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Fifth Annual Coastal Empire Surfers For Autism Beach Festival

surfers for autismMermaid Cottages and the Fifth Annual Coastal Empire Surfers For Autism Beach Festival are ready to catch some waves!  Our annual Surfers For Autism Hangouts are preparing for your visit September 11th, 12th and 13th, 2015.   

Mermaid Cottages invites families of Surfers For Autism to come enjoy a Mermaid Cottages Hangout over this three-day weekend.  We want to share our Cottage Charm and Coastal Calm with those who surf to support children and families affected by autism.  This is our to say Thank You and to celebrate another wonderful year with your families.

fifth annual coastal empires surfers for autism festival

Mermaid Cottages is honored to share our collection of cottages and historic homes and here’s what you need to do to participate:

Kayak/SUP Race and Sunrise Paddle

Kayak/SUP Race and Sunrise PaddleWe’ll be looking for y’all to join us this Saturday, August 22nd, for the Kayak/SUP Race and Sunrise Paddle! Soon, our next Surfers For Autism event will bring young surfers to Tybee from all over and we want this to be our biggest and best year, yet. Join us at 8 a.m. on Saturday at the North Beach last crossover for the Sunrise Paddle and then sign up by 11 a.m. for the SUP race that begins at noon with North Island Surf and Kayak. Top off your fun and participation with food, drinks, live music, a silent auction and a raffle at Bubba Gumbo’s, too!

The Coastal Empire’s Surfers For Autism Beach Fest will be Saturday, September 12th, and that’s when we’ll need you here to cheer on these young surfers.  At a Surfers For Autism event, young surfers are provided a safe, fun, judgement free environment where highly skilled surf instructors carefully guide them into waves. The surfers and their families are treated like rock stars and enjoy a day filled with a range of activities including stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, live music, face-painting, games and more.

kayak/SUP Race and Sunrise Paddle

We have three great cottages available for this weekend’s fundraiser, so book yours now and don’t miss this fun weekend. …

Coastal Empire Surfers for Autism Beach Fest

coastal empire surfers for autism beach festThe calendar may say Fall, but we’ve got plenty of hot Summer fun still to come and that includes the Coastal Empire Surfers for Autism Beach Fest on September 12th!  Surfers For Autism creates grand scale beach festivals for children and young adults with autism and other developmental delays and we always have a grand time when they come to Tybee Island.  Our young surfers will ride the waves in a safe, fun, judgment free environment where highly skilled surf instructors carefully guide them into waves.  The surfers and their families will be treated like rock stars and they’ll enjoy a day filled with a range of activities including stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, live music, face-painting, games, fire engine tours and much more. A catered lunch is also provided, all at no cost to registered participants, their families and volunteers.

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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!