Hilton Head Island is a world-class resort destination located at the southernmost tip of South Carolina between the historic port cities of Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC (about 20 miles northeast of Savannah, GA. and 95 miles southwest of Charleston, SC). The island has a total area of approximately 69.2 square miles and is the 2nd largest barrier island on the U.S. eastern seaboard (2nd only to Long Island in New York).
Hilton Head is blessed with over 11 miles of pristine white sandy beaches fronting the Atlantic Ocean and countless waterways surrounding the island. Located in a semi-tropical climate zone, the island has an average yearly high temperature of 75.5 degrees and an average yearly low of 55.6 degrees, perfect for outdoor activities virtually year round. It is home to approximately 38,000 full time residents, but during the peak of the summer vacation season can swell to upwards of 275,000 as a result of vacationers and guests visiting the island from all corners of the world.
Endowed with such magnificent geographical resources, it is no wonder that Hilton Head Island is home to a virtual treasure chest of outdoor sporting venues and wildlife adventures. Over 30 golf courses are located in the immediate area including the world renowned Harbour Town Golf Links in the Sea Pines Resort, home to the Heritage Golf Classic, a PGA Tour tournament event. There are hundreds of tennis courts on the island and several of them are rated in Tennis Magazine’s Top 50 Clubs. Sport fishing is both plentiful and rewarding, pristine nature preserves await the nature enthusiast, and then of course there are those incredibly amazing 12 plus miles of pristine beaches for the enjoyment of beach lovers young and old alike.
With over 250 restaurants located on the island, Hilton Head is bountiful with culinary riches ranging from the fresh seafood treasures of the Atlantic Ocean and our local waterways to world-wide cuisine delicacies to be enjoyed in casual venues as well as elegant fine dining. When the subject of dining comes up, there is something for every palate and every pocket book to be found on Hilton Head Island. In addition, for a community its size, Hilton Head Island offers an unusual amount of cultural opportunities and experiences for islanders and visitors alike including Broadway-quality plays at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, the 120-member full chorus of the Hilton Head Choral Society, the highly rated Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, the largest annual outdoor, tented wine tasting event on the east coast, to name a few of the many other annual community festivals.