Hilton Head Island Beach Information

Welcome to Hilton Head Island where the sun shines on 12 miles of sandy beaches and the Atlantic Ocean provides gentle waves to relax by. Beach Properties cordially invites you to visit our island and experience firsthand the beauty and allure of Hilton Head while you stroll our award winning beaches.

Beach Access

Hilton Head Beach AwardsThe entire beach is public and maintained for the enjoyment of all but unless your are staying in a home or villa with direct oceanfront or beach path access, you may want to take advantage of the following beach access areas provided for your enjoyment and convenience.


Forest Beach
The Coligny Beach Park is Hilton Head's main beach access and includes restrooms, children's splash fountain and a Wi-Fi hot spot. Free Parking is available in the designated lot across the street.

Palmetto Dunes
Guests staying within Palmetto Dunes may wish to take advantage of the beach access, restrooms & casual dining available at the Dunes House. Limited on-site parking is offered or courtesy transportation to and from your Palmetto Dunes vacation rental is available via the Beach Buggy and may be arranged by calling 843-689-4222.

Sea Pines
The Sea Pines Beach Club provides beach access, restrooms & casual dining for all Sea Pines Guests. Limited parking is available with your Sea Pines Pass or transportation to the Beach Club is available from the Greenwood Dr and Harbour Town parking lots via the Sea Pines Trolley.


Beach Regulations
Beach Ordinance signs are posted at most beach access locations. The following is a list of a few things that are good to know before you go.


Saltwater fishing regulations require that all shore based fishermen, resident or tourist, purchase a South Carolina saltwater fishing license. For more information on saltwater fishing in South Carolina, please visit the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources website.

The tides on Hilton Head typically range from 6 to 9 ft with two high tides and two low tides in a 24 hour period. Low tides expose the hard sand and present the perfect time to ride bikes on the beach. 

Beach Properties vacation rentals come equipped with everything you need to make you feel at home but nothing for the beach. Arrangements for any bike, beach, or baby gear rentals may be made prior to your arrival and we maintain a listing of companies that will provide these items to you at a discount on our Preferred Guest Discount Program page.  

Please remember that the Beach is Hilton Head Island’s greatest treasure and do your part to keep our beaches beautiful. Have fun and enjoy the sand & surf!