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).

What additional measures are we taking? Continue reading “OCR speaks out about COVID-19”

5 Reasons Tybee is Good for your Health

As you probably know, the ocean is good for the mind, body, and soul. People travel far and wide to Tybee Island, not for the Sugar Shack, not even for the Crab Shack, but for the beach!

The beach heals!

Its healing effects are many. We go to the beach because deep down we know that the wind, sand and waves will wash our worries away. Here are just a few health benefits the beach has to offer:

Sunshine – Get your daily dose of vitamin D simply by vegging out for a few moments by the sea. Vitamin D is good for bone strength and immune support!







Stress Relief – The color blue, the sound of the waves, the sun shining on your face… what do they all have in common? They are incredibly soothing! Many people report getting a much better night’s sleep after a day at the beach.







Ample Opportunities to Exercise – The sand creates more resistance than pavement, so walking or running on the beach is more of a workout and really strengthens those muscles! Swimming is an exercise great for those with injuries or weak joints as it’s much gentler on the body.







Natural elements as beauty enhancers – Skip the expensive facial and let the sand and salt water air give your skin an all natural, sun kissed glow. Also, who doesn’t love a nice tan?










Swimming in Salt Water – The ocean’s salt water is full of natural minerals that the body needs, such as magnesium, potassium, and iodine. Magnesium alone is so beneficial for the brain and it helps relieve anxiety.

The beach is truly the best environment for healing – it has all sorts of natural elements that make it holistic – good for your mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Plan your next getaway on Tybee Island with us today… it’s good for your health!