The Lowcountry is known for many things, one of the most popular being beaches! With the summer
season about to be in full swing, we’re lucky to be just a short drive away from some of the best
beaches in the country, all on our own Hilton Head Island. There is truly a beach for every type of
person and family, young and old alike, allowing everyone to have the summer fun they deserve!
Here are some of the most notable and best beaches on the island:
Alder Lane – Adler Lane is everything you’d imagine when you think about an ideal Hilton Head beach.
Located on the most Southern tip of the island, it is surprisingly unpopulated, allowing visitors to relax
and enjoy the island breeze and the Atlantic waves. There is an ample amount of parking available as well as public restrooms and refreshments for purchase.
Burke’s Beach – This beach is small but mighty. The pristine sand and miles of Lowcountry coastline
make up the perfect getaway for those looking to enjoy both the water and the scenery. It also boasts
some of the best barrel waves in South Carolina, making it an ideal location for those looking to get
involved in water sports such as surfing and body-boarding. There are also lessons provided on the
beach for beginners. While there aren’t many amenities offered, Burke’s is very easy to access by any
mode of transportation.
Coligny Beach – Coligny is highly regarded as the most popular beach on the island and it’s clear why
from just about every aspect. For starters, it has an ample amount of parking (most of which is free to
guests) and beach access is both convenient and ideal. The beach is also full of amenities such as a
splash pad for the kids, gazebos, public restrooms and changing stalls, showers, and lounge chairs made
for ultimate beach comfort. To make your ultimate beach day more complete, head across the way to
enjoy local shops, ice cream. and some of the best restaurants the island has to offer!
Driessen Beach (Bradley Beach) – If you’re looking for a picturesque but calm day at the beach, Driessen
(locally known as Bradley beach) just might be the perfect spot for you. Complete with ample parking
and quiet shorelines. As an added bonus, the beach has grills, pavilions, and a playground,
making it a perfect picnic destination! There are also many walk-up oceanfront restaurants along the
beach that serve both food and beverages.
Folly Field Beach – One of the smaller beaches on the island but also one of the only locations that offer a
classic boardwalk bringing you to the water. What makes Folly so appealing to both residents and
tourists is the abundance of amenities. Not only is it centrally located on the island coastline but it
also offers umbrella rentals, an abundance of parking options, access to local attractions and public
Islander’s Beach Park – Somehow still a local secret, for the most part, Islander’s Beach Park is located
more inland and is ideal for families to enjoy a day in the outdoors. It offers a close, easily accessible,
walk to the beach, where visitors will enjoy the calm water and picturesque coastline. There is also a
large playground for the kids and great paths for beautiful nature hikes.
Mitchelville Beach – This beach focuses on the wonderful nature that exists on the island. Visitors can
take in the picturesque sunrise and sunsets while appreciating the ambiance of this undisturbed beach.
There is also a touch pond that serves as the perfect way to introduce the little ones in your life all about
the local species throughout the Lowcountry. Due to its overall calm atmosphere, Mitchelville is also an
ideal location for biking and kayaking!
Wherever your family decides to spend the day, each beach on Hilton Head is sure to give you a summer
full of fun and great memories to be made!
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