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Month: August 2014

Free Things to Do on Tybee Island

Look what we found on!

By: Ashley Toro, Mermaid Cottages

Who knew there was so many free things to do on Tybee Island? 

Watching the sunset or sunrise is a magical part of Tybee Beaches. There are four distinct beaches on our island. And we would love to tell you a little about each of them:

Screen Shot 2014-07-29 at 5.10.22 PMNorth Beach starts as you come onto the island and stretches to the big anchor at the curve on Butler Avenue. The North Beach is a great place for bird watching. It is also a great spot for watching the cargo ships come into the ports at the Savannah River. 

Mid-Island starts at the big anchor and goes to 14th Street. For those looking for an adventure, you can search the beaches for shark’s teeth and unique sea shells along the shore.

South Beach begins at 14th Street and extends to the tip of the island.  This is your busiest beach of them all. South Beach includes the Pier & Pavilion where you can see fishermen pull in their catch, people watch, dolphin watch and enjoy the scenery. South Beach is great for all occasions and has many local shopping and eateries across the parking lots. 

Back River Beach starts at the tip of the island and goes all the way to Alley 3. This is where you’ll find a more private beach with a pier for fishing. It is a great location for dolphin watching as well. It also has the perfect view of Little Tybee, a small island across the water way accessible by boat. 

Mermaid Cottages Are Available For Surfers For Autism

Mermaid Cottages are available for Surfers For AutismMermaid Cottages are available for Surfers For Autism, so give us a call or book conveniently online to support this inspiring weekend for families and volunteers alike.  Coming up on Saturday, September 6th, the Coastal Empire Surfers For Autism will be on the beach and in the surf from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  The action takes place around the beach area, south side of Walter W. Parker Pier & Pavilion.   This will be a fun and educational surfing event for special needs children and their families and everyone is invited to support the surfers.  

Mission Statement:
The Surfers For Autism mission is to unlock the potential of people with developmental delays, support advocacy for autism issues and scientific research. Our focus is to eliminate stigma through public awareness and education and to unite communities through volunteerism.

Whether you’re coming down solo to volunteer or you’re coming as a group or as a family with your own young surfers, Mermaid Cottages has just the right cottage for you.  Here are a few that are still available.

mermaid cottages are availale for surfers for autism

Sea Stars Cottage circa 1932 is a historic Tybee raised cottage on the beach side Butler ( One block from the beach). Pets are always welcome  as there is a fully fenced yard.  You’ll love the wrap around porch with rocking chairs.

mermaid cottages are available for surfers for autism

Sandy Toes Cottage is an adorable single story cottage brimming with vintage charm.  It has three bedrooms and two full baths.  It’s also pet friendly with a fenced-in yard and everyone always enjoys the convenient outdoor shower.

mermaid cottages are available for surfers for autism

Barefoot Children is every pirate’s fun, fantasy cottage decorated with children in mind.  There’s a pirate-themed kids’ room, a reading nook, a play area under the stairs and a screened porch perfect for enjoying ice cream and popsicles.  The large family room also sports denim (beach and kid-friendly) furniture!

mermaid cottages are available for surfers for autism

Eisenhower’s Retreat circa 1894 is another beautiful, historic beach cottage located on the beach side of Butler Avenue.  It has four bedrooms and three full baths.  It’s simple yet elegant, cozy and nostalgic.  This is a summer cottage where you’ll make special beach vacation memories!

mermaid cottages are available for surfer for autism

These are just a few examples from our available collection, so be sure to call us or to visit our website to see all of the cottages we have available.  Mermaid Cottages are available for Surfers For Autism and we want to share them with you!