Defined by warm, sunny days, July is a festive time of year. During this month, we celebrate our
Independence, attend summer concerts, spend fun days at the beach, and enjoy outdoor leisure. July is characterized by summer fun, and it’s also dedicated to a favorite warm-weather pastime: picnics! National Picnic Month takes place every year in July. It was founded to celebrate outdoor meals and the way that they bring people together. If you want to celebrate National Picnic Month, plan a picnic on Tybee Island before July ends. Need a little help figuring out where to have yours? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Here are four of the best places for a picnic on the island:
Located behind City Hall, Memorial Park boasts verdant lawns and shaded areas perfect for a nice summer picnic. In addition to the abundant grassy areas, Memorial Park also has several picnic tables awaiting you. You can choose to set up on the lawn with a blanket, or you can enjoy an elevated meal on the tables. You have options. Beyond the picnic areas, Memorial Park has several other features, like sports courts and playgrounds that will contribute to your fun day outdoors.
Jaycee Park sits at the north end of the island just minutes from the beach. The park has a lush open field that is prime for your summer picnic. Beyond the lawn, there are also picnic tables throughout the park. There’s a small pavilion available featuring three picnic tables and a grill, and it’s open for use on a first come, first served basis. After the picnic, play a fun game of shuffleboard, or take in the beautiful scenery of the meandering waterway. There’s much to enjoy at this charming park.
Particularly appealing for history buffs, Fort Pulaski is another great option for a picnic this month. You can tour the fort and enjoy a picnic on the grounds after. There is a designated picnic area on Fort Pulaski that offers covered picnic tables as well as outdoor picnic tables. There are ten tables in the covered shelter, and twenty tables in the wooded picnic area. There’s also a large, open field available in case you’d prefer to simply lay down a blanket. Just bear in mind that you will have to pay an entrance fee for everyone 16 and older in your party.
The Beach (of course!)
There’s truly something special about a beach picnic on Tybee Island. Watching the waves roll onto the shore with seagulls chirping happily in the air while you enjoy fresh fruit and cheese on a warm sunny day. It’s truly magical. Any of the island’s beaches make for a prime picnic site if you want to dine seaside. But if you’re looking for picnic tables, you’ll find them at the pier and pavilion on South Beach. Whether you choose to dine on the sand or at a picnic table on the pavilion, the sights, sounds and scents of the ocean provide the perfect backdrop for your picnic.