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5 Tybee Island Activities for Families

By: Ansley Connor

Searching for the perfect family getaway? Look no further! Grab the kids and head to the beach for an unforgettable family vacation on Tybee Island.

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From its rich history and bicycle-friendly communities to the exciting tours only found on our island, there is plenty of fun the entire family will enjoy!

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Dive Into History

The Atlantic Ocean isn’t the only thing you can dive into on your vacation! Tybee Island is filled with fascinating history that will have the whole family intrigued. Race to the top of the oldest and tallest lighthouse in Georgia, explore more than 400 years of the island’s history at the Tybee Island Museum or watch a cannon firing at the old fort grounds of Fort Pulaski National Monument.

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Explore a "Secret Island"

Many don’t know it but just south of our bustling beach town lies an uninhabited nature preserve called Little Tybee Island. Only accessible by boat, this secluded spot sets up for a day of family adventure. Beachcombing, fishing, picnicking, bird watching and camping are just a few activities this island offers. So, rent a boat or hop on a tour and make your way over to this “secret island”! If you search hard enough, you could even end up taking home a sea treasure.

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Bike Around the Island

Named one of the “Most Bicycle-Friendly Communities”, Tybee Island is one big bike path that is perfect for exploring the ins and outs of the island. If you don’t have your own bike in tow, there are various places you can rent one. Stop into Tim’s Bike and Beach Gear to get every member of the family set up, they even kid-friendly bicycles. 

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Cruise Through the Waterways

Tybee Island has beautiful natural scenery and fascinating marshlands that makes for a fun family day perfect of exploring the great outdoors. Rent a kayak to quietly glide through the marsh channels or a hop aboard a jet ski to feel the breeze in your hair. Learn a new talent when you experience your first stand-up paddleboarding tour.  There are many options your family can choose from to get out on the water and in touch with Tybee’s nature side.

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Hop on a Boat Tour

Tybee Island is home to an array of fantastic sea excursions and tours only found on our coastal paradise. Hop on Captain Mike’s or Captain Derek’s dolphin tours to meet some of Tybee’s most prized water residents or book an eco-tour with Bull River Cruises to learn about Georgia’s coastal creatures. For a thrilling ride, jump aboard Tybee Airboats. Whichever you choose, the whole family is in for a treat!

Locals and frequent visitors will agree, Tybee Island offers some of the most family-friendly activities around. So, set the electronics aside, grab the kids and head out for a vacation that will create memories that will last a lifetime!

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