Blackbeard Creek, Colonels Island

Yellow Bluff GA Liberty County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2015

Blackbeard Creek is actually a network of tidal creeks and inlets located west of St. Catherine’s Sound. This view was made near the Yellow Bluff area of Colonel’s Island.

Yellow Bluff GA Liberty County Tidal Creek Atlantic Salt Marsh Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2015

4 thoughts on “Blackbeard Creek, Colonels Island

  1. Dale E. Reddick

    Ashley Creek and Yellow Bluff Creek are on the east side, while Vandyke Creek is on the southeast side of the island. Jones Creek, Gould Creek, and Sunbury Creek are on the north side. Dickenson Creek is on the northwest side. Carrs Neck Creek is on the west side. The North Newport River and Timmons River are on the south side of Colonel’s Island. I read these off an older topographic map provided online by

  2. Meredith Belford

    If you’re looking at Google maps, EVERY creek in coastal Georgia is named “Blackbeard Creek.” I’m not sure where this picture was taken, but it’s not on Blackbeard Creek.

    1. Brian Brown Post author

      You’re right about that use of Blackbeard Creek for all coastal creeks; I’ve tried to find local names on better maps. If you know which creek it might be, could you please clarify.

  3. Dale E. Reddick


    Blackbeard Creek lies between Sapelo Island and Blackbeard Island, to the southeast of Colonel’s Island and south of St. Catherine’s Island. It’s right beside the sea shore, rather than a bit towards Midway (as Colonel’s Island is).


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