Bike Riding

Bike Riding

Bicycling on the BeachHilton Head Island is absolutely perfect for bike riding. Not only is it beautiful, it is flat especially on the beach where the sand at low tide is hard packed and great for a wonderful bike ride. Along with more than 12 miles of hard-packed sandy beaches, we have about 50 miles of paved public pathways. Biking is a popular activity for visitors and locals alike.

A few tips when riding on the beach: check the tides. At low tide there is an large expanse of wide beach with lots of room to ride. High tide brings a much narrower stretch of beach. Be aware of which direction the wind is blowing. It is often easier to head into the wind and return with the wind at your back.

Hilton Head Bike TrailsCan't bring your own bike? Don't worry. There are many conveniently located bike rental companies that offer a wide variety of two-and three-wheeled bikes, from beach cruisers and comfort bikes to tandems, mountain and children's bikes. Most companies offer free delivery and pick-up service and a full line of accessories such as helmets, child carriers, baskets, lock and even covered kiddy carts. Rentals are available by the hour, day or week.

Island Cruisers
#6 Heritage Plaza
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

71A Pope Avenue
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

If you need repairs on the bikes you brought from home you can go to

The Bike Doctor
160 Triangle Square 
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 

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