Do I need a pass?

In addition to being an award-winning resort, Palmetto Dunes is a community of year-round and part-time residents.  We are happy to share our community with visitors, and expect them to respect our neighborhood.  We hope you will treat your neighbors and property here the same as at home.

If you are visiting the following locations, you do not need a pass and can proceed directly to your destination via Queen’s Folly Road:

  • Alexander’s Restaurant
  • Fire Station #6
  • The General Store
  • Marriott Resort and Spa
  • Palmetto Dunes Dept. of Security Ops and Pass Office
  • Palmetto Dunes Property Owners Association
  • Palmetto Dunes Guest and Information Services
  • Palmetto Dunes Marketing
  • Palmetto Dunes Tennis Courts
  • Robert Trent Jones Golf Course and Pro Shop
  • Big Jim’s
  • Hilton Head Outfitters

If you have a reservation at the Omni Resort, please go directly to the South Gate to pick up your pass.

If you have a tee time for the Fazio or Arthur Hills Golf Course, please go directly to the South Gate to pick up your pass.

Visitors to the Leamington Lighthouse must check in at the South Gate.

Authorized visitors to Leamington (Transient) must proceed through the South Gate after obtaining a pass.

Authorized visitors to Leamington (Sustained) may check-in at the Leamington 278 Gate House daily between the hours of 9:00 am – 7:00 pm. Beyond these hours, guests must proceed through the South Gate after obtaining a pass.

All other visitors must obtain a pass at the Pass Office located at 16 Queen’s Folly Road.

Pass Office Hours of Operation

The hours of operation for the Palmetto Dunes Department of Security Operations Pass Office vary throughout the season. Listed below are the hours of operation. Should the Pass Office be closed, please proceed to your corresponding gate.

  • Pass Office Lobby
    Monday – Sunday:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Pass Office Drive Up Window
    Monday – Sunday: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm

*Hours may vary due to personnel availability or time of year.