In order to preserve our beautiful Island and to continue to provide our residents and visitors with a unique wide stretch of sandy shoreline, a beach renourishment project will commence in June 2016.
Although work will commence this summer, high density visitor-oriented beaches along central shoreline will not be impacted until fall. See our Project Timeline Map .
During the 5 month renourishment project construction operations must proceed around the clock and will, on average, move along the shoreline at a rate of about 200 to 300 feet per day. Please note that only approximately 1,000 feet of beach access will be restricted per day, leaving all remaining Hilton Head Island beach available for use.
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Portions of Islanders' Beach Park will be closed to vehicular traffic and parking effective immediately and is expected to remain in place for the duration of the beach renourishment project. The partial restriction is required to facilitate the truck delivery of beach renourishment pipeline. Only those vehicles with a Town issued parking pass are authorized to park in the remaining available spaces. Alternative nearby beach access and parking is available at Folly Field and Driessen Beach Parks, and the Burkes Beach Road access.
Annual parking pass holders may use the reserved spaces at Driessen Beach Park without further fees. If all reserved spaces are filled at Islanders' Beach Park, annual parking pass holders will be directed where to park by calling 843-342-4580 (Monday-Friday). On weekends and holidays, please call 843-342-4586 for parking directions.
Beginning June 1, 2016 the Town's Mitchelville Beach Park will be closed to public access. The closure is required in order to safely implement the Mitchelville/Fish Haul portion of the Town's Beach Renourishment Project. Pipeline and equipment will be delivered to and from the beach via park. The closure is expected to remain in place for up to 3 weeks and the park will be reopened when it is safe to do so.
If you have questions regarding the 2016 Beach Renourishment Project please contact Scott Liggett, Director of Public Projects & Facilities at 843-341-4776.