Hilton Head Island is the second- largest barrier island on the East
Coast, located in the southeastern part
of South Carolina, just 35 miles north of
Savannah. During 2007, over two million people visited and vacationed on
Hilton Head Island. This stunning resort
destination has world-class golf, award-winning dining, superior shopping and
endless recreational activities for lovers
of land and sea. There is tennis, boating,
fishing and biking on miles of bike paths.
You can even bike along the water’s edge
for mile after mile on beautiful beaches.
Many of these paths take you through
nature preserves, where you can see up
close the natural treasures of the island
that might otherwise be missed.
The beauty of this semi-tropical
island is unparalleled. Forested with
palms, pines and moss-draped oaks, it
is a true paradise. White sandy beaches,
warmed year-round by the Gulf Stream,
stretch for 12 miles of stunning natural
beauty. The island is surrounded by salt
marshes teeming with sea life and on
the ocean side, schools of dolphins that
frolic in the surf. There are several points
of historical interest on Hilton Head
including several antebellum planta-
tions, most of which are now resort
One of the top 10 golf destinations
in the world, Hilton Head is home to
the renowned PGA Verizon Heritage of
Golf tournament. With 23 golf courses,
including five private, it is no wonder
Hilton Head is tagged a golfer’s Mecca.
The average yearly temperature is 70
degrees, making it a prime destination
for golfing year-round.
The Lowcountry cuisine is exceptional with over 280 restaurants on the island, many featuring fresh local seafood.
Nightlife includes clubs, theatres and
concerts. Shopping is a priority for many
who visit the unique boutiques and the
two upscale outlet malls nearby.
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