It's just a 20- to 25-minute drive to Tybee Island, Savannah's beach community, which generally feels distinctly more family-oriented and less gay-popular than the city itself. With that in mind, it's worth coming out here, especially on a warm day, to walk or lie on the beach, tour Fort Pulaski National Monument, or grab a bite to eat. You won't find a gay beach, per se, but it's definitely a gay-friendly beach town, and there are a couple of GLBT-friendly vacation rentals here as well. Note the several worthwhile dining options, too, including Sundae Cafe and the famously dive-y and fun Crab Shack
To reach Tybee Island, just head east on any main thoroughfare out of Savannah, eventually joining U.S. 80, which leads right onto Tybee Island.