What’s more relaxing than a day at the beach? If you ask us, absolutely nothing! That’s why we make a point to visit Coligny Beach as often as possible. Luckily, this beautiful beach is only a 25-minute drive away from Old Town Bluffton Inn! Keep reading to learn all about this iconic Hilton Head spot. Then, for more local tips and recommendations, be sure to check out our complimentary Vacation Guide! It’s packed with our favorite parks, restaurants, shops, and more.
Everything You Need to Know About Coligny Beach
The Beach Park
If you’re looking for a Hilton Head beach with free parking and plenty of amenities, look no further than Coligny! It’s one of the most popular things to do on Hilton Head for a reason. Once you’re here, you’ll be able to step into the sand and let the breeze carry your worries away. Rent an umbrella and beach chair for the ultimate experience! When you’re done enjoying some fun in the sun, use the outdoor showers, restrooms, and changing rooms to freshen up. There are also swings and wooden lounge chairs along the boardwalk—the perfect place to relax! The entire park is wheelchair-accessible and offers free Wi-Fi.
The Tiki Hut
If nothing sounds more refreshing than a frosty, tropical drink on the beach, you need to head to Tiki Hut! This casual, open-air bar serves up all manner of coastal cocktails right on Coligny. On most days, you’ll even get to enjoy live music here! Just walk right up and satisfy your thirst.
Shops and Restaurants
You may notice that beach access isn’t the only draw to Coligny Circle! There are also boutiques, surf shops, restaurants, ice cream shops, and bars! There’s even a Piggly Wiggly if you need to stop at a grocery store. It’s easy to spend an entire day exploring the area. Simply start off at the beach, then walk to all of the nearby Shops at Coligny! Best of all? No one will mind that you’re in a swimsuit, cover-up, and flip-flops. Here are some of the spots we recommend checking out:
- Black Market Minerals (gemstones, jewelry, gifts)
- Frozen Moo Ice Cream (homemade ice cream)
- Big Bamboo Cafe (food, drinks, live music)
- Quiet Storm (surf apparel and gear)
- Wax and Beyond (visually striking, custom candles)
- Boomerang Toys (fun things to bring back to the little ones).
After enjoying a day exploring Coligny Beach, travel just a few miles back over the bridge to your beautiful room at Old Town Bluffton Inn! You’ll successfully avoid the crowds and still be close to everything Hilton Head has to offer. There’s also plenty to do within walking distance of our brand new boutique inn. Step outside and you’re right next to countless Bluffton restaurants like The Corner Perk and The Bluffton Room. Stroll a little farther down historic Calhoun Street and you’ll be met with stunning panoramic views of the May River. You don’t even have to go to Hilton Head to enjoy an unforgettable vacation in the Lowcountry—reserve your beautiful, uniquely decorated room at Old Town Bluffton Inn now and see why!