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26 Jan 2023
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Tybee Island makes a great place to spend time during the winter. After all, the weather is mild, with no need to dig through the snow. Things slow down on Tybee Island during the winter months, making it perfect for those who prefer a slow pace. 

Winter is a great time to experience the real Tybee Island, away from the spring break and summer crowds. Visitors have their pick of secluded beaches to enjoy the sun on their faces and a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean. Five beaches welcome visitors, including North Beach, Mid Beach, South Beach, Back River Beach, and Little Tybee Island (only accessible by boat). 

Activities also draw visitors during the winter.

Taste your way through the island with Tybee Restaurant Week, which runs Jan. 16-30. Check out restaurants for daily specials. Participating restaurants offer multi-course options at fixed prices. 

The YMCA Critz Tybee Run Fest takes place on Feb. 4. The event includes a 10K, half-marathon, 2.8-mile beach run, and a one-mile fun run.

Watch a show at the historic Tybee Post Theatre. Bachelors of Broadway takes the stage on Feb. 9; Comedian Karen Mills performs on Feb. 17; The Part-Time Blues Band plays on Feb. 18; and The Mad Hatters pay tribute to Tom Petty on Feb. 24. 

Then, there’s the fishing. Reel in sea trout, redfish, and sheepshead during winter excursions off the Georgia coast and in back bays and rivers. Those mild temperatures mean daily averages range in the low 60s, so moderate weather makes it a great time to cast a line. Book a fishing charter or fish from the Tybee Island Pier & Pavilion, the beach, or local jetties. 

Of course, smaller crowds mean no wait for a great table at one of your favorite Tybee dining spots. Many of the island’s restaurants are locally owned and the friendly staff is happy to welcome winter visitors.

This winter, choose sand over snow with a Tybee Island getaway