Hilton Head Island, SC is widely recognized as one of the most family-friendly places to vacation in the world. Its endless appeal is easy to understand with 12 miles of white, sandy beaches, championship golf courses played by PGA professionals, numerous tennis courts, fine dining and shopping, boating and fishing, and balmy subtropical weather. Lush trees cover the scenic landscape.
The largest barrier island off the Atlantic coast between Long Island and the Bahamas, Hilton Head is located 40 miles north of Savannah, GA, and 90 miles south of Charleston, SC. The Island lies on the Intracoastal Waterway and encompasses 42 square miles, including unspoiled sea marshes, creeks and lagoons, heavily wooded forests of tall pines, palmettos, magnolias and live oaks, and 12 miles of broad Atlantic beach.
Hilton Head Island may only be 12 miles long by 5 miles wide, but you’ll find everything you need close by. Get a little taste of it all with more than 250 restaurants, 24 island golf courses,and more than 200 stores and outlets for shopping. There are so many adventures from which to choose to make your vacation experience one to remember. Check out spectacular views of Hilton Head Island beaches from high above the water while parasailing. Go jet skiing, windsurfing, kayaking, or take a Dolphin watching cruise. Learn to stand-up paddle board; take a tour of Daufuskie Island; charter a fishing boat; rent a surf board – there is something for every age and plenty of equipment rentals available.
Absorb the Island’s appreciation for the environment while you travel down 50 miles of public bike and nature trails. Enjoy 12 miles of one of the most pristine beaches in the country. With the absence of bright streetlights, billboards, and garish-colored buildings, there’s something extraordinarily different about the relaxed, warm island atmosphere to be found here.
Hilton Head Island has something for everyone, from young families, to those seeking a vacation rental property, to seniors looking for a luxurious place to retire where their families will look forward to visiting.