10 Free Things To Do On Tybee Island

There are so many exciting things to do and experience on Tybee Island. The icing on the cake: many of the activities are free! Below is a list of our top 10 free activities on Tybee Island.

1 Grab your sunscreen and head to the BEACH! Tybee Island’s beach is one of the most serene places on Tybee Island! Kids of all ages enjoy splashing in the waves and lounging on the sand. Go early or stay later to catch our amazing sunrise on the south end or sunset near North Beach.

2 Participate in one of Tybee’s awesome local parades. Wave and cheer from the sideline and prepare to walk away with an arm full of free parade-themed goodies. Follow our events page for upcoming local parades. Here is a list of Tybee Island parades: Mardi Gras Parade, Irish Heritage Parade, Beach Bum Parade, Pirate Fest Parade, and Tybee Christmas Parade.

3 Have a picnic in the park. Jaycee Park on Tybee Island is the perfect place to bring a blanket and picnic spread. Lounge in the lush green grass and enjoy a nice lunch! Jaycee Park is located on the North end of the island in the National Historic Fort Screven District. Perfect afternoon: a picnic in the park and a stroll through Tybee Islands historic district.

4 Visit the south end of Tybee and enjoy the amazing the Pier and Pavilion and enjoy the amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean from the end of the pier. The pier is located on the south end of Tybee.

5 Tybee Island Farmer’s & Artisans’ Market – The market is open every Monday from 4 pm to 7 pm located at the Tybee Island Lighthouse. Be sure to check out the local goods and handmade items including pottery, candles, soaps, jewelry, honey and more!

6 Shell Collecting – All of the beaches on Tybee are great for shell enthusiasts but the best area is North Beach near the lighthouse.

7 Bird Watching- Tybee is home to a number of beautiful and interesting  Georgia birds such as the Egret, Heron (9 varieties), Woodstork, White Ibis and more. So take a stroll, a hike or scenic adventure and enjoy the beauty of nature. 

9 Take a bike scenic ride– Bring a bike and explore the ins and outs of Tybee on one of our many bike trails. Don’t have a bike, you can always rent one from Fat Tire Bikes or Tim’s Beach Gear.

Have a delightful picnic at Memorial Park or Jaycee Park. Park information and attributes

Have a four-legged family member? Take them to one of Tybee’s two Bark Parks, one for small dogs and the second for larger dogs. Both you and your dogs will have a great adventure.  They located at the intersection of Van Horne and Fort Streets, between the Tybee Police Station and River’s End Campground on the north end of Tybee. 

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