Facts About Hilton Head Island!

Many visitors to Hilton Head Island have questions about the Island. Show your friends and family that you know some facts about Hilton Head Island. Our Chamber of Commerce is another source of facts.


We do have a bridge from the mainland to the Island. You do not have to come across in a boat.

We do have a airport. Hilton Head Island Airport hosts USAirways Express offering daily flights from Charlotte.

Hilton Head Island encompasses 42 square miles of semi-tropical landscape.

Hilton Head Island provides over 50 miles of public pathways and nature trails.

Hilton Head Island Population, approximately 39,000.

Hilton Head Island Median age, 46.

Hilton Head Island average daytime temperature is a mild 70 degrees, warmed year-round by the Gulf Stream.

We do have Super Markets. You do not have to bring your own food, PLUS we even have 2 large outlet centers!

We do have electricity, service provided by Palmetto Electric Cooperative, Inc. & South Carolina Electric & Gas.

We do have telephones, service provided by Hargray Communications.

We do have Hotels and Motels, and we even have Cable TV service provided by Hargray Cable & Time Warner Cable.

We do have 12 miles of wide, hard-packed beaches with lots of public access areas. The tide levels change as much as 6-8 feet every 6 hours.

We do have 24 on-island championship golf courses, and over 40 courses in the Hilton Head Island – Bluffton area for you to play.

More than one millon rounds of golf are played annually.

We do have 300 courts in all three Grand Slam surfaces, including grass on-island tennis courts for you to play.

And, as you know, we do have Hilton Head Island & Bluffton Web Sites on the Internet.

The Island was Incorporated into the Town of Hilton Head Island in 1983.

The $10,000,000 Self Family Arts Center opened in March, 1996, in the center of Hilton Head Island. The Center combines the latest facilities for both visual and performing arts. The 44,000 square foot facility includes the 350 seat Elizabeth Wallace Theater for major dramas, comedies and musicals, as well as the 125 seat Studio Theater for workshop productions. In addition, the facility includes the Walter Greer Art Gallery, with 2,300 square feet of exhibit space, meeting and administrative space and a fine arts studio-classroom. In October 2002, the Center was renamed to the “Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.”