oceanfront beach community

Forest Beach, SC

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About Forest Beach

Forest Beach is one of Hilton Head Island’s original oceanfront beach communities. It includes both South Forest Beach and North Forest Beach and is sometimes called the “unofficial downtown district” of Hilton Head Island.

The natural Oceanside environment of Forest Beach is ...breathtaking. It stretches along three miles of white sand beaches between Shipyard and Sea Pines. This is a welcoming, open community with the beach, shopping, dining, and many vacation activities guaranteed to provide fun for all ages.

North Forest Beach is considered the more “residential” section, while South Forest Beach is home to more villas and inns. If you’re looking for an ocean-oriented home or rental property in the heart of all Hilton Head Island has to offer, this should be your first stop. Forest Beach has the right balance of natural beauty, tropical landscaping, ocean views, and activities to please even the most demanding vacationer. You can select a beach home for that large family vacation or a private villa for a quiet getaway. Many of the Forest Beach homes have private pools and other first-class amenities, including easy beach access.

Between them you’ll find shopping and dining at Coligny Plaza. There are over fifty specialty shops and restaurants here. Summer nights at Coligny Plaza feature live entertainment. You’ll also find the Coligny Theater here, featuring free family movies on Saturday mornings and independent and art films in the evening for the discerning filmgoers.

Oceanfront, in the center of it all, you will find Coligny Beach Park. Parking is free and you can rent here everything needed to make your day in the sun a great one. Chairs, umbrellas, floats, bicycles, and much more are available from the life guards and beach service. Truly there is something for everyone oceanfront at Forest Beach.

You’ll also find the world-class Van der Meer Tennis University, Players Health & Racquet Club and eight area golf courses within a short distance. Van der Meer offers lessons, workshops, and summer camps with boarding to help enthusiasts hone their tennis skills.


Beaches; biking paths; boating; clubhouse; Coligny Beach Park; kayaking; miniature golf; Players Health & Racquet Club; shopping; Van der Meer Tennis University; volleyball; walking paths, movie theater.

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