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Hilton Head Island in South Carolina is 12 miles of beautiful beaches and tropical splendor. On the Atlantic ocean, the island is famous for its golf courses but also offers other exciting places to see and things to do. Whether you want enjoy a boating excursion, spy on loggerhead turtles, or just sit and read on a warm, sandy beach, Hilton Head has something for everybody.
Here are five outstanding reasons your next vacation should be to Hilton Head, South Carolina:
World Class Golf Courses
No doubt about it, Hilton Head boasts some of the finest championship golf courses anywhere! In fact, the area sponsors several major tournaments that attract the world’s best golfers. Many avid golfers head to the Harbour Town Golf Links. True, the greens fees may be the highest on the island, but the course allows amateur golfers to share the links with professionals. Harbour Town is where the annual Verizon Heritage Golf Tournament is hosted each Spring.
Beautiful Hilton Head Beaches
The 12 mile stretch of sandy beaches that form the outer perimeter of Hilton Head offer easy access to the Atlantic as well as great places to explore. In fact, the beaches easily draw as many visitors as the golf courses. Officially beach season extends from April through September.
Natural Tropical Beauty
Hilton Head not only offers surf and sun — it also has a number of scenic grass dunes, tidal marshes and even green, lush forests. Nature lovers will be delighted with all of the natural beauty available to explore. Explore the marshes and the sea oats, watch the natural wildlife (more about that later), and soak up the sights and smells of the tropical beauty.
Great Sightseeing Opportunities
When you visit the island for the first time, make sure to take a sightseeing tour. Among the many places you will visit will be Harbour Town. Here you will quickly spot the many luxurious homes, many which sport million dollar yachts docked in front of them. These beautiful homes are dotted all around the marinas. The beauty and luxury of Hilton Head has attracted many celebrities. Both Michael Jordan and John Mellencamp, for instances, have homes on the island.
Explore the Wildlife
Hilton Head is a natural haven for many different types of wildlife. Here you can find alligators, bobcats, deer, wild boars, large aquatic birds and even the bottle-nosed dolphin. Of course the area is famous for the loggerhead turtles. If you want to experience the wildlife, contact the island’s Discovery Museum. They will be able to provide you with excursions that provide the best vantage points to see the wildlife you are most interested in.
Next vacation, come and visit the friendly folks at Hilton Head Island! It will be a vacation you will never forget. No wonder that most folks who visit once come back again and again!