Georgia’s Tybee Island is a natural wonder with much to offer travelers looking for a beach vacation near Savannah. If you love to travel, but you hate the tourist crowds, the following list of unforgettable Tybee Island experiences is for you.
Charter a Boat to Find Your Own Personal Paradise
When many people think about boat charters, fishing comes to mind — and for good reason. What better way to catch dinner than going offshore? Chartering a boat also enables you to access all of the great spots off the Tybee Island coast. You can go to Little Tybee Island to explore the salt marshes, photograph wading birds, or simply relax on the unspoiled beaches. Or, if you’re traveling with kids, you may want to head to Shark Tooth Island for a day of fossil hunting.
Another great option is to go back in time and explore the wonders of Wassaw Island, a National Wildlife Refuge that has been largely left untouched by man. To spend a day on Wassaw Island, charter a boat and pack a lunch. Don’t forget your camera: This site is one you’ll want to remember.
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Have an Unforgettable Meal at Sundae Cafe
Local foodies be warned: Your secret is out. The Sundae Cafe may be a restaurant in a strip mall next to a gas station, but looks can be deceiving. Step inside and you’ll be greeted with the smells of delicacies such as seafood cheesecake and fried green tomatoes. Hear the sounds of happy restaurant patrons imbibing on specialty martinis. You’ll want to make a reservation for this one, but the unforgettable meal will be well worth the effort.
Get Out on the Water
You won’t find time for Sunday football here. All the sports on Tybee Island are participatory. Take a surf lesson, tour the waterways on a stand-up paddleboard, or drop in a kayak to spend the day paddling around the gentle waters surrounding Tybee Island. You’ll beat the beach crowds, have a new experience, and make memories to last a lifetime.
Tour the Tybee Island Lighthouse and Museum
This attraction may be a little crowded, but the views from the lighthouse observation deck are well worth it once you’ve climbed the 178 stairs to look out over the Atlantic Ocean. A history lesson and a workout, too? That’s called vacation multitasking.
Take a Dolphin Tour
Spend some time on Tybee Island getting to know the natives — the bottlenose dolphins, that is. The best part about a Tybee Island dolphin tour is that the dolphins are almost always out and ready to play.
Stay Close to the Action
With so much to do on Tybee Island, your best bet is to stay in a hotel close to the action so that you don’t spend time in traffic, cooking, and cleaning for yourself. You can always stay in Savannah next year. But after all these Tybee Island memories, you may want to come back for more.