- Beaches, Natural Wonders, Recreation, Swimming/Pools Type
- Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
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If you're looking for a quiet shore in Hilton Head, you'll no doubt fall in love with Mitchelville Beach (also known as Fish Haul Beach Park). Located on the northeastern end of the island near Hilton Head Island Airport, Mitchelville Beach is more secluded and more rugged than its southern counterparts (think Coligny and Folly Field). Here, crowds are few and far between, pathways are unpaved and the coastal flora extends down well into the shoreline, creating an enchanting beach experience. What's more, in the area surrounding the beach, you'll find restrooms, an outdoor shower and some picnic tables.
Recent visitors who made the trek to Mitchelville Beach found it to be secluded and peaceful. Many highly recommended visiting during low tide, when the salt marshes and beach tide pools (and all of their inhabitants) are more visible and ripe for exploration. Travelers also noted that some parts of the beach can be pretty muddy, so it's possible you might get a little dirty. And if you're looking to swim, you might want to go elsewhere. There are no lifeguards staffed here and a few travelers recalled the sand not being as smooth underwater.
Mitchelville Beach is open Monday through Sunday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the warmer months and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during winter. There is no fee to enter the beach. For more information on Mitchelville Beach, visit the Hilton Head tourism board's website.
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