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By Ashley Toro, Mermaid Cottages
Age is no factor when it comes to having fun! Tybee Island, Georgia offers a myriad of senior-friendly activities. Let’s explore them, shall we?
We have a variety of historical monuments and museums that will surely catch your eye, but if it’s romance you’re looking for, we would suggest a sunset walk along the beach. There are also beach swings placed conveniently around the island where you and your sweet pea can sit for a spell and watch the waves crash along the sandy beaches.
If you’re worried your legs may get tired walking along the sand, no problem! Stop by the Tybee Island Ocean Rescue Headquarters and rent a beach accessible wheel chair, made available by the City of Tybee. The best place to wheel onto the beach is at the 18th Street boardwalk where there is an extended walking tarp making it easier to get across the soft sand.
Enjoy a long walk or ride on the beach, but don’t forget the sunscreen and water bottle! We love our seniors, so if you have any questions while at the beach our local lifeguards will be happy to lend a hand.
Here is a list of other senior-friendly activities that Tybee Island has to offer:
Fort Pulaski A national monument that played a large role in Civil War history, the fort is open 9am-5pm daily to visitors. You can walk through the museum, but if you really want to immerse yourself, walk on down to the actual fort and get a close up view of the action. They have live cannon firings and the docents are awesome! Check out their Schedule of Events for more info.
Tybee Island Museum Established in 1961, this museum is nestled in the Battery Garland of Fort Screven, a large defense post on the north end of the island. The museum itself holds over 400 years of Tybee Island history and the fort that houses it has an interesting history of its own.
Tybee Island Light Station Boasting 178 steps to the top, the Tybee Island Lighthouse can be a bit daunting, however, if you enjoy a good exercise then you can most definitely make your way to the top. The views are incredible and it is definitely worth the climb. However, if climbing isn’t your thing, you can still explore the grounds and learn about the history of one of the oldest lighthouses in the state of Georgia. Although the tours are self-guided, volunteers are available to answer any questions you may have.
Tybee Island American Legion Post 154 Want to join in with our local seniors? Friday night bingo starts at 8pm and we always have a great time. Food and drinks are available for purchase and we also have line dancing and bar games! Check out their full Calendar of Events.
Tybee Island Veterans Memorial On the south end of the island stands our Veterans Memorial where we remember the men and women (past, present and future) who have laid down their lives for our freedom. This memorial was completed in 2006 and has been a statement ever since. Travel a little further down Butler Avenue and you’ll see the Park of 7 Flags that has bench seats to meditate by the fountain and flags.