Hilton Head may be famous for its beautiful beaches, but there’s many more places to visit on our Island. Whether it’s renting a kayak and heading out on the water, grabbing a friend and hitting the shops, or family for a fun adventure and nice dinner, the island won’t leave you disappointed. Be sure to head on over to these hot spots for some of all-inclusive fun shopping, dining, water activities and more.
For the ultimate all-in-one Hilton Head experience, head over to Coligny, where a shopping plaza and beach park give guests all they could need for a fun filled day. Coligny Plaza and Beach Market boast the most stores and restaurants out of any of the other center on the island and even has a few outdoor vendors set up for temporary tattoos, airbrushed shirts, hair wraps and bike and water float rentals.
The main attraction is definitely the public beach, which has all the amenities a beachgoer could wish for, from changing rooms to showers, shaded benches, swings, gazebos and a water fountain kids can play in. Located at the intersection of Pope Avenue and North Forest Beach Drive, known as Coligny Circle. 2 N Forest Beach Dr.
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2. Shelter Cove
The Neptune statue stands at the entrance of Shelter Cove, inviting vacationers to one of the Island’s best places to visit. Its location right off of Palmetto Dunes Resort makes it the perfect place for fun summer activities, like Harbour Fest, a fun event that brings bounce houses, face painting, cotton candy, ice cream, games and live music to the center. This beautiful cove, which is just off of Broad Creek, houses boats and yachts of all sizes in the marina. Guests can partake in all kinds of water activities, including adventures on kayaks, jet skis and even a water-powered jetpack!
But that’s not all that’s in Shelter Cove; there’s also a community park and a towne centre full of stores everyone’s familiar. Located at 1 Harbourside Ln. Turn off of 278 onto King Neptune Way to get to the marina and shops. The community park is located at 39 Shelter Cove Ln, a short drive down Shelter Cove Lane from the marina.
3. Harbour Town
Harbour Town may be full of all kinds of stores, restaurants and have a variety of places to visit. but it’s really the red-and-white-striped lighthouse and the Harbour Town Golf Links that puts this hot spot on the map. It’s here where the RBC Heritage guests and golfers flock to after the day’s activities.
For a little more excitement, visitors can head out on the Harbour Town boardwalk, where pirate cruises, as well as dolphin, fishing and nature tours depart, or guests jump on a jet ski, kayak or parasail and for some fun on the water. Located in Sea Pines at 149 Lighthouse Rd. From 278 go down Greenwood Drive. Make a slight right on Plantation Drive and then turn right on Lighthouse Road.
4. South Beach
South Beach is another one-stop-shop for dining, shopping, and fun right on the water! It’s the island’s take on a boardwalk, with stores and restaurants opening up on docks over Braddock Cove. All of these centers open up to water, but not all of them are on the water like South Beach. This seaside center has a variety of popular spots, including the Salty Dog Cafe, which is a dining attraction vacationers can’t go to without stopping by their shop to buy a shirt or hat! Located in Sea Pines at 232 S Sea Pines Dr.
5. Broad Creek
This large creek almost cuts the island in two, jutting in from the Calibogue Sound. But there’s one spot along the creek that definitely can’t be missed – Broad Creek Marina.
It’s not just the marina that’s exciting, but all the fun outdoor activities that neighbor right up next to, including Zip Line Hilton Head, Kayak Hilton Head and Up the Creek Pub & Grill. That’s right, zip lines and obstacle courses extend high into the treetops. The zip line and marina are located off of Marshland Road at 33 Broad Creek Marina. Kayak and boat rentals, as well as dolphin tours are next door at 18 Simmons Rd.
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