20 Feb 2022
Show of hands: Who is ready for warm weather, sunny days, beautiful beaches, and ocean breezes?
Tybee Island makes the perfect getaway. The barrier island has been a popular vacation spot since the late 1800s and saw an influx of visitors in the 1920s after the U.S. Route 80 bridge connected the island to the mainland.
That drive onto the island is spectacular with tall palms trees and river grass along the way. With three miles of beaches, it’s a great place to slow down, relax and get your toes in the sand.
Soak up that Vitamin Sea at one of the four beaches on the island. North Beach, located across from the Tybee Lighthouse and Fort Screven, makes a wonderful place for shelling. Mid-Beach offers seclusion, while South Beach is busier with the Tybee Pier & Pavilion. River Beach offers a different experience with views of the channel, lots of shorebirds, and an adjacent birding trail.
The island’s restaurants and bars are open and ready to welcome patrons. Sit on the edge of the water at CoCo’s Sunset Grille, savor delicious seafood at Bernie’s Oyster House, and enjoy seafood with a Cajun twist at Bubba Gumbo’s.
A full slate of activities this spring will keep you and your family entertained.
Bring your dancing shoes for the Soul Train: 70s Experience at Tybee Post Theater on March 19. Celebrate your favorites from the disco era with songs by artists like Donna Summer, Earth, Wind & Fire, KC & the Sunshine Band, Gloria Gaynor, and more. Disco 54 Band delivers a high-energy performance that will make you feel like dancing!
If you’re more of a country music fan, you’re in luck! Cash Unchained: The Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute is set on March 25 at the Tybee Post Theater. From the early days with Sam Philips at Sun Records to the later years with Rick Rubin and American Recordings, Cash Unchained delivers a complete catalog of breathtaking music from one of the greatest country artists of all time. Let’s be honest: Johnny Cash is one of America’s great artists, regardless of musical genre.
Tybee Island Farmers Market is held at the Tybee Lighthouse from 4-7 p.m. every Monday starting in March. Pick up fresh Georgia produce, and enjoy music, art, food, and more.
We can’t think of a better place to get away than Tybee Island. Can you?