When on vacation, the free activities are like the icing on the cake of your getaway! They can also often be the most fun and rewarding things to do when traveling. Getting out and exploring everything Tybee Island has to offer is an awesome way to make meaningful vacation memories and oftentimes won’t cost you a cent. So, here are our best free activities on Tybee Island!
Free Activities Worth Checking Out
- Grab your sunscreen and head to THE BEACH! Kids of all ages enjoy splashing in the waves and lounging on the sand. Go early to experience a stunning sunrise on Mid Beach or stay late to see a breathtaking sunset near North Beach!
- Participate in one of Tybee’s local parades! Wave and cheer from the sideline and prepare to walk away with an arm full of parade goodies. Follow our events page for upcoming local parades.
- Enjoy a relaxing picnic in the park! Jaycee Park, located in Historic Fort Screven District, is the perfect place to bring a blanket and enjoy lounging in the lush green grass. The ideal afternoon is a picnic in the park and a stroll through Tybee Island’s historic district.
- Visit the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion to enjoy the amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean! If you’re there early enough you may even see the sunrise over the horizon. The pier is located on the South End of Tybee, which is one of the most happening spots on the entire island!
- It’s free to peruse Tybee Island Farmer’s & Artisans’ Market! The market is open on Mondays from 4-7 pm from March through October. It’s located at the Tybee Island Lighthouse, so you’ll be able to see an awesome landmark. Be sure to check out the local goods and handmade items including pottery, candles, soaps, jewelry, honey, and more!
- All of Tybee’s beaches are great for shell collecting enthusiasts, but the best area is North Beach near the lighthouse.
- Tybee Island is home to a number of beautiful, Georiga shore birds, which is a bird watcher’s dream! So, take a stroll for a scenic adventure to check out the beauty of nature.
- Have a kayak? Take the trek to Little Tybee! This uninhabited nature preserve will give you the chance to get in touch with nature. Despite its name, Little Tybee is actually twice the size of Tybee Island. It’s well worth the trip.
- Enjoy a scenic bike ride! Tybee Island is like one big bike path, so you can explore the entire island on two wheels. Just follow the signs conveniently marked “Bike Route”. One perk of getting around the island on bike is that you don’t have to worry about parking! While not free, if you need to rent a bike just visit Fat Tire Bikes or Tim’s Beach Gear.
- Traveling with a pet? Take them to one of Tybee’s two dog parks, one for small dogs and the second for larger dogs!
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