Hilton Head Island Blog

The Great Sea Island Storm of 1893

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

On Sunday night, August 27, 1893, the eye of the huge, slow-moving Category 3 hurricane landed just south of Savannah, ripping through South Carolina’s coastal islands with a 10- to 12-foot storm surge on a high tide. Estimates of the death toll ranged up to 3,500. No one could count all of the bodies that...more

Pickleball FUN in Autumn!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

By Mark Anders, Head Pickleball Pro at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort Summer has passed us by, and the prospect of cooler, less humid weather is welcome indeed! With the start of school, we typically see fewer families and the return of couples who want to enjoy our good weather and the many great outdoor activities...more

Driving On Hilton Head Island

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

U. S. Route 278 is the only highway coming to Hilton Head Island. 278 extends all the way to I-95 (Exit #8). After you cross the large bridge (which spans the Intercoastal Waterway), you are now on the Island. About 2 miles onto the Island, you’ll see signs for the New Cross Island Parkway, (stay...more

Golf is for Everyone

Thursday, August 2, 2018

By Doug Weaver, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort Enjoy the game that everybody can play together. My friend, Leo Luken, played golf at the age of 94 and was able to score his age or better. Incredibly, Leo didn’t start playing golf until age 45. Every day, I teach three-year-olds how to tee the ball up,...more

Hilton Head Island’s Secret Beaches

Friday, July 27, 2018

Mitchelville Beach Hilton Head Island

On Hilton Head Island, there is always more than meets the eye, as many treasures hide deep in secret alcoves off the beaten path. To get to these secret destinations, you must take the back roads and, with a spirit of adventure, turn off Highway 278 to find some of Hilton Head Island’s most secluded...more

9 Terrific Ways to Enjoy Independence Day on Hilton Head Island

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Captain Hook Fourth of July Nature Cruise

Summer is made for cookouts, beach time and the nation’s birthday—and Hilton Head Island has no shortage of hot-weather happenings. Gearing up for the Fourth of July will be smooth sailing with this handy guide. So don’t just settle this year, get out and about to celebrate Independence Day in a fun way! 1. Hang...more

Visit the King Neptune Statue at Shelter Cove Harbour

Saturday, June 23, 2018

The towering 12-foot bronze statue of Neptune, which doubles as a larger-than-life sundial, serves as an iconic symbol of Shelter Cove Harbour at Palmetto Dunes, welcoming visitors to the entrance of the popular waterfront dining and shopping location. Designed and installed by sculptor Wayne Edwards, this much-loved statue serves as a tribute to Neptune, the...more

Pickleball Observations

Saturday, June 16, 2018

By Mark Anders, Head Pickleball Pro at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort  Having taught approximately 3,000 people how to play pickleball since the pickleball program at Palmetto Dunes began four summers ago, here are a few of my observations about this game with the funny name and why it has become so popular: 1. Pickleball is easy...more

Kids Sing and Dance with Gregg Russell

Friday, June 8, 2018

by Alvan Weathers Gregg Russell is a household name in Hilton Head, and his nightly performances under the old Liberty oak tree in Harbour Town are a testament to that fact. He has entertained hundreds of families that have come to see him at the exact same spot for over 40 years and counting. People...more

Family-Friendly Fun at the Coastal Discovery Museum, Summer 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018

The Coastal Discovery Museum is a great place to discover everything about the Lowcountry. The Tom Peeples Discovery Lab: This will take place at the Coastal Discovery Museum and be open every Monday and Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. starting in June through August. Your visit to the lab is a fun educational experience for all...more

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