Islanders Beach Park
When renting a vacation villa on Hilton Head, you have access to everything that the beautiful barrier island has to offer, including twelve miles of pristine beaches. Hilton Head has seven different public parks where the white sandy beaches can be accessed, one which is the recently-renovated Islanders Beach Park. While the name may imply that this beach park is for locals only, don’t be deterred—all are welcome! In fact, Islanders Beach Park has been open to residents and visitors alike since 1998, and it continues to appeal to those who want to enjoy a quiet, relaxing day along one of the island’s most picturesque stretches of shoreline. Your family is sure to enjoy spending time in the sun and shade at Islanders Beach Park during your Hilton Head Island vacation.
Islanders Beach Park is located at 94 Folly Field Road in the heart of the Folly Field Community, which is one of Hilton Head’s first oceanfront residential communities. This location in the popular mid-island area makes Islanders Beach Park just a short car ride away from any vacation rental on Hilton Head Island. Because the park is a local favorite, it has a higher percentage of reserved parking spaces for residents than many of Hilton Head’s other public beach parks. The twenty-five metered parking spaces for visitors do tend to fill up quickly, so be sure to plan ahead. However, there is plenty of parking for vehicles of the two-wheeled variety, making Islanders Beach Park the perfect destination for a family bike ride. Not to mention, the park is only three-and-a-half miles from the entrance of Palmetto Dunes, a distance you can easily bike from your Palmetto Dunes vacation condo.
As a visitor to Islanders Beach Park, you will not be disappointed by the wide variety of amenities that the park has to offer. At the base of the boardwalk, you can find one of Hilton Head Island’s most popular playgrounds, complete with slides, swings, and see-saws— all under the shade of beautiful oak trees draped in Spanish moss. The playground is bordered by a picnic pavilion that provides the perfect shady spot to enjoy a quick bite to eat, or to spend time relaxing while you watch your little ones play. At the boardwalk’s entrance, there is also a spacious area with restrooms and showers that are perfect for rinsing off and cleaning up your favorite beach gear before you return to your Hilton Head vacation rental.
The journey along the boardwalk is brief, ensuring that your family will have their toes in the sand in a matter of minutes. Additionally, the boardwalk’s ramp descends onto a durable beach mat surface, making the soft sand easy to traverse for any visitor with beach gear in tow. Once you arrive, the wide, sandy shoreline ensures that there is plenty of space for visitors to spread out and settle in for an amazing day by the water’s edge. If you watch closely, you can catch sight of a variety of local wildlife along the shoreline, including sandpipers, fiddler craps, and even bottlenose dolphins. The views from your beach chair are sure to impress, making Islanders Beach Park a must-see attraction while you are vacationing on Hilton Head Island.