Diana's Tybee Island Favorites
It’s easy to see why Tybee Island was named one of America’s “Happiest Seaside Towns” by Coastal Magazine. The great food, vibrant culture, and beautiful landscapes attract vacationers from all over the country. To inspire your next Georgia vacation, I’ve compiled my favorite things to do, places to see, food to eat, and more. Are you ready to soak up the sun and try some of my Tybee Island favorites?
Best Breakfast Spot
The Breakfast Club is more than just a popular 80’s movie, it’s my Tybee Island go-to for a satisfying breakfast! Whether you’ve got a hankering for a sweet entrée, like the Cinnamon Raisin French Toast, or something with more of a kick, like the Breakfast Burrito, The Breakfast Club has a variety of delicious fare to prepare you for the day ahead.
Best Activity for History Buffs
In an area rich with military history, Fort Pulaski is one of the most interesting landmarks. Best known as a prisoner-of-war camp during the Civil War, Fort Pulaski was constructed in the mid-1800s to protect Savannah from Naval attack. Today, visitors can take part in ranger tours, watch musket and cannon firings, and enjoy riverfront hiking and biking trails.
Most Interesting Activity
With the guidance of Dr. Joe, take a walking ecology tour and learn all there is to know about the Georgia coast’s marine life and ecological background. Dr. Joe has over 30 years of teaching experience and tailors each tour to the guests’ ages and interests.
Favorite Day Trip
A day trip to Savannah is a must! Only a short, 30-minute drive from Tybee Island, Savannah is a gorgeous cultural hub, full of beautiful architecture, rich history, and interesting culture. Stop in Forsyth Park to admire the moss-draped trees, and if you’re brave enough, take one of the nighttime ghost and vampire tours for a spine-tingling experience!
Most Exciting Beach Activity
Rent a kayak from Sea Kayak Georgia and head out into the surf. To make a day of it, chart a course for Little Tybee Island, a smaller island off the coast, and bring some supplies with you to have a picnic lunch on the small, quiet island, before making your return trip.
Best Chance to See a Celebrity
Tybee had been a Hollywood favorite for years, and after a record-breaking 2015 for local productions, an American icon is coming to the island. Prepare yourself for slow-motion running, because the film adaptation of the 90's hit television series, Baywatch, is being filmed on Tybee in April. Be on the lookout for your favorite star.
Best Afternoon Activity
After a relaxing morning lounging on the beach, it’s time to get some exercise and stretch your legs. Grab your bike and head to Old Railroad Trail for a scenic, six-mile cruise, complete with ocean views. Tybee Island is flat, making it the perfect place for a leisurely bike ride.
Best Activity for Nature Lovers
You can’t come to Tybee Island without experiencing a nature tour courtesy of Sundial Charters. From bird watching, to crabbing, to dolphin viewing, the knowledgeable guides will give you a rare, up close and personal experience with the wildlife of Tybee in its most natural setting.
This one is a no brainer. In an area known for low country fare, the Crab Shack, is not only my favorite seafood hot spot, but it’s become a Tybee Island institution. No matter what you’re craving, from barbeque, to seafood, to chili, the Crab Shack has you covered. I recommend the Louisiana Crawfish as an appetizer, it’s delicious!
The food and fun in Tybee are great, but what I love most about the island is that it is the laid back, welcoming atmosphere. I hope you’re able to visit Tybee Island soon and see why it’s so easy to fall in love with this tiny, coastal town.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Talk a walk down one of the nature trails.
One of my favorite Tybee homes: The Happy House!
Say hi to the sea turtles at the Tybee Marine Science Center
The North Beach is a great spot for fun and sunshine!