Back River Beach

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Guide to Back River Beach

Tucked away at the end of Highway 80, on the outskirts of a quiet neighborhood, lies Tybee’s Back River Beach. Often referred to as the island’s secret beach, this wide stretch of sand offers gentle rolling waves, dolphin sightings and show-stopping sunsets. For those looking to escape the crowds, Tybee’s Back River offers the perfect setting to sit back, relax and just enjoy the view.

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A-J's Dockside Restaurant

Seafood & Sunsets

Featuring some of the best views on the island, these Back River restaurants capture the essence of Tybee Island dining.

Travelling by boat? Pull right up to the dock located behind A-J’s Dockside Restaurant where you can dine on fantastic eats after a day spent on the water. Tucked away on Tybee Creek, this local favorite offers a vibrant, colorful patio to match the multi-hued sunsets you can watch while indulging in the fresh catch of the day.

As one of the most iconic restaurants on the island, The Crab Shack serves up delicious platters of Lowcountry Boil to its diners on a deck overlooking the marshlands. Known for their catchy (yet true) slogan, “Where the elite eat in their bare feet”, everyone is welcome to pull up a chair, crack some crab and enjoy the river views.

Staying true to the Back River laid-back lifestyle, Coco’s Sunset Grille features amazing Tybee cuisine served with a side of calming sunset views. Climb up to the top deck to enjoy the marsh breeze or pull up a bar stool inside - there’s not a bad view in the house. Watch the sun go down over the marsh and toast to another day spent in paradise!

If outdoor dining is more your style, head next door to Bubba Gumbo’s. Often mistaken for a marina, this hidden Tybee gem blends authentic island charm with scrumptious seafood served fresh off the boats docked in their backyard. You won’t have a hard time finding a dish to try on their menu – it’s all good!

Captain Mike's Dolphin Adventure

River Adventures

Tybee’s Back River is a paradise for those looking to explore the great outdoors. Head over to the Lazaretto Creek Marina to find everything you’ll need to spend the day on the water. Cast your reel across the quiet waterways with Marshland Inshore Fishing Adventures.

Looking for an experience of a lifetime? Hop aboard Captain Mike’s Dolphin Tours or Captain Derek’s Dolphin Adventures to spend an exciting afternoon spotting one of the island’s most beloved residents – the Bottlenose dolphin! If slow is more your style, take a quiet break on your own kayak from Tybee Jet Ski & Watersports. Either way, you’ll see Tybee from a new perspective on these beautiful marsh waterways.

Tybee Vacation Rentals

Rooms with a View

Imagine yourself waking up and sipping coffee while admiring the quiet views of Tybee Creek. From private docks to jaw-dropping sunset views, staying on Tybee’s Back River has its perks. Whether you’re looking for pet-friendly accommodations or plenty of room for the entire family, you’re sure to find the ideal vacation rental for your Tybee Island Back River getaway.

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