Beaches

Please note that while the resort is private, the beach is public and is under the jurisdiction of the Town of Hilton Head Island.

Town of Hilton Head Island: (843) 341-4600

Beach Patrol: (843) 785-3494

Beach Prohibitions
The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department patrols the beaches and enforces all beach regulations. Violators of beach regulations are subject to fines up to $500 per each offense.

The following are PROHIBITED on all beaches:
•    Alcoholic liquor, beer, wine
•    Glass (bottles, containers, etc.)
•    Littering
•    Indecent exposure (nudity)
•    Disorderly conduct
•    Disturbing the peace
•    Unauthorized vehicles
•    Fires and Fireworks
•    Shark Fishing
•    Removal, harming , or harassment of any live beach fauna (sea turtles, sand dollars, conchs, starfish, etc.)
•    Removal, alteration, or damage to dunes, sea oats, or other dune flora
•    Operation, launching, or landing of unauthorized motorized watercraft
•    Unauthorized commercial activity
•    Sleeping on the beach between midnight and 6 a.m.
•    Unauthorized wearing of lifeguard emblems, insignias, etc.
•    Solicitation or distribution of handouts
•    Kites not under manual control
•    Stunt kites 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. April 1 through September 30
•    Sand-sailing

For the added protection of sunbathers and swimmers, the following activities are prohibited in Designated Swimming Areas between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. April 1 through September 30:
•    Fishing or surfcasting
•    Surfboards, boogie boards, etc.
•    Frisbees or other team sports involving a ball
•    Games with metal components

Animals on the Beach
•    Are not permitted – Between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day
•    Must be on a leash:
o    Between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. April 1 through Thursday before Memorial Day
o    Between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday after Labor Day through September 30
•    Must be on leash or under positive voice control at all other times.
•    Persons in control of animals on the beach are required to remove and properly dispose of the animal’s excrement.