Back River Beach, Tybee Island

4.3
#7 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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Tybee Island vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
map
Create an itinerary including Back River Beach
Back River Beach Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
35 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 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.
    View original
  • 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 »

Plan your trip to Tybee Island

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Tybee Island

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Tybee Island by other users

8 days in Tybee Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in South Carolina, Georgia & Florida BY A USER FROM ITALY August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in South Carolina, Georgia & Florida BY A USER FROM ITALY August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Tybee Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Tybee Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Georgia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Georgia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Tybee Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Georgia BY A USER FROM CANADA April, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Georgia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Georgia BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans