Mega playground, music pavilion coming to new Hilton Head park. Check out the plans
If you’ve ever found yourself in the Coligny beach parking lot on a Saturday during summer, you know the pain.
Hilton Head’s live oaks and tranquility melts away, and out-of-state cars line up to dodge pedestrians holding beach chairs, take a left turn out of the sole free parking lot in the area to empty out into the Coligny traffic circle.
This summer, the Town of Hilton Head Island has started a free shuttle on Saturdays and Sundays between the USCB campus off Pope Avenue and shuttle them down the road to Coligny Beach Park, according to a town news release.
The shuttle will run on a continuous loop from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., or what the town called “peak visitor times” at the popular beach.
It’s free to ride the shuttle. Service starts June 29 and runs every weekend through Labor Day, according to the news release.
“With this new service, we hope to ease traffic in the Coligny area, maximize the opportunity to provide free parking during the busy summer months, and create a safe environment for all of our visitors,” Scott Liggett, director of public projects and facilities, said in the release.
The Breeze Trolley service, which is $1 to ride, is also operating this summer. It runs from 1 to 10:30 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, the trolleys run from 1 p.m. until 12:30 a.m.
Keep an eye out for an electronic message board announcing the overflow parking on Pope Avenue near Office Park Road, the news release said.
This summer, the 9-acre lot behind the Coligny lot that was often used for overflow parking in the past is closed as the Lowcountry Celebration Park is constructed.