Hilton Head's Family Friendly Beaches

The Island has over 14 miles of pristine, beautiful sandy beaches for locals and visitors to spend long summer days relaxing in the Carolina sunshine with friends and family. All of the Island's beaches are family friendly, and offer several convenient and fun amenities for your enjoyment, but Hilton Head's Beach Parks are among some of the most well maintained and amenity filled.

Other popular beaches are located behind the gates of our many Plantations on the Island. All beaches are public, however often beach access is not. Below are some popular beaches in area Plantations that you may enjoy during your visit, depending on your accommodations.


Other Popular Hilton Head Beaches

                                                        South Beach
In Sea Pines plantation, at the "toe" of the island near the South Beach Marina, is the Calibogue beach. There is no public parking, so walking or biking are necessary. Note that at high tide there is little or no beach; and tidal currents will move you up or down the beach depending on flow. There are no amenities here but it offers a pleasant and uncrowded area where dolphins and other wildlife abound.


Tower Beach
Tower Beach is located in Sea Pines plantation on the Atlantic ocean. This beach is intended for use by property owners, and parking is restricted to property owners, though it is otherwise accessible to anyone by bicycle or on foot. It provides restrooms, water fountains, and a picnic area with barbeque grills.



Sea Pines Beach Club
This beach is also in Sea Pines Plantation on the Atlantic ocean. It offers many amenities such as restrooms, food service, a bar, picnic tables, showers, entertainment and activities for children (seasonal). It is attended by lifeguards and has some parking, which fills up quickly in season. The Sea Pines trolley provides transportation to the Beach Club from the Greenwood Drive parking lot, Harbour Town and other locations. Parking at this beach is available to anyone staying in Sea Pines.

Crowne Plaza Resort

This beach is in Shipyard Plantation and is accessible to those staying in Shipyard.  Parking is available at the very end of Shipyard Drive, though it fills up in the busy season. Visitors to the Crown Plaza can also enjoy this beach, but consider access through the hotel to be for hotel guests only.



Palmetto Dunes Beach
In the vicinity of  the Marriott Beach and Golf Resort, this beach is accessible to guests staying in Palmetto Dunes Plantation and can also be enjoyed by visitors to the hotel. There is a pleasant ocean front bar at the hotel from where the beach can be admired.





Westin Resort Hotel & Beach
This beach is accessible primarily through the Westin Hotel, which is limited to hotel guests. It is only a few hundred feet from the Islander's Beach Club´╗┐.