North Forest Beach

North Forest Beach

Feel right at home without the confines of a gated community

The North Forest Beach area is part of one of Hilton Head Island’s most popular beach communities. Located on a one-mile stretch of beachfront that begins at Coligny Circle and extends north to the Crowne Plaza Resort, the non-gated community is the place to be when fun in the sun is the only thing on your agenda. While you’ll predominantly enjoy North Forest Beach’s convenient proximity to the refreshing waters of the beach, shopping, extensive indoor and outdoor dining choices, and live entertainment is only a short stroll away.

Complexes in North Forest Beach:
SeaCrest / North Shore Place


  • 101 shops and restaurants within walking distance of the beach
  • Area attractions include tennis, miniature golf and bike trails
  • Close proximity to the Coligny Plaza, the island’s original shopping center
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Things to do While Staying in North Forest Beach

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More About North Forest Beach, Hilton Head Island SC

North Forest Beach is located in the highly sought after Forest Beach Hilton Head area. Your vacation experience includes the best of everything Hilton Head Island has to offer, including the glorious natural beauty of the beach as well as convenient shopping, beautiful homes in quiet residential areas.
Getting to North Forest Beach (PDF)

  • Take the Cross Island Parkway through the toll ($1.25) and follow it until you reach the Sea Pines traffic circle.
  • Take the second exit (half way around the circle) to Pope Avenue.
  • Follow Pope Avenue approximately 1 mile until you reach the Coligny traffic circle.
  • Go approximately 3/4 of the way around the circle to North Forest Beach Drive.

Getting to Island Getaway

  • After crossing the main bridge onto Hilton Head Island, merge into left lanes and look for signs to the Cross Island Parkway.
  • Follow the Cross Island Parkway through the Toll Booth ($1.25) until the Sea Pines traffic circle.
  • Take the third exit on the traffic circle (3/4 of the way around the circle) to Route 278 (mainland). Turn right at the first traffic light onto Arrow Road and go to the stop sign ahead.
  • Turn left on New Orleans Road and Island Getaway is approximately one block on the left, 28 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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Getting Around

By Car:
Hilton Head Island has two main roadways: the Cross Island Parkway or Business 278. The Cross Island Parkway is a toll road, costing $1.25 for most passenger cars. Hilton Head has 24 hour taxi service, 7 days a week and transport from Savannah and Hilton Head airports.

By Free Shuttle:
A “tip only” open air golf cart service can take you home after shopping, about the neighborhood or to Piggly Wiggly, Jamaican Me Crazy, Steamers, Rita’s Italian Ice and dozens of other establishments around this shopping and dining district.

By Bike:
There are many parks with nature trails and public beaches. Biking along the 12-mile coast is also a popular option, and there are many bike rental choices (with delivery and pick-up) on Hilton Head Island. Also unique to Hilton Head are the 50 miles of bike paths that will wind you through almost all of the Island’s areas and parks.

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