Our resort was not on the beach. It did have access to the beach though with a beach house and pool.
If you look carefully you can spot Kevin ( he had orange swimming trunks) putting up our sun tent. I do mean tent, no umbrella for us :)!
Our first day we rented bikes and rode the 1.5 mile bike path to the beach. There are really nice bike trails all over Hilton Head and they are highly used. However, there are parts of the path that are right next to traffic, really right next to! Like last year's horse back riding, this year's bike riding had me praying out loud. We took the shuttle to and from the beach after that adventure.
We carted a lot with us each day but we were never sorry to have any of the things we packed!
The water was incredible, really warm and full of big, fun waves.
We built a little sand village, which obviously had to have a library, that's the ringed building, and a zoo, that's the structure with the whale.
The beach house pool was smaller than the resort pool and didn't have a slide but the girls still had a great time swimming. Lucy loved playing in the splash pad and of course they all loved the Mickey bars and Dole whip.