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. Beach combing 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 beach combing 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.
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:
Coastal Discovery Museum (843-689-6767)
Commander Zodiac (843-671-3344)
Kayak Hilton Head & Dolphin Discoveries (843-684-1910)
Live Oac Adventures (843-384-1414)
Outside Hilton Head (800-686-6996)