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Beach Parking Passes

Burkes Beach visitors must park at the Chaplin Community Park, 11 Cast Net Drive. Metered spaces and on-street parking along Burkes Beach Road will be terminated until further notice. Vehicles that are illegally parked in unmarked spaces or along road rights of way will be towed.


To apply for a beach pass

  1. Complete the Beach Pass Application.pdf icon
  2. Attach copies of the required documentation as described below.
  3. Include check or money order for $30 payable to the Town of Hilton Head Island.
  4. Mail orr drop off your completed application, documentation and payment to:

    Town of Hilton Head Island
    Attn: Beach Pass
    12a Gateway Circle
    Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Please allow Town staff time to review and process applications. Upon approval the beach pass will be mailed to you.


To qualify to purchase a beach pass you must live or own property within Town limits. Passes are valid until December 31, 2022.

To limit person-to-person interaction and help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Town staff will not accept applications or sell beach passes in person. Applications for 2021-2022 beach parking passes shall be mailed to or dropped off at a collection box at its Facility Management office at 12A Gateway Circle

  • Beach parking passes will NOT be available at Town Hall.
  • Completed beach pass applications and required documentation may be mailed with a check or money order for $30.00 made payable to:

    Town of Hilton Head Island,
    12A Gateway Circle,
    Hilton Head Island, SC 29926.

    The following documentation is required to receive a beach parking pass:

    • Copy of your driver's license
    • Copy of your vehicle registration(s)
    • Copy of proof of property ownership or residency
      • Driver's license may serve as proof of residency if address shown is within Town limits.
      • Other "proof" documents include a current utility bill, a long-term lease, a current letter from your timeshare management company stating that you are a current owner in good standing.

    Applications submitted without the required documentation will be returned.

    Note: If a beach parking pass is being obtained for a golf cart, a valid SC DMV golf cart registration must be provided.

    Beach Park Hours:
    March - October 6:00 am-9:00 pm
    October - February 6:00 am-6:00 pm
    Coligny Beach Park is open 24 hours (Restrooms are open during regular beach park hours.)

    A beach parking pass is valid for reserved parking at the following two locations:

    • Islanders Beach Park - 135 spaces, with 25 additional metered spaces that beach passholders are authorized to use at no additional cost on a first-come / first-serve basis
      • Parking is reserved at the 135 spaces at Islanders Beach Park reserved lot at all times.

    • Driessen Beach Park - 30 spaces
      • Parking is reserved at the 30 spaces at Driessen parking lot from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm however, annual passholders may continue to use them without further fees.

    • Annual passholders are not required to feed the meter at any of the Town's public access beach parking lots

    Vehicles must be parked in a designated parking space. Any vehicle not parked in a designated space is subject to towing, at the owner's expense.

    A temporary beach pass may be available for leased or rental cars for current beach pass holders who have flown into the area or their registered vehicle is under repair. Please call 843-342-4580 for details.

    VERY IMPORTANT

    The beach parking pass is only authorized for the vehicle for which it is issued. Transfer of the decal to another vehicle invalidates the pass and subjects the decal to removal by a Town of Hilton Head Island representative.

    When purchasing a new vehicle or replacing a rear bumper, remove the current pass from the bumper and return it to Facilities Management, 12A Gateway Circle, for a replacement pass at no charge. Failure to follow these procedures will result in the need to purchase a new pass for $30.00.

    The beach parking pass must be placed on the driver side rear bumper. The Beach Pass must be affixed by the adhesive on the sticker, otherwise it is invalid. If instructions are not followed, the beach pass will be removed and you are subject to a parking citation.

    Do not magnetize or tape the beach pass to the window or bumper.

    If you have questions regarding beach passes, please call 843-342-4580.

    Beach Parking Pass Applicationpdf icon