Tybee Critz Run 2015

critz-tybee-run-fest-logoThis little beach town is a great place for a run! Come down and participate in the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, 2.8 Mile Beach Run and 1 Mile Run.  You can choose all events or pick which you prefer. If you participate in all 5 events, the distances add up to 26.2 miles – a full marathon. Close to 5,000 people come here annually to join in on the fun. The Tybee Critz Run Fest has been recognized on the list of “2014 Top Races Worth Traveling to.”  The Critz Tybee Run Fest was the only race named in Georgia. Proceeds from the event are donated to organizations that foster education and healthy lifestyles.
There are several categories of winners and awards. They will give $10k to anyone that can beat the marathon world record. This fall Dennis Kimetto set a new world record in the marathon, clocking 2:02:57 at Berlin. He is the first man to run those 26.2 miles in under 2:03 and his time sparked speculation about when the two-hour barrier for the marathon might fall.
Basil’s Kiddie Run Friday night at 6:00pm at the Lighthouse
North Beach Grill 5K Friday night at 6:00pm at the Lighthouse
Sundae Cafe 10K Saturday morning at 7:00am
CHU’S Half Marathon Saturday morning at 8:30am
Lighthouse Pizza 2.8 Mile Beach Run Saturday afternoon at 12:00pm
YMCA 1 Mile Run Saturday afternoon at 1:00pm

Tybee Mardi Gras 2015

Join in the fun for the 7th Annual Mardi Gras Tybee! This event is held annually on the last day before the beginning of Lent, February 12-14. It will include a Masquerade Ball, the Mardi Gras Tybee Parade, and the Mardi Gras Tybee Street Party that features free live entertainment & more! The parade will travel south on Butler and head towards the beach on Tybrisa Street.
TMardiGras2010he origin of Mardi Gras can be traced to medieval Europe, passing through Rome and Venice in the 17th and 18th centuries to the French House of the Bourbons. From here, the traditional revelry of “Boeuf Gras,” or fatted calf, followed France to her colonies. This is Tybee’s version of the holiday. We celebrate in gold, purple, and green! Put on your boa and mask to join in on the festivities!
Thursday, Feb. 12, Coco’s Sunset Grille will host the King Cake Party at 7 p.m. Dance to live music, and enjoy Cajun food and drink specials.
Friday, Feb. 13, Fannie’s on the Beach will host NOLA Night: Mardi Gras Kick-Off Party at 7 p.m. Taste a variety of Cajun dishes from the Big Easy buffet, and listen to live music. Advance Tickets are $15 or $18 at the door. Saturday, Feb.14, The Mardi Gras Street Party takes place from noon to 6 p.m. The party features Zydeco, blues and rock music from 3 – 6 p.m. Thrilling street performances entertain revelers as they enjoy the festival and colorful businesses in the area.The 2015 Mardi Gras Tybee Parade, with colorful floats, plenty of beads and marching bands, begins Saturday at 2 p.m.

Tybee Restaurant Week

So, you enjoy dining out at restaurants and also enjoy a good deal? Come down for Tybee Restaurant Week!

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Tybee Restaurant Week

No problem, during Jan 16-25 you can eat for a fraction of the normal cost during Tybee Island Restaurant Week. Participating restaurants will offer 3-course “prix fixe” (pre-determined) dinner menus for $25-30/per person. Pricing does not include tips, be sure to bring a little extra for the wait staff.You can select from a choice of appetizers, entrees and desserts. You do not need to buy a ticket or coupon; just dine out at participating restaurants. You can also prompt to order from the regular menu if you prefer.

Location: Various Tybee Restaurants
Time: Various
Cost: $25-$30
Contact: http://tybeerestaurantweek.com

If you are looking for a place to stay during this time, below are some options that may interest you! We are running a great special until May.

Stay 3 nights, get your 4th night free!

1 Bedroom:
118A SBRC 

2 Bedrooms:
Vue 233
8 Captain’s Watch
3 Bedrooms:
1 Pelican Point
101 19th St.

We look forward to having you visit our beautiful island! – OFC

Polar Plunge

Are you ready for the annual Polar Plunge? This event has become a Tybee tradition, held every January 1st to bring in the new year! Invigorate your soul with a cleansing plunge into the Atlantic and get a fresh start into 2015. In 2012, our little island beat the world record for the most people weaPolar_bear_swimmingring swimming caps in one place. 2,049 is the official number toppling Japan’s previous record of 500. Some people just run into the water knee-deep and run back out, instead of the full plunge. Temperatures have ranged 40-70 degrees in December, so perhaps this year will be a warm pleasant day that everyone can enjoy. Everyone dresses in costumes, and strange outfits for The Gang of Goofs contest that begins at 11am. Be sure to come out and witness the fun or join in! Details on how to enter and costs are listed below.

Entry FEE: $25 for adults, $15 for children under 12. Tybee Post Theater member discount: $22.50 for adults and $13.50 for children.
You can register for the Polar Plunge or the Gang of Goofs contest in person at the Tybrisa Roundabout on Saturday, December 27, Sunday, December 28, Monday, December 29, and Tuesday, December 30, Wednesday December 31 from 1 pm – 4 pm or on Thursday, January 1 from 9am – 11:30am at the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion (deadline to register for the Gang of Goofs contest on January 1st is 10:30am). All proceeds benefit the Tybee Post Theater.

Polar Plunge 2019  Youtube video

Thanksgiving Beach Time!

Thanksgiving at the Beach? Yes, Please! Sounds Amazing!

It’s that time of year again! Time to get together with your family and enjoy cherished recipes from your childhood. This tradition is even better at the beach! This year most of our larger homes are already reserved. We have nothing larger available. A few options are listed below that may still enable you to come to the beach and have a wonderful get together with your family. We also have some amazing condos still open; I will list a few of those combos as well.

Larger Homes:
Perfect View (sleeps 10)
(5 BR Home, Close to Ocean, 3 min walk.)free-thanksgiving-clip-art-4
The Sandcastle (sleeps 10)
(4 BR Bay-view Home, 8 min walk to beach.)
Smaller Homes that are both on the South end:
Orange U Beachy  (sleeps 8)
(3 BR Home, 5 min walk.)
Little Beach Cottage (sleeps 6)
(2 BR Cottage, 5-7 min walk to beach.)
Same building, North Beach:
Bentley’s (sleeps 8)
(3 BR Oceanfront Condo, w/ hot tub.)
Ocean Breeze (sleeps 10)
(3 BR Oceanfront Condo, w/ hot tub.)

Big Anchor- Tybee Landmark

biganchorThe Big Anchor on the Curve is a well known and loved Tybee landmark. You are first able to see the ocean from this area while driving through to the south end. Its a sign that you have arrived and that you are now on Tybee Time.
The big anchor was salvaged in 1989 by Captain Bill Walsh. It is from an 1849 wooden sailing boat that was discovered several miles off the north coast of the island. The anchor, ballast rock, and some iron debris were all that remained of the sea-faring vessel. It is possibly from one of the Union Navy vessels that blockaded the South Atlantic Coast and Savannah River during the War Between the States in 1861-1865.
This shot was taken this morning while venturing out to check out the dredging progress. It’s amazing to see how much beach we will be gaining from this project. A few rentals near this spot are listed below for you guys to check out. These 3 bedroom town-homes are located right on the sand and have amazing views!

Claire’s Rendezvous

Shangri La on the Beach

Photo by Caitlin Salter

 

Tybee Beach Renourishment 2014

IMG_5076In an effort to battle erosion and storm damage, the Tybee beach renourishment for 2014, will bring in fresh sand to Tybee’s shoreline. The beach protects the dunes, without this renourishment, the dunes would wash and blow completely away. Workers are scheduled to be done before the New Year for the grand total of $11 million in local and federal funding. A kick- off “sand throwing” ceremony was held last Tuesday, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and our Governor, Nathan Deal. The Army will be studying our beach to decide how well we would weather a hurricane, and to keep records of how much the beach has been eroding and longshore sediment distribution. They are also managing the construction of this project and  help to minimize costs by determining different solutions.

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10/25 Center St.

10/28 3rd St.
11/4 1st St. (Big Curve)
11/9 Gate access (Ft. Screven)
11/14 Officer’s Row
11/19 Gullick St.
11/24 North beach parking lot
11/30 North Federal Groin
Starting south from 8th
12/1 8th St.
12/2 9th St.
12/3 10th St.
12/4 11th St.
12/5 12th St.
12/6 13th St.
12/7 14th St.
12/8 15th St.
12/9 16th St.
12/13 17th St.
12/16 19th St.
12/17-20 Back River
12/19-27 Break down of Equipment and start demobilization
12/29-30 Remove subline from beach
1/1 Done
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Shiver me timbers!

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Shiver me timbers, ye scurvy seadogs!

Shiver me timbers, ye scurvy seadogs! October be nearly upon us which means one thing…….pirate invasion! T’is month has tons ‘o thin’s to do; what a great hour to come aboard. Th’ annual Pirate’s Fest is from 10/9-12. Th’ whole island dresses like a band ‘o pirates ‘n joins in fer th’ festivities. Thar be a plethora ‘o events which range from th’ Buccaneer’s ball kickin’ it all off to th’ parade whar swashbucklin’ bling gunna be divvied up. Thar be a ferris wheel ‘n a pettin’ zoo fer th’ lads and lasses. Adults gunna heartily enjoy th’ live entertainment wit’ local bands appearin’. So, make yer’ way down ‘n pillage the South end. Ye be destined t’ have a great time! Weigh anchor n’ hoist th’ mizzen!

 

Autumn comes to Tybee Island!

seaoats  The beach is a place where many people come to re-nourish their souls. Cares seem to wash away when the waves are kissing at your toes. That hectic life you ran away from seems so far away that you never want to return. A busy life is what we are accustomed to, but why? Life is so much more enjoyable strolling along the beaches searching for seashells and soaking up local color.
As summer drifts away, Autumn peeks her bashful head out and begins to bring down cool breezes. This begins a beautiful period here on Tybee. As the sea oats deepen from pale yellow to a deep gold, they wave in the wind and say farewell to hot weather. Fallen leaves prance along the ground daring you to dance along.
Sunsets are to die for! Skies are painted in reds, oranges, and even pinks. It’s hard not to smile while gazing at a gorgeous Tybee sunset. You can look forward to reading a book on the beach swings or watching the birds fly down to escape the harsh winters from up north. Scan the coastline to observe container ships bringing cargo into Savannah ports. The dolphins also chase the shrimping boats into port at Lazaretto Creek. The way the sunlight glistens over the top of the ocean will bring you peace of mind. You will be on cloud nine for days from the pure ecstasy of the simple things that most people take for granted. Science has proven that the beach cleanses your body of negative energy. It surely shows! A day on the beach is like a day in paradise.

Dance along the tides, wish upon the stars, and always have hope, even when there is none in sight.

(Photo by Caitlin Salter)