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“Beautiful sunrises”
Review of Coligny Beach

Coligny Beach
Ranked #3 of 117 things to do in Hilton Head
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Griffin, GA
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful sunrises”
Reviewed 23 April 2009

Not a bad beach. While my wife and I never went swimming on it due to it being a bit too cold for it, however, we did walk on it multiple times during our stay this week. The best time to go, for me as a photographer, is first thing in the morning to watch the sunrise, which were always pretty, as long as there weren't tons of clouds around. However, even if it was cloudy, I saw multiple dolphins just off the beach every morning. With a decent zoom lens, you could easily get some decent photos of them as they swim by searching for their breakfast.

Outside of dolphins, there are plenty of sea gulls, sandpipers, and pelicans. Also, lots of dead cannonball jellyfish (pretty harmless) and starfish on the beach at least one morning, after a storm the night before.

It's also near several shops and restaurants within a short walking distance if you want to get some food afterwards, something to drink, or some ice cream or, my personal favorite...Ritas!

The one problem I had with the beach was it didn't have good shelling. A few shells here and there, but really nothing to speak of, although it could have been the time of day we were going, as we never made it to the beach near low tide, but even without that, it wasn't that big of a deal, as we enjoyed our trips to the beach.

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“great beach”
Reviewed 18 November 2005

This is a great beach, but you have to get into Sea Pines plantation. If you go at low tide there's a good chance you'll see dolphins up close.

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