Hilton Head Island Maps and Exploration Guides
You'll need a sense of adventure and a love of nature, plus a handy map or two to point you in the right direction!
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Located at the southern tip of the Island, Sea Pines is abundant with natural beauty and scenic areas to Explore. Walk or bicycle through 5 miles of sandy beaches, or hike the 600-acre nature preserve filled with lagoons and forested woodlands, or Explore the storied Baynard Cove Ruins. Sea Pines is also the home of the Verizon Heritage Golf Tournament and Family Circle Tennis Tournament. Whether your passion is Bicycling, Sailing, Kayaking, Fishing, Tennis, Crabbing, Parasailing, Jetskiing or swimming, Sea Pines offers something for everyone.
Located at the southern part of the Island, Forest Beach is a non-gated community that stretches along the Atlantic Ocean. Forest Beach is alive with natural splendor and a host of amenities. Miles of white sandy beaches offer visitors panoramic vistas and an expanse of coastline left relatively untouched by man. Two-wheeled adventure awaits you with public bike paths up and down North and South Forest Beach. Fun spots include miniature golf, Waterfun Park, and Van der Meer Tennis Center: Coligny Plaza. Coligny Plaza is significant in carving the Islands history. Today, that charm continues to create more historic moments. Enjoy island shopping, dining, nightly entertainment, all at an island's pace.
The smallest of the resort plantations, Shipyard is located between Sea Pines and Palmetto Dunes Plantations. Shipyard Plantation is home to a splendid environment with abundant natural beauty and activities to entertain. Shipyard borders the Atlantic Ocean with 12 miles of white sandy beaches. Bike paths are cloaked with tapestry of live oaks, tall pines, and spanish moss. A maze of lagoons and lakes beckon the fisherman as well as deer, egrets, herons and alligators. Tee up at the Shipyard Golf Club or improve your game with a lesson at the Hilton Head Island School of Golf (located in Shipyard). If tennis is your game, Shipyard Racquet Club has 20 courts ready for you.
Located mid-island, Palmetto Dunes Plantation blends serenity with amenities, creating a perfect island experience. This 2,000 acre oceanfront resort borders uncrowded beaches on one side and gives access to Shelter Cove Marina by biking under the highway on the other side. The 11 mile lagoon system welcomes you to enjoy the island's wildlife in its natural habitat by fishing, canoeing, kayaking. Try one or all three of the championship golf courses or pick up a racquet at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center with 23 clay and 2 hard courts. Palmetto Dunes hosts fine dining restaurants as well as easy access to Shelter Cove Marina. Here you will find shops, more fine restaurants, and live entertainment. Need a new swimsuit? Shelter Cove Mall is right outside the gate with many stores to fulfill your every desire.
North Island / Folly Field
If you like to lay out on uncrowded beaches or enjoy a secluded area, Folly Field is calling out to you. This area is located at the northern part of the island and makes a great getaway for couples and Families. Enjoy the sandy shores of the Atlantic or rent a bike and explore the island. Restaurants and shops are close by at Shelter Cove Marina or travel off island to the outlet stores for a day of sensible splurging. Are the kids looking for some fun? Try out adventure Cove on Folly Field: batting cages, bumper cars, lazer tag, mingolf, and a driving range.
Daufuskie Island is the southernmost barrier island in South Carolina, and is located between Hilton Head, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia. The Island can be accessed only by passenger ferry or private boat. The Island has a rich history, most recently as the site of Pat Conroy's teaching experiences that were the basis of his first novel The Water is Wide and the motion picture Conrack.
Daufuskie Island is now home to about 200 permanent residents and offers an uncrowded, slower pace of life. Golf cars are a primary method of transportation on the Island's sandy roads, which do not have a single stoplight. Two private clubs offer world class golf, tennis, horseback riding and many other activities for both adults and children. Daufuskie Island is a unique vacation getaway in the Low Country of South Carolina.
The coast of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida is home to many islands worthy of Exploration, including Murphy Island, Cape Island, Bull Island, Isle of Palms, Morris Island, Johns Island, Edisto Island, Fripp Island, St. Helena Island, Hilton Head Island, Daufuskie Island, Tybee Island, Wassaw Island, Ossabow Island, St. Catherine's Island, Sapelo Island, St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Jekyll Island, Cumberland Island, and Amelia Island.
Hilton Head Island Parks
Hilton Head is home to several parks and recreation complexes around the Island. Click here to download a printable PDF of Hilton Head Island Parks.