Back River Beach, Tybee Island

4.3
#9 of 10 in Beaches in Georgia
Back River Beach provides great kayaking opportunities, while offering scenic views of the marsh and the smaller island. The strong currents and lack of lifeguards mean the beach is not appropriate for swimming. However, you can walk on the soft sand, fish from the wooden pier, and try to spot dolphins. During low tide, the strip of wet sand separating land and sea lures shell-seekers. Take the guesswork out of planning a Tybee Island vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Rio Beach which lies on the opposite side to the main beach, and a good opportunity for fishing or watch the animals on the banks of the river arm that advances by sea. Recommend.
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  • Every time I come to Tybee, I spend most of my time at the Back River. This place has less tourists than the main beach does, and has smaller waves, which is perfect for anyone looking to paddleboard ...  more »
  • The Back River beach is a slower paced area of Tybee. A place to truly enjoy laying out in the sun, swimming in clearer water, watching dolphins and kayaks go by and enjoying the sunset. Tybee faces t...  more »
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