Unlike much of America you will find no shortage of pedestrian footpaths, nature trails, bike paths and so forth and bike rental is cheap and easy to find.
The inspiration comes from the original owner and developer of Sea Pines Resort at the southern end of the island. This 5000 acre private gated community is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Calibogue Sound on the other. The resort is home to three wonderful public golf courses. The Ocean Course, Heron Point and Harbour Town Golf Links, home of the Heritage Tournament on the PGA Tour which is held each year the week after the Masters. There is also a private golf course.
The focal point of the resort is Harbour Town Marina with it’s symbolic lighthouse, boutique shops, restaurants and bars.
Elsewhere on the island, there are a number of popular spots that attract visitors and locals alike. Just north of Sea Pines Resort bordering the Atlantic Ocean is Coligny Beach with it’s public beach access and Coligny Plaza, a sprawling development of shops, restaurants and bars. On the opposite side of the island just off the Intracoastal Waterway is Shelter Cove Marina which is another popular dining spot. For a quieter lcoligny plazaocation visit Palmetto Bay Marina with its small collection of shops and restaurants.
Hilton Head is renowned for its fine dining and apart from the marina restaurants there are any number of other excellent restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. Some of our favourties include Captain Woody’s, a locals bar (and one of our favourite haunts) which was at Palmetto Bay Marina but is now close to Publix near Sea Pines Circle. If you fancy French cuisine then Charlie’s L’Etoile Vert is a must where the menu changes daily depending on the catch. If you like Asian cuisine then we recommend VariAsian and Asian Bistro.
For quality American dining, Truffles Cafe has two locations, one in Sea Pines Resort, the other just down the street from Coligny Plaza while for breakfast why not try the Hilton Head Diner, a classic American experience complete with juke boxes selections in the booths. There are far too many to mention them all so to find out more why not visit http://www.hhidining.com
Sea Pines Resort is our main featured resort offering a wide range of villas and homes as well as the upscale Inn at Harbour Town. Close to Coligny Beach is Comfort Inn which provides basic but comfortable hotel accommodation, while ocean front we have the top class Westin Resort & Spa. Take a look at our accommodation page for more information on these resorts.
There are plenty of quality golf courses available for public play on the island as well as a handful just off the island. See our Hilton Head golf page for more details.
Apart from golf and the beach there is plenty to see and do on Hilton Head. There are a number of top tennis facilities and the Beaches and Marinas are centres for a variety of water based activities including fishing trips, dinner cruises, boat rentals, nature excursions and water sports.
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