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Hilton Head Island Beaches

Hilton Head Island’s official beach season is April 1st through September 30th of each year.

Public Beach Accesses

All of the beach is public, from the ocean to the high water mark. Access to the beach, however, is often private. The Town of Hilton Head Island provides beach accesses at the following locations: Alder Lane Beach Access, off South Forest Beach Drive; Coligny Beach Park, off Coligny Circle; Fish Haul Park, at the end of Beach City Road; Driessen Beach Park, at the end of Bradley Beach Road; Burkes Beach Access, at the end of Burkes Beach Road; Folly Field Beach Park, off Folly Field Road; and Islanders Beach Park, off Folly Field Road.


Parking & Facilities

There are 22 metered spaces at Alder Lane; 51 metered spaces at Folly Field and 13 metered spaces at Burkes Beach Road. Parking fee for metered spaces is a quarter for each fifteen minutes.

Additionally, there are 207 spaces at Driessen Beach Park for long term parking. The fee is a quarter for each thirty minutes during the week.

Additionally, there are 207 spaces at Driessen Beach Park for long term parking. The fee is a quarter for each thirty minutes during the week.

Parking is free at Fish Haul Park and Coligny Beach Park. Handicap parking is available at no fee at all beach parks.

Restrooms, changing areas, sand showers and vending are available at the beach parks.


Designated Swimming Areas

Official swimming areas have been designated for the Alder, Coligny, Driessen, Folly Field, and Islanders beaches. The boundaries of these areas will be clearly marked on the beach and in the water.

During the beach season lifeguards are stationed in each of the designated swimming areas and other heavily populated beach areas for assistance and beach information. Please ask a lifeguard before entering the water if the yellow caution flag is flying.