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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.


We are closed for rentals until

March 2015.



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.


February 25, 2015


Our 2015 beach season is just around the corner! We plan to open for the season Sunday, March 22. Hiring is well underway, but we still have a few jobs available. If you are interested in a lifeguarding job, please get your application submitted ASAP. Also, be sure to look for us in the Hilton Head St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 16.


Our profile for this blog is Monica Zappa, who worked for Shore in 2004 & 2005. We recently caught up with Monica, and were amazed to see what she has been up to. We thought it would be appropriate to do her profile with the Iditarod 10 days away. Be sure to follow her journey on her website, teamzappa.com.


Monica Zappa



Hometown: I grew up in Cumberland, Wisconsin. I have been living in Ninilchik, Alaska for the past five years and consider that home now.

College: I went to St. Cloud State University for a B.S. in meteorology. Then I attended Northern Illinois University for a M.S. in geography. After that I went to the University of Oklahoma where I completed one year in a Ph.D. program and worked at the National Weather Center, before dropping it all and moving to Alaska to mush sled dogs!

How did you hear about Shore Beach Service? I had been a lifeguard in the summer at a lake in Cumberland for 5 years and also at the pool in college. My sophomore year of college I was looking for a summer adventure and stumbled across Shore’s website. I loved the idea of spending the summer on the ocean in a place I had never been before.


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