The Forest Beach area of Hilton Head Island is a 2.5 mile stretch of beach from the Sea Pines Ocean gate to the Crown Plaza Resort in Shipyard Plantation. Forest Beach is divided into North and South Forest Beach, separated by Coligny Circle. South Forest Beach consists of primarily villas, but does include some beach-oriented homes. Because of its location, Forest Beach is sometimes referred to as the unofficial downtown district of Hilton Head Island. Known for endless choices of entertainment, dining, and shopping on Hilton Head Island as well as the Coligney Beach Park.