Hilton Head Island
One of the top 10 family beaches in the country, world-famous Hilton Head Island lies just off the southernmost tip of South Carolina and is the largest barrier island on the east coast between Long Island and the Bahamas. At 12 miles long by 5 miles wide, this relaxed, warm island retreat accommodates a full-service commercial airport and is within easy access to the historic cities of Savannah, Georgia and Beaufort and Charleston, SC. Often referred to as the Carolina Lowcountry, Hilton Head boasts a climate and a community that revolves around the sea. Its 42 square miles offer 12 long miles of gorgeous Atlantic shoreline, 50 miles of bike trails, unspoiled sea marshes, creeks and lagoons, heavily wooded forests of tall pines, palmettos, magnolias and live oaks, Hilton Head has placed mother nature and the environment on a pedestal. Great care is taken to preserve the pristine landscape of Hilton Head. Sunny and semi-tropical characterize the weather, making the Island a popular year round vacation destination. World-class golf, tennis, boating and all varieties of water sports and nature activities abound. The Island houses a year-round population approaching 40,000 and a summer season influx that can surpass 275,000. Great restaurants, shopping, churches, medical facilities, and cultural choices support the growing Island community.
Hilton Head hosts the RBC Heritage Presented By Boeing, a favorite stop on the PGA TOUR held each spring at the Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines Plantation. Harbour Town is also home of the iconic red and white candy-striped lighthouse located at the end of the 18th hole along the Harbour Town yacht basin. It remains one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world.
From magnificent oceanfront compounds, to golf escapes, beach bungalows, condominiums, waterfront villas and townhomes and quiet deepwater retreats, Hilton Head Island features a wide variety of housing styles and prices. There are several gated communities, sometimes referred to as plantations, which primarily afford private golf, tennis and beachfront amenities, as well as properties off-plantation at more moderate prices.