Other areas to stay in Hilton Head
With 5,000 acres (2,000 Hectares), Coligny Beach Park is an excellent seaside spot for walking and biking along the ocean. After passing dozen bordering fountains, go along a wide boardwalk directly to the breathtaking oceanfront. The place is open 24 hours, but lifeguards are present only during a limited part of the day. Thanks to outdoor showers, impeccably clean restrooms, swings for kids, gazebos, and an in-ground water fountain, this is one of the most beloved beaches in the US. The only inconvenience is jellyfish that can cause problems from June to August.
The fact this place is wheelchair accessible makes it a favorite area for people with disabilities to stay. Plus, free wireless Internet access allows workaholics to work and teenagers to search social networks with a sea view. Beach carts and taxis are always accessible to tourists, and free parking is available for those who come by car.
Most booked hotel in Coligny Beach: Beach House, A Holiday Inn Resort Inn ⭐⭐⭐⭐
If you seek an exclusive place to stay on Hilton Head Island, the private Sea Pines Resort formed by the Fraser brothers in 1957 is a premium choice. With luxurious oceanfront mansions, beachy bungalows, villas, and rental homes, it is one of the US's largest travel destinations and a trendy place to spend a vacation. Once booking accommodation, you will have golf courses, horse stables, a marina, and many gift shops at your disposal. Every moment here can be unique whether you choose to spend a day by observing the birds in a forest preserve near numerous lakes and ponds or visiting the ZOO with kids.
Cruises, kayaking, boating, crabbing, parasailing, and fishing will complete the perfect vacation experience during a day. In the evening, go to the red and white striped lighthouse to watch dolphins and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean. Access to the beaches is simple, while bike paths and trails for walking and jogging are everywhere. Plus, the trolley service is available throughout the season.
Most booked hotel in Sea Pines: Marriott's Monarch at Sea Pines ⭐⭐⭐
Folly Field Beach
Situated at the north-eastern most point on Hilton Head- where Sand Dollar Drive and Starfish Road meet is Folly Field Beach. This gorgeous wide sandy beach is known by residents as ‘the locals’ beach’. This is probably because are only a few resort and condo complexes in the vicinity. Get to the beach early in the morning as the sun is still rising high in the sky, and you can be one of the few people on this popular public beach. There are two good car parks with meters.
This beach is ideal for families as there is room for beach games and the water is shallow for a long way out – during the season there are lifeguards on duty. Folly Field Beach has toilets and showers for rinsing off the sand. There is a water fountain and soda machine for quenching thirst. If you want to reduce the sand on your feet, there are matted paths at regular intervals leading down to the water, and there is also a boardwalk bridge.
Most booked hotel in Folly Field Beach: Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Harbour Town is the best area to stay on Hilton Head for shopping enthusiasts, and also those who love good food. With an excellent range of boutique stores and gift shops, you could easily spend at least a day here just shopping! There is a variety of locally-crafted products here, and even several art galleries.
In terms of the cuisine, Harbour Town is home to some of the best restaurants and cafes on the island, and many of these come with spectacular marina views. You can enjoy the excellent local seafood or even just a coffee and cake whilst taking in the scenery.
In Harbour Town, you can also enjoy pleasant waterfront walks whether you are a family, couple or single traveler. There are also exciting boat and kayak tours available and even outdoor sports. With plenty of waterfront hotels to choose from, Harbour Town is a delightful place to stay!
Most booked hotel in Harbour Town: Marriott's Harbour Club ⭐⭐
Right in the center of Hilton Head Island lies the beautiful area known as Shelter Cove. There is a range of accommodation options from budget to luxury here, and the central location provides great access to other parts of the island. If you are a watersport enthusiast, Shelter Cove is the place for you!
Indeed, Shelter Cove is home to some of the best water activities on the island. Whether it is sailing, kayaking or even dolphin tours, there is more than you could imagine here, at very fair prices! And of course there are beautiful local boat tours that will give you a unique perspective of the island.
Aside from this, you can enjoy lovely walks around the marina, and even choose from a good range of shopping options. Of course, there are many excellent restaurants and bars to enjoy when the sun goes down, and a vibrant nightlife here too.
Most booked hotel in Shelter Cove: Days Inn by Wyndham Hilton Head ⭐⭐⭐