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
It’s finally here and so are lots of Spring Fun with Tybee Island. What are y’all doing way over there? Just look at what you could be doing this weekend. We’ve still got a few cottages available, so take a plane, take a train or enjoy a one tank trip to our beautiful Georgia coast. Our cottage charm and coastal calm invites you to shuck those coats and clod hoppers. It’s swimsuits and flip flops time!
Tea at Mrs. Davenport’s
Thursday and Fridays in March 2015 PROGRAM DATES AND TIMES: March 20 and 26 at 4:15 p.m. Reservations recommended. Limited attendance. LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 60 to 75 minutes Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea in the historic atmosphere of the Davenport House Museum. Patrons will tour areas of the historic home where tea service took place and will participate in an afternoon tea with costumed interpreters. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs.
FareWhale Festival Hosted by Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary
Tybee Island Pier & Pavilion
Come out and celebrate the end of the calving season for the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale as they leave our coastal waters and make their way north off the coast of New England near Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary. Experience the trials and tribulations these whales encounter in our right whale obstacle course. Learn more about whales from experts and educators in the field. Enjoy live music and artwork from local artists. Partake in a guided beach walk on the shores of Tybee. Help keep Tybee beautiful by volunteering for a beach cleanup held from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
The Beaches and Creeks of Ossabaw
Admission: $75 per person 5-6 people limit
Motoring past an historic Civil War fort and winding between lush walls of bright green marsh grass, this tour combines natural and human history of coastal salt marsh with the wild beauty of Ossabaw Island. You’ll meander through narrow tidal creeks watching for dolphin, birds, and others that feed off the lushness of our marshes. Stepping ashore you’ll have time for a relaxing stroll of this wild and seldom-visited beach, where you can beachcomb and enjoy the picnic lunch binoculars and bottled water; we provide a cooler and ice for your lunches and water.
And, that’s not all. You can go dancing, snarf down the best bakery goodies you’ll ever eat, take an Eco Tour, climb the lighthouse, hike and bike, surf, sail or just be a beach bum!
Of course, all the best Spring fun on Tybee Island begins with your stay at Mermaid Cottages!
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Mermaid Ambassador Sailor’s photo by Cindi Parsons Dunn
It’s February and that means it’s A Whole Month of Puppy Love With Mermaid Cottages! All month, pets stay free and some pet guests even receive a Mini Morsel Pet Portrait Session with Oh Joy! And, while you’re here, be sure to get out and enjoy all the pet friendly adventures around Tybee Island and Savannah! For instance, this coming Sunday, February 8th, is Super Museum Sunday! Join the Georgia Historical Society from noon-4 p.m. for Super Museum Sunday when over 40 cultural institutions, historic sites, house museums, art museums, and other points of interest in Savannah and coastal Georgia open their doors to the public. The event is free and open to the public (For more information contact the Georgia Historical Society).
Photo by Roxanne Lark, Mermaids Who Create 2014
In particular, I love the pet adventures when I visit Fort Pulaksi National Monument. This national treasure has it all. There are interpretive programs, miles of lush walking trails through more than 5000 acres of coastal marshlands, a 150 year old lighthouse, and an abundance of wildlife. Dogs are allowed throughout the grounds; just remember they must be leashed and under their owner’s control at all times. … read more
The Pickle Run on Tybee Island is another of our favorite annual events. This Tybee 5k run and walk is Saturday, November 29th and it will raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. at Huc A Poo’s ( 1213 E. Highway 80, Tybee Island). Walk or run when the race starts at 9 a.m. All proceeds benefit our local Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire and all the fun belongs to everyone who enters. Be sure to make your way back for the celebrations at Huc A Poos for prizes, a raffle and pizza! Register early and get a great buy at $25 and you can still register on the day of the race for $30. Your entry fee will include an event T-shirt, a raffle ticket and a Huc a Poos Breakfast Pizza (*T-shirt is guaranteed for registration while supplies last.).
Now, just know when you get here you’ll not want to leave. Tybee Island is one of the most beautiful places to visit this time of year. Don’t find yourself in a pickle about where to sleep so you can extend your stay. It just so happens some of your favorite Mermaid Cottages are still available!
Paula Deen’s Savannah Beach House Y’all Come Inn Paula and the Deen family’s personal beach retreat is available. Your stay includes a special collection … read more
Tybee Salutes Heroes 2014 is underway as we celebrate our men and women in the military and their families! Visit Tybee, The American Legion Post #154, the City of Tybee Island, Mermaid Cottages and our entire community are excited to join together for this island-wide celebration. Active and retired military personnel are invited to bring their families for a relaxing weekend of activities. Weekend highlights include family-friendly events at the American Legion and the Tybee Salutes Heroes Parade on Saturday, November 15th at 1:00pm.
The Tybee Salutes Heroes Parade will be going down Butler Avenue beginning at 1:00pm. We’ll start out on 14th Street to Butler Avenue, then hear North to Memorial Park (5th Street and Butler Ave.). There will be a ceremony held at the Veterans Memorial at Memorial Park, between 4th and 5th Streets on Butler Avenue, directly after the parade.
Mermaid Cottages invites all veterans and military members and their families to come on down because we still have cottages … read more
Harvest your fun in Savannah and Tybee Island this weekend, November 7-9! You’ll reap the best of our Fall Fun throughout the Low Country, where even a little chill in the air is just right!
Friday through Sunday, enjoy the Tybee Arts Association Show and Sale
in the Cafeteria at our Tybee Island YMCA. Won’t the friends and family on your holiday gift lists be elated to receive original art this season? The local art includes paintings, driftwood sculpture, fiber arts, stained glass, prints, jewelry, photography, art quilts, glass art, pottery, handcrafted furniture and much more. Friday 6-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
It’s Harvest Fest this weekend, November 7 and 8. November First Friday & Saturday will celebrate the fall season with a Country … read more
Tybee is a Rock-N-Roll kind of place and we like to get movin’. The Rock-N-Roll Marathon Savannah sprints into town November 8 and 9 and you need to lace up and run the course with us!
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is the ‘World’s Largest Running Series’ with more than 500,000 runners taking part in 28 destination events around the world. What started as a simple idea in 1998 soon transformed the U.S. running landscape by infusing the race course with live bands, cheer teams and entertaining water stations. The outdoor festivals encapsulate cities in their entirety and culminate with a finish line festival featuring a concert headlined by some of the best music acts around. Over the history of the series, charity partners have raised more than $300 million through the events for a variety of worthy causes. Today, the series of entertainment themed marathons and half-marathons continues to enjoy great appeal for the traveling runner, tremendous local support and has firmly established itself as a dynamic running platform.… read more
The Sea Kayak Georgia Skills Symposium is coming October 15-19, so load up your kayaks and head on down to Tybee Island!
Yep, it’s time to enjoy the Atlantic Ocean and it’s ocean estuary during this annual outing. This year, Sea Kayak Georgia will offer British Canoe Union (BCU) courses and specialized skills training courses developed by Sea Kayak Georgia and some of the world’s leading kayakers. Follow the BCU courses and progression or you may follow the skills development courses or a bit of both. The goal of this symposium is to deliver world class training, assessment and paddlesport opportunity for all students attending. Courses are available for all skill levels and everyone is invited.
This symposium allows paddlers to come together as a community to give and receive knowledge, to see old friends and to welcome new ones. Courses are conducted from … read more
For Tybee Island Pirate Fest, the Tybee Island Association of Rental Agents is sponsoring the Tybee Trolley. The shuttle will begin operating at 5 p.m. on October 10th and it will run until 12:30 a.m. Saturday, October 11th. Take advantage of this great service!
Be sure to add Tybee Beach Ecology Trips to your Fall Fun list when you visit. Pirates may be invading the island by this weekend, but a period of “spring tides” arrive first and that means the low tide level will be lower than average. Low tide is when Dr. Joe introduces you to some of our most reclusive residents. Make your beach trip more than just a trip to the beach. Make it a valuable experience while discovering and learning about the animals and habitats of Georgia’s beaches and barrier islands.
So, why is Tybee Beach Ecology so interesting?
- Overlap of cold-water and tropical species
- Additional species with seasonal changes
- Nearby rivers, estuaries, and marshes
- Nearby offshore reefs and hard bottoms
- Lots of sandy intertidal area
- Jetties and tide pools
Tybee Beach Ecology Trips are fun ways to actively discover and learn about the variety of beach animals found along our southeastern coastline. Travel along … read more