Naturally, Savannah’s beach Tybee Island draws in hordes during the warmer months, but there’s so much to enjoy on the beautiful barrier isle during the winter as well. Here in the Southeast, we’re blessed to have mild winters where December days in the 70s aren’t uncommon. For this reason, among others that we’ll get to shortly, now is a great time to take in the sights and sounds of the island. If you need a little more convincing, here are a few fine reasons to visit Tybee during the winter.
During the off-season, you can enjoy a more tranquil, unadulterated beach environment free from calamitous crowds. You can spend a spell on the secluded beach with a good book, and when you get hungry, you can dine at one of the island’s popular eateries without much of a wait. If you like peace and quiet and quaint coastal life, winter is definitely the best time to visit Tybee.
Even in the off months, Tybee is still teeming with activity. There are a lot of fun events to look forward to that take place during the winter. Tybee’s second seasonal Tour de Art market is coming up on Dec. 17 with the 13th annual Tour de Lights happening that evening. See sparks fly at Tybee’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks display. And then kick off the New Year with a thrill by running into the Atlantic Ocean during the Tybee Polar Plunge.
Winter Water Sports
Adventure awaits during the winter on Tybee. You can kayak to Little Tybee, try standup paddleboarding on the calm ocean surface, or race through the water on a jet ski. There are also plenty of charters ready and willing to take you deep-sea fishing, if that’s more your speed.
Clearly, there’s much to enjoy on the island during the winter months. Take advantage of off-season rates by planning a little Tybee getaway this winter. Also, the island is offering free parking through Jan. 1 via the Park Tybee app, so there’s no reason not to visit soon.