Happy Little Cottages By The Sea

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

August 2014

Be Cool To Your Tybee Island Community Pool

Be cool to your Tybee Island Community PoolBe cool to your Tybee Island Community PoolMermaid Cottages is part of a volunteer group working to build a community pool on Tybee Island.  Our mission is to provide a multi-use, heated, year-round, swimming pool for the residents of Tybee Island and visitors at a reasonable cost.  This will be a community pool for all ages and abilities with a professional staff to maintain a safe and friendly atmosphere.  Our Tybee Island Community Pool will:

· Physical Fitness
· Family Recreation
· Water Safety Awareness
· Social Functions

· Family Swims
· Lap Swims
· Senior Citizen Swims
· Aquatic Sports
· Aquatic Exercise
· Special Needs Programs
· Swim Lessons for All Levels
· Pool Rentals
· Lifeguard Training

be cool to your tybee island pool

We need your help to make this dream come true.  Please LIKE the Tybee Island Community Pool Facebook page.  Be cool to your Tybee Island Community Pool and let’s make this happen!



Mermaids Make A Difference: Donate To Cosmo

We’re asking y’all to help the Mermaids Make a Difference: Donate To Cosmo!

mermaids make a difference: donate to Cosmo

Yes, it is time once again for Cosmo to put forth his best effort and raise funds for the Nebraska Humane Society.  Fourteen years ago, Cosmo himself was rescued by this organization, and so he has always been eager to help them out in return.

mermaids make a difference: donate to CosmoDon’t let Cosmo down!  You can donate online by clicking the DONATE NOW button.  Puppies, kittens, and so many more animals are counting on your help!  Any donation, no matter how small, will help an animal in need!

mermaids make a difference: Donate to Cosm

 Thanks so much!

 Paul & Cosmo

16th annual tybee island sea kayak races

16th Annual Tybee Island Sea Kayak Races

16th annual tybee island sea kayak racesThe 16th Annual Tybee Island Sea Kayak Races are coming up soon, so plan to be with us to cheer our kayakers!  On Saturday, September 13th, we’ll all gather at AJ’s Dockside Restaurant to watch all of the race day launches.  This event is a benefit for the Tybee Island Marine Science Center, a non-profit marine science education facility offering hands-on programs for school and scout groups, as well as for the general public. The Tybee Turtle Project, which monitors loggerhead sea turtle nesting and hatching activities on Tybee, is managed by the Marine Science Center.

You can also contribute by purchasing tickets for the race day drawing for the Perception kayak, Werner paddle, & Astral PFD donated by Half-Moon Outfitters. Tickets are 1 for $5, or 3 for $10. Tickets are available at the Marine Science Center, at Papa’s BBQ and Seafood on Whitemarsh Island and at Half-Moon Outfitters on Broughton St. You do not have to be present to win.  All racers should sign up by September 7th …

Senior Friendly Activities on Tybee Island

Look what we found on Visittybee.com!

By Ashley Toro, Mermaid Cottages

Age is no factor when it comes to having fun! Tybee Island, Georgia offers a myriad of senior-friendly activities. Let’s explore them, shall we?

We have a variety of historical monuments and museums that will surely catch your eye, but if it’s romance you’re looking for, we would suggest a sunset walk along the beach. There are also beach swings placed conveniently around the island where you and your sweet pea can sit for a spell and watch the waves crash along the sandy beaches.

If you’re worried your legs may get tired walking along the sand, no problem! Stop by the Tybee Island Ocean Rescue Headquarters and rent a beach accessible wheel chair, made available by the City of Tybee. The best place to wheel onto the beach is at the 18th Street boardwalk where there is an extended walking tarp making it easier to get across the soft sand.

Enjoy a long walk or ride on the beach, but don’t forget the sunscreen and water bottle! We love our seniors, so if you have any questions while at the beach our local lifeguards will be happy to lend a hand.