Walking and Jogging

Walking or Jogging

Walking on the BeachWalking and jogging are favorite activities on the island's beaches. Our white, sandy hard-packed beaches are perfect for a stroll, a power walk or a quick 5K run. Check the tide schedule to be sure there is plenty of hard packed surface area. Want an even more challenging workout? Try running in the softer sand just above the tide line.

If you have forgotten something necessary for your run, you can visit the runner's paradise:

GoTri Sports 
Park Plaza (near the front gate of Sea Pines)
843-842-4786

Walking with Your Pets

Many people feel that taking a vacation without their dog just wouldn't be a vacation. Many resort rentals and even some of the hotels are pet friendly (just be sure and ask if you can bring Spot with you). There is no greater joy than taking your dog for a run or a walk on the beach, but there are a few town regulations regarding this

Animals on the Beach

  • Are not permitted - Between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day
  • Must be on a leash
    - Between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. April 1 through Thursday before Memorial Day
    - Between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday after Labor Day through September 30
  • Must be on leash or under positive voice control at all other times.
  • Persons in control of animals on the beach are required to remove and properly dispose of the animal's excrement.

Beach Wildlife

One of the simplest pleasures along our beaches is dolphin spotting. Be on the lookout for fins gracefully cutting through the waters, often very close to the shore.

Walking by the SeaBird watching is an ever popular hobby and it is possible to sight 200+ bird species in the Hilton Head area over the course of a year. Beaches, marshes, lagoons, bike trails, harbours, docks, and golf courses throughout the island are excellent venues for birding. In the winter Hilton Head Island is the home to the threatened Piping Plover. You may contact the Hilton Head Island Audubon Society or go to their website at www.hiltonheadaudubon.org for more information.

For more information on our environment and interpretive beach walks contact or visit the Coastal Discovery Museum located at the Welcome Center on Highway 278 (on the right side after crossing the bridges onto the Island) 843-689-6767

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