The Hilton Head Island landscape is famous for its natural beauty and charm. Many of Hilton Head's back roads and beaches lead to protected parks and sanctuary's. There you will find an opporunity to get up with nature for wonderful photography, a casual picnic, fishing, crabbing, or just strolling around to admire this rare coastal ambience. You can also visit many of our unique sports parks for roller blading, basketball, and skateboarding. Be sure to ask your tour guide or visitor information representative about the areas available for public and private tours. You may be surprised to know that many of the Island's best vantage points are secluded and well preserved.

Hilton Head Park
Located off William Hilton Parkway in the North Island area- Multipurpose field, basketball court, two tennis courts

The Crossings Park and Bristol Sports Arena
Located on Helmsman Way off Palmetto Bay and Arrow Roads-Skate park, roller hockey rink, basketball court, three baseball fields, soccer field, playground, open meadows, rest rooms and concession stand.

Barker Field
Located off Beach City Road on Mitchellville Rd-Three multipurpose fields, play ground, concession stand, and a boardwalk with a free scope to view the Port Royal Sound

Island Recreation Center
Located off Gm Tree road- Indoor gym, two sand volley ball courts, three basketball courts, multipurpose field, swimming pool, and playground.

Chaplin Park
Located between Singleton and Burkes Beach road-Three multipurpose fields, two basketball courts, four lighted tennis courts, two dog run parks, walking trails, playground, beach access, out door showers, concession stand, rest room s, and beach access.

Audubon Newhall Preserve
50 acre preserve where native plant life and many different species of birds have been identified. Call 785-5775 , Palmetto Bay R oad.

Jarvis Creek Park
Located just east of the intersection of US Hwy. 278 and the Cross Island Parkway/Gum Tree Road. Freshwater pond fishing, floating dock, playground, grass meadow, picnic facilities, grills, swings, paved pathways, mulched trails and restrooms.

Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge
4,052 acres that preserve the salt marsh and maritime habitat. Located off Hwy 278 past Graves Bridge . Call 785-3673.