It's true, we do get a winter here on Tybee Island. January boasts some of the cooler temperatures having us reaching into the mid/uppers 50s for our high and the 30s make us shiver and our heaters kick on at night. Regardless, we still have plenty of sunshine, and things to get into.
No matter the season, there are always games, fun and overall shenanigans occurring at the local hot spot Hucapoos. Live music may be on the docket if it is a weekend and not interfering with the UGA schedule. The best part about Hucapoos, aside from the enormous slices of made to order pizza, would be the people watching. There are artisan shops all along the 'dirt road collective', with Poos being the centerpiece. Hucapoo's opens at 11 am daily and becomes the watering hole for the wild Tybee folks until 2 am daily.
If you are still on day time hours, wonder across from our beloved Hucapoos and say hey to Dana at Glazed and Confused. This quaint 'paint-your-own' pottery shop is the most charming studio to get creative from the inspiration that Tybee Island gives. GAC does ship, so do not worry about traveling with your memorabilia or not being on island to pick it up from the kiln. Create to Create!
The winter on Tybee allows from more time with exhibits at the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. The TIMSC offers permanent and on going programs to teach locals and visitors about the marine life and ecosystem that Tybee participates in. Come learn about the Right Whales, the Loggerhead turtle, Horse Shoe crabs, and more! Hours are currently Wed-Sun 9:30 am-5pm.
It is always worth embracing the cold by getting the body warmed up and taking a walking tour of South end Tybee with Tybee Tour Company. Starting at the original TS Chu convenience store on Tybrisa, have some fun on the south end and away from the northern winds to learn more about the hooplah and hey-days of Tybee Island. While the tour covers one mile of the south end, it is full of twists and turns of all kinds.