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What’s In Your Tybee Beach Bag?

what's in your Tybee beach bag
Photo by Margo Cook

Yes, we see all you lucky folks out on the beach and we’ve been thinking, “What’s in your Tybee Beach Bag?”  Every day is a fashion show and some folks come prepared to spend the entire day without having to miss a moment in the sun.  Some are reading, some are napping, some get the munchies while others pull out a multi-course meal.  And, there’s the actual beach bag itself.  Here are some packing tips that are sure to help make your time on the beach cool and breezy.

* Choose a sturdy beach bag big enough to hold all of your items.  Keep in mind if you’re planning to keep some things chilled or warm.

* Decide if you’ll lay out on a beach towel or if you’d prefer a beach chair and an umbrella.

* Remember to pack toys, sporting equipment, sunscreen , sunglasses, hat and caps.

* Place your towels in the bottom of the bag, first, and then any books or heavy items followed by lighter miscellaneous items and then your hot/cold items in separate bags and inside a lunch box last.

what's in your beach bag

Here are some of our favorite beach bag must-haves we simply can’t do without.


Our favorite beach read will always be anything by Mary Kay Andrews.  SAVE THE DATE is on everyone’s list and we can confirm it’s a real page turner.  “A Savannah florist is about to score the wedding of a lifetime-one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for society nuptials. Ironically, Cara Kryzik doesn’t believe in love, even though she creates beautiful flower arrangements to celebrate them. But when the bride goes missing and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must find the bride and figure out what she believes in. Maybe love really does exist outside of fairy tales after all.”  marykayandrews.com

what's in your tybee beach bag

You don’t to scrimp on great food while you’re dining beachside.  Our wonderful Tybee IGA features cold cuts, select cheeses, salads, prepared dinners and scrumptious bakery items.  And, get this, they deliver!  Shop online or from their circular, complete the order form and have your groceries delivered right to your cottage.


photo by Roxanne Lark, Mermaids Who Create 2014
photo by Roxanne Lark, Mermaids Who Create 2014

Don’t bother with the mess of packing huge towels for the beach, add them to your order from Tim’s Beach Gear where you’ll find beach chairs, umbrellas, carts and supplies.  Tim’s Beach Gear delivers and picks up for free!

what's in your Tybee beach bag

We know you’ll want to look your best coming and going to and from the beach, so get all dolled up with a visit to our best little shorehouse on Tybee, Seaside Sisters.  You can never go wrong with these ever so right Sarongs.  Pick up your sun hats, shades, lotions and potions, jewelry and foot wear.  Everyone will be watching, so put on a real show!

what's in your Tybee beach bag
photo by Lisa Wilson, Mermaids Who Create 2014

Finally, if anyone asks what’s in your Tybee Beach Bag be sure to show them you’ve brought your own trash bags to clean up any litter or debris from your visit.  Our wonderful Sea Turtle mommies are nesting this time of year and we don’t want to leave anything but our footprints on the beach.  Too, be sure to fill in any holes you’ve dug.  Of course, any time your beach visit starts out with a Mermaid Cottages’ cozy cottage you’ll find it easy-peasy to find your own coastal charm.


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