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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.


Our 2014 beach rental season has opened!! 

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.



July 1, 2014


Shore Beach Service's Regional Competition Team will compete in the South Atlantic Lifesaving Association Competition next week in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  The event will take place Wednesday, July 9 & Thursday, July 10.  Teams from Jacksonville Beach, Florida through Virginia Beach, Virginia will compete in a variety of events.   Our team was determined by the number of individual points scored in our local competition.  Check back next Wednesday for updates on from Myrtle Beach.  We will also give frequent twitter updates, so follow us @ShoreBeachSvc. Below is the team roster.


Name Howetown Yrs. on Team
Scott Ohlson (Captain)  McCook, Nebraska 5
Greg Kohler Okemos, Michigan 4
Taylor Smith Rice Lake, Wisconsin 4
Jordan Bantista Franklin, Indiana 3
Kyle Schofield Okatie, South Carolina 2
Sherif Ali Cliffside Park, New Jersey 1
Anne-Marie Duval Montreal, Quebec, Canada 1
Billy Fries Kirkwood, Missouri 1
Rebecca Gerner Bluffton, South Carolina 1
Britnee Jackson Sturgis, Michigan 1
Charlotte Lechner Stavanger, Norway 1
Jacob Marsh Okemos, Michigan 1
Taylor Mastin Camden, New York 1
Zach Matheny Powell, Ohio 1
Dana Scherer Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1
Kristin Schmidt Athens, New York 1
Ryan Smith Bluffton, South Carolina 1

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