Back River Beach, Tybee Island

4.3
#6 of 8 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. 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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  • July 30, 2017
    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 »
  • July 11, 2017
    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 »
  • June 8, 2017
    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 »

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