Posted by: Sunset Rentals | May 28, 2015

Main Areas of Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head vacation rentalIf you’re vacationing to Hilton Head Island soon, here’s a quick look at the main parts of the island. It will help you decide where you’d like to stay and which area offer the style of vacation you may be interested in.

Sea Pines

Perhaps the largest area of the island is Sea Pines Plantation, which encompasses the entire south end. Here you will find the large entertainment, dining and shopping area of Harbour Town, three championship golf courses (one oceanfront), a 600-acre forest preserve, an equestrian center, five miles of beach and miles of bike paths.

Mid-Island/Palmetto Dunes

Centrally located on the island is Palmetto Dunes. Staying here makes anyplace you need to go on the island just a short drive or bike ride. Palmetto Dunes offers three award-winning golf courses (one oceanfront), a tennis center, an 11-mile inland lagoon, 3 miles of beach and lots of vacation homes and restaurants. Across the highway is Shelter Cove Harbour connected via bike path with more vacation rentals, Broad Creek, waterfront dining and shopping and seasonal live entertainment.

Folly Field

Also located mid-island is Folly Field, though this can often be a quieter getaway with fewer crowds. Only 10 minutes from Shelter Cove, it’s still close to many activities and restaurants. You’ll also find plenty of white sandy beaches here, as well.

Forest Beach/Coligny

Another great areas for shoppers is Forest Beach, which is close to the popular Coligny Plaza. This is one of the only non-gated areas of the island and everything you need is just a bike ride away. Head to the beach at the new Coligny Beach Entrance with water fountain, outdoor showers, restrooms and more. You’ll also find mini-golf, bike trails and lots of live entertainment in the area.

Port Royal

On the northeast corner of the island is Port Royal, home to many vacation rentals and homes, as well as activities. Within this area, there are three championship golf courses, both freshwater and saltwater lagoons for fishing, an arboretum, a variety of historic sites and 19 beach paths.

Which area of Hilton Head Island suits your style the best?

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