- Beaches, Natural Wonders, Recreation, Swimming/Pools Type
- 2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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When locals want to escape the crowds of Coligny Beach, they often retreat to Driessen Beach. Located on the northeastern end of the island, Driessen offers a wide shore that stretches as far as the eye can see. The beach is so big that even if it's crowded, you'll still likely find a roomy patch of sand to plant your towel. And just because the beach does see fewer visitors than Coligny doesn't mean it skimps on amenities. Here, you'll find restrooms, outdoor showers, a picnic pavilion, a playground, grills, bike racks and lifeguards during summer. Plus, resorts line Driessen so if you're in need of refreshments, you can always dip inside one of the hotels' restaurants for a bite to eat.
Recent visitors agreed that Driessen is less crowded than Coligny Beach, but they also recommend arriving early in the day to claim your spot in the sand. Travelers were also pleased with the clean facilities and low parking rates, but did warn that the walk from to the beach is long, so make sure you have an extra set of hands if you're carrying a lot of beach gear with you.
Driessen Beach is open Monday through Sunday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the warmer months and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during winter. There is no fee to enter the beach but there is a fee of 50 cents per hour to park. For more information, visit the Hilton Head tourism board's website.
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