Hilton Head has many beaches for you to enjoy, each with its own personality. The town understands the importance of pristine Hilton Head beaches to tourism and quality of life, and spends millions of dollars to keep them clean and accessible. There are beaches close to shopping, restaurants, and lots of people, as well as more isolated stretches where you can take a long walk with your dog, or go fishing, crabbing or clamming. Hilton Head’s beaches are all public but getting to some areas may require walking or biking from one of the public access points.
Public Access Points for Hilton Head Beaches
Hilton Head Beaches
|Beach Name||Location||Parking||Type of crowd||Comments|
|South Forest Beach||Alder Ln off South Forest Beach||23 Metered||Tourists||restaurants|
|Burkes Beach||end of Burkes Beach Rd||13 Metered||Locals Younger||best surfing|
|Chaplin Park||off William Hilton Hwy||Free||Locals|
|Coligny Beach||off Coligny Circle||Free||Tourists Younger||shops restaurants|
|Driessen Beach||end of Bradley Beach Rd||207 Metered||Tourists|
|Fish Haul Beach||end of Beach City Rd||Free||Walkers||on the sound not good swimming|
|Folly Field Beach||off Folly Field Rd||54 Metered||Tourists|
|Islanders Beach||end of Huckleberry Ln||20 Metered||Local families|
|Mitchelville Beach||Mitchelville Rd off Beach City||Free||Walkers||on the sound not good swimming|
For a list of Hilton Head beach regulations click here.