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How To Run Your Way Through Tybee Island

Any given day, you can catch locals and visitors trotting along the paths and over the waterways surrounding Tybee Island. For runners — beginners and aficionados alike — looking for a change of scenery, Tybee offers a little something for everyone.

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First, and most obviously, the scenery is beautiful. While little compares to Savannah’s moss-draped oaks, Tybee’s lush flora, ocean views, riverside vistas and charming cottages place it amongst the most relaxing runs in the area. Runners can choose from a variety of paths and have a completely different experience every day. Moderate temperatures make the quiet winter seasons the perfect time to tighten your laces and head off to enjoy the landscape.

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For the intermediate runner, McQueen’s Island Trail is the perfect option. This six-mile trail has river and wildlife scenery. The trail parallels the Savannah River, and the soft gravel is perfect for both runners and cyclists. Tybee Island is a few miles east of the trail, so after a long run, you’re only a quick trip from a swim in the ocean.

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Next, Tybee offers diversity for the full spectrum of running enthusiasts. Just starting out? From end to end, Butler Avenue is just less than 2 miles. Take off at the curve and trot down to the south end for a simple run that will still leave you feeling accomplished. This course leaves you right at the edge of the ocean and near many restaurants ready to serve up a classic Tybee recovery snack. If you’re not feeling up for round two, call up Island Hoppers for a swift trip back to your start.

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For runners looking for a bit of a challenge, the beach is where you want to be. By far the most difficult run on the island, the beach requires runners to work a little harder to make their way through the sand.

Whether you’re planning on testing your limits or just heading out for a casual jog, let Tybee’s gorgeous scenery break up your running routine.

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