People come to Hilton Head Island for a variety of reasons. Some come to relax, some to play golf, some to just play! Hilton Head is a fantastic vacation destination for anyone who wants to get away and enjoy idyllic beachfront scenery while experiencing the Lowcountry vibes for which the island is famous. For those with more “play” on their minds than anything else during their beach vacation, we put together the best parks in Hilton Head. No matter what brought you to our little slice of heaven, you’re sure to find some fun in the sun for everyone.

Best Hilton Head Nature Parks

If your idea of a great park is the kind with lots of nature trails and wildlife, we’ve got you covered.

Honey Horn
The 68-acre Honey Horn property has been sharing its 300-year history with guests as the home of the Coastal Discovery Museum. Come experience centuries-old oak trees, salt marshes, oyster beds, and so much more.

Sea Pines Forest Preserve
There are 605 acres of wildlife habitat, bridle paths, wetland boardwalks, bridges, and fishing docks to be explored at the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. You can even make a fun day of it by choosing guided boat tours, fishing expeditions, horseback rides, or wagon tours.

Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge
With more than 4,000 acres of wild Lowcountry beauty to explore, the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge definitely has a spot on our favorite Hilton Head nature parks. Rent a bike and spend the day on the trails, but don’t forget your camera as there will be so many opportunities for some amazing birding and wildlife pictures while you’re here!

Best Hilton Head Playgrounds

Now for all the fun parks here on Hilton Head!

Lowcountry Celebration Park
Set on 10 acres near Coligny Beach, Lowcountry Celebration Park is a sight to behold. There are plenty of areas to toss a football around, picnic tables to enjoy lunch, and it’s just steps away from the sandy beach. But what the kids will never forget is the Adventure Playground, named and designed after the ship Captain William Hilton was on when he discovered Hilton Head Island. f

Gregg Russell Harbour Town Playground
Named after Hilton Head legend, Gregg Russell, this nature-themed playground has an amazing treehouse built around a great live oak and offers tons of play centers for kids of all ages. It sits near Harbour Town, so you can take the kids for some ice cream after they’ve worn themselves out playing!


There are plenty of beach parks, community parks, sports parks, and more for you and your family to enjoy here in Hilton Head. You can even a pick a different one to visit each time you’re here! So pack your bags and book your next Hilton Head vacation.