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Shore Beach Service


If you have visited Hilton Head Island’s beaches, you are probably familiar with Shore Beach Service. We are on the beach in the lifeguard highchairs, under the red beach patrol umbrellas, or driving the red beach patrol vehicles. If you are new to the island, let us introduce ourselves and help you have a great vacation!

Hilton Head Island is blessed with some of the safest waters on the east coast, as gentle sloping beaches and offshore sandbars generally create calm surf conditions. However, always be cautious in the ocean and please follow our beach safety tips and beach rules to ensure a safe and enjoyable day.


Beach Rentals


Serving Hilton Head since 1974, Shore Beach Service is the island’s premier beach equipment rental service. We provide the rental of umbrellas and chairs anywhere throughout the beach.


We are the only company on Hilton Head Island that sets up the equipment for you daily, saving you the hassle so you can have a more relaxing and enjoyable vacation. Body boards, sailboats, kayaks and beach cycles are also available at our numerous rental locations on the beach.



Join Our Team!



Shore Beach Service provides the beach patrol for Hilton Head Island’s 13.5 miles of beach. The beach patrol includes about 80 lifeguards from across the country and around the world. As a member of the South Atlantic region of the United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) since 1989 and a Certified Agency of the USLA for Open Water Lifeguarding since 1995, our lifeguards are held to the USLA’s high standards of training. We are always looking for physically fit individuals with outstanding customer service skills to join our team.


August 1, 2014 

As August arrives each year, many of our guards depart for college.  That means that it is time for our annual Employee Appreciation Party, where the Lifeguard of the Year and Rookie of the Year Awards will be given.  The winners will be announced August 7th. Congratulations to the nominees!


Lifeguard of the Year Nominees

Hometown College
Jordan Bantista Franklin, Indiana Depauw
Brent Ewing Edmund, Oklahoma Oklahoma
Ryan Fahie Halifax, Nova Scoitia St. Mary's
Paschal Glavinos    Mt. Washington, Kentucky    Charleston Law
Britnee Jackson Sturgis, Michigan Olivet College
Greg Kohler Okemos, Michigan Michigan State
Luke McGowan                 Leo, Indiana Indiana
Robert Murdoch Kitchner, Ontario York University
Sarah Olney                  St. Charles, Wisconsin Wisconsin
Taylor Smith Rice Lake, Wisconsin Wisconsin-LaCrosse


Rookie of the Year Nominees

Name Hometown College
Shawn Armstrong Millbury, Massachusetts       EMT
Robbie Brown Buffalo, New York Niagra
Tyler Crispen Rossford, Ohio Owens CC
Billy Fries Kirkwood, Missouri Washington & Lee
Justin German Imperial, Nebraska Chadron State
Jacob Marsh Okemos, Michigan Michigan State
Amanda Podczerwinski   Algonquin, Illinois Siena
Hana Ready Lindsey, Ontario Queen's University
Dana Scherer Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   University of Tampa
Katie Showalter Elkhart, Indiana North Carolina State
Zach Weima Whitby, Ontario Queen's University


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