Thanks to its coastal location, Tybee Island is known for its wealth of incredible aquatic adventures. This Georgia barrier island, only 20 minutes from Savannah, is the perfect destination for anyone looking to enjoy the sun, sand, and surf. However, before setting off from your Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals home for your outing on the open sea, you need to make sure you have a basic understanding of the tides on Tybee Island.
The Highs and Lows of Changing Tides
If you wander along the shoreline at different times of the day, you might notice the water is at different points of the sand. This phenomenon of retreating and advancing water is known as a tide. When the water is as high on the shore as it will go, this is referred to as high tide. When the opposite happens, and the water recedes as far as it goes, this is called low tide.
These changing water levels aren’t just a random occurrence. The two main things that cause the change in tides are Earth’s rotational force and the Moon’s gravitational pool. Whichever side of the Earth is closest to the Moon generally experiences high tide as it feels the Moon’s pull the strongest.
How to Check the Tides
While you can guess where the tide is simply by walking along the shoreline, the best way to know where this ebb and flow cycle is at is by looking at a tide chart for Tybee Island. In addition to high and low tides, other tides happen in between that can impact your adventures as well. For example, you want to go fishing when the tide is moving like a falling tide. You want to go shelling at low tide, but navigating the waters on a rental boat is best done during high tide.
Plan an Oceanfront Escape to Tybee Island
At Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals, we work to bring you the best vacation homes, condos, and cottages on Tybee Island. This includes offering phenomenal oceanfront rentals. However, one thing to keep in mind, whether staying on the beach or elsewhere on Tybee Island, is the changing tides. As you relax in your home away from home, be sure to look at a tide chart while planning your day’s adventure.
While browsing our inventory of Tybee Island vacation rentals, you’ll soon discover we have something for everyone. This variety of properties allows us to accommodate groups of all sizes and budgets. Be sure to share photos of your visit using #TybeeOn. To learn more about our properties, call 800-967-4433. We can also help answer any questions about special offers or how skipping third-party against and booking directly with us can save you money.