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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.



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.


September 12, 2014

Jordan Bantista is our lifeguard profile this week.  Jordan has been on our Regional Competition team in all 3 years he has worked here, and was our Men's Overall Champion at our local competition the past 2 years.  Will he come back next season and go for the 3-peat?


Jordan Bantista

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Hometown: Franklin, Indiana 

College: DePauw University 

How did you hear about Shore Beach Service? I heard about shore through my university swim team. My coach forwarded me an email about a beach lifeguarding job and naturally, I applied as soon as I got the email. 

How many years have you worked for Shore Beach Service? I have worked 3 years at Shore Beach Service. 

Had you been to Hilton Head before you started working here? I had been to Hilton Head once before, when I was about 9 or 10. I didn't remember much, so coming to Hilton Head as an adult was a new experience for me. 

What sports did you play in high school or college? I participated in swimming, cross country, track, and volleyball in high school. I just swim in college now. 

What career do you plan to pursue? I am pursuing a career in Industrial Organizational psychology. 

Interesting fact about yourself: I spent 3 months studying abroad in Limerick, Ireland during my junior of college. I plan to return after graduation. 

What is the strangest/funniest thing you have seen on the beach while working for Shore? People pushing their dogs in strollers. I still don't get that. 

What is your favorite memory working for Shore? I always loved walking into the office after a day of work - you get to see your friends, exchange stories, and finally decompress from the long work day on the beach. It's not a typical memory, but it's something I will never forget. 


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