Plan Your Trip

Experience our Beach

With 12 miles of breathtaking Atlantic coastline, Hilton Head Island is blessed with pristine sandy beaches and a gentle rolling surf just waiting for you to get your toes wet! Relax, read a book, soak up the sun, or play in the waves. Beach chair and umbrella rentals, as well as lifeguard stations, are located near parking facilities in Palmetto Dunes.

Tee off on Our Greens

Hilton Head, known to many as the "Golf Island", is home to more than 24 courses and consistently ranks on the list of the Golf Digests Top 10 best golf resorts. Doubly blessed by the area`s mild year round climate, a trip to Hilton Head is not complete without playing a round on one of our beautiful courses.

Slam a Tennis Ball

Hilton Head Island is home to over 300 tennis courts where you will find everything from kids programs to clinics for beginners to senior tournaments. Ranked among the best in the world by Tennis Resorts Online, Hilton Head Island`s six major tennis centers offer first-class play on all three Grand Slam surfaces.

Bike the Island

Hilton Head Island is perfect for the cycling enthusiast or the occasional bike around the blocker. We have more than than 60 miles of multi-use trails connecting the island from end to end. We will be happy to recommend a local vendor to arrange bike rentals for your during your stay.

Entertain the Kids

Hilton Head is kid friendly. If the beach and the pool have lost their lustre, we have other fun activities in mind! Try a few holes of miniature golf, learn to swim like a Mermaid or just enjoy one of the free local playgrounds on the island. Try your hand at fishing, crabbing or learn to surf like a local! Lots to do, we`ll help you keep them entertained!

Jump on the Water

Hilton Head Island is blessed to have miles of beaches, but don`t miss the beauty and fun on the "back side of the island". Broad Creek, Calibogue Sound and the quiet waters of the May River in Bluffton will charm you with their magical spell. Boating activites of every kind are available in Shelter Cove from tours to boat rentals to guided kayak tours.

Dive into Local Flavors

Hilton Head has so many good restaurants you`ll wish you could eat more than three meals a day! From casual family fare, to burgers, to exquisite fine dining, there is a place for every craving. We are known for seafood, so don`t miss the chance to enjoy local shrimp, crabs or a catch of the day!

Festivals and Special Events

Hilton Head Island is known for welcoming generations of visitors with family friendly events throughout the year. During the the summer months don`t miss Shannon Tanner at the Shelter Cove Pavilion, Tuesday Night Fireworks and Harbourfest.

Explore our Island History

Hilton Head is quickly gaining recognition for its unique, fascinating, and largely untold historical sites and stories. Rich in Gullah roots, the lowcountry played a significant role in the history of the Civil War and slavery. Spend a little time learning about our heritage!

Discover Local Shopping

Attention Shoppers! Hilton Head is truly a `shop till you drop` destination! With upscale retailers, local boutiques, great thrift stores and major outlet centers, we`ve got you covered! Don`t miss our local weekly Farmers Markets.

Take a Day Trip

If you feel like taking a drive, Hilton Head Island is just a short distance from Savannah, Beaufort and Charleston. Rich in history, these quaint coastal cities are close enough to spend a day.

Enjoy the Arts

If you are a history buff, an art aficionado, or have a penchant for drama, Hilton Head is the right place. With some of the finest art galleries in South Carolina, live music venues, and dance and theater productions happening year-round, our arts and culture scene is second to none.

Transportation

Getting around Shelter Cove and Palmetto Dunes is a Breeze