Tucked away near the end of Beach City Road, this 31-acre preserve is a sanctuary of quiet far removed from the busy visitor attractions. A shaded trail through a pristine maritime forest leads to the seashore. This section of beach, located at the heel of the shoe-shaped island, is excellent for clamming and fishing. Dog owners can let their pets run free in the sand and surf and not have to worry about disturbing sunbathers or kids building sandcastles. Another trail takes you to a boardwalk and observation deck extending into the salt marsh, offering more opportunities to view herons, egrets and other shore birds. Binoculars are available to see far off into the sound and across a vast expanse of Spartina grass. The park also features restrooms and a small pavilion with two picnic tables. A bike path connects the park to the main recreational trail along Hilton Head Parkway, and ample parking is available near the trailhead leading to the beach and pier.