The three-mile stretch of beach, known as Forest Beach, is located on Hilton Head Island’s popular south end. It includes the North and South residential areas that meet at Coligny Circle. The area’s easy access to the beach along with more than 100 shops and restaurants makes Forest Beach a per...
Shipyard Plantation is conveniently located on the desired south end of Hilton Head Island, which combines scenic beauty with resort living. The 800-acre secure community provides visitors and residents with beach-front access and first-class amenities. This mixed-use plantation was the second commu...
The Fourth of July weekend is almost here and whether you're a local or here on vacation there's plenty to do this weekend on Hilton Head Island. Harbour Town at Sea Pines Annual 4th of July Parade Show off your red, white and blue spirit by decorating your bicycle, wagon, dog, or kids for a fun par...
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One thing that separates Hilton Head Island from other vacation destinations is that it is a liveable resort. Visitors to the Island enjoy the comfort and tranquility of residential settings while locals live free of the typical tourist traffic and congestion found at larger destinations. Add to that the sandy beaches, championship golf courses, great local seafood, and year round outdoor activities and you can see why the South Carolina Lowcountry is a great place to live, work, and play.
Hilton Head Real Estate, Communities, and Homes for Sale
If you're planning to relocate to the area, be sure to check out our real estate community guides for both Hilton Head and Bluffton. Each features information, photos, and videos for dozens of residential communities. Then search through our Hilton Head real estate and Bluffton real estate listings to find your ideal home, condo, or homesite.
Hilton Head Rentals and Travel Guide
If you're planning a vacation on Hilton Head Island, we have your complete Hilton Head travel guide. Our vacation rental guides features information, videos, and photos on hundreds of rental villa and condo complexes in Sea Pines, Palmetto Dunes, Folly Field, Forest Beach, and Shipyard. You can also search thousands of Hilton Head rentals, sorting by criteria such as oceanfront rental homes or villas, pet friendly rentals, and more.
Things to Do In Hilton Head Island
Whether you're a local or here on a family vacation, we also have an extensive section of Things to do in Hilton Head Island that includes beaches, golf courses, shopping, restaurants, bike rentals, and local services. We also have a section on Hilton Head bike paths that shows all of the major public access bike routes on the Island.
World Class Destination Resort
While Hilton Head dates back to 1663 when Captain William Hilton came upon the headland at Port Royal Sound, it wasn't until 1956 that it began to take shape as the destination resort that it is today. The first step in the process was allowing vehicle traffic on the island with the completion of the James F. Byrnes bridge. With cars, trucks, and construction vehicles no having easy access, Charles Fraser was able to realize his vision of a master planned resort community that integrated itself with the local surroundings rather than clear cutting and building. With that, Sea Pines Plantation was born.
It's the vision of Charles Fraser that makes Hilton Head unique from many other resort communities. Whether its homes, businesses, or local infrastructure strict regulations ensure that structures are built to blend in with the environment. For example, when building a new home there are strict guidelines on cutting down mature trees or encroaching upon wetlands. That's why when you travel through the local communities that most homes are nestled within mature oak and pine trees. In addition, each residential community is required to set aside land for the preservation of local flora and fauna.
Residential development continued through the 1960's and 1970's and saw the establishment of Hilton Head Plantation, Port Royal Plantation, Palmetto Dunes, and Shipyard Plantation. Along with the beaches, Hilton Head became know for its world class golf courses developed by such noted course architects Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Geaorge Fazio, and Robert Trent Jones.