Shelter Cove

Shelter Cove Marina

The place to be for waterfront shopping, dining & entertainment

Shelter Cove Harbour is conveniently located mid-Island, directly across from the entrance to Palmetto Dunes Resort. This laid-back Mediterranean-style village offers something for all to enjoy. Enjoy free live entertainment seven days a week. Shop at some of the Island’s finest boutiques. Dine at a variety of restaurants, many with waterfront seating and beautiful views. Stroll around Hilton Head’s largest deep-water marina. Plus, every conceivable water sport may be enjoyed here, from deep-sea and inshore fishing charters to sport crabbing, sail and power goal rentals and more!


• Home of a towering 12-foot bronze statue of Neptune
• Harbourfest is a summer-long event that has fast become an island tradition.
• Home to Hilton Head Island’s largest deep- water yacht basin

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More About Shelter Cove Marina, Hilton Head Island SC

Shelter Cove is the home of a towering 12-foot bronze statue of Neptune, which doubles as a large-than-life sundial. When the trident’s shadow falls across the 26-foot wide base, the numbers indicate the precise time. Hailed as the world’s largest figurative sundial, the statue was originally cast at a foundry in Princeton, New Jersey and shipped by truck to Hilton Head Island in 1983.
Getting To Shelter Cove Marina

From I-95 & Savannah Airport

  • Traveling north or south on I-95 proceed to SC Exit 8/ Hwy. 278 East.
  • Follow Hwy. 278 East to Hilton Head Island (approximately 18 miles).
  • After crossing the bridge onto the Island, Palmetto Dunes is located mid-island at mile marker 8
  • Merge right onto William Hilton Parkway/278 Business. Drive approximately 4 miles
  • At the Palmetto Dunes/Shelter Cove traffic light, turn right into Shelter Cove Harbour.

Alternate Route to HHI

Bluffton Parkway (a 7-mile newly constructed road) runs parallel to HWY 278. It can be reached by taking a right turn (out of Island-bound traffic at most major intersection) and turning left on Bluffton Parkway.

From HWY 278 Business

  • Guests should turn into Palmetto Dunes from Hwy 278 Business/ William Hilton Pkwy. From the Hilton Head Airport
  • Exit the airport and turn left at stop sign onto Beach City Road.
  • At traffic light turn left onto Hwy. 278 Business/ William Hilton Pkwy.
  • At the Palmetto Dunes/Shelter Cove traffic light, turn right into Shelter Cove Harbour.

Getting to Island Getaway

  • After crossing the main ridge onto Hilton Head Island, merge into left lanes and look for signs to the Cross Island Parkway.
  • Follow the Cross Island Parkway through the Toll Booth ($1.25) until the Sea Pines traffic circle.
  • Take the third exit on the traffic circle (3/4 of the way around the circle) to Route 278 (mainland).
  • Turn right at the first traffic light onto Arrow Road and to the stop sign ahead.
  • Turn left on New Orleans Road and Island Getaway is approximately one block on the left, 28 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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Getting Around

By Car:
Hilton Head Island has two main roadways: the Cross Island Parkway or Business 278. The Cross Island Parkway is a toll road, costing $1.25 for most passenger cars. Hilton Head has 24-hour taxi service, 7 days a week and transport from Savannah and Hilton Head airports.

By Free Shuttle:
Palmetto Dunes offers courtesy transportation within Palmetto Dunes and Shelter Cove (access to beaches, golf, tennis courts, shopping or restaurants). Vehicles will be dispatched on an Island Getaway link fist-come, first-served basis, based on requests received.


By Bike:
There are many parks with nature trails and public beaches. Biking along the 12-mile coast is also a popular option, and there are many bike rental choices (with delivery and pick-up) on Hilton Head Island. Also unique to Hilton Head are the 50 miles of bike paths that will wind you through almost all of the Island’s areas and parks.

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