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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 until

late October of 2016!



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.


January 21, 2015


As our staff continues to prepare for our 2016 beach season, we also are anxiously awaiting the start of the Island's latest beach renourishment project.   For those of you who have no experienced a renourishment before, you will see a dramatic change in the beach as over 2 million cubic yards of sand will be pumped on shore from off shore borrow sites. We were recently given an updated schedule, so here is the current timeline, which can change due to weather and other factors:


March 1-March 22: The renourishment is scheduled to commence in the are of Tower Beach Club, with sand going down for approximately one mile from marker 12 to 23.


March 23-April 16:  Renourishment will continue, starting at Alder Lane and going north through the Sonesta Resort.


May 2-May 26:  Renourishmnet will continue, starting at the Folly and moving south until it meets with the previously renourished beach at the Sonesta.


May 27-June 20:  The "heel" and much of the northern part of Port Royal will be renourished.


June 21-June 25:  Mitchelville and Fish Haul beached will be renourished.


For those of you wondering, the project stops at Sonesta and works its way back towards Sonesta from the Folly because the new sand is coming from one borrow site on the south end of the island, and another on the north end of the island.


Visit the Town of Hilton Head Island's website for more details and updates.  http://hiltonheadislandsc.gov/projects/beachrenourish/2016beachrenourish/home.cfm


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