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Butterbean Beach

45 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, GA 31406, USA


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



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



Leashed and unleashed pets are allowed year-round



Boating, Fishing, Swimming, Picnicking



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



Free to visit



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.


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 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.


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.


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.

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