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'?
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."
The area starting where the sand ends.
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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