Hilton Head Island is a popular destination for families! Between the stunning sandy beaches and the kid-friendly entertainment, there is no shortage of things to do to keep your young ones occupied. Learn more about all the amazing things Hilton Head Island has to offer for families below!

Family-Friendly Attractions 

Mermaid of Hilton Head

Get out on the water and embark on a mystical adventure with Mermaid of Hilton Head! From sunset cruises to mermaid encounter tours, you are guaranteed an adventure. Young kids would love to go on the Mermaid Encounter Tour. On this tour, you join Pinky Plankton and Sailor Scruffy to find Mermaid Nina. Once you find Mermaid Nina you can help save her from the Evil Professor AI G in a Bubble Battle. This is the perfect adventure for kids!  

Sandbox Children’s Museum

Sometimes, rain can put a damper on your vacation. Sandbox Children’s Museum is a hands-on museum perfect for entertaining kids when the weather just isn’t what you’re expecting. With dedicated spaces for all ages, there are exhibits every kid can enjoy. The Sandbox exhibits include The Sandcastle, STEM Ally, Flight Lab, kinetic sand tables, interactive Lego wall, light bright, light table, bubbles and lights, our Gullah, beaches vet clinic, Island grocery, Charlies Petite E’Toile Verte Cafe, Bepaw and Mimi’s Dolphin Cove, Shrimp Tales, Flight Deck, Paravion Island Tire Garage, Build It!, and an Outside Sandbox. From science to building to bubbles, your kids will love this children’s museum! 

Adventure Cove

Fun and games are what Adventure Cove is all about! Take your family to Adventure Cove to play a round or two of miniature golf. They have two 18-hole theme courses: Paradice Falls and Lost Lagoon. Once you’re done on the course, head inside the arcade! Test your game skills to win tickets and prizes! Adventure Cove is perfect if you have older children and want to keep them active! 

Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge

Get out into nature at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge covers over 4,000 acres of salt marsh, tidal creek, maritime forest, open field, land brush, and multiple freshwater ponds.  These habitats are home to a wide variety of bird and plant life. Waterfowl, shorebirds, wading birds, raptors, neo-tropical migrants, white-tailed deer, and American alligators have been found to frequent the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. While visiting the refuge you can go hiking, fishing, biking, bird watching, and hunting.  

Family-Friendly Beaches 

Driessen Beach Park

Hilton Head Island is scattered with stunning beaches that are perfect for families to visit. First is Driessen Beach Park, a local hidden gem! This beach park has a variety of amenities including picnic shelters, grills, vending machines, beach rentals, a playground, restrooms, water fountains, and outdoor showers. Driessen Beach is perfect for sandcastle building with its fine white sand. 

Islander Beach Park

Walk down the boardwalk over the dunes to Islander Beach Park. This family-friendly beach is also accessible! Leading down to the beach are mats to help persons in wheelchairs and people with other disabilities navigate the sandy beach. Islander Beach Park is also home to a playground, picnic pavilion, grills, outdoor showers, and beach rentals. A lifeguard is present during the summer months to help keep everyone safe. Islander Beach Park is perfect if you are looking to spend the entire day on the beach.

Coligny Beach 

Coligny Beach has some of the calmest waters along Hilton Head Island’s shoreline. This is one of the best and most popular beaches on Hilton Head Island. This full beach park is full of amenities like outdoor showers, changing rooms, restrooms, and a variety of places to sit. While beach chairs and umbrellas are available to rent, you can also find swings and wooden chairs under gazebos available for anyone. During the season, a lifeguard is on duty to keep everyone safe. As an extra bonus, this beach offers free Wi-Fi!  

Family-Friendly Vacation Rental on Hilton Head Island 

Find your family-friendly home on Hilton Head Island with Coastal Vacation Rentals of Hilton Head Island. Our homes with private pools offer the perfect opportunity if the children in your group constantly want to be in the water. We even have homes that you can bring your entire family to! Our pet-friendly homes allow you to bring fido along with you so no member of your family gets left behind. Browse all our Hilton Head Vacation Rentals today and start planning your next family vacation!