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Hilton Head Island Beaches


Hilton Head offers 14 miles of beaches. All of the beach is public, from the ocean to the high water mark. However, access to the beach is often private.



The Town of Hilton Head Island provides five beach accesses. Official swimming areas have been designated and clearly marked on the beach and in the water. Lifeguards are stationed in each of the designated swimming areas and other heavily populated beach areas (during beach season).

Alder Lane - Off South Forest Beach Drive
A nice wide and relatively uncrowded beach. Metered parking, restrooms and a drink vending machine. Wheelchair accessible.

Coligny Beach - Off Coligny Circle
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina's busiest beach. Amenities include restrooms, changing rooms, water fountains, sand showers, volleyball and playground. Wheelchair accessible. Pay parking. Coligny Plaza has several shops and eateries.

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Dreissen Beach Park - at the end of Bradley Beach Road
Access to the beach is via a very long boardwalk. Amenities include restrooms, sand showers, picnic tables and vending machines. Pay parking. Wheelchair accessible.

Folly Field Beach - off Folly Field Road
Amenities include restrooms, sand showers and water fountains. Limited pay parking. Wheelchair accessible.

Islander's Beach Club - off Folly Field Road
Parking available only with annual permit (only local residents are eligible for permits). Amenities include restrooms, sand showers, changing rooms, picnic tables and a playground. Wheelchair accessible.




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