Sunrise over the ocean on Tybee Island Georgia

Tybee Island is Open…Getting Back to Normal!

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
  • 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 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!