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Hilton Head Public Access Beaches

Alder Lane Beach

Alder Lane Beach Access close to South Forest Beach Drive. Metered spaces available as well as one ADA accessible space.

Alder Lane Beach access with blue accessible sand mat

Burkes Beach

Burkes Beach is commonly referred ot as the Surfers Beach. You will find a few parking meters at the end of the road or park at the adjacent Chaplain Park. If you are ready for a surfing lesson on the gentle surf at the Westin Beach, get in touch with Harry at Outside Hilton Head.

A serene beach scene with people relaxing under colorful umbrellas on a sandy shore.

Coligny Beach Park

Coligny Beach Park where kids love playing in the fountain.   There are even some volley ball courts in the sand for additional fun!  This beach offers WiFi and beach rentals.  It is known for the famous “Tiki Hut” and is across the street from shops and restaurants at Coligny Plaza.


A beach access point with people riding their bikes out to bike on the beach

Driessen Beach Park

Driessen Beach Park is a metered beach with picnic facilities, playground, outdoor showers and seasonal life guards.  CoCo’s is a must for lunch from this spot, just a short stroll down the beach.

Tranquil beach with many people enjoying the sun and ocean

Fish Haul Creek Park

Fish Haul Creek Park is a walking beach along Port Royal Sound.  Just a short hike through the woods to get to the sand.  This is a favorite for shelling and bird watching.  It is also know for  historic Mitchellville.

Wooden access point for beach access

Folly Field Beach

Folly Field Beach Park located in Folly Field, in the middle portion of the island. Metered parking available. Close to Sea Cloisters, a long-time favorite for many visitors.


Sunny clear day with people enjoying the serene beachscape under their umbrellas

Islanders Beach Park

Islanders Beach Park, surrounded by a beautiful natural environment, encompasses a boardwalk through dunes, beach matting helps persons in wheel chairs or with other handicaps navigate across the sandy surface, playground areas, picnic pavilion and other amenities.

People using the beach access and accessible blue mats to cross thru the dunes to the beachfront
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