Last Days of Summer

A group of children sitting on the sand eating ice cream.

Last Days of Summer on Tybee

Summer will be over before you know it and the kids will be back in school. But there is still some time to squeeze in a little more summer fun on Tybee Island. Here’s a short list of some end of the summer activities you won’t want to miss out on.

Photo courtesy of Seaside Sweets.

1.Take the family for ice cream at Seaside Sweets! Their Gelato Italian Ice Cream is made to order fresh, from scratch with the finest ingredients. Let’s be honest, there really isn’t anything better than a couple of scoops of melt in your mouth deliciousness on a hot summer day.

Photo courtesy of Natural Retreats.

2. Rent a kayak for a family adventure! There are no shortage of exciting water ways to explore on Tybee Island. The people at North Island Surf and Kayak will be more than happy to set you up with a kayak rental and help you plan your excursion. Some of our favorite spots are the Cockspur Lighthouse and, of course, Little Tybee Island. Little Tybee is one of the area’s best kept secrets. Pristine beaches, spectacular wooded areas and you can even bring your dog. (Also, North Island has doggy life vests too.)

Photo courtesy Mermaids on Tybee Salon now known as Sea Strands Salon.

3. Pamper yourself and your little diva too! Hang out on the beach, take in a bit of sun and then head over to Sea Strands Salon. Get a new cut or a pedicure to start the school year with a fresh, new look. Tybee Beach Massage is another fine way to relax after a day at the beach and perhaps even rid some of those first day back at school jitters.

Photo courtesy of Fort Pulaski National Monument.

4. Visit Fort Pulaski! Get your kids off their tablets and drag them to a historical site. Get them ready for school with a hands-on history lesson. Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on Cockspur Island at the mouth of the Savannah River in Georgia. Built to protect the city of Savannah, the structure was part of a system of forts built to protect the United States after the War of 1812. Today it stands as one of the best-preserved examples of these coastal defenses.summer crab shack tybee

Photo courtesy The Crab Shack.

5. Play on the Beach then Eat in Your Bare Feet! End your beach day with dinner at The Crab Shack. Platters piled high with steamed seafood will make your mouth water. Children love the fat cats lounging around the decks, there are colorful rescue parrots being rehabilitated, and there is an alligator lagoon where you can actually feed the gators. There is dining available inside or right by the water. The margaritas are spot on as well….

Photo by Charles Cowart taken on the Gator Pond Deck at the Crab Shack.

What are some of your favorite ways to wind down the summer on Tybee Island? Share your favorite Tybee experiences in the comment section below.

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