Tybee Island Attractions for Kids

Kids playing on beachTraveling to Tybee Island with your kids; get some great info on how to keep them entertained!

It has been wonderful to see families back at the beach this summer, and two of the frequent questions we get from families that come to visit are “What are some of the best Tybee Island attractions for kids?” and “What are some of the best things to do in Savannah, GA with kids?”

Those of us at Oceanfront Cottage Rentals want to help visitors keep making memorable family vacation moments, so we thought we would outline some of our favorite activities and attractions for kids, both on and off the island. Certainly we don’t have everything listed, but check out these top kid-friendly things to do on Tybee Island and in Savannah GA. Have questions? Contact us, we would love to help you plan your kid-friendly vacation. Click on the links below to view full descriptions of the attractions & activities.

Must-Try Kids Attractions On Tybee Island:

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Best Ice Cream on Tybee Island

Ice Cream 2 Scoops in a Cone on the Beach

You scream I scream we all scream for ice cream! Everyone is looking for an easy way to beat the summer heat here on Tybee Island and we have just the solution for you… Nothing gives you reprieve from the scorching summer heat like a nice cold treat. Ice cream on Tybee Island is serious business and we here at Oceanfront Cottage Rentals have been taste-testing the best shops for years. Each place is a little different but here are a few of our favorites to give a try:

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Tybee Island is Open…Getting Back to Normal!

Sunrise over the ocean on Tybee Island Georgia

We’ve had a lot of questions about “Is Tybee Island Open?” and our answer to that is a resounding YES! However, the government and local businesses on the island are all closely monitoring Federal and State recommendations along with CDC guidelines to help ensure we all do our part to elevate any additional community impacts from COVID.

So, like everyone, we are always posed to adapt just in case something changes, but overwhelmingly we are seeing businesses, attractions, and the general public relaxing rules and opening up with more normalcy. Below are just a few of the exciting updates we have to share with visitors planning to travel to Tybee Island during the summer of 2021.

Things to Do on Tybee Summer 2021

  • Tybee Island Marine Science Center – We are happy to share the news that after years of hard work the new Marine Science Center is open! Go check out this amazing new facility and its newest exhibit: NOAA Gray’s Reef. Learn about the Invertebrates and fish that inhabit Gray’s Reef or the local name of “hard-ground live-bottom”. Open Thursday through Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM. $10 entrance fee for Adults and free for kids that are four or younger. More information at tybeemarinescience.org.
  • Tybee Post Theater – Has exited from going dark due to the pandemic and has released a whole slew of events ranging from watching the hottest blockbuster on the big screen to live music events. So come join us all as we grab some popcorn and tap our foot along with the beat this summer. Check out our Local Events page or tybeeposttheater.org for dates and times
  • Tybee Island Light Station and Museum – Explore this amazing Lighthouse and accompanying museum, Georgia’s Oldest and Tallest Lighthouse. Come check out Tybee from 145 feet above the ground, but be sure to review their Current Policies for a safe and fun visit. Also, check out our past blogs on other historical things related to Tybee Island such as The Road to Tybee……or lack thereof before 1923.
  • Tybee Restaurants & Shopping – Most restaurants and shopping on Tybee Island are open and continue to expand capacity as COVID-19 regulations relax and everyone gets excited for the summer. Be sure to check with each individual business for the specifics about how they are currently operating, but you can be certain our local businesses are excited to have our Tybee Island guests back at the beach! Search Local Restaurant Info.

Discover Tybee

This is only just the beginning of what’s going on throughout Tybee. There are many more things happening around the Island in these coming months, as everyone here is excited to make up for lost time. So get out and about this summer, spend quality time outside at the beach and be sure to explore the Visit Tybee Island website for more openings and events. In addition to planning your activities, check out the vast assortment of vacation rentals in our inventory to make this the best summer vacation ever!

OCR speaks out about COVID-19

At Oceanfront Cottage Rentals, our guests, employees, and homeowners are our #1 priority. Year-round we invite guests into the homes we manage and pride ourselves on cleanliness and safety.
Just like you, our lives have become consumed with information about coronavirus (COVID-19), with new information being presented by the hour. We understand you probably have questions concerning Oceanfront Cottage Rentals policies, cleaning practices, an existing reservation or even about making a new reservation. At this time, our company is focused on best practices that have already been in place. We do not plan on canceling anyone’s reservations. We are doing our part to prevent the spread of the coronavirus by going in the extra mile in our sanitation processes and social distancing. This is a stressful and anxious time for many people, and we know that traveling to the ocean can help reduce stress/anxiety. We are closely monitoring the evolving situation, and follow all guidelines put in place by The Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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Best places to stay when on a Tybee Fishing Trip!

fishing on tybee island georgia
One of the most popular things to do on Tybee is to go fishing! The nutrient-rich water provides the perfect ecosystem for a large array of fish.

The fishing is so good that you could even plan an entire vacation just to fish in the waterways. In order to plan the perfect Tybee fishing trip experience, you must first pick the perfect Tybee vacation rental for your trip! Check out our pick for the top 10 best vacation rentals to stay in while on a Tybee fishing trip. Continue reading “Best places to stay when on a Tybee Fishing Trip!”

Fishing Trip to Tybee Island.

Tybee Island’s nutrient-rich water and convenient fishing piers make it one of the best places to fish in Georgia.

Whether you are an avid fisher or just trying it out. You can almost bet on leaving Tybee with your own fishing success tale. On Tybee, you can fish from one of the fishing piers, right on the beach, charter a deep-sea fishing adventure or kayak fish in the back river.

Looking for details to plan the perfect Tybee fishing experience? Let us tell you exactly how!

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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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Top Reasons Why You Should Visit Tybee Island This Fall!

A few members of our Oceanfront Cottage Rentals Team pick the Top Reasons Why You Should Visit Tybee Island This Fall.

Fall on the island is really just “another day at the Beach” for locals. The weather is usually perfect with warm days, slightly cooler evenings and 80-degree ocean water. Whether you are coming for a weekend at the beach or one of Savannah/Tybee’s fall festivals, you will fall in love with Tybee in the Fall.

Caitlin Salter
Reservation Supervisor
Hometown: Black Creek, Georgia

“Tybee’s Fall season is my favorite time of year on the island. It begins to cool off and the beach is less crowded. You can walk out on North beach and have the whole beach to yourself.
When I come to the beach, it is not to tan. It is to wander and walk the shoreline. Coming in the Fall is so much more relaxing for me just watching the waves, and collecting shells. It is very soul soothing and can make you more appreciative of all the good in life.
My favorite event occurs in October; this is called Pirate’s Fest. Everyone dresses like pirates and it is the most fun! It begins with a “fancy” Crab Shack Buccaneer’s Ball where they crown a King and Queen of Pirate’s Fest. A parade is held that weekend, and there are bands playing on the South end. There are also many shops selling unique “pirate” gear. For the kids, there is an area for them, (Lil’ Matey’s Cove) with small carnival rides and a petting zoo for maximum fun. My child is almost 3 and I can’t wait until she is a little older to enjoy this event with me!”

Summer Fortner
Vacation Planner & Venue Co-Ordinator for Tybee Wedding Chapel.
Hometown: Savannah, Georgia

Fall on Tybee Island is just as great as the summertime! My favorite thing to do on Tybee in the fall is to come down with family or friends and enjoy a meal at our favorite restaurant, AJ’s Dockside! Enjoying the nice views, and the cool weather is a perfect fall day on Tybee! To top it off, we like to grab an ice cream from the Sugar Shack and take a walk on the historic Tybee pier to see if we can spot dolphins!”