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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 

as of Saturday, March 25!



Join Our Team!

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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.


July 7, 2017

 Our lifeguard competition team heads to Jacksonville Beach, Florida July 12th & 13th to compete in the South Atlantic Lifesving Assouciation Lifeguards Competition.  The event will include agencies from  Virginia Beach, Virginia south to Jacksonville Beach.  There are typically more than 200 competitors.  We will take a team of 20, listed below.

NAME (years on team) HOMETOWN
Alan Reece (10) Hilton Head, South Carolina
Scott Ohlson (8) McCook, Nebraska
Taylor Smith (7) Rice Lake, Wisconsin
Rebecca Gerner (4) Bluffton, South Carolina
Kristin Schmidt (4) Athens, New York
Vaughn Holmes (3) Mason, Michigan
Maisey Kent (3) Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Jacob Dummermuth (2) Dover, Ohio
Kevin Murphy (2) Syracuse, New York
Tian Siggins (2) Atlantic, Iowa
Kayla Aitken (1) San Antonio, Texas
Christieanna Apon (1) Woodstock, Georgia
David Black (1) Champaign, Illinois
Tyler Crispen (1) Rossford, Ohio
Isaac Devaney (1) Harvest, Alabama
Liz Madison (1) Bloomington, Illinois
Cheyene Polverine (1) Middlefield, Ohio
Megan Strickland (1) San Antonio, Texas
Parker Whitley (1) Stanley, North Carolina
Bradley Wilson (1) Brookfield, Wisconsin

Check for competition updates on Shore's Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages...links at the bottom of the webpage.

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