Hilton Head Island, South CarolinaHilton Head's eastern shore is 12 miles of white sand. As its name suggests, this beach is loved by locals because it's less crowded than most and swimmer-friendly, thanks to its gentle underwater slope. There's also a playground and a shady picnic area behind the dunes.
Hotel Recommendation: Stay at the nearby Westin Hilton Head Resort & Spa. Read our review.