Hilton Head’s Best Beaches: A Guide

Hilton Head’s Best Beaches: A Guide


Beaches are a classic family-friendly destination, and for good reason. A day at the beach can be a memory you keep forever – blue skies, crashing waves, and enough sand to fill a silo. Hilton Head Island, located in South Carolina is a beach-lovers’ dream. Aptly named, Hilton Head is a barrier island just 20 miles northeast of neighboring Savannah, Georgia. Here are a few stunning water-side destinations you have to check out in Hilton Head! 

1. Burkes Beach 

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Burkes Beach checks all the boxes for what you would want in a waterside attraction. Located just next to Chaplin Community Park and Marriot’s SurfWatch Hotel, Burkes offers beautiful, cresting shores and perhaps more importantly, easy parking! There’s tons of sand space and room to safely move around. Burkes is also a popular destination for dog-owners, so don’t hesitate to bring Spot this weekend. 

2. Coligny Beach Park 

More than just a beach, Coligny offers both walking and biking trails – and even WiFi if you get sick of the outdoors! There’s free parking just across from the beach (which is always welcome, right?) and Coligny is within walking distance to the historic Coligny Plaza. There’s plenty of restaurants and shops nearby when you’re done tanning in the sun – including everything from a Tee Hut to a Piggly Wiggly grocery store, so you can be sure to stock up on snacks before you go. Just wait to eat them until you’re done swimming. 

3. Hilton Head Beach 

Of course, we’ve got to include Hilton Head’s namesake beach. Officially in season from the first of April to September 30, Hilton Head Beach is a local favorite and is located just off Admirals Drive. While the beach can get very busy, there’s a lot of room to go around. Check out places like Comedy Magic Cabaret or Carolina’s Cigars after you’re done, as they’re in easy walking distance. Really, if you’re in the area just once, head here and cross it off the bucket list.


There’s really nothing like a beach vacation. And in Hilton Head, you’ll be more than covered. Beaches as far as the eye can see, with winding bike paths, gorgeous walking trails, and even WiFi too. In fact, Hilton has 13 miles of beach and 64 miles of paths. Just be cautious about parking, stay safe in the water, and don’t eat too much at the nearby food joints before going for a swim.