Folly Field & Singleton Beach Areas on Hilton Head Island

  1. It has great history!  In 1953 The first vacation cottages were developed on Folly Field Road.   Olin McIntosh of the Hilton Head Company built the island’s first beach cottages at Folly Field to generate more ferry traffic from the mainland in hopes that the South Carolina government would then build a bridge to accommodate all the new residents and visitors.
  2. It has a great location!   Located between Palmetto Dunes and Port Royal in the center of the beach is Folly Field.  This community is accessed throught Folly Field Road or Port Royal Resort and is the Islands Oldest beach community.
  3. It has great sports fields!  Chaplain park is 70 acres and offers islanders and visitors free well-lit tennis courts, Children’s Playground, Basketball Courts, Softball Fields, Soccer Fields, Bathrooms, and Free Parking.
  4. It has great beach parks!  Folly Field Beach Park, off Folly Field Road, provides public beach access where parking is available for residents and guests. Here you will find restrooms, outdoor showers, handicap beach matting, seasonal lifeguards and seasonal beach rentals. It also has the surfers beach which is uncrowded and filled with locals and their dogs(during the posted hours) located at the end of Burkes Beach Road.
  5. It has the great Islanders Beach Park!  Near Folly Field Beach and the Islander’s Beach Park, which allows permit parking, this neighborhood contains playgrounds, picnic areas, and a boardwalk to the beach. Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort is also located here.
  6. It has great fun for families! This family fun center has been here for as long as most islanders can remember. Instead of the world-class golfing greens of the gated plantation communities, Folly Field offers playful miniature golf, along with arcade games inside the Adventure Cove building.
  7. It has a great blend of property. Neighborhoods with streets named after flowers and villa communities make this a great beach community to live, vacation or rent in.  Some of these communities include Sandcastles by the Sea, Singleton Beach, Island Club, Hilton Head Beach and Tennis, Fiddlers Cove, Admirals Row, cozy beach bungalows and brand new homes oceanfront and throughout.
  8. It has great Villa Resorts.  The Marriot Surf Watch, Island Club and the Hilton Head Beach and Tennis are all located in Folly Field.  These resorts offer a host of amenities with dining and activities for their owners and guests.
  9. It has a great dog park!   Located in Chaplin Park is Hilton Head’s only Dog Park. There are two areas fenced off for sizes of dogs. Both areas have working water fountains for you and your pet.  Park benches are placed all throughout the area.
  10. It has great Tennis! Hilton Head is a tennis players dream come true. There are hundreds of courts all over the island.  Six are at the Chaplin Park with four lighted.  These courts are intended for use by islanders.

***Extra bonus. It has Harolds!  Located on the corner of Singleton Beach Road is Harolds.  Known for great breakfasts, huge burgers and a cook that may bust your chops if you order wrong.  This is a fun place to grab lunch with a friend.