7 Fun Things to Do on Tybee Island for Spring Break

Tybee Island is a popular spring break spot in the South — and for good reason!

Tybee Island is only a 30-minute drive from Savannah, GA, and is the perfect place for fun in the sun. The island offers plenty of adventure activities and exciting attractions that both kids and adults will enjoy, making it an excellent vacation destination for the entire family!

Keep reading to discover the best things to do on Tybee Island during spring break.

Can't-Miss Experiences During a Spring Break Getaway on Tybee Island

Spring break at Tybee Island

1. Spend the day kayaking.

If you want to enjoy an adventurous activity, there is nothing better than renting a kayak and seeing Tybee Island from the sparkling ocean waves!

We recommend a kayak tour if you prefer kayaking with some expert guidance. Bull River Cruises offers a two-hour tour through Skidaway Narrows and Moon River. And yes, you read that right, Moon River, like the song! This Savannah River inlet was named after Savannah's famous songwriter, Johnny Mercer.

2. Go on a fishing trip.

For those who like to fish, fishing from the Tybee Island Beach Pier and Pavillion is free if you are licensed. Licenses can be purchased online here.

If you would like to have a deep sea fishing experience, several charters will take you fishing on the high seas for the day, including Sundial Charters and Tybee Island Charters

3. See some playful dolphins.

Dolphins at Tybee Island

Something the whole family will love to do on a spring break vacation in Tybee Island love is a dolphin-watching tour! With Captain Derek's Dolphin Adventure Tour, you can see a pod of dolphins swimming in their natural habitat and potentially surfing (from the wave-creating machine on the boat). It's like SeaWorld — but way better!

4. Ride around the island on a bicycle.

A fun way to see the island without all the walking is to rent bicycles for the entire family! The island is very bike-friendly, so you can easily ride around on a bike while spending spring break on Tybee Island.

TIMS Bikes, Beach & Disc Golf is fantastic for bike rentals. They offer single bicycles for adults, bicycles for kids, and even tandem bikes for families. If you need a rental for a few days, TIMS Bikes, Beach & Disc Golf can help you with that request. While their store is closed in the winter months (January and February), it is an excellent spot for a bike adventure in Tybee Island during spring break!

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5. Visit the famous Tybee Island Light Station.

Tybee Island Light Station

While on Tybee Island, check out the oldest and tallest lighthouse in all of Georgia!

A light station that dates back to 1736, the Tybee Island Lighthouse stands 145 feet tall. The lightkeeper cottages, a summer kitchen, and the Tybee Island Museum are located nearby. Tickets include access to the island's lighthouse and the Tybee Island Museum. 

6. Eat fresh seafood at a popular restaurant.

Tybee Island has several great dining establishments to choose from during spring break on Tybee Island. If you are looking for a place to grab some seafood with a view, you can't go wrong with any of the following places on the island:

  • A-J's Dockside — A–J's Dockside has been serving delicious seafood since 2003.
  • Sting Rays Seafood — Sting Rays Seafood offers fresh seafood and live music on the main strip.
  • Salt Island Fish & Beer — Salt Island Fish & Beer serves craft beers, cocktails, and dishes made from scratch.
  • The Crab Shack — The Crab Shack serves seafood and barbecue in a gorgeous indoor-outdoor setting overlooking a lagoon.

7. Relax on the beach.

Of course, going to the beach for some fun in the sun is one of the best things to do on Tybee Island during spring break. Grab some chairs and beach toys for the family and camp out on one of Tybee Island's public beaches for a relaxing day.

Stay on South Beach to be close to downtown and the Tybee Island Pier, or head to North Beach for a more historic view. North Beach also has some of the island's best restaurants, such as The Deck Beach Bar and Kitchen and, of course, North Beach Bar and Grill. If you're feeling adventurous, hop on a boat, go surfing, or try another adventure activity while spending time at the beach on Tybee Island.

Mid Beach is another great choice for families who want to be in a central location but want a quieter beach experience since it's tucked away from all the popular attractions. This beach tends to provide a more residential, laid-back, family-oriented experience.

‍Don't Wait to Book Your Savannah Vacation Rental for a Spring Break Vacation on Tybee Island

If you ask us — spring break on Tybee Island is always a good idea! However, if you want to visit Savannah and Tybee Island for a memorable beach vacation this spring break, it's crucial to book a hotel or vacation rental as soon as possible since spring is peak season in Savannah and Tybee.

We would love to host you in one of our charming vacation rentals in Historic Downtown Savannah, just a 30-minute drive from Tybee Island. Browse our available vacation rentals to find the perfect one for your stay, and book directly from our website to unlock the best nightly rates!

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