Great weather and picturesque beaches are a given when you consider a vacation during the fall in Tybee Island. Those are hallmarks of a great getaway to this tiny beachside town. However, there are plenty of other ways to enjoy Tybee Island’s “second summer,” including seven of our favorites we’ve listed below.
If you want to cast a line but don’t want to commit to a charter fishing trip during fall in Tybee Island, give pier or shore fishing a try! Tybee is known for its calm ocean conditions and a plethora of fish species including red and black drum, speckled trout, and sheepshead. There are a few public piers including Tybee Pier & Pavilion, Lazaretto Creek, or you can fish straight from the beach! Keep in mind, you will need a Georgia fishing license, even if you are just visiting.
Cars are totally overrated, especially when Tybee Island is less than three miles long! Zipping up and down Tybee Island in a two-, four- or even a six-seater golf cart is way more fun. Some golf cart rental companies even offer free parking permits on their carts! This is one way to make your Tybee Island Vacation even more memorable. Check out Tybee Golf Carts for more info.
Conveniently located near the Tybee Pier and Pavilion, you’ll find the Tybee Island Marine Science Center which offers several year-round programs such as guided beach walks and marsh treks. Inside, you’ll find a variety of animals and exhibits. How about a chance to watch dolphins play? Captain Derek’s Dolphin Adventure has long provided memorable boat tours to island visitors.
There are plenty of eco-friendly activities including paddle boarding, kayak and canoe adventures, and bike rentals to enjoy a fall in Tybee Island. Sea Kayak Georgia offers rentals, guided tours and camping adventures for those who want to really explore the waterways of Georgia. Or, if you prefer to stay on the ground, consider renting a bike from Tim’s Beach Gear and check out the many bike-friendly trails. It’s a great way to explore and enjoy fall in Tybee Island.
Vacations are for your taste buds too, right? Tybee is packed with some amazing eats. From the award-winning menu at The Breakfast Club (hello, Blackhawk Breakfast Burrito!) to the laid-back pet-friendly digs at Gerald’s Pig & Shrimp you’ll find something to make your mouth happy. Just make sure you stop by the Sugar Shack, a Tybee Island staple since 1971.
Tybee Island is full of unique boutiques and shops. Latitude 32 apparel line reflects the relaxed nature of Tybee Island. For beach-inspired gifts and furniture, you can’t beat the selection at Seaside Sisters where you can find the perfect gift for anyone on your list.
If local art has your heart, be sure and check out the Tybee Cottage Art Gallery featuring the work of talented local artists including jewelry, handmade soaps, and paintings. You’ll probably get a chance to meet some artists, too. The historic Post Theatre, which was once a movie house for soldiers stationed on base in the 1930’s, was re-opened in 2015 as a performing arts and movie house. Catch classic movies, and local theatre productions in this unique venue.
Now that you’ve discovered fun ways to enjoy fall in Tybee Island, leave some time in itinerary to explore nearby Savannah, Georgia. Learn more in Fall in Savannah, GA: Top 5 Things to Do.
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