6 Reasons to Visit Tybee Island in the Spring
By Chantel Baul
Spring is the pristine prelude to beach season. Imagine yourself spending a springtime afternoon beachside with the quiet roar of the ocean as your soundscape, the white sands warming your soles, the ocean breeze caressing your face, the warm waters washing you in cathartic ecstasy – there’s really no convincing needed here. The island’s beautiful beach is all the reason you need to visit Tybee this spring. And in addition to the irresistible allure of the beach, Tybee is hosting a number of exciting upcoming events that are sure to draw you in to the island. If the beach isn’t enough, and we all know it is, here are a few great reasons to visit Tybee this spring.
Tybee Wine Festival
Taking place April 20 – 24, mark your calendars for the 8th annual Tybee Wine Festival. This highly-anticipated festival boasts a five-day celebration of wine, food and island paradise. Sample the best wines from across the globe and treat yourself to the bounty of coastal delicacies. Get your tickets before they’re gone!
2016 Tybee Turtle Trot 5k Beach Run/Walk
Lend nature a helping hand by taking part in the Tybee Turtle Trot on April 30. Now in its twelfth year, the Turtle Trot 5k beach run (or walk) helps raise funds for the Tybee Island Marine Science Center’s Sea Turtle Project. It’s a great way to get active while serving the natural community. You can register online here.
Tybee Rainbow Fest
Book your beachside room for April 29 through May 1 for a fun, festive weekend to remember. The Tybee Rainbow Fest celebrates the verve and diversity of the LGBT community with a host of pride-related events. Look forward to a thrilling parade, beach bashes and great food. All colors of the rainbow are welcome to party all weekend long!
SCAD Sand Arts Festival
Head to North Beach May 6 for the annual SCAD Sand Arts Festival. This is not your average sand castle competition. Enjoy the warm weather and watch as talented SCAD artists compose jaw-dropping sand sculptures that are bona fide works of art.
EVP Beach Volleyball Tour: Beach Bum Open
Sports enthusiasts can look forward to the Beach Bum Open May 7 and 8 on Tybee. This event is part of the EVP Beach Volleyball Tour taking place across the nation. Watch athletes compete on the sand not only for bragging rights, but for a chance to play against the pros at the EVP World Championship this fall. It’s an action-packed weekend you don’t want to miss.
Tybee Island Tour of Homes
No one knows the spoils of island life on Tybee better than the residents. Purchase your tickets for the Tybee Island Tour of Homes, taking place on May 14. During the tour, kind islanders open their picturesque homes for an exclusive view of coastal luxury at its finest. It’s a unique opportunity you don’t want to pass up. Check out the link to learn more about the tour.
Chantel Baul is a Savannah native with a knack for writing and a passion for food, fun and people. She recently received her BA in English and Professional Communications from Armstrong State University, and when she’s not writing she’s serving in the US Army Reserves as a Human Resources Officer. She loves NPR and is interested in food justice, sustainability, travel and international affairs.