South Forest Beach

South Forest Beach is considered the downtown area of the island and is part of the Forest Beach community. Situated on a one-mile stretch of beachfront that begins at Coligny Circle and ends at Sea Pines Plantation, the area offers visitors a quiet place to enjoy their vacation, but still has close access to beachside barefoot cafes and the Forest Beach shopping, dining and live entertainment options.


  • Home to the world famous tennis facility, the Van de Meer Tennis Center
  • Multiple golf options at the Shipyard Golf Club, Sea Pines and Legendary Golf
  • Pool Bar Jim’s, Sea Pines Beach Club or The Tiki Hut are great choices for a seaside cocktail or casual fare

Things To Do In South 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.

Lowcountry Celebration Park

Situated on a 10-acre site off Pope Avenue, this amazing park provides active and passive recreational activities, amenities, and scenic views for families and individuals, organizations and community groups.