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Hilton Head Beaches

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 NameLocationParkingType of crowdComments
South Forest BeachAlder Ln off South Forest Beach23 MeteredTouristsrestaurants
Burkes Beachend of Burkes Beach Rd13 MeteredLocals Youngerbest surfing
Chaplin Parkoff William Hilton HwyFreeLocals
Coligny Beachoff Coligny CircleFreeTourists Youngershops restaurants
Driessen Beachend of Bradley Beach Rd207 MeteredTourists
Fish Haul Beachend of Beach City RdFreeWalkerson the sound not good swimming
Folly Field Beachoff Folly Field Rd54 MeteredTourists
Islanders Beachend of Huckleberry Ln20 MeteredLocal families
Mitchelville BeachMitchelville Rd off Beach CityFreeWalkerson the sound not good swimming

For a list of Hilton Head beach regulations click here.

sunset in hilton head

Sunset at Dolphin Head on Port Royal Sound

Hilton Head Beaches- Islander Beach

Islander Beach is one of Hilton Head’s quieter beaches. It is within walking distance of the Island’s “heel”