Our Trip to Savannah: Visiting Tybee Island

Mar 22, 2016 | 2 comments

One of the main reasons we planned a trip to Savannah, Ga was to visit Tybee Island. My husband has really missed the beach since we moved away from Florida and we thought it would be nice to drive over to the coast of Georgia and spend some time in the sand. Other than the racist incident I mentioned yesterday, Tybee Island was the best part of our weekend. I only wish it was dog-friendly or, at the very least, had a section of the beach that was dog-friendly. They do not allow pets on the beach and fines start at $200 (according to the signs on the beach). In Florida there are a lot of dog-friendly beaches and my boys love playing on the sand.

Unfortunately, the dogs stayed at the hotel and we went to the beach ourselves. It was a little overcast but it was still nice to be on the ocean. 

Brandon on Tybee Island

I sat on the sand people-watching, bird-watching, and enjoying the smell of the surf while my husband walked around the pier and down to the water. A baby hammerhead shark washed ashore (no longer alive, unfortunately) so a bunch of beachgoers (my husband included) walked over and checked him out. 

I just chilled.

After the ridiculousness of the St. Patrick’s Day festival in downtown Savannah it was nice to be able to relax and just enjoy being on the beach again. I heard that there is a watersports rental place on Tybee Island that lets you take your dogs out on kayaks or paddleboats but we didn’t know that beforehand and didn’t bring our dogs. Our dogs have been out on paddleboats before and loved it so I know they would have enjoyed themselves. I also heard that there is a dog-friendly island out there somewhere that allows dogs so I’m thinking next time we go we will rent a place on Tybee Island itself and see what we can do about taking the pups out there. 

Tybee Island

Brandon on Tybee Island

Ashley and Brandon on Tybee Island

I wish it had been warmer on the coast but that just means we’ll have to plan another coastal trip. We’re heading to Orlando, FL in June and are thinking about taking an extra day or two to spend on Daytona Beach. That will definitely be warm!