“History Nut?” Or maybe just looking for something different at the beach…..

Well let Oceanfront Cottage Rentals tell you about a piece of history on Tybee Island.

Fort Pulaski is a preserved war fort that was mainly used during the Civil War. First built in the 1830’s used as a prisoner of war camp and finished construction by 1845. The fort also attracts over 400,000 visitors a year. Did I mention Fort Pulaski is one of our great nations national parks? It is definitely a must see when visiting Tybee Island. The fort is located right off of hwy 80 on Tybee Island. Fort Pulaski has something for all ages, for example the amazing tours. Where you’ll learn all about the history of Fort Pulaski, and how the union soldiers took the fort. Saturdays on Fort Pulaski are known for their cannon firing reenactments. Did i also mention Fort Pulaski was pet friendly? That’s right you can bring your four-legged family members to enjoy this historical site also.[beach at Fort Pulaski is pet friendly]

So when your vacationing with Oceanfront Cottage Rentals, remember to see this beautiful piece of history, Fort Pulaski.

Ever thought about staying in a piece of history? well check out Oceanfront Cottage Rentals historical properties……….

Blog entry by: Kayla Marchant

“Keeping Tybee in the know”

outsource info :https://www.nps.gov/fopu/index.htm

Tybee Pirate’s Fest 2019

ARGH you going to Pirate’s Fest?

Our favorite time of year has arrived again! We’d love for everyone to join us!

The Bucaneer’s Ball is Thursday, October 10th and kicks off the Pirate fun!
Time: 6pm-10pm
Place: The Original Crab Shack
40 Estill Hammock Rd.
Food: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Tickets are now $45, and goes up to $50 October 1st. Get yours today!

The Crab Shack hosts the kickoff to the 15th annual Tybee Island Pirate’s Fest, a weekend full of swashbuckling fun for all! The Buccaneer Ball boasts grub and grog like only The Crab Shack can provide, musical entertainment for your dancing pleasure provided by Dynamic Media, and of course, a bounty of pirates and wenches!

The Buccaneer Ball will be hosted by Dungeon Dan BlackHart, Kruel Kathy BlackHart and the lovely Lady Lindsey Lee!

This event is open only to pirates and wenches age 18 and up.

Friday, October 11th:
Time: 5pm-11pm

Tybee Pirate Festival – Strand Parking Lot
Ticket Price – $12( kids 12 & under free)
Thieves Market, Little Matey’s Cove, Live Music, Bud Light Whatever Bar


  • Kid Zone presented by Beachview Inn & Spa
  • Bounce Houses
  • Carnival
  • Magic Show by Magic Mark
  • Petting Zoo

Beer Garden Stage 

5 PM – Motley Tones

10 PM – DJ


6 PM – In for a Penny

7 PM – Cannon Firing and Opening Ceremony

7:30 PM – Damon and the Sh!t Kickers

9 PM – Kentucky Headhunters

Saturday, October 12th:
From 11am-11pm

Tybee Pirate Festival – Strand Parking Lot
Ticket Price – $15 (kids 12 & under free)
Thieves Market, Little Matey’s Cove, Fireworks, Live Music and more


  • 11 AM – Kid Zone presented by Beachview Inn & Spa
  • 11 AM – Bounce Houses
  • 11 AM – Petting Zoo
  • Magic Show by Magic Mark
  • Carnival

3 – 5 PM – Parade – This parade is a must for families! Parade participants will pass out treasure along the route. The parade runs from North Beach Parking Lot to Tybrisa St and traditionally takes 2hrs to complete.


  • Motley Tones – Roaming
  • 11am-1pm Sound Checks
  • 1 – 1:30pm – Children’s & Pets Costume Contest – at main stage
  • 2pm- 5pm Sound Checks
  • 3- 5:00pm – PARADE
  • 5:30 – 6:00pm -Rogues, Wenches & Krewes Costume Contests
  • 6pm – Draucker
  • 715pm – Lezz Zeppelin
  • 8:45 -1015pm – Great White
  • 10:15pm – FIREWORKS

Headline Act, Great White will take the stage at 9ish.






Sunday, October 13th
From 11am-4pm


  • 11 AM – till – Pirate Encampment by TAA
  • 11 AM – till – Bounce Houses
  • 11 AM – till – Petting Zoo
  • 11-AM – till – Carnival

Sweetwater Beer Garden Stage 

  • noon – Motley Tones


How to plan the perfect Labor Day weekend on Tybee Island.

For many people, Labor Day weekend is considered the unofficial last weekend of Summer. This three day weekend is also another excuse to plan a  trip to the beach!

One of the biggest celebrations on the Georgia coast happens right here on Tybee Island.

Planning your holiday weekend should be easy, so we want to pitch in and share our tips on how to make the most of your Tybee Labor Day weekend.

#1. Book A Beach Home Rental!

Are you spending the weekend with just a few friends or inviting the whole family? Chances are, Oceanfront Cottage Rentals will have the perfect vacation rental home to offer you. Check out the availability here or contact a Vacation planner now. 912-786-0054 Availability will not last long!

#2. You’re going to need groceries!

A Labor Day weekend is not complete without firing up the grill. Make sure you have everything you need to prepare snacks and meals throughout the weekend by visiting one of the local grocery stores. If you would prefer to skip the lines, Tybee Island’s IGA also offers Grocery delivery!

#3. Rent beach equipment and bikes!

One of the many great things about Tybee is that you can get everywhere by bike. Tim’s Beach Gear and Burke’s Beach Gear rentals offer bike and beach gear rentals. They will also deliver and set up your gear.

#4. Put on your dancing shoes! 

That’s right, grab your dancing shoes (or flip flops will do). There will be a live band performing on the Tybee Pier and Pavillion. The performances will include covers of beach music that the whole family will recognize.

#5. Plan to take lots of pictures!

Make sure your phone is charged because you are going to want to capture all the memories of this weekend. You’ll definitely want to plan on taking pictures under the fireworks display that will take place on Tybee’s south beach.

Five things to do on Tybee Island for under $5.00

Whether you are visiting Tybee to relax or experience a new adventure, Tybee has something for everyone.

Tybee Island is a Beach town with about 3 miles of coastline and a contagious vibe.  Are you looking to make the most of your trip and not break the bank? Here is our list of top 5 things to do for under $5.00.
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Staying on Tybee for Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day


Our Sister City, Savannah, Georgia hosts one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in the world.  A Savannah St. Patrick’s Day is an experience that you will remember for a lifetime. Since Tybee is only 12-15 minutes from downtown Savannah and there is festive Trolley Transportation, we recommend staying on the beach for your Savannah St. Pat’s Day experience!  Continue reading “Staying on Tybee for Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day”