Some of the best things in life are free on Tybee Island. Live a little or live a lot when you visit. Life comes with its own soundtrack. Tybee helps give it a quirky beat. It’s a place to just be when your heart needs a hug. It’s just right for family fun, girls getaways, mancations, solo travels, pet friendly adventures and bucket lists. These are a few of our favorite things. Follow our lead and then make them your own.
1. You can write a sonnet about your pretty beach bonnet. Snap a photo of yourself posing in front of a vintage cottage while wearing your charming beach chapeau. Be styling in your beach wear chic that’ll have you featured in the rotogravure, for sure.
2. Relax and get in the swing of things. Some are perched high atop a wraparound porch and others plop down from giant tree boughs. You’re never too old to kick off your flip flops and swing your feet while sharing laughs and memories in a swing…. read more
Photo: Tybee Island Pirate Fest
This year’s Tybee Island Pirate Fest is October 28-30, 2016! Ole Hurricane Matthew blew the original dates right off of our social calendar, but hey, pirates want to have fun, too. There’s no way we’re gonna miss marauding, pillaging and grogging, either!
We’ve got our wench wear and pirate garb all laid out for all the fun and now we need you to come join us! Book your cottage for Pirate Fest and you’ll be in for a huge share of our available pirates’ booty. Book two nights and we’ll throw in another two nights as our guests. Just think, even if you can’t get here before Friday, with this special you can add Thursday night as one of your two free nights. This way, you can check in any time after 4 p.m. on Thursday. Then, even if you can’t stay over Sunday night, adding Sunday as your other free night means you’ll have a late checkout on Sunday. Spend all day at the beach and then head for home later in the day.
Photo: Tybee Island Pirate Fest
Here’s how easy it is to get two free nights. Book two nights and tell us you want the Pirate Fest Stay … read more
Photo by Thrasher Photography
Y’all come get schooled on our Tybee Cool. It’s that time of year when everyone starts thinking about reading, riding and arithmetic. Mermaid Cottages says there’s time for that later and right now is the perfect time to be thinking about reefing, riding and other Tybee Island tips! We’ve got recreation you can… read more
Tybee Island: What, When & Wear in May is full of great tips to make your Sun Days the best fun days during your visit! The Mermaid Cottages mermaids and our cottage management teams have been working with our cottage owners to update, redo, fluff and stuff our happy homes by the sea with everything you’ll need for your girls getaways, mancations, vacations, weddings and babymooners‘ visits. With mild temperatures, clean beaches, arts, entertainment and fresh seafood that’ll have y’all saying, “Goodness Gracious!”, here are some of our favorite things to see, do and snap up while you’re here.
Drip Dry and Water-proof
Cast off those overcoats, scarves and sweaters. Spring has sprung and you’ll want to be able to hit the beach at a moments notice. May is also when the locals kick off our high season with an all-out, but very friendly water war known as Beach Bum Parade. You and your wardrobe may be all wet, but the laughs and the smiles will ensure you’re cute and giggly. Keep it beachy and breezy with our new Mermaid Cottages shirts, tees and caps at Seaside Sisters.
Be A Part of the Artsy Crowd
Whether you sing it, act it, sculpt it, paint it or cover it in sand, it’s still art. Get tickets to the best live shows in town at Tybee Post Theater and Tybee Arts Association. Then, explore intimate and cozy cottages and splendid beach abodes with Tybee Island Tour of Homes and get that swing with Jazz at the Beach!
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A visit to Tybee Island is sure to give your hearts a flutter and when it’s around Valentine’s Day, it’s even easier to let your love grow. Here are our five ways for Tybee to enhance your romance!
1. Pop some tags. Every couple loves to steal away for out of town love trysts, so give the experience even more value by Shopping For Your Perfect Match and finding that perfect one of a kind memento during a leisurely stroll along the Tybee City Wide Yard Sale!
2. Give your special weekend a soundtrack by taking in a live performance at Tybee Post Theater. We suggest Ladies of the Blues opening Saturday, February 13. Savannah legend Huxsie Scott will share the stage with the talented Danielle Hicks and their playlist will be full of emotion, passion and excitement! Tickets are $25 general admission; $22.50 for Theater members…. read more
Get packed for Tybee Island in February! We eat. We dance. We sing. We party. We run. We walk. We act up. We act out. You know, pretty much the same things we do any other time of year. You’ll want to be prepared and ready to enjoy lots of winter fun in our beautiful and historic hamlet by the sea and here’s a helpful list of what you’ll need.
1. For starters, yes, you’ll need a swimsuit. In fact, make it a red, one-piece. A remake of BAYWATCH will be filming on Tybee and they’re looking for males and females in swimsuits and summer wear. Besides, you’ll want to look cute in case you run into The Rock or Zack Efron, right?
2. Sparkle plenty. Hey, it’s Mardi Gras, so pack lots of gold, green and purple and lots of feathers, boas, tiaras, masks and glitter. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to add beads when you get here…. 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 having a Save the Planet Party, so start planning your next great beach getaway where you can be environmentally responsible, too! We’re going to raise money to help provide paper and reusable bags to Tybee businesses who want to do the right thing without having to incur the upfront costs. You, too, can help us get started by saying no to plastic bags.
So, plan on being here with us on Saturday, August 8th when we gather down at Huc-A-Poos Bites and Booze from 3-9 p.m. There’ll be Live Music, a dunking booth, crafts, a corn hole tournament, face painting and lots of the Poo’s famous pizza! This is a great opportunity for you to be a Voluntourist and to … read more
It’s Summer and that means it’s time for Tybee’s happy movies by the sea! Every third Saturday evening during the summer months, Tybeetians and beach goers plop down for a picnic and a movie at Memorial Park. These family friendly movies will be projected on the side of the Tybee Gym compliments of the City of Tybee Island’s Development Authority and Tybee’s Main Street Program and Partners. On Saturday, August 15, we’ll be watching Earth To Echo!
Tuck, Munch and Alex are a trio of inseparable friends whose lives are about to change. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys begin receiving a strange series of signals on their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they team up with another school friend, Emma, and set out to look for the source of their phone signals. What they discover is something beyond their wildest imaginations: a small alien who has become stranded on Earth. In need of their help, the four friends come together to protect the alien and help him find his way home. This journey, full of wonder and adventure, is their story, and their secret.
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend at the beach, so make your visit even more special with a stay in one of our happy cottages by the sea. Here’s a look at a few of the cottages available:… read more
It’s always family fun time on Tybee and that means fun for everyone! Whether you’re young or young at heart, you’ll always find lots to do with plenty of choices on land and sea. Our beaches welcome you for picnics, surfing, shelling and fishing. Our restaurants and shops welcome you for dining and shopping. The porches and decks of our cottages welcome you for rocking, chatting and naps and when you’re ready to get energized, come on out and join the fun!
Photo by Tanya Ward Obrien
No, we’re not stomping strawberries. We’re celebrating Family! Help us kick off our very first Strawberry Crush on Saturday, June 13. It’s Tybee salute to the Family and we’ll have kids races and games, sand … read more