Tybee Island, GA

Things to Do on Tybee Island for a Fun and Relaxing Family Vacation

Lisa Goetz

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A typical snack bar frequented by vacationers on Tybee Island, GA.Timothy Perry/Unsplash

The Tybee Pier and Pavilion is situated just off Highway 80 at Tybrisa Street. Great location for fishing and people-watching. Besides the spectacular view and exceptional fishing, it's also a meeting place for musical performances, dances and special events.

On the premises are snack bars, picnic tables and restrooms. Events and festivals happen all year long. If you love Tybee Island at first sight, you might consider renting the pavilion for your wedding, family reunion or another social gathering.

On the Southern end of Tybee, you have the pier and pavilion. There you'll find vacationers strolling and taking in the breathtaking scenery. On the Northern end of Tybee, you have Fort Screven, the site of a museum, Tybee Lighthouse and several old batteries. Nearby Fort Pulaski offers nature lovers walking, biking and birding watching.

Engaging Tours

Tybee Island offers numerous options when it comes to guided tours. Professional Tybee Island dolphin tour guides lead you to the best possible dolphin viewing sites in the area. Get close to dolphin feeding areas when the dolphins and turtles are just a few feet away. When your guide finds dolphins, they guide you close enough to see the amazing and mammals in their natural habitat.

Sometimes the dolphins get so close, and they splash you in their playful manner. If you love fishing, you will find no limits to the types of fishing experiences available on Tybee Island. Fish from the beach, piers or charter a deep-sea fishing boat.

Cast your line into the Atlantic Ocean, catch a big fish and tell a vacation fish story your family and friends will remember forever. You can also take a guided eco-tour through the salt marshes. Learn about local flora and fauna and go on a fossil hunt.

Fast-Paced Water Sports

Tybee Island has an ever-growing variety of outdoor adventure companies offering jet ski, kayak, surfing and stand-up paddleboarding adventures. If you're a novice, take a class or hire a private instructor to start enjoying water sports right away. Whether you and your family or friends paddle, take a kayak tour, jet ski or surf, you'll have a blast on your vacation.

Historic Attractions Nearby

Historic Savannah has a wealth of unique attractions to see and experience. Between the city's rich history and natural beauty, there's always something to see and do in Savannah. Downtown is only 20 minutes away from Tybee beach.

Explore Savannah in a horse-drawn carriage or take in the sights as part of a walking tour. The moss-covered trees in Savannah's historic squares make for a picturesque backdrop in this unique city.

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Lisa Goetz writes cryptocurrency news, analysis and opinion. A freelance journalist with 11 years of experience, Goetz's articles have been featured in USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and the Houston Chronicle.

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