Coligny Beach Park

White sand beach
4 N Forest Beach Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, USA
65 miles from Charleston, SC
Water quality
Grades suggested by our reviewer
Water Quality
Unknown (read more)

Beach amenities

  • AccessibilityEasy beach access
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
  • RestaurantsF&B places nearby
  • LifeguardsLifeguard on duty
  • WiFiWireless internet available
  • SunbedsBeach chairs available
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • Changing roomsDressing rooms on the beach
  • ShowerPublic showers available
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

The parking lot fills up quickly.

The beach is very crowded in summer.

One of the most popular places on Hilton Head Island, Coligny Beach Park is an oceanside park with beach access. There are walking and biking paths, gazebos, swings, restroom and shower facilities, seasonal beach rentals, and lifeguards. On the one hand, it’s a beautiful and convenient swimming hole for family visitors. On the other hand, it gets really crowded in the high season.

Location and Access

The park is located at 1N Forest Beach, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. It is at the end of Pope Avenue off Coligny Circle.

The beach parking lot is free but be aware that it fills up quickly and security close it when it becomes full. Due to safety matters, they reopen it only when several spaces become available so it is recommended not to wait and return at a later time. Alternatively, there is also a large paid parking lot nearby. If you go by bike, there are bike racks in the park.

Coligny Beach Park is open every day from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. The winter hours are shorter – from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The park hours change according to Daylight Savings Time. The beach in the park is wheelchair accessible – there is matting leading down to the water.


Coligny Beach Park is equipped with all the necessary amenities. There are restrooms, changing rooms, and outdoor showers to rinse the saltwater off. All the facilities are very clean. There is a variety of lounging options including wooden chairs and swings under shaded gazebos.

The park also offers free Wi-Fi so you can easily use a map or instantly upload the pictures you have just taken.

Shopping and Dining

If you need to buy some food, drinks, and souvenirs – everything is close! Just across the street from the beach, there is Coligny Plaza where you will find all kinds of shops and restaurants.

Beach Access

The beach gets quite crowded in summer so it is better to arrive before 9 a.m. if you want to beat the crowd. The sand is white, with few shells. There are umbrella and chair rentals. There is also a set of binoculars to look out to the ocean. The sea is usually calm and the waves are small. There is a lifeguard station and lifeguards are on duty during the season.

Other Activities

Coligny Beach Park is good for biking – there are biking paths, racks, and bike rentals.

Driving Time

  • 2 hours 15 minutes from Charleston, SC
  • 4 hours from Charlotte, NC
  • 4 hours 20 minutes from Atlanta, GA

Hotels and rentals

If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:

Beaches nearby

Additionally, there's a number of beaches near Coligny Beach Park which you can visit:

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Coligny Beach Park videos

Put your toes in the sand at Coligny Beach!
An amazing video of the park and of the beach
Coligny Beach in summer
A wonderful drone made video of the beach

Weather conditions

Current weather at the beach and 3 day forecast

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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 4 N Forest Beach Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Reviewed on: August 17, 2020