Tybee Island GA is a gorgeous family-oriented barrier island. It is within easy reach of Savannah Airport and the I-95, so getting to and from Savannah to Tybee Island is no problem.
Once you’re settled into your vacation home here, you’ll find there’s plenty of things to see and do for families of all ages.
The Best Time to Plan a Family Vacation on Tybee Island
Tybee Island’s location ensures refreshing summer breezes and mild winter temperatures, making it a beautiful place for a family beach vacation year-round.
From Thanksgiving through the holidays, Tybee Island’s spacious holiday homes and beach rentals are a great place to organize an extended family reunion or get-together. Best of all, no-one has to do the cleaning once the celebrations are over!
Family-Friendly Things to Do on Tybee Island
Tybee Island has exactly what young family members want most: a long stretch of beautiful sand on the safe public beach. Children can amuse themselves for hours with a bucket and spade. Swimming and splashing in the shallow water is great fun, and a ball can turn the beach into the perfect pitch for a friendly match of soccer, tennis, softball or baseball.
The saltwater marshes are a good place for spotting wildlife, making it a fascinating spot for any children learning to identify different birds and amphibians. A family visit to the Tybee Island Marine Science Center is sure to be a memorable highlight of any Tybee Island vacation. It offers walks along South Beach with a naturalist, along with Turtle Talks, Whale Tales and Jelly Jives as visitors of all ages learn more about what lies beneath the waves.
Fishing is another family-friendly activity that transcends the generation gap. Fish off the beach, head for one of the fishing piers or join a fishing charter for a fun day at sea.
The landmark Tybee Island Lighthouse will help youngsters sleep well after climbing the 178 steps to the top of the tower and looking out across the island and Atlantic ocean.
Getting around Tybee Island can be fun by bicycle or beach cruiser. Bike rentals are available from Fat Tire Bikes and they have tricycles, trailers and tag-alongs. Join them on one of their guided bicycle tours and see places that you simply can’t access by car or motorbike.
Dining Out and Nightlife on your Tybee Island Vacation
Tybee Island vacations can be a chance for the cook of the house to enjoy a break too! With over 25 restaurants on this lovely island, you will find family-friendly restaurants that are sure to suit your budget and taste. It’s never too early to introduce children to fresh seafood and the Georgia shrimp is always fresh and tasty.
Teenagers will be glad to know that Tybee Island nightlife does not go down with the sun. Bars have live music most evenings and festivals and events offer plenty of activities, crafts, live music, outdoor food stalls and more.
With so much going on, we know that at the end of your Tybee Island vacation everyone will vote to come back again soon for more family-friendly fun.
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