Photo courtesy of the Coastal Discovery Museum

Photo courtesy of the Coastal Discovery Museum


Every year over two million visitors flock to Hilton Head to enjoy the warm sunshine and more than 13 miles of public beaches that encircle the Island. Beachcombing is a natural thing to do – both figuratively and literally.   All ages have fun searching for crabs, shells, sand dollars, starfish, driftwood, and other treasures.

A number of companies offer beach walks and beachcombing tours. These tours explain the importance of the dunes, the sea creatures in the ocean, the different types of seashells you may find while walking the beach, or the forces that are responsible for shaping the beach.

You can also rent a boat to go exploring remote islands and beaches on your own. You’ll be provided with map and instructions on where you can and cannot go.

Daufuskie Island, Tybee Island near Savannah, and Hunting Island State Park near Beaufort are other beaches.

Please make every attempt to not litter and to keep the beach as beautiful as when you first arrived. Just leave your footprints.

For more information, contact:

Commander Zodiac (843-671-3344)

Island Explorer (843-785-2100)

Live Oac Adventures (888-254-8362)

Outside Hilton Head (800-686-6996)

Palmetto Bay Watersports (843-785-2345)

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