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5 Tybee Island Attractions To Visit Before Your Kids Grow Up

Photo credit: Shannon Christopher Photography

It’s no secret that Tybee Island’s family-friendly beaches are a major draw for those traveling with children. Read on for fun and exciting experiences beyond the sand that will delight kids and parents alike!

1. Feed live alligators at The Crab Shack

tybee crab shack


Come for the live gators, stay for the delicious dishes! The Crab Shack allows guests to purchase feed for alligators and observe them as they sun themselves, swim and snack only feet away.

2. Explore island trails by bike

tybee bicycles


Rent adult and kids’ bikes, tandem bikes and pull-along strollers from Tim’s Bike and Beach Gear and use our handy beach biking guide to map out your adventure.

3. Learn about ecology and sea creatures

marine science center


Whether you want to get active in nature or simply observe marine life in their sanctuary, Tybee Island’s Marine Science Center is an excellent experience for the whole family. We’ve got five good reasons to visit this gem!

4. Stop for a sweet treat

tybee ice cream


Tybee’s Sugar Shack is a beloved spot for an ice cream break. May we suggest sharing a family-size banana split?

5. Spot a dolphin

tybee dolphins


Captain Mike’s Dolphin Tours and Captain Derek’s Dolphin Adventure Tours offer an experience you’ll never forget. Kids won’t believe their eyes when they see these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat– they might even get to pet one!


jess_brannen_headshotJess Brannen is Visit Tybee’s Social Media Coordinator. She graduated from Armstrong State University with her BA in English and Professional Communications. Jess is a Savannah native and loves playing with Sir Charles Barkley, her neurotic golden retriever, and watching reruns of Martha Stewart’s cooking shows while eating chocolate. 

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