Hilton Head Island has twelve miles of beautiful sandy beaches, eight marinas, more than twenty golf courses, 300 tennis courts and miles of bicycle paths. There are two stables with diverse areas for horseback riding, including forest preserve and waterfront. For those not so athletically inclined, we have 200 restaurants, eight art galleries, two movie theaters and enough shops and outlets to satisfy any shopaholic.
Hilton Head Island is the perfect place to try ecotourism. There are many different ways to observe and enjoy the natural habitat of loggerhead turtles, dolphin, egrets, wood storks, pelicans and other indigenous birds. The Museum of Hilton Head provides guided tours of the beaches and has many different exhibits throughout the year. Several other tours by kayak, canoe, or bicycle are available.
Among the wildlife preserves and rookeries on the island are the Newhall Audubon Preserve on Palmetto Bay Road, Whooping Crane Conservatory in Hilton Head Plantation, and Sea Pines Forest Preserve off Greenwood Drive in Sea Pines Plantation. Plan to spend at least one day exploring the 4,000 acre Pinckney Island National Wildlife Preserve off Highway 278 too. Plus, the beautiful Arts Center of Coastal Carolina and The Main Street Theatre will treat you to flights of fancy with their ever changing musicals, mysteries, comedies and dramas.
Hilton Head Island is easily reached by car, plane, or boat. Less than an hour from Savannah Airport, car rentals or transportation services are available. With the new exit from I-95 (SC 8), you'll be less than 40 miles from the Island. By boat it's a convenient stop-over on the Intracoastal Waterway.
With something for every family member no matter the season, your Hilton Head vacation is sure to be a memorable one!