Posted by: Sunset Rentals | May 26, 2015

Top Attractions on Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head IslandAre you vacationing on Hilton Head Island for a short time and want to make sure you hit all the highlights? Here’s our list of what not to miss:

The Beach – Visitors will find 12 miles of beautiful beaches to splash in the Atlantic or sun in the sand. With its untouched natural setting, Hilton Head Island is a gorgeous place to wile away your day at the beach.

Lighthouse at Harbour Town – One of the most popular attractions for tourists is the red and white striped lighthouse located at Harbour Town within Sea Pines Plantation. The lighthouse is an icon representing Hilton Head Island and a beautiful spot for a bird’s eye view of the island. You’ll also find plenty of shopping and dining in the area.

Hudson’s Seafood House by the Docks – A longtime, classic seafood restaurant on the island, a little out of the main action but worth the drive, is Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks. During busier months, expect to wait a while for your turn to dine, but the hush puppies, fresh shrimp and seafood galore is worth the wait.

Broad Creek – One of the more lovely marshy areas of Hilton Head Island is Broad Creek. Visit the area at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina where you can kayak, take a nature cruise or even jetpack over the water. There’s also a variety of waterfront dining options available. Head there around dusk to watch the sun set over the creek.

Tanger Outlets – Shoppers will want to spend some time at Hilton Head’s Tanger Outlets. These popular shopping centers offer brand names at discount prices. Shoppers will find hundreds of stores ranging from apparel and jewelry to shoes and cosmetics.

Oceanfront Golf – There are 24 golf courses on the island of Hilton Head, giving it the nickname, “Golf Island,” but only two offer oceanfront views. Don’t miss the award-winning Robert Trent Jones course at Palmetto Dunes or the Ocean Course at Sea Pines. You can’t beat a game of golf with an amazing view to boot; just beware the sea breezes!

Van der Meer Tennis Center – The island is also known as a tennis retreat and one of the most famous tennis centers on the island is Van der Meer. This classic facility has been instructing newbies and pros on tennis since 1979.

What’s your favorite attraction on Hilton Head Island?

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