissa
      July 11, 2016 at 12:06 pm

      Hi Alyssa, there are showers at North Beach and then there are foot washing stations at South Beach.

  • Kimberley Davis
    June 9, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    The pavilion and pier needs to be smoke free. My daughter and I have asthma and it’s a huge health issue. 2 weeks ago we went up in the pavilion to seek shelter from the rain and so many people was smoking up there we couldn’t stay. It was so bad we had to seek medical treatment for my daughter so she could receive a breathing treatment and steroids.

  • candace mcneal
    May 19, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Do i have to reserve the pavilion to have a birthday celebration for a 10 year old?

  • Sherry Baker
    April 10, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    I am coming after Labor Day. Will the snack shop and bar on the pavilion be open then?

    • Charissa
      April 14, 2016 at 9:21 am

      They should be. Most places stay open into November now.

  • Conner
    March 29, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Do you need a fishing licenses to fish on the pier if so how much would it be for a day fishing licenses?

    • Charissa
      March 29, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      Hi Conner, anyone over the age of 16 needs a fishing licence in Georgia. You can purchase one at: Funky Fish 211 BUTLER AVE TYBEE ISLAND, GA 31328 (912) 7864712. Here is a link to GA DNR for rules and regulations and you can also purchase online.

  • Tracy
    March 28, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    What is the length of the pier in feet?

    • Charissa
      March 28, 2016 at 3:45 pm

      Honestly do not have that answer. I looked on the counties site and it was not listed either.

    • Karla
      March 28, 2016 at 4:53 pm

      Hotel Tybee contest?? LOL

      • Charissa
        March 28, 2016 at 5:24 pm

        Ahhhh… 🙂

      • Chris
        March 29, 2016 at 12:02 am

        Yep me too haha

  • Bev
    March 21, 2016 at 3:39 am

    Can you rent fishing gear and buy bait to fish with on or near the pier?

    • Charissa
      March 21, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      Yes you can at Riptide Bait and Tackle at the end of the pier.

  • Leslie
    March 8, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Will there be Easter service on the pier this year? Who leads it? When does it start?

    • Charissa
      March 11, 2016 at 8:37 am

      Hi Leslie, I have just reached out to All Saints Episcopal Church who usually host the service to confirm. I will let you know as soon as there is an answer.

  • Mykayla
    January 12, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Do you have to pay to park?

    • Charissa
      January 12, 2016 at 9:39 am

      Yes Tybee is a pay to park community. Here is a link to our Parking Information.

  • Tina
    October 26, 2015 at 11:00 am

    How can I reserve the pier and pavilion for a wedding and reception?

  • Vivian
    June 15, 2015 at 3:22 am

    Hello!
    I checked the Chatham county parks and rec website, but I am not sure if I would be able to have a cookout there? Would I provide my own grills or bring food since there were no grills listed at the site? Also, alcohol is okay?

    Thank you!

    • Charissa
      June 17, 2015 at 1:32 pm

      Vivian, I do not think grills are okay but I would imagine some alcohol would be. But then again there is a bar on the pier and they may not want to step on their toes. You may need to call and get the full rules: contact the Park Services Office 912-652-6780

  • Cedric Johnson Jr.
    June 10, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Hi. What is the parking situation? Can we rent a parking lot or would our guest have to find parking on their own?

    • Charissa
      June 10, 2015 at 4:41 pm

      I think I answered in a previous post.

  • Cedric Johnson Jr.
    June 10, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Hi. What is the parking situation like? We want to have a ceremony there but are unsure if we can if there is not parking. Is there a parking lot we can rent or is everyone on their own when looking for parking?

    • Charissa
      June 10, 2015 at 4:40 pm

      Hi Cedric, parking is parking on the island. On the weekends its tough but I can usually find something. I may have to walk a block or two but i can find it. The weekdays are not that bad. No you can not rent a parking lot since the Island is a public beach. You can buy day passes from the city but you still would need to find a spot on your own. Pretty much it all depends on what time of year and what time of day you have the ceremony on.

  • Richard
    May 27, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Are there showers and changing rooms at the beach for day trips?

    • Charissa
      May 27, 2015 at 7:14 pm

      There are not showers currently but there are bathrooms you can change in.

      • Angel C
        June 14, 2015 at 7:08 pm

        We are planning a day trip up there this Saturday June 20th, but I have never been I need to know if there are pinic tables on the beach by the water and also if there are grills on the beach.

        • Charissa
          June 17, 2015 at 1:35 pm

          There are no picnic tables on the beach nor can you grill on the beach. You may want to consider Memorial park where there are grills and covered pavilions for use. Find more info here: Click Here

  • Stephen
    May 15, 2015 at 1:13 am

    What about a small birthday party for a 3 year old, are the pinic tables first come first serve for that as well or is a permit needed?

  • Donna
    April 26, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Hello…Am I reading this correctly…… the pier/pavillion on Tybee can be rented for a wedding???
    I thought it was a public place, like a park, and couldn’t be rented…..but it can???
    I am looking for a beach venue for my daughter’s wedding next year.
    We love that area and have visited Tybee many times.
    Could you send info?
    Thank you very much,
    Donna
    Canton, Georgia

  • wende kersey
    April 22, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    I have seen different people on the pier dancing, singing, hula hooping, or just sitting at a table and playing the guitar, do these people. Have to have permits to do this ? Or is it ok if nothing is going on to just sit and sing,

    • admin
      April 24, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      No you don’t need a permit for that stuff. 🙂 Sit and sing all you like!

  • Antony
    January 12, 2015 at 2:06 am

    Seriously! What a place!

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