There are few experiences as typical to the Lowcountry lifestyle as a picnic on one of our many sandbars. Locals love to head out to the sandbars to picnic and party at low tide, particularly to the May River Sandbar, located in Bluffton between Alljoy Landing and the Beaufort County dock. When the tides go out the fun cranks up, and if you pay attention to the tidal charts you will notice that activity at the public boat ramp always picks up at that time.
Kids will love splashing in the warm shallow water and building sand castles on the bar. Adults can kick back with snacks and their favorite beverage. Your dog will even love it and you won’t have to worry about him running away. But if you take your dog, please observe the customary beach rules of having him on a leash or under voice control, and don’t forget to pick up his trash.
There are plenty of companies that rent boats and kayaks that you can use to get to the sandbars. Some companies even offer guides that will take you there so you don’t have to worry about navigating the shallows.
There have been complaints about rowdy behavior at the May River Sand Bar in the past so please understand that this is always a possibility.
For more information, contact:
Kayak Hilton Head & Dolphin Discoveries (843-684-1910)
Live Oac Adventures (843-384-1414)
Outside Hilton Head (800-686-6996)
Sky Pirate Watersports (843-842-2566)