The ocean is great here. It’s...
The ocean is great here. It’s not that clear but it’s the cleanest beach in the world and the town takes such great care in making sure the island doesn’t have any 'pink elephants' that you see in so many other coastal cities.
You can go to Shelter Cove and rent jet skies or take a boat trip. Harbor Town has one of the Stars and Stripes Sailboats which can be rented by the hour.
Golfing is the main attraction here as it has some of the best courses here. There's the Ocean Course in Sea Pines where the Heritage is played every year. There are also many inexpensive courses there that can be played quite reasonably. Great place for fishing.
A Culinary "Don't Miss" !!
This in my opion is the "Coup de gras" of the Hilton Head Island restaurants. Save your appetites, because this is truly a treat. The menu isn't huge, but every item is a thing of beauty! I think the prices are very reasonable considering the personal attention and quality of everything involved. Reservations are a must because this is a unique, scenic and private little spot off the local bay. The view is as spectacular as the food, and a window seat or an outdoor table (during the warm months) is a must! The smoked sampler platter is an absolute must. For the entree', there are daily specials and I can't even begin to suggest a favorite - that's to each individual taste. The wine selection is exemplory and the staff is very knowledgeable with great suggestions. Make sure to ask for Robin as your server - it will make your trip complete!
Forest Beach is very long. One end has a lot of houses, the middle has a lot of hotels/resorts/people, and the other end is almost deserted. If you like taking long walks, the best thing to do is start in the middle, and walk south. (Towards the right.) Eventually you'll end up without any people around. It is absolutely beautiful at night, because you can see the stars very clearly, and you can also see Tybee Island in the distance.
Hilton Head Island July
I thought I had included some pictures in the General tips section but obviously something did not work. I will include here a few of the pictures taken while we were at Hilton Head in July. Cannot say enough about the beauty of this place!
"Driving into Hilton Head"
It's a long drive (or so it seems) from the time you get off I95 until you are actually in Hilton Head. If you are arriving after dark, it is very difficult to find anything. The highway is bordered on each side with lovely trees and what signs you can see are very small and not well lit up. I'm sure this is part of the building code in Hilton Head.
"Crossing the Bridges"
Once you cross the two bridges, you are almost there.
Again, they have done an extraordinary job of keeping the beach natural looking. The area we stayed in had very few buildings visible from the beach. I was completely astonished by this.