“A funny thing happened on Tybee…” We’ve all got plenty of stories about our adventures at the beach and Tybee tends to be the perfect backdrop for all sorts of hilarity and shenanigans. Coming soon, we’ll have our own Tybee Comedy Revue and we bet you’ll enjoy the laughter. The curtain is up and the lights are brightly shining at Tybee Post Theater. It’s Show Time, y’all.
Tybee Comedy Revue debuts its fantastic night of stand-up comedy starring nationally known comedian and pianist extraordinaire, Jerry Farber. Jerry lives in Atlanta and is one of the city’s most recognized and acclaimed performers, entertaining there and in comedy clubs around the country for over two decades. His style is inspired by both jazz and comedy greats, from Dave Brubeck and Errol Garner to Woody Allen and Mark Russell.
Opening for Jerry is another Atlanta comedy superstar, Kristi Leigh Snyder, a mega watt amalgam of “Carrie Bradshaw-Liz Lemon blend, with a Monica Gellar undertone; a Julia Sugarbaker bouquet on the nose, with a nice Blanche Devereaux finish.” In other words, she’s a hoot!
We love how Tybee Post Theater has really come into its own. Y’all know Tybee has it’s own cast of characters just walking around every day and now we have a venue to share some really extra special moments. Why hide the good stuff. Let’s put it all up on stage and shine some light on it! It’s all on their website:… read more
The Shark Tooth Fairy is coming to Tybee and that means more Fall fun for everyone! Won’t it be fun to enjoy another family friendly adventure at the beach? It’s all happening on Sunday, October 18th, so come be a part of our 1st Annual Tybee Island Shark Tooth Fossil Hunt. This fun event is great for kids and those who are kids at heart. It’s going to be educational and proceeds from the tickets will benefit the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. Tickets are limited to 1000, so get yours now from the great folks at Stafford Promotions!
This shark tooth fossil hunt will take place on our beautiful North Beach and we’ll be searching for prehistoric Mako, Bull, Sand, Great White, Snaggletooth and MEGALODON sharks’ teeth. The “Shark Tooth Fairy” himself, Mike Harris, is donating many large Megalodon teeth and he’ll be here to help identify the sharks teeth found.
There will even be two designated zones to search so that kids ages 2-6 can be accompanied by their adults and those 7-12 can have their own area with adults watching from outside their designated zone…. read more
Tybee Island is very well known as a great getaway place, but did you know we’re also renowned for our Tybee’s Arts Community? Our little barrier island is very well suited as a muse for artists, crafters, musicians, thespians, writers, chefs, singers, photographers, dancers and many other creative types. Come visit any day of the week and you’ll find any number of artistes creating and performing throughout the island. In fact, come down this weekend and you’ll be treated to some of our finest arts ever.
The Night of the Golden Flip Flop is a gala reception and fundraiser on Friday, September 25 from 7-9 p.m., the evening before the Coastal Arts Fair. This festive evening will include a “Sneak Preview” of some of the artwork that will be available during Saturday’s Coastal Arts Fair…. read more
Have y’all met Tybee Twins? The most recent addition to our Mermaid Cottages collection is all ready to go for Fall 2015! Y’all know of our love for historic cottages and that means you’re in for a special, nostalgic treat!
This adorable cottage is pet friendly and features a fenced yard, three bedrooms and three full baths! This will be a great cottage for family vacations, girlfriend getaways and everything in-between. Each bedroom is unique and decorated in perfect beach style.
Calm and relaxing, the master suite features a King bed and it has its own en suite full bath!… read more
How can you not FALL in love with Tybee Island when we have incredible end of Summer celebrations like The Night of the Golden Flip Flop? This gala reception and fundraiser is Friday, September 25 from 7-9 p.m., the evening before the upcoming Coastal Arts Fair. Just look at how we can put on airs:
• A “Sneak Preview” of some of the artwork that will be available during Saturday’s Coastal Arts Fair
• Judging for the ‘Golden Flip Flop Award’ by prominent judges and award presentation
• Cash bar available (your ticket will get you 1 free drink)
• Fabulous hor d’oeuvres
• Live music by jazz guitarist Jan Baynard
• ‘Step and Repeat’ photo booth with images by Savannah photographer, Georgia Walters
Dress is ‘Tybee Black Tie’, so y’all know we’ll be all gussied up (Hawaiian shirts and dressy flip flops). Ticket prices are $35 up to the day of the event and they can be purchased from any TAA Board Member with cash or check, or by credit card or PayPal on our website: www.TybeeArts.org (Tickets ARE limited, so hurry!). With all this high brow, lad-di-dah you’ll need an artsy Mermaid Cottage to help you put on airs. Just look at a few of the cottages we have available:… read more
Mermaid Cottages invites families of Surfers For Autism to come enjoy a Mermaid CottagesHangout over this three-day weekend. We want to share our Cottage Charm and Coastal Calm with those who surf to support children and families affected by autism. This is our to say Thank You and to celebrate another wonderful year with your families.
Those hot, muggy and humid days of Summer are cooling down and the crowds of the season have ebbed like the tide. This is the time of year when our beach weather is so perfect and when we’re not booked up back to back. It’s also a great time for you to get in another end of Summer getaway to celebrate family and friends or to just give yourself a respite from another long work week. Our Screened Inn circa 1929 is just that kind of place where you can get nestled in along the quiet north end of Tybee just to eat, sleep and idle away your stress.
Located directly behind historic Officer’s Row, this cottage lounges along the quiet part of Tybee that’s to the Lighthouse and North Beach. It’s a ground level charmer with tall ceilings and extra large windows to allow in tons of natural light…. read more
Mermaid Cottages is celebrating the success of our programs to benefit Save The Elephants. The Elegance of Elephants: The Art of Conservation is our next fundraiser where you can also help us support wildlife conservation around the world. Over the next few months, we’ll be offering extraordinary paintings from our very successful arts community to our guests and supporters by raffle. Raffle tickets for each painting are $10 each. You can purchase as many tickets as you’d like up to our cap of 100 tickets per painting. Proceeds will help fundyour Save The Elephants programs throughout the year.
Our first painting to be raffled is this brilliant offering from Bellamy. Bellamy Murphy’s art has been displayed in many style and design books and magazines, including Southern Living, Coastal Living and Redbook. Her pieces bring the magic and the life of our Low Country life to many of our historic cottages and her art is always treasured by collectors.
This stunning piece is 12 x 12 and is instantly recognizable as a Bellamy creation. Bellamy’s piece will be available for raffle September 1 through September 30, 2015. Again, each ticket is $10 with a maximum of 100 tickets to be sold. Please make your checks payable to Mermaid Cottages and mail them to Mermaid Cottages, P.O. Box 2677, Tybee Island GA 31328…. read more
We’ll be looking for y’all to join us this Saturday, August 22nd, for the Kayak/SUP Race and Sunrise Paddle! Soon, our next Surfers For Autism event will bring young surfers to Tybee from all over and we want this to be our biggest and best year, yet. Join us at 8 a.m. on Saturday at the North Beach last crossover for the Sunrise Paddle and then sign up by 11 a.m. for the SUP race that begins at noon with North Island Surf and Kayak. Top off your fun and participation with food, drinks, live music, a silent auction and a raffle at Bubba Gumbo’s, too!
The Coastal Empire’s Surfers For Autism Beach Fest will be Saturday, September 12th, and that’s when we’ll need you here to cheer on these young surfers. At a Surfers For Autism event, young surfers are provided a safe, fun, judgement free environment where highly skilled surf instructors carefully guide them into waves. The surfers and their families are treated like rock stars and enjoy a day filled with a range of activities including stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, live music, face-painting, games and more.
We have three great cottages available for this weekend’s fundraiser, so book yours now and don’t miss this fun weekend…. read more