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Back River Beach, Tybee Island

4.2
#7 of 8 in Beaches in Georgia
Beach Nature / Park
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. Put Back River Beach into our Tybee Island travel itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I didn't enjoy this particular spot on the island for the simple fact it was overcrowded with people fishing from the pier and you constantly smelled the stench of bait and rotting fish/shrimp.  more »
  • A MUST SEE for SUNSET. Minimal parking. Can go onto Alley 3 off 17th to park then walk down to watch the sunset BUT stay at least 30 minutes after sunset for the "HUES"....color amazing across the sky...  more »
  • We signed up for a paddleboarding lesson and rental that launched from Back River Beach. Like the mid-island beach, it was not at all crowded and very clean and well-maintained. The sand was nearly wh...  more »

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