North Forest Beach

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. Along with convenient proximity to the refreshing waters of the beach, North Forest Beach is just a stroll away from shopping, an extensive option of local indoor and outdoor dining choices, and live entertainment.


  • 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

Things to Do in North Forest Beach:

Coligny Plaza

The Coligny Plaza, which divides North and South Forest Beach, is like Hilton Head Island’s very own downtown. Known as the first shopping center on the island, the plaza features over 50 retail and dining adventures. Once you’ve settled into your home or villa, a short walk or a quick drive to Coligny is as far as you need to go.

Coligny Plaza Beach

Cool off at the island’s most popular spot for sunbathing and swimming. Coligny Beach features showers, bathrooms, change room facilities as well as a water fountain area for kids. The beach is located in the heart of downtown Hilton Head and directly across the street from Coligny Plaza.

The Sandbox Children's Museum

The Sandbox is a hands-on interactive museum that makes learning fun for the whole family. Filled with entertaining and educational play areas to explore, this is an incredible place to interact and let your imagination run wild.