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September 4, 2020   |   Newsletter
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September in Georgia is still warm but the visitors have gone home and its a great time to hit the beach!
Bring a favorite book and relax under an umbrella.
Bring the kiddos to Cumberland Island by boat for a great day trip.
Even the horses on Cumberland Island love the beach and what a photo op!
Speaking of taking photographs, snap away at Driftwood Beach.
Driftwood Beach is on Jekyll Island.
Driftwood is one of the most unique and stunning beaches!
Speaking of unique, heading south into Florida, is Fort Clinch State Park.  Their beaches are touted as a “shark tooth hunter’s dream.”
Shorebirds at Anastasia State Park in St. Augustine, Florida.
Many beaches in our area including Cumberland Island are known for seashell hunting.
Amelia Island, Florida State Park has horseback riding on the beach.
Click here for info on horseback riding on the beach
Fishing on the beach.
Cumberland Island walkway to the beach.
Cumberland Island Beach has been voted the #1 Most Beautiful Wilderness Beach in the U.S.!

Bourbon-Peach Iced Tea

You love peaches, right? This sweet summer fruit finds its way into our favorite fruit cobblers, pies, and even main dish salads. Thankfully, we can relish peaches the day we purchase them from the farmers’ market or prepare them to freeze so we can enjoy them during cold winter months. Besides peaches, Southerners also love iced tea, sweet iced tea, to be exact. This recipe uses a cup of bourbon, but you can leave that out if you wish. Add two cups of chopped peaches with sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. After it simmers for a few minutes, let it cool and process the mixture in a blender. Pour through a fine mesh strainer and discard the solids. Next, make your tea and let it steep. Stir the tea, bourbon, water, and peach mixture together into highball glasses and garnish with fresh peach slices. Pair this big-batch cocktail with a summer appetizer tray for an impromptu porch party with your neighbors and friends.


Antonis Achilleos; Prop Stylist: Kay E. Clarke; Food Stylist: Karen Rankin
Serves 10


Ingredient Checklist

  • 2 chopped fresh peaches (from 2 ripe peaches)
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 8 black tea bags
  • 1 cup (8 oz.) bourbon
  • Ice
  • Peach slices, for garnish


Instructions Checklist

Bring chopped peaches, sugar, and 1 cup water to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring often, about 10 minutes. Cool slightly; process in a blender 30 seconds. Pour through a fine mesh strainer into a 1-gallon container. Bring 3 cups water to a boil over high heat in a saucepan. Add tea bags, and boil 1 minute. Remove from heat. Cover; steep 10 minutes. Discard tea bags. Stir the tea, bourbon, and 6 cups cold water into peach mixture. Serve in highball glasses over ice, and garnish with peach slices.

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If you don’t like bourbon, leave it out of the recipe, replace with your favorite spirit, or make it a mocktail for the kiddos!

Meet the Latest Additions to our Atlantic Salt Family!
Lisa Morgan, who started with Atlantic Salt in June came in last week and told us she has a brand new puppy, Boca, who is an eight week old standard poodle.  Debbie Davies, who has been with us since 2018, was so smitten with Boca that she decided to bring home Bella, Boca’s sister.  They brought both pups into the office this week for a playdate.  These fur babies are so soft and just adorable!  
Come on Bella, you’re late for your next showing!
Top 10 Reasons to Love Living Here
Top Ten Reasons to Love Living in Cumberland Harbour

There are so many reasons to fall in love with Cumberland Harbour, here are just a few reasons to relocate to this gem of a community!

1.  Incredible Climate.  St. Marys has a mild, mostly warm climate, yet offers the diversity of seasons.
2. On the Water.  We are a coastal town with immediate access to the ocean, historic rivers, and the Intracoastal Waterway.
3. Quaint and charming.  Authentic and historic with a casual pace.
4. Metro area.  St. Marys is only 30 minutes from Jacksonville, Florida.
5. Affordable.  St. Marys was voted #1 in Place to Retire by Money Magazine.
6. Tax Advantages.  Georgia is voted #1 in the Coastal Southeast for retirement-focused tax advantages.
7. Excellent Build Quality.  Cumberland Harbour homes are custom built to a high design standard at a great value.
8. Low POA fees.  $1575 annually for top-notch amenities, including pools, tennis, fitness center, manned-gated security and much more!
9. Friendly.  St. Marys has been voted one of the friendliest towns in the South.
10. Cumberland Island.  Enjoy the peace and beauty of the #1 Most Beautiful Wilderness Beach in the United States.
Click here for more info on homesites in Cumberland Harbour
The entire staff at Atlantic Salt Realty wish everyone a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!
Cumberland Harbour offers homesites on deep water, marsh front, lake views, nature and our cottages at Park Place.  We also offer assistance with home and design plans as well as access to our Signature Builders.
If you are interested in touring Cumberland Harbour, our bed and breakfast partner, Spencer House, is offering a 10% discount and we are offering a $50 gift card to 401 West Restaurant in St. Marys.  Call us today to schedule your tour!
Click here to view a menu of 401 West
Call, click above or email us today to schedule a tour of
Cumberland Harbour!
We look forward to serving you a tall glass of sweet tea!
Cumberland Harbour
Atlantic Salt Realty
108 West Saint Marys Street
St. Marys, GA 31558
Serving St. Marys, Amelia Island, St. Simons & Sea Island