Daylight Saving Time Means More Fun in the Carolina Sun!


Spring Ahead for Daylight Saving Time on Hilton Head IslandIt’s Daylight Saving Time again and at 2 a.m. on Sunday March 11th we will set our clocks ahead one hour, marking the beginning of Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. For us on Hilton Head, it is a happy reminder that summer fun is just around the corner on our beautiful Island!

For those who love to spend time in the great outdoors, Daylight Saving time means that we get more time to spend in the Carolina sunshine including longer walks on the beach, plenty of daylight for fishing, boating and more time to play a round of golf at one of our many world class courses on the Island.


Although not many Islanders will complain about having the extra outdoor time, it does still make you wonder why we do turn our clocks ahead each year. Benjamin Franklin first conceived the idea in 1784 with the main purpose being an easy way to get more from our sun and to make better use of daylight. Changing our clocks ahead during the summer months actually moves an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening, allowing us to do just that.


In addition, research done by the U.S. Department of Transportation has shown that Daylight Saving Time trims the entire country's electricity usage about one percent each day. This small percentage might not sound like much, but it really does add up on a nationwide level to make a big difference.


Overall, most Americans like Daylight Saving Time simply because we like to enjoy long summer evenings filled with our favorite activities. On Hilton Head Island we obviously don’t complain when we have more daylight to enjoy boating, golf, beaches and playing in the sunshine on the Carolina Coast!  


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