beach renourishment

Beach Renourishment

Hilton Head Island is home to over 39,000 permanent residents who live and do business here. It’s also home to endangered sea turtles and a myriad of magnificent birds and other wildlife and marine life. Hilton Head Island is a relaxing vacation destination for 2.6 million annual visitors.

Like most beaches, Hilton Head Island constantly faces the inevitable forces of erosion. The hilly sand dunes studded with sea oats provide limited natural protection. Unlike most beach communities, the Town of Hilton Head Island has taken a proactive approach to manage beach erosion by independently funding an ongoing beach management program which includes periodic renourishment to ensure a stable shoreline.

In order to preserve our beautiful Island and to continue to provide our visitors with a unique wide stretch of sandy shoreline, a Beach Renourishment project will take place in our off-season of 2016. For more information about the 2016 Town of Hilton Head Island beach renourishment project, please visit

2016 Beach Renourishment Project Timeline Map


Protecting & Sustaining Our Beaches



Additional Information: 
View Hilton Head Island Beach Regulations and Policies

View Town of Hilton Head Island Parks and Facilities

View Town of Hilton Head Island Lights out for the Turtles

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