Karyn Wofford is a freelance writer in the fields of travel, eco-tourism, and wellness. She’s an avid traveler and Georgia native. She grew up with a passion for travel, exploring everything from the mountains to the ocean, and continues to find new and unique things to do in the places she travels.
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Tybee Island is a seamless blend of beach life and southern charm; eclectic shopping, historical sites, and great home cooking line this sliver of Atlantic shore. It’s simply Georgia at its best and one of the top beach destinations in the state for a reason. From the area’s best restaurants to the top outdoor adventures and must-see family attractions, these are the best things to do on Tybee Island.
What Is It? If you’re looking to get straight to it, bypassing the frills of higher-end seafood joints, go to Bubba Gumbo’s.
Why Do It? It doesn’t look like much, and it is tucked away near an old marina, but they have some of the freshest seafood on the island. Once you try the complimentary hush puppies, you’ll likely order a whole basket.
Good to Know:The low country boil is perfection while keeping it simple and straightforward. It’s just really awesome, traditional seafood.
What Is It? Getting out on the water is a must with any seaside destination.
Why Do It? Jetski, kayak, paddleboard; those are all great ways to literally dive in. But an ecology and wildlife tour can be particularly enriching while making one more deeply appreciate the nature of the area.
Good to Know:Tybee Island Charters can take you out to see dolphins, talk about wildlife and eat delicious coconut brownies. If you want those brownies, book the picnic tour.
What Is It? What happens when you mix crazy good shrimp and tender southern barbecue? You get Gerald’s Pig and Shrimp.
Why Do It? The open-air dining areas allow you to soak in sea breezes while enjoying the best seafood fusion restaurant you may ever try.
Good to Know:You should put the homemade limeade, jalapeño hush puppies , brisket and crisp cucumber salad on the top of your list; but my goodness, you absolutely cannot leave without trying the fried shrimp.