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Back River Beach

18th St. / South Jetty to Back River Fishing Pier, Tybee Island, GA 31328
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Serene Place to Escape the Crowds

Every time I come to Tybee, I spend most of my time at the Back River. This place has less tourists... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
Anthony L
,
Annapolis, Maryland
Slower Pace

The Back River beach is a slower paced area of Tybee. A place to truly enjoy laying out in the sun... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
catchman22
,
Bloomingdale, Georgia
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“dolphins play” (2 reviews)
“paddle boards” (2 reviews)
“currents” (5 reviews)
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18th St. / South Jetty to Back River Fishing Pier, Tybee Island, GA 31328
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Reviewed 31 July 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 or kayak while on Tybee. Would definitely...More

Thank Anthony L
Reviewed 11 July 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 the east but the back beach faces west,...More

1  Thank catchman22
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank David715m
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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 after sunset. Met nice residents very friendly....More

2  Thank Carol M
Reviewed 16 August 2016

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 white in that area, making it look more like the beaches...More

2  Thank NCLuckyWon
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Sad that so many boat trailers take up the little parking that they have. But not many spaces as it is. But was clean and kept good.

Thank abcole57
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Great views, but the island is being ruined by jet skis right where the dolphins play. The water is not clean and fishing is everywhere so watch were you walk or swim. I have seen many sharks caught and sting rays - hot - hot...More

5  Thank picky11
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Beautiful part of the island. Quiet, lovely views of the marsh and Little Tybee Island. We've rented in this area in the past. Even if we aren't staying on the back river, we bike/walk/drive over in the evening, usually with an adult beverage, and watch...More

2  Thank jessie'smom
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Growing up on Tybee I have seen many changes. The myriad of parking meters, Condo over crowding, and obstruction of beach views that has slowly reduced the charm Tybee once possessed. The Back River, as we all call it, still holds on to the charm...More

6  Thank Michael W
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Similar to: if you don't like the weather stick around for a minute. :In about 45 minutes of leisurely stroll you can go from the busiest of the Atlantic breakers to the wild, windswept dunes and point where the ocean makes the turn into the...More

1  Thank Mary Clark C
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