Hilton Head Island - About the Area

Discover Hilton Head

Hilton Head Island is renowned for being one of the most family-friendly destinations in the world. It is the perfect selection for a family vacation or getaway, offering an assortment of outdoor excursions and being named as one of the top ten beaches in the country. Despite being just 12 miles by 5 miles wide, the island provides everything you need for a perfect retreat.

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Hilton Head Island may be small, but you'll still find everything you need for a perfect Island retreat. Get a little taste of everything with more than 250 Restaurants. Play on one of the 24 Island golf courses or if tennis is your game- you will have the choice of over 100 courts both public and resort. You can spend a day browsing through over 200 stores and outlets, looking for that unique Island souvenir.


Take a ride your bike and you will notice the attention given to the environment while you travel down 50 miles of public bike and nature trails. You may even spot an alligator sunning himself on the bank of a lagoon.

Beach Access 

All of Hilton Head Island's 12 miles of sandy 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 public beach access 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.


The following are wheelchair-accessible beaches: Alder Lane Beach, Coligny Beach Park, Driessen Beach Park, Folly Field Beach Park, and Islanders Beach Park.




Water Activities

Enjoy a wide variety of water activities as well. An adventurous spirit can check out spectacular views of the Island from high above the water while parasailing. Waterskiing, jet skiing, windsurfing, and surfing are also available for wind and water enthusiasts.


Explore the shoreline by sailing, or taking a dolphin or sunset cruise for a tour around the island. Kayak the creeks and sounds coming in close contact with dolphins and other marine life.


For more information about Hilton Head Island, please contact us, and we would be happy to answer any of your questions! Also, check out our Island Activities page for all the best things to do, activities, and attractions on Hilton Head Island when you stay in one of our vacation rentals.


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