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All About Hilton Head Island

Vicki Shivers - Monday, December 07, 2015

”AboutLocated 95 miles south of historic Charleston, South Carolina and 45 minutes north of Savannah, Georgia, Hilton Head Island boasts being the second largest island off the Eastern Coast, with 12 miles of wide sandy beaches. It is shaped like a foot, with the "North End" being the ankle, "Mid-Island", which faces the Atlantic Ocean, being the heel and sole, and the "South End" being the toe.


Hilton Head is known for its luxurious, meticulously sculpted landscaping. Commercialism is kept to a minimum here. You won't find any glaring neon signs, or sky-high billboards alongside the island's main road, Highway 278. Development of the island's resort and residential areas have been carefully planned so as not to mar the island's natural beauty. Shopping plazas, outlet malls and restaurants, while abundant on the island, are designed to be inconspicuous among the tall sea pines and the indigenous Palmetto trees. Newcomers to the island often need a few days to "find places" that seem almost "hidden". However, it doesn't take long to become accustomed to the lay of the land and begin to feel like a true "local".


The average temperature on Hilton Head Island is 71 degrees Farenheit, a semi-tropical climate which offers vacationers a year-round resort. Average temperatures range from the low 60's in the cool season to the mid 80's-90's in the summer.


There's always something to do on Hilton Head Island. If you're a golfer, there's 23 championship courses to choose from. Play tennis? Take your pick from over 200 tennis courts. Prefer water sports? Try a dolphin cruise, deep sea fishing, canoeing, windsurfing, sail boating or just plain ol' surf casting.

With trails running along most of the island, often parallel with Highway 278, bicycling is a popular activity. For the shopper, there's certainly no lack of outlet malls, department stores and shopping plazas. And if you like to eat, you'll find nearly every type of cuisine imaginable at many of the fine restaurants on Hilton Head Island.


And don't forget, there's also horseback riding, eco-tours, dinner cruises, & bird watching much to do, so little time!