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Shore Beach Service


If you have visited Hilton Head Island’s beaches, you are probably familiar with Shore Beach Service. We are on the beach in the lifeguard highchairs, under the red beach patrol umbrellas, or driving the red beach patrol vehicles. If you are new to the island, let us introduce ourselves and help you have a great vacation!

Hilton Head Island is blessed with some of the safest waters on the east coast, as gentle sloping beaches and offshore sandbars generally create calm surf conditions. However, always be cautious in the ocean and please follow our beach safety tips and beach rules to ensure a safe and enjoyable day.


Beach Rentals


Serving Hilton Head since 1974, Shore Beach Service is the island’s premier beach equipment rental service. We provide the rental of umbrellas and chairs anywhere throughout the beach.


We are the only company on Hilton Head Island that sets up the equipment for you daily, saving you the hassle so you can have a more relaxing and enjoyable vacation. Body boards, sailboats, kayaks and beach cycles are also available at our numerous rental locations on the beach.


We are open for rentals

for 2015!



Join Our Team!



Shore Beach Service provides the beach patrol for Hilton Head Island’s 13.5 miles of beach. The beach patrol includes about 80 lifeguards from across the country and around the world. As a member of the South Atlantic region of the United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) since 1989 and a Certified Agency of the USLA for Open Water Lifeguarding since 1995, our lifeguards are held to the USLA’s high standards of training. We are always looking for physically fit individuals with outstanding customer service skills to join our team.


March 19, 2015 

Our 2015 beach is scheduled to open this Sunday, March 22.  The weather forecast show cool temperatures and heavy rain, so there is a good chance we will delay the start to Monday or Tuesday when the weather is better.  Please check our Facebook or our Twitter for updates. 

Junior Lifeguard Program

Shore Beach Service participated in the annual Hilton Head Island St. Patrick's Day Parade last Sunday.  It was the first time in over 25 years that we participated.  If you were there or follow us on Twitter, you probably noticed our signs "Junior Lifeguard Camps coming this Summer!"  We are very excited to get this program going, as supervisors Hannah Quast and Taylor Smith have been working hard this off season to put the program together.  The goal of the camp is to teach kids the value of water safety skills, physical fitness and respecting the beach environment.  We will provide a fun, safe place to learn and build confidence.  We will educate kids on various ocean conditions and wildlife found on the beaches and in the ocean waters of Hilton Head. 


We will have 3 sessions of the camp, each going from 9am to 1pm Monday-Friday.  The sessions will be June 15-19, June 22-26, and July 20-24.  The camp will be for ages 9-14.  Cost for the camp will be $100, which includes a Junior Membership in the United States Lifesaving Association and a t-shirt.  Please contact us at (843)384-0112 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.

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February 25, 2015


Our 2015 beach season is just around the corner! We plan to open for the season Sunday, March 22. Hiring is well underway, but we still have a few jobs available. If you are interested in a lifeguarding job, please get your application submitted ASAP. Also, be sure to look for us in the Hilton Head St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 16.


Our profile for this blog is Monica Zappa, who worked for Shore in 2004 & 2005. We recently caught up with Monica, and were amazed to see what she has been up to. We thought it would be appropriate to do her profile with the Iditarod 10 days away. Be sure to follow her journey on her website, teamzappa.com.



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