From the lovely weather to impressive beaches and various exciting outdoor activities, there are so many things to look forward to on your Hilton Head vacation. Want to learn more about what you can do at Coligny in Hilton Head? Keep scrolling!

Relax at Coligny Beach Park

One of the best places in HHI is Coligny Beach Park. The sea breeze and the amazing shoreline will wipe all your worries away. Coligny Beach Park has the amenities every beachgoer needs. There are outdoor showers, restrooms, changing rooms, and benches. You can also relax in the gazebos complete with swings.

There are volleyball courts too and a splash pad perfect for your kids. Coligny Beach Park is wheelchair accessible too. Meanwhile, seasonal lifeguards will help make sure every beachgoer is safe. Coligny Beach Park even offers free Wi-Fi, so feel free to upload your Instagrammable photos with family and friends.

The beach is open for locals and visitors 24 hours a day at no cost. You can also park across the street for free. There are several shops nearby, so whether you’re hungry or just looking for gifts for friends, Coligny Beach Park makes things accessible for you.

Explore Coligny Plaza

Just right next to Coligny Beach, Coligny Plaza gives you a remarkable shopping, entertainment, and dining experience. Coligny Plaza in Hilton Head Island has been open since 1956. Now, you can explore over 60 amazing shops and restaurants around the area. Coligny Plaza is said to be just 73 steps away from the beach, so you can simply walk or ride a bike.

Have Fun Shopping

Whether you’re looking for simple comfortable shirts or gorgeous bathing suits and unique accessories, you can all find them at Coligny Plaza. For example, Island Girl in Coligny Plaza offers fashionable clothing, footwear, and jewelry perfect for your OOTDs.

Want to try some color-changing hats, sunglasses, shirts, and other accessories? Del Sol is the place to go! The color transformation is sure to make your Hilton Head vacation more fun and memorable.

If you’re looking for the perfect souvenir for your family or friends back home, Coligny Plaza doesn’t disappoint. For instance, Mingles offers local hand-crafted items, collectibles, home decor, clothes, and more. You can also find top-quality and beautifully designed handbags and accessories at The Bird’s Nest. Most of their jewelry options are handmade.

The Shell Shop in HHI also offers exotic seashells and tropical gifts. You can find interesting nautical collectibles, unique seashell jewelry, and other shell novelties. Meanwhile, The Spice & Tea Exchange has almost a hundred handcrafted seasonings, spices, loose-leaf teas, and more. You can buy some to make your cooking experience back home more exciting or share them with friends.

Are you spending your Hilton Head vacation with your kids? If so, Coligny Plaza’s toy stores are a great choice! Hilton Head Toys offers classic and trending toys that are sure to bring joy to kids and kids at heart. Various games, puzzles, books, and arts and crafts are also available.

You can head to Hilton Head Hardware too. You might need some beach balls, floaties, or squirt guns for the kids to make sure both you and the kids have fun on the beach.

Choose From Various Dining Options

Coligny is the perfect place for every foodie. Whether you have a sweet tooth, you’re a seafood lover, or you simply want to try new and interesting dishes, Coligny Plaza has something for you.

One popular option is Big Bamboo Café. They offer delicious Carolina seafood, Carolina fireballs, chips and homemade salsa, taco plates, salad bowls, and world-famous chicken curry. They also have veggie burgers, turkey burgers, craft beers, cocktails, and wines.

If you want something more casual, Gringo’s Diner is a great choice for you. You can enjoy waffles, pancakes, and other classics for breakfast. You can also opt for something different like breakfast tacos and pick the protein you like. Then, for lunch, try their famous Gringo’s burger, Reuben, B.L.T, and Philly cheesesteak. There are also Mexican food options, including burritos, tacos, tostadas, and quesadillas.

If you’re looking for something cold, sweet, and refreshing, don’t miss Coligny Ice Cream Cone. They take pride in serving the best ice cream in HHI made from top-quality ingredients. You have so many flavors to choose from. These include coffee, banana pudding, key lime pie, rum raisin, super berry acai, coconut almond joy, cherry vanilla, caramel turtle cheesecake, blue monster, and more. Whether you want soft-serve ice cream, sundaes, or something vegan, Coligny Ice Cream Cone will satisfy your cravings.

You might also want to try fresh cupcakes at Sweet Carolina Cupcakes. Flavors include strawberry margarita, sea turtle, coconut, pina colada, and raspberry zinger.

Another must-visit cafe in Coligny is Frosty Frog Cafe. They offer incredible pizzas, sandwiches, salads, and drinks. They’re known to have the best daiquiris in Coligny. You can choose from grape danger, tropical thunder, peach frosé daiquiri, rum runner, tropicolada, and more. There are also non-alcoholic daiquiris, craft beers, and wines. There’s indeed nothing more satisfying than enjoying your favorite drink at the beach.

Other eateries you should try include FISH Casual Coastal Seafood, Skillets Cafe & Grills, The French Kiss Bakery, Rita’s Italian Ice, Vine, The G-Free Spot, and more.

Enjoy Different Types of Entertainment

Whether you’re a music lover or a movie buff, Coligny Theatre is perfect for you. Previously known as The Island Theater, Coligny Theatre in Coligny Plaza underwent renovations in 2011. Now, it serves as an art house that showcases films of independent producers. The amazing artwork of local artist Ralph Sutton inside and outside Coligny Theatre is sure to catch your attention when you stop by.

Big Bamboo Cafe also brings reggae to the beach every Wednesday. There are weekly and other special events at the cafe. Whether you love classic rock, rhythm and blues, pop music, or other musical genres, Big Bamboo in Coligny Plaza will help you enjoy live music and amazing performances.

Coligny is also having a Rock n’ Ribs music and BBQ fest. Lineup and tickets are still to be announced, but these kinds of events just show how Coligny in Hilton Head Island can take your vacation to the next level.

Go Biking

Biking may not have originally been on your list as you’re going on a beach vacation. However, you might want to explore Coligny Beach and other parts of Hilton Head Island for a unique experience. Besides, a Hilton Head vacation doesn’t only mean eating good food and lying on the beach. You can ride a bike to get your body moving. Biking and witnessing magnificent views can also help clear your mind.

You don’t have to bring your own bike all the way to South Carolina to roam around the beach park. There are several rental bikes in the area. You can also check out places in Coligny Plaza by bike. HHI is super bike-friendly. In fact, there are over 300 bicycle spaces at Coligny. Besides Coligny Beach and Coligny Plaza, you can explore other paved trails, including Sea Pines community trails, Shelter Cove community trails, and Palmetto Dunes community trails. You’ll witness stunning beach views, discover various shopping areas, and more.

With Sea Pines trails, you’ll get to see protected wildlife from the docks and boardwalks. Palmetto Dunes bike paths will give you shade from several live oak trees. You can also bike along the three miles of sandy beaches. Meanwhile, Shelter Cove has a nice community park with different events all year-round. There are picnic tables and benches. You can also check out various boutique ships and impressive local restaurants.

Final Thoughts

From the beautiful Coligny Beach Park to the various shops and restaurants in Coligny Plaza, there are plenty of things to do at Coligny. Whether you’re a foodie, a music lover, or an outdoor enthusiast, Coligny makes your Hilton Head vacation more worthwhile.

To ensure a comfortable stay while you visit, consider booking housing in Sea Pines nearby with Beachside Hilton Head! There’s a variety of stunning vacation rentals for you, your friends, and your family to explore and enjoy.