Hotels in Hilton Head
Hilton Head's most popular draw is, of course, its beach, which stretches roughly 14 miles from Port Royal Sound at the north end of the island to Calibogue Sound at the south end. While technically the entire area is one long beach, there are seven public-access points along the coast, and these points are popularly referred to as seven different beaches: Burke's Beach, Coligny Beach (Forest Beach), Dreissen Beach Park (Singleton Beach), Folly Field Beach, Fish Haul Creek Park (also called Mitchelville Beach Park), and Islander's Beach. There are also several "private" beaches on Hilton Head Island, accessible primarily to residents and guests, including South Beach and Sea Pines. However, all beaches in South Carolina are publicly-owned, and even if they do not provide public parking, they can be accessed by anyone via foot or boat.
The first list of hotels below covers all hotels in Hilton Head, while the links after it focus on hotels, condos, and vacation rentals near specific beaches – or shopping destinations. Shopping, after all, is Hilton Head's second most popular draw!
- Hotels in Hilton Head
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- Hotels near Palmetto Dunes
Located near the middle of Hilton Head's coast, Palmetto Dunes offers three miles of sun-kissed Atlantic Ocean beachfront between Burkes Beach and Coligny Beach Plaza. The Palmetto Dunes resort also features three world-class golf courses, various condo and vacation home rentals, a full service marina, an award-winning tennis center, and an 11-mile lagoon. Please note that Palmetto Dunes does NOT have its own full-service hotel, but both the Marriott Resort & Spa Hilton Head Island and the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort are located within the Palmetto Dunes property.
- Hotels near Shipyard Plantation
Covering approximately 800 acres, Shipyard Plantation is conveniently located in the scenic heart of the south end of Hilton Head Island. This residential/resort community offers a first-class resort hotel, championship golf and tennis, trails for biking and jogging, a health spa, and most importantly – the beach. Shipyard Plantation is also located between Burkes Beach and Coligny Beach Park, just south of Palmetto Dunes.
- Hotels near Forest Beach
North and South Forest Beach are accessible via Coligny Beach Plaza. South Forest Beach is also accessible via the Alder Lane access point; it is the last beach on Hilton Head with public parking and segues into Sea Pines and South Beach.
- Hotels near Tanger Outlets Hilton Head
As mentioned above, shopping is a big ticket item in Hilton Head, and the Tanger Outlets are particularly popular. If shopping is high on your list of things to do while in Hilton Head, you can use this guide to find the most convenient accommodations – those closest to Tanger.