Fishing Trip to Tybee Island. April 22nd, 2021Ray Anaya
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!
How to plan the perfect Labor Day weekend on Tybee Island. May 7th, 2021Ray Anaya
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!
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.
Tybee’s NEW Marine Science Center April 22nd, 2021Ray Anaya
For years there have been discussions surrounding the possibility of a brand new Tybee Island Marine Science Center. The new Tybee Island Marine center plans included indoor galleries, shops, direct beach access and an outdoor theater.
Tybee Island Pirate Fest 2018 April 22nd, 2021Ray Anaya
Are you looking for an experience you will never forget?
The Annual Tybee Island Pirate’s Fest is an event you do not want to miss!
October 4-7th, 2018 Pirates (and wanna-be Pirates) will arrive on Tybee Island for the annual festival. This weekend is filled with events for the entire family.
Thursday, October 4th is the Buccaneer Ball at the Crab Shack.
This event is a big party filled with food, live entertainment, and introductions of the 2018 Pirate King and Queen. Purchase your Tickets Here.
Friday, October 5th begins the Festival on the South End of Tybee.
Thieves Market, Little Matey’s Cove (petting zoo, bouncy house, carnival, magic show and much more), and LIVE music performances begin at 6 pm at the Sweetwater Beer Garden Stage.
Saturday, October 6th the fun continues. FIREWORKS!
Thieves Market, Little Matey’s Cove and the fun on the South end will continue. This year will be the introduction of Beach Water Battle!!
1-2 pm is the Kids and Pet Costume Contest.
3 pm-5 pm is the Annual Pirate’s Parade! Sit back, relax and enjoy the show.
6 pm is the Adult Costume Contest, followed by music and more on the Sweetwater Beer Garden Stage. The festivities will continue into the night and end with a spectacular Fireworks display over the Atlantic Ocean.
Sunday, October 7th
Little Matey’s Cove and Carnival opens back up with more exciting family-friendly experiences.
5 Reasons Tybee is Good for your Health April 16th, 2021Ray Anaya
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!
Top Spots to Kindle Romance on Tybee Island April 16th, 2021Ray Anaya
Happy Valentine’s Day!
There are so many romantic spots on Tybee Island to celebrate with your beloved. The sea has been inspiration for love and romance as far back as we can remember. Tybee’s expansive shoreline offers couples the opportunity to walk along the beach, hand in hand, for miles… a pastime that has always been revered in the world of romance.
Tybee Island offers a magical backdrop for falling in love. Take for example my parents: Their first date was a walk along the beach at sunset, my Dad proposed on top of the Tybee Island Lighthouse, and they were married on North Beach. Tybee’s ambience offers ample opportunities to spark romantic moments.
This Valentine’s Day, take your partner to watch the sunrise on the main pier, walk along the beach, rest on a beach swing, have a romantic dinner at a local restaurant, and end the day watching the sunset at the back river.
Romantic Getaways at Oceanfront Cottage Rentals
Our accommodations offer several luxurious and romantic features, so that you won’t even need to leave the property to invoke a little romance. Here are some of our favorite places to relax and enjoy the company of your loved ones:
Even if you’re not coupled, we think all types of love should be honored on Valentine’s Day. Enjoy these spots for a peaceful moment of solitude or with a friend!
During the month of February, we are offering a special: Buy 2 nights, get the 3rd FREE! There’s still time to plan a romantic getaway on Tybee, call us at 800-786-5889 to book one of our beautiful homes today.
Book Directly with Oceanfront Cottage Rentals and Save! #bookdirect May 7th, 2021Ray Anaya
Did you know that you could save up to 20% on your next vacation? Over the past several years Online Travel Agents masked with names like HomeAway, VRBO, AirBnB and much more have increased their “convenience fee”. This fee is basically a fee to use their site. The majority of the homes listed are actually managed by a Vacation Rental Company.
So let’s say you have already booked through one of these Online Travel Agents. Who do you call when the Air Conditioner does not work in your home? Who do you call when you need a recommendation for the best pizza in town? What do you do when your hot tub stops working? What about if half of the house does not have power? Who do you call if you have a question about how to use a fireplace?
Definitely not the Online Travel Agent that you submitted your Reservation request through. Their “Customer support” is just a call center somewhere.
Now, Imagine this…
You call Oceanfront Cottage Rentals and speak to a vacation expert. You ask questions about a few homes and then they email you a few more options. Then you call to make your reservation…and find out we are running a special during your vacation week! You save hundreds of dollars! You have a peace of mind knowing that when you arrive you have a 24 local staff to answer your questions and guide you through your vacation experience!
I bet you can think of a few other ways to spend 100’s of dollars, right?
However you decide to plan your Tybee Vacation, just know that with Oceanfront Cottage Rentals…you matter! #bookdirect
Top 5 Tybee Island Restaurants April 16th, 2021Ray Anaya
Our Staff’s Top 5 Favorite Restaurants on Tybee
Whether you’re craving local seafood, or classic southern fare – Tybee Island has the restaurant and the dish for you! You might be surprised to learn that although Tybee is only 3 1/2 miles long, it features over 30 restaurants! Guests always ask us locals where we like to eat, so we thought we’d make it easy for ya’ll. These are our top 5 picks of Tybee Island Restaurants… favorite dish included.
The late and revered Chef Kevin Carpenter has left behind a legacy with SundaeCafe, 80e Gastropub, and the latest addition – The Cafe on 80. Caitlin and Julianna both agree – you must try the spicy tuna wrap!
Krystal says they have the best wings on the island – hands down! This modern pub has a great atmosphere with many flat-screen TV’s to watch your favorite sports teams.
Summer swears by the crab cake sandwich with a side of sweet potato fries. Located on the back river with breath taking views of the sun setting behind Little Tybee Island. Aj’s Dockside restaurant also has fresh seafood!
Coco’s Sunset Grille
Carla loves the “Coco Marley”, a jerk chicken wrap. Coco’s also boasts spectacular marsh and sunset views… the name says it all.
Huc-a-poo’s Bites and Booze
You wouldn’t guess it by the laid back, dive bar atmosphere, but Huc-a-poo’s is one of our owner’s favorite places to eat! Stacye’s favorite dish is their grilled chicken salad.
So there you have it – straight from the sea horse’s mouth!
Our seasoned staff is very knowledgeable about all things Tybee. We love to support all the small, local businesses on the island.
Did you know there are no chain restaurants on the island? All Tybee Island restaurants are locally owned and operated. This is just one of the many qualities that make Tybee so charming and unique!
Now is the perfect time to book your next Tybee Island vacation. The beach isn’t too crowded, parking is plenty, and there are no long waits for the delicious dishes at these Tybee Island restaurants. Call us today at 800-786-5889 for off-season specials!
What To Do When It Rains On Tybee Island April 16th, 2021Ray Anaya
There’s more to Tybee than you know…
We always hope for clear, sunny skies when we are on a beach vacation, but occasionally we are faced with unpleasant weather and the beach just isn’t an option. Lucky for us here on Tybee, there are many ways to spend a rainy day on our little island. Tybee Island may be small, but there are many things to do on the island indoors. Here is a rainy day itinerary that we made to help you make the best of inclement weather!
Start your day off right with a hot coffee from the Tybean. Take a stroll through all the art galleries and locally owned boutiques in the area, such as Seaside Sisters, the Misty Marsh Shoppe, and the Tybee Cottage Art Gallery. These shops are great for buying unique, handcrafted Christmas presents for your friends and family.
Hop on down to the Breakfast Club for brunch, or have lunch atFannie’s… then take a stroll down Tybrisa and the Strand to take advantage of off-season deals! If you’re all shopped out, drop into the Marine Science Center and learn more about Tybee’s local marine life.
Grab a drink at Tybee Social Club and then catch a flick at the Tybee Post Theater. The next showing is “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” a Christmas classic! Be sure the check the schedule often, as during the off-season the Tybee Post Theater has several movie showings, concerts and plays.
We hope this brief sample itinerary helps you get out of your rainy day funk. Rainy days are few and far between on Tybee Island, but we’ve got you covered for when mother nature does her thing. The weather is unpredictable, but there is always something to do and somewhere to stay dry on Tybee Island.
Ready to plan your next vacation? Call us at 800-786-5889 and ask about our off-season specials!