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Mermaid Cottages Is Proud To Clean Up With Tybee Clean Beach Volunteers

Mermaid Cottages is proud to clean up with Tybee Clean Beach Volunteers.  The Mermaids have been a part of this cleaning effort since it’s inception in 2016 and Head Mermaid Diane was one of the founding members, too.

Tybee Clean Beach Volunteers is a grass-roots organization made up of local volunteers who sweep Tybee’s beaches free of trash on a regular basis.  The group recycles or reuses as much of the recovered debris as possible much like our Mermaids do as a part of our cottages management plans.

Most beach cleanups are on Sunday afternoons, but sometimes additional cleanings are necessary due to weather or holidays or special event dates that result in extra debris buildup.

Mermaid Cottages’ guests are always invited to volunteer during their visits, so be sure to check our App, the event calendar on our website, our social media and the Tybee Clean Beach Volunteers calendar, as well.  Dates, time and locations may change according to the needs of our three-mile stretch of beaches.

96% of the Top Ten is made of plastic, including cigarette filters and Styrofoam – Tybee Clean Beach Volunteers

If you’re planning to join us, report to the announced meeting location and look for the Tybee Clean Beach Volunteers banner.  Just pick up a bucket and a trash grabber and hit the beach for as long as you like! When you’re finished, simply leave the full bucket and grabber by the cart so we can sort and recycle as much of the trash as possible.

Our next scheduled beach cleanups are:

Sunday, November 25th @4 PM. Meet in front of the Marine Science Center, parking passes available at the sign-in table
Sunday, December 9th @4 PM, location to be announced

Vacation with a purpose.  Be a Tybee Clean Beach Volunteer when you visit Mermaid Cottages and Tybee Island!

Mermaid Cottages Morning Bliss Coffee

Oh, what a beautiful morning for Mermaid Cottages Morning Bliss Coffee and a great way to buy Made In America!

We are so excited to help support the Tybee Sea Turtles program through sales of our Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee!

Mermaid Cottages has created its own line of Custom Coffees. The first to reach your cups this year is Mermaid Morning Bliss available exclusively in our Cottages or at Seaside Sisters. To order your Mermaid Coffee by the pound please email Diane!

Our Coffee makes a great souvenir or take-home gift, but best of all, the Mermaid Morning Bliss sales help support the Tybee Sea Turtles programs!

Sea Turtle Season: Tybee Island’s Sea Turtle season runs from May 1st thru Oct 31st. During this time Loggerhead Sea Turtles come to our beaches to lay their eggs, and 60 days later hatch, and the babies race to the sea.

Mermaid Cottages has always been a proud supporter of the NESTS program and the Tybee Island Marine Science Center Sea Turtle Project. Now, the Mermaid Morning Bliss will help us in these efforts!  For more information about Tybee Sea Turtles or to find out how you can be involved, click here to visit the website or call (912) 786-5917 for more information.


Beach Retreats For Heroes

Mermaid Cottages announces Beach Retreats For Heroes, November 10, 11, 12 and 13, 2011!

We’re inviting  heroes currently serving in the United States Armed Forces and their families to come enjoy a Mermaid Cottages Beach Retreat next weekend.  We want to share our cozy cottages and our historic homes with those who serve as our way to say Thank You to our heroes.

To qualify please be:

*  A current, active member of the military home on leave from a current or recent foreign tour of duty

*  A spouse of a current, active member of the military on deployment

*  A group of spouses of current, active members of the military on deployment

*  A current, active member of the military home on rehabilitation


Our men and women who serve in the military, their spouses, their children and their families are our modern day heroes who inspire us to make a difference.  Mermaid Cottages makes a difference by giving back to those who serve.

Our Beach Retreats For Heroes is open to the active military heroes who qualify:

*  One complimentary cottage per qualified active military service person and/or spouse or group of spouses, based on availability

*  Available dates are November 10,11,12 and 13, 2011

*  Includes all nightly cottage rental rates and taxes.  All you pay is the Housekeeping Fee and Pet Fee (if appliable)

*  Recreation, dining, entertainment and travel costs not included

Mermaid Denise and Mermaid Jan are waiting to coordinate your Mermaid Cottages Beach Retreat For Heroes.  Please call them at 912 655 6525 to book your getaway.  Thank you to everyone who serves and for inspiring Mermaid Cottages to make a difference!