Summer is not the only time to make an escape to the beach. Tybee Island may be only a few miles from the mainland, but it’s a complete change of pace and makes a great destination for a fall beach getaway. While we recommend a visit any time of year, check out a few reasons that make November a perfect month to book a stay.
Go Fly A Kite
Watch the skies above North Beach fill with color during the 8th Tybee Island Kite Festival on Sunday, Nov. 3. Last year, more than 160 kites flew through the air during the event, held from noon to 5 p.m. at the North Beach Bar and Grill. The event supports patients with Parkinson’s and other movement-restricting conditions. For a $10 donation, participants enjoy the kite-flying festivities along with some mouth-watering gumbo. Bring a kite and support a worthwhile cause.
A Quiet Beach
Folks visit Tybee Island for the beach, and there are lots of options including South Beach and North Beach, along with the back-river beaches. The back beaches are great for families with small children as the water is a bit calmer. You’ll discover lots of space along Tybee Island beaches, especially this time of year when the crowds are gone, and seclusion is primo. The days may be cooler, but you can still build sandcastles, spy dolphins rollicking in the water and enjoy walking the beach at sunset.
Bike Riding Is a Breeze
With mild temperatures and less traffic, November is great for exploring Tybee Island on two wheels. Bring your bicycle or rent one from Fat Tire Bikes, and Tim’s Bike & Beach Gear, or Boo’s Bikes rents electric bikes. Ask about delivery to your location. You can even ride right on the beach.
Great Deals on Digs
Renting a house or condo on Tybee Island gives you space and privacy you crave during vacation. The locations are convenient to the beach and offer plenty of amenities to make your stay comfortable and pleasant. Ask about great deals and specials offered during the off-season.
Indulge in Casual Beach Dining
Fall is known as oyster season, though these seafood delicacies are now enjoyed year ‘round. Hang out on the deck at A-J’s Dockside Restaurant on Back River and enjoy an oyster po-boy or fried oyster platter. Salt Island Fish & Beer, the Crab Shack, The Deck, and North Beach Grill are other Tybee Island restaurants where you can sink your teeth into succulent seafood.