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A bit further down, we found this pleasant seaside cafe just at the back of the beach.

What's the meaning of "at the back of the beach"? Which part of a beach is considered 'back'?
Thanks.
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New2grammarWhich part of a beach is considered 'back'?
I haven't heard this formulation before. I suspect it's an idiosyncratic usage that just means "out of the way" or maybe "relatively far from the water but still on the beach."
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The area starting where the sand ends.
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Annual Reports of the War Department - Page 821
by United States War Dept - 1887

... the Coast Survey chart, has entirely disappeared, and the thoroughfare back
of the beach has narrowed and for 4 miles is about bare at very low tides. ...
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MH, good point!
Thanks MH and RayH.
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