Beach Blog

The Hilton Head Island Airport announced Wednesday that American Airlines will begin flights to Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National Airport in May 2019.  The announcement comes less than a month after United Airlines announced it would begin service between Washington, D.C., and Hilton Head in March 2019.  The airport said the new American flights are “in part due to a runway extension that was completed in June,” to accommodate larger jets.

        Hilton Head Island Recognized As One of the “Best Bicycling Communities” in the United States!

Visitors looking for a memorable vacation experience and the ability to bike with family and friends on our leisure paths is something many tell us they enjoy doing” said Bill Miles, President & CEO of the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. “Hilton Head’s extensive miles of leisure paths are a positive differentiator when it comes to attracting vacationers, and it’s also a wonderful quality of life amenity for our residents.”

                              Hilton Head named South’s best beach
Another summer, another honor: Southern Living magazine recently named Hilton Head Island the South’s Best Beach for 2018, earning praise for its flat, wide Atlantic beaches and waterways that readers said are perfect for paddling. And access to world-class golf at resorts like Sea Pines and Palmetto Dunes didn’t hurt, either.



                          Food Network chef visits Daufuskie, says May River oysters ‘best I ever had’

Food Network chef Lazarus Lynch featured Daufuskie Island and Gullah comfort food in his “Comfort Nation” series on the TV channel’s website.The episode is titled “Traditional Oyster Roast”. Lynch is a two-time “Chopped” winner and the son of Johnny Ray Lynch, a chef from Bessemer, Alabama. The New Yorker visited Daufuskie Island for a Gullah oyster roast with cookbook author Sallie Ann Robinson. “We harvested some of the best oysters I’ve ever had, and cooked up a traditional oyster roast with cornbread and melted butter. I had the best time soaking up all of her wisdom, and the oyster juice. 

Oyster lovers,your favorite season of the year is here   
Shellfish season, when oysters plus clams, mussels and other bivalves can be legally harvested from South Carolina waters, is now open. The recreational season is expected to remain open through May 15.