Aug 8, 2016
All of Hilton Head Island’s beach is public, but access to it is often private. The Town of Hilton Head Island designates many beach access points around the island, with some metered parking and some free parking. No matter if you are heading to the beach by yourself, with your family or dog. Hilton Head has a beach to please everyone.
Hilton Head Public Beaches
Alder Lane is on the South End of the Island, off South Forest Beach Drive. There are 23 metered parking spaces and no public restroom facilities.
Burkes’ Beach is located mid-Island, at the end of Burkes’ Beach Road, off William Hilton Parkway just south of Folly Field Road. There are 13 metered parking spaces at Burkes’ Beach. Public restrooms can be found at Chaplin Community Park, near the end of the metered parking spaces.
Coligny Beach Park
Coligny Beach Park is located on the South End of the Island, off Coligny Circle. Parking at the Coligny Beach lot, on Pope Avenue and opposite The Beach House hotel is free. There are public restroom facilities, outdoor showers, and a splash pad at Coligny Beach Park. Coligny Beach is handicap accessible.
Driessen Beach Park
Driessen Beach Park is located at the end of Bradley Beach Road, off William Hilton Parkway, just south of Folly Field Road. There are 207 spaces at Drissen Beach Park where visitors may pay by the hour. There are public restroom facilities, outdoor showers, picnic facilities and a playground at Driessen Beach Park. Driessen Beach is handicap accessible.
Fish Haul Park
Fish Haul Park is located at the end of Beach City Road. Parking is free and there are public restroom facilities. This park faces Port Royal Sound and is excellent for walking and exploring.
Folly Field Beach Park
Folly Field Beach Park is located at the end of Starfish Drive, off Folly Field Road. There are 54 metered parking spaces. There are public restroom facilities and outdoor showers. Folly Field Beach is handicap accessible.
Mitchellville Beach Park
Mitchellville Beach Park is located off Beach City Road. Parking is free and there are public restroom facilities. This park faces Port Royal Sound and is excellent for walking and exploring. Mitchellville Beach Park is handicap accessible.
Hilton Head Island Limited Access Beaches:
Islander’s Beach Park
Located on Folly Field Road, near the Marriott’s Barony Beach Club and Westin Hilton Head Resort. Parking at Islander’s Beach Park is limited to permit only. Islander’s Beach Park has public restroom facilities, outdoor showers, picnic facilities, and a playground. The beach is handicap accessible.
Palmetto Dunes Resort
In addition to beach access at the hotels in Palmetto Dunes there are numerous beach access points available for property owners and guests.
Port Royal Plantation
While there is beach access at the Westin Hotel and the Barony Beach Club there are also additional beach access points for Port Royal Plantation property owners and their guests.
Sea Pines Resort
Sea Pines Beaches are open to property owners, residents and visitors who have accommodations in Sea Pines. Parking is available to visitors at the Sea Pines Beach Club, or by free trolley from an overflow parking lot. The Sea Pines Beach Club is under renovation and is scheduled to open Summer 2014. Sea Pines Beach Club has public restroom facilities, outdoor showers and is handicap accessible. There are also numerous beach walk access points visitors who do not need parking, facilities, or handicap access.
Shipyard Beach is access is limited to Shipyard Plantation and Sonesta Beach Resort visitors only. Parking can be found at the ocean end of Shipyard Drive. There are restroom facilities and an outdoor shower at the Beach Club.
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