The East Coast caught my heart nearly 6 years ago when I took my first trip to Washington DC, I soon traveled to North Carolina, South Carolina, and Rhode Island after, and every part I’ve visited I’ve fallen in love with.
A part of the East I’ve always wanted to visit is Georgia, but more than anything, the beautiful coastline that resides there, as well. To get myself inspired, and you, I’ve come up with a list of Outdoor Adventures to experience on Tybee Island, Georgia.
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Tybee Island, also known as Savannah Beach, is an easily accessible barrier island located just 18 miles away from the Hostess City of the South, historic Savannah, Georgia. This island is an ideal vacation destination for those looking to get away, some place a little more peaceful, and for those wanting to get in touch with the outdoors.
A few Ways to Get in Touch with the Outdoors on Tybee Island
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Some of the best places to vacation to are off the coast. These small beach towns are a slice of heaven, but the other part? The beaches are what make it incredible. You will find this on Tybee Island, and a huge reason to spend a day or week along the beach line creating sand castles, swimming in the sea, or sunbathing. A great place to create memories with the family.
Tybee Island has a variety of Dolphin Tours available. These tours are where you get out on a boat, and experience dolphins in their natural environment, doing what they do best, out in the ocean.
Visit a Lighthouse:
Lighthouses are some of my favorite sights especially off water. These lighthouses help protect the fisherman out to sea, but offer so much historical value, as well. The guiding light for so many. Tybee Lighthouse, Ordered by General James Oglethorpe, Governor of the 13th colony, in 1732, the Tybee Lighthouse has been guiding mariners safe entrance into the Savannah River for over 270 years. With over 178 stairs and first order fresnal lens.
Rent Jet Skis or a Kayak:
When on a beach vacation nothing is more fun than getting out on the water. But, boats aren’t the only way to have fun. Rent a Jet Ski or a Kayak to have a fun day at Sea.
Visit Fort Pulaski:
For those looking for a little history, take a trek to Fort Pulaski. Fort Pulaski is located on Cockspur Island about 15 miles away from Historic Savannah Georgia. The monument was named after the Revolutionary War Hero Casimir Pulaski and was established as a National Monument by President Calvin Coolidge in October of 1924. Today the National Park Service strives to protect restore and manage the Fort Pulaski National Monument for all people to enjoy ~Tybee Island
Take a Bike Tour:
Another favorite! Rent a bike for a tour and explore all that Tybee Island has to offer. A bike can easily get to places that aren’t nearly as easy in a car, or sometimes, even on foot.
Rent a Vacation Home:
Tybee Island has a variety of Vacation Rentals available for rent. The best part about having your own vacation home while on vacation, is that it has all the amenities we crave while on vacation. A kitchen, space, and even the luxuries we sometimes forget back home.
With Natural Retreats, luxury accommodations are already made for you. But the best part? With each booking through Natural Retreats, an entire Xplore Team is available to help plan your vacation, guide you in getting in touch with the great outdoors, and more.
And recently, Southern Living Magazine has teamed up with Natural Retreats to showcase these gorgeous homes through their Southern Living Handpicked Homes Collection.
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to book my vacation to Tybee Island, just in time for Spring Break.
Upcoming Festivals coming to Tybee Island:
Tybee Island Wine Festival: April 22-26, 2015
Tybee Turtle Trot: April 25
Tybee Rainbow Days: May 1
Tybee Island Tour of Homes: May 2
Beach Bum Parade: May 15
Independence Day Fireworks: July 3
Labor Day Beach Bash: September 6
Tybee Island Pirate Fest: October 8