We know you love Tybee’s great beaches and we want you to enjoy Tybee’s back side, too! No, we’re not posting backside selfies to Instagram, but we do want you to take a look at some of Tybee’s most beautiful settings by the Back River. Our Back River beach runs from around the 18th St. / South Jetty to the Back River Fishing Pier. It’s a quiet and small beach that features one of the most picturesque views of Little Tybee Island across the river.
In addition to fishing, it’s also where you’ll enjoy loading your kayaks for a trek through the Spartina grass and Jack’s Cut on the way to Little Tybee. Little Tybee is a 7,600 acre Natural Heritage Preserve owned by the state of Georgia. The birding is spectacular, as it is undisturbed and only accessible by boat. Contact a local captain/naturalist or a kayaking outfit to set up a visit.
Paddle boards are welcome as is Yoga on the water. Several of our Eco Tour Operators can also launch from here for a day of exploring the unique marine ecology to better understand the importance of Georgia’s barrier islands.
And, if it’s a leisurely stroll or bike ride you’re looking to enjoy, just circle on back along Chatham Avenue and wave at our guests and locals sitting along the way, waiting for another spectacular setting sun.
Many folks call to reserve cottages closest to the main beaches, but once guests stay along the Back River they’re hooked.
Dutton-Waller Cottage circa 1938 is a historic Tybee raised cottage that’s been beautifully restored. Enjoy the very easy walk to AJ’s Dockside Restaurant, the Alley III Kayak Launch and the Back River Fishing Pier.
Flips Flop House is a fully restored and renovated historic Tybee ground level cottage. Guests love its outdoor shower, bike rack and its two awesome porches!
Heron Hideaway has amazing marsh views and the third floor screen porch is pure paradise. Bird watchers delight at the steady stream of shore birds that wander by and our dolphins really put on a show when they know you’re watching.
Mermaid Manor circa 1935 is another historic Tybee raised cottage surrounded by mature palms, live oaks and an organic garden.
Tybee Tides circa 1930 is pet friendly, has a large fenced yard , a screened front porch and a garden. The marsh is right out your front door where the sun quietly slips into the sea with majestic grandeur.
These are just a few of the many wonderful cottages along the Back River and marshes. Now, we’re not saying you won’t ever see multiple full moons on Tybee. Let’s face it. When we have Speedo days on the beach, there are those occasional thong enthusiasts who cross the sharing boundary. So, when we say we want you to enjoy Tybee’s back side, it’s by the light of the silvery moon. Just give us a call and we’ll help you plan your visit that includes just the right view!