South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Joiner Bank Seabird Sanctuary
Property LocationHilton Head Island, SC 29928
Latitude: 32.2165 Longitude:-79.6588
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
Activities / Facilities
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.