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A dish of peach cobbler, a classic Southern comfort food.

When planning a vacation to Tybee Island, there are a couple of things you never have to worry about. One is anyone saying they’re bored. This barrier island is home to endless adventure, including dolphin tours, visiting a nearby wildlife center, and more. You also never have to worry about going hungry. There are countless restaurants here and in nearby Savannah to try. Another fantastic option is to try your hand at whipping up Southern comfort food.

At Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals, our homes, condos, and cottages have fully equipped kitchens with all the necessary tools to make a delicious meal. Stop by a local grocery store like Tybee Market to grab all the ingredients for one of these incredible dishes. Keep reading to discover popular Southern staples and classic Georgia recipes.

What to Make in Your Tybee Island Rental

  • End your meal with a peach cobbler. This classic deep-dish dessert utilizes fresh peaches and a butter topping. We recommend trying to get your peaches from the Tybee Island Farmers Market.
  • Another must-try dessert is pecan pie. While known as a staple during Thanksgiving, this sweet treat is perfect any time of year. Save yourself some time by using a refrigerated pie crust.
  • For a tasty side dish, cook up some greens. This recipe doesn’t have a long list of ingredients, which makes it a great option for those on vacation. Cook time can vary depending on how tough your collard greens are.
  • Put a Southern twist on a BLT. Southern Fried BLTs put a fun twist on the lunchtime staple. Breading green tomatoes adds an extra layer of flavor and texture, making your sandwich more indulgent.
  • Start your day off with a fueling and scrumptious meal by making buttermilk biscuits with sausage gravy. This recipe creates lighter-than-traditional buttermilk biscuits that pair perfectly with the rich gravy.
  • Try your hand at making perfectly crispy fried chicken. The key is letting the chicken sit in a flavorful buttermilk marinade for at least four to eight hours. Pair this with potato salad or creamy coleslaw to create a restaurant-worthy meal.

Discover Incredible Places to Stay on Tybee Island

The kitchen and dining area of a Tybee Island rental to make Southern comfort food recipes in.Whether planning a family vacation or a trip for two, there’s no better place to stay on Tybee Island than a rental from Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals. Since 2001, our family-owned company has been connecting vacationers with the best rentals Tybee Island has to offer.

Our vast selection of vacation properties has something for every group size and budget. While every unit is unique, each has all the comforts of home. Take your time browsing our inventory to find the Tybee Island rental that meets your wants and needs. To learn more about a property or ways to save, call +1-800-967-4433.

A dolphin spotted on a Tybee Island tour.

There are many guided adventures to enjoy while on a Tybee Island vacation. Having a knowledgeable guide lead you on kayaking tours or fishing charters means you can discover some of the best spots around the island you might have otherwise missed. A fun guided excursion that should be on your itinerary when staying at a Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals property is going on a Tybee Island dolphin tour.

These tours are a great way to spend a day on the water and learn about some of the stunning creatures that call this area home. Several reputable charters are available, all known for providing guests with a memorable experience.

What to Know about 5 Area Dolphin Tours

  1. Captain Derek’s Dolphin Adventure has been a Tybee Island staple since 1992. Offering both sunset and daytime tours, you are able to bring your own food and drinks on board. The outings are also dog-friendly! The higher horsepower on the boats means bigger waves, which dolphins love.
  2. For years, Sundial Charter Tours has been a go-to option for aquatic adventures. One of its incredible experiences is a twilight dolphin cruise. The 90-minute trip is led by a master naturalist who will teach you not only about dolphins but other creatures you see along the way.
  3. Crab Creek Charters, a family-owned and operated company, offers two different tours. Start your day with the sunrise tour or chase the setting sun on a sunset tour. Either one is sure to be an excellent addition to your day!
  4. You also have a chance to spot these majestic creatures on kayak tours. Sea Kayak Georgia, North Island Surf and Kayak, and Tybee Jet Ski & Watersports also offer incredible eco-tours.
  5. While not located on Tybee Island, Mermaid Pirate Dolphin Tours deserves a place on this list. During the two-hour dolphin eco-tour, you’ll learn how to spot dolphins so you can search for them on your own adventures.

Plan a Coastal Escape with Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals

The outdoor seating area at a Tybee Island vacation rental to lounge in after going on a dolphin tour.Before you start researching activities like a Tybee Island dolphin tour or visiting the Oatland Island Wildlife Center, it’s important to reserve your Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals home base. For years, our family-owned and operated company has worked to bring guests the best places to stay on Tybee Island.

This includes ensuring our offerings have something for everyone. From spacious homes near the beach to well-appointed condos in the best complexes, we are sure to have something that fits your needs! Several of our rentals come with their own private pool or hot tub. For help deciding which Tybee Island rental is right for you or to learn more about special offers, call +1-800-967-4433.

A father and son with sparklers at the beach on a Savannah and Tybee Island 4th of July vacation.

With its sandy shoreline and laid-back atmosphere, Tybee Island is ideal for any summer getaway. The Georgia island is home to everything you need to enjoy the trip of a lifetime, including incredible vacation homes from Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals. Not only are our accommodations close to area attractions, but they also make the perfect home base for anyone looking to see how Tybee Island and Savannah celebrate the 4th of July. Keep reading to learn more about what fun you can get into when visiting our slice of Georgia over the popular summer holiday.

What to Do on a Tybee Island 4th of July

There’s plenty to do before the official celebration gets underway. Start your day off at one of Tybee Island’s beaches. Look for shells on the shoreline of North Beach, or join other families who love the amenities available at South Beach.

When you’re ready for a break from the sun, head back to your Tybee Island rental to enjoy a classic 4th of July feast, complete with grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, potato salad, and a festive fruit salad.

As the sun gets ready to set, find your spot to watch the annual fireworks show. The display starts around 9:15 p.m., and the fireworks are shot from the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion.

Enjoy More Fun by Visiting Savannah

Making the short drive to Savannah can add even more festive fun to your day. There’s no shortage of things to do.

  • Fort McAllister State Park in Richmond Hill takes you back in time. Its Independence Day Celebration features living history demonstrations, old-timey games, and more.
  • Savannah hosts its own fireworks display. Grab your blankets or chairs and head to Savannah’s Waterfront on River Street to watch the colorful show.

Keep an eye on Savannah’s calendar of events for more things to do as the holiday gets closer.

Find Your Perfect Place to Stay on Tybee Island

The living area of a Tybee Island rental to stay at when visiting Savannah over the 4th of July.Whether enjoying the 4th of July festivities in Savannah or on Tybee Island, it’s important you have a place to call home that’s away from the crowds. Summer is a popular time for travelers to visit this barrier island. The best way to escape the large groups and rest up is back at your rental from Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals.

We’ve worked to bring you the best places to stay on Tybee Island. Our inventory has it all, from cottages to condos to single-family homes. This variety ensures we have something for every budget and group. Narrow down your search by looking at a specific complex or focusing on units with an ocean view. Start planning your summer escape by looking at our special offers for ways to save. Call 800-967-4433 to learn more.