As a vast 5,000-acre oceanfront retreat, Sea Pines has enthralled generations of travelers and guests for more than 50 years.
Enjoy an island escape at one of the top family resort destinations on the East Coast—also home to world-renowned golf and tennis facilities.
North Forest Beach is a non-gated community located on a one-mile stretch of beachfront in Forest Beach. It’s the place to be when fun in the sun is on your mind.
When it comes to fun in the sun, Hilton Head Island’s weather makes everything possible. With a balmy, subtropical climate year-round, the Island is ideal for anybody who wants to spend the day outdoors and soak up the sunshine. And when it comes to planning the perfect beach day, be sure to check out the Hilton Head Island tide chart for the best time to go for a dip or plan a bike ride at low tide.
Weather and Tide Information for Hilton Head Island on August 31, 2014
|Sunday 31 August||12:34 AM||7.41 ft||06:38 AM||0.65 ft||01:05 PM||7.69 ft||07:18 PM||1.19 ft|
|Monday 1 September||01:23 AM||7.30 ft||07:25 AM||0.71 ft||01:59 PM||7.80 ft||08:13 PM||1.29 ft|
|Tuesday 2 September||02:18 AM||7.28 ft||08:20 AM||0.74 ft||02:58 PM||7.97 ft||09:16 PM||1.26 ft|
|Wednesday 3 September||03:17 AM||7.35 ft||09:22 AM||0.67 ft||03:59 PM||8.21 ft||10:21 PM||1.04 ft|
Two airports service the Hilton Head Island area: Hilton Head Airport, located approximately 5 miles (8 km) from all Island resorts, and Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, located approximately 45 miles (72 km) south of the Island.
The Hilton Head Island Airport is serviced by US Airways Express. US Airways currently offers 8 arriving flights from Charlotte, NC and 9 flights departing for Charlotte, NC as well as 1 Saturday flight to and from Washington, DC. Please visit www.usairways.com for reservations and the most up-to-date flight information. You can also call US Airways direct at 1-800-428-4322.
Hilton Head has 24 hour taxi services (Yellow Cab 1 (800) TAXICAB)
Alamo, Avis, and Budget Car Rentals are on-site at the local airport.
This international airport is conveniently located near Hilton Head on the South Carolina state line. The travel time is approximately 45 minutes via airport shuttle, limousines, taxis or car rental. All major car companies are onsite. Continental Express, Delta, Delta Connection, US Airways, United Express, Northwest and American Eagle offer daily flights into Savannah, including direct non-stop service from over 17 US cities.
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport Shuttle Airport Express offers shuttle service to/from the airport terminals to 6 different stops in Hilton Head Island and 2 stops in Bluffton, SC. You can find more detailed shuttle information at www.kshuttle.com - 1 (877) 243-2050 or at yellowcabhhi.net/ - 843-686-6666.
Are you looking for a bit of inspiration to help plan your vacation on Hilton Head Island? Or, perhaps you’re looking for a behind-the-scenes view on some of the best things the Island has to offer? See below, where we’ve asked past guests and locals to share with us their fondest memories of their time spent on Hilton Head Island, along with some hidden gems and tips for a true “local” experience.
Our favorite ice cream is Hilton Head Ice Cream. We ride our bikes from Palmetto Dunes and it takes away a little of the guilt. The cookies and cream are so loaded with cookies it’s sinful. Another favorite is Shannon Tanner at Shelter Cove. The girls have filled up their hats from all the visits to his show. Fun for the whole family. – D.T., Vacation Rental Owner
Our all-time favorite activity is a half-day trip on the Tammy Jane Charter. The Tammy Jane takes a small group out into Broad Creek to trawl for shrimp. It's a wonderful half-day run by a commercial shrimper and his wife (can't recall their names). The wife provides a comprehensive overview of the commercial shrimping industry on the island and the natural environment, and the husband shows the group how the net is cast. When the net is full, the passengers do all the sorting and cleaning and, whatever shrimp is caught, is split among the passengers. It's a great day for all ages. - E.M Morristown, NJ, Vacation Rental Owner
We can't wait to get on our bikes and ride! We especially enjoy being able to bike to the General Store for morning coffee or get an ice cream at the end of the day. Of course there is nothing quite like riding on the beach! We look forward to hearing Brian's corny jokes at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center's tennis showcase every Monday. It is a fun time and someone in our group always seems to win a prize! We get in a few restaurants each visit: Sea Shack on Executive Park Road. There's a feeling of accomplishment when you get to the front of the line and get called inside! Giuseppe's Pizza…anything on the menu is delicious. And a special treat is to dine at Alexander's. For me I look forward to ordering their very own "cold smoked"Smoked Salmon appetizer. We really love sitting at the Dune's House in the late afternoon for a burger. The view is spectacular. - S.S. Doylestown, PA, Vacation Rental Owner