Mermaid Cottages loves our sea turtles! Our own coffee – Mermaid Morning Bliss, which is available in all our homes and for sale at Sea Side Sisters – was created to support the Sea Turtle Project in Georgia. All profits go towards these projects. We are avid supporters in other ways, such as through the Tybee Island Marine Science Center and the annual Tybee Turtle Trot 5K, held each spring to kick off Sea Turtle Season and proudly attended by many mermaids and mermen.
Several Mermaids are also part of the 6AM Turtle patrol from May 1st — Sept 1st where we walk the beach looking for newly laid turtle nests. Last summer Head Mermaid Diane found 2 turtle nests during her 6AM patrol! Lights out for Sea Turtles is also very important, and we have made sure our two beachfront cottages – Doyles on the Beach and Crabby Jo’s – have sea turtle-friendly lights and that our guests know what to do to for the homes to be sea turtle-friendly. For more info on Georgia sea turtles visit the Tybee Island Marine Science Center and The Georgia Sea Turtle Center.
Be sure to stop by the Burton 4H Center to meet Clover, a straggler hatchling soon to be released in the ocean, and discover more of our coastal island beauty!
It’s about sea turtle conservation on Tybee Island and around the world. It’s about how Mermaid Cottages gives back to the community. It’s about how Mermaids Make A Difference. It’s COTTAGE CHEESE!