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Butterbean Beach

45 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, GA 31406, USA
fishing

fishing

A fishing pier offers 24/7 access for anglers; a Georgia saltwater fishing license is required

swimming

swimming

Swim at your own risk as there are no lifeguards on duty

dog

pets

Leashed and unleashed pets are allowed year-round

sport

activities

Boating, Fishing, Swimming, Picnicking

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amenities

Playground, Food Trucks, Picnic Tables, Restrooms, Boat Ramp

money

fees

Free to visit

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parking

Free parking lot

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Georgia beaches are some of the most charming in the world, and Butterbean is no exception! This slice of paradise is located on Isle of Hope aff the Diamond Causeway a offers a memorable experience on the water. In this guide, we're going to tell you all about this incredible destination.

About Butterbean Beach

Butterbean Beach is also often called Butter Bean Beach and is known for its relaxing vibe, calm waters, and fun activities. Although it's a much smaller public beach than others nearby, it's one of the best destinations in Georgia to unwind for a few hours.

Like a typical Georgie beach, the sand at Butterbean Beach is white and slightly rocky. You'll find some nice, clear water areas while others are murkier due to the oyster beds below.

Families, friends, couples, and solo beachgoers can go to Butter Bean Beach to relax or enjoy ample activities from swimming and kayaking to fishing to exploring. One thing to note before visiting, there's isn't much shore when the tide comes in. You can check tides here.

Many visitors appreciate Butter Bean Beach for its amentities. You can find various conveniences, including ample free parking, a shaded picnic area, a playground, restrooms, and the Rodney J. Hall Boat Ramp.

Where to Stay

If you're looking to hand out near Butter Beach Beach for a night or a few, there are several accommodations in the area. You can find tons of hotels and vacation rentals in Savannah proper. You can also stay away from town and camp closer to the beach at Skidaway Island State Park.

Activities

Although Butterbean Beach is small, there is no shortage of activities to enjoy!

Water Adventures

While the waters are calm, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy water adventures. Beachgoers enjoy kayaking, wakeboarding, sailing, and swimming at Butterbean.

While you're out on the water, you may also catch sightings of dolphins!

Fishing

Fishing is one of the most popular activities at Butterbean. There's a pier that anglers frequent, or you can take your boat out via the public boat ramp. You can catch various fish, including whiting, trout, flounder, and redfish. There's also a live bait shop at the beach.

Tip: Be sure to grab a saltwater fishing license if you plan to fish at Butter Bean Beach.

Relax

If all you want to do is relax, Butterbean is an excellent place for it! With that said, there's not a ton of area for relaxation. However, there's a small sandbar that's great for relaxing. There's also a grassy area and picnic tables. Various features of the beach make it a perfect family-friendly destination.

Playground

You can also find a playground at the beach for the little ones to enjoy!

Food Trucks

During the week, food trucks set up around the beach, and there's a rotating selection of delicious local eateries. You can find the schedule here.

Skidaway Island State Park

To explore just away from the beach, head over to Skidaway Island State Park. It's just a couple of miles from Butter Bean Beach and is the ideal place for nature lovers! You can find diverse wildlife and trails to explore that wind past salt marshes and through maritime forests. There's also a boardwalk and observation tower.

Thursday
67.7 /58.6
Light Rain
6mph
Friday
57.5 /45.9
Moderate Rain
9mph
Saturday
54.5 /39.7
Clear Sky
12mph
Sunday
66.3 /48.6
Overcast Clouds
8mph
Monday
66.8 /53.8
Few Clouds
6mph
tide
Thursday
High Tide 22:44
Low Tide 04:50
High Tide 11:12
Low Tide 17:35
tide
Friday
High Tide 23:26
Low Tide 05:32
High Tide 11:51
Low Tide 18:14
tide
Sunday
High Tide 00:05
Low Tide 06:13
High Tide 12:29
Low Tide 18:50
tide
Monday
High Tide 00:43
Low Tide 06:52
High Tide 13:05
Low Tide 19:25
tide
Tuesday
High Tide 01:22
Low Tide 07:31
High Tide 13:43
Low Tide 00:00
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