Joiner Bank Seabird Sanctuary

Property Location

Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Latitude: 32.2165  Longitude:-79.6588
County: Beaufort


Property Type: Seabird Sanctuaries

Hours of Operation

At this time, this seabird sanctuary is accessible only as a sand bar during lower tidal periods.

No dogs allowed

No camping


Activities / Facilities

Nature Viewing

Property Description

Joiner Bank Seabird Sanctuary is located in the mouth of Port Royal Sound just north of Hilton Head Island. Presently, it is a sand bar that is covered by water at high tide, and it does not support seabird and shorebird nesting. But because of the dynamic nature of these sites, in the future it may grow in enough elevation to once again support nesting. However, Joiner Bank serves as an important resting and feeding area for seabirds and shorebirds, activities also critical to their lifecycles.