Hilton Head Island : Welcome to Lowcountry Lifestyle
Part of the North American Atlantic flyway, Hilton Head Island supports over 250 species of birds during the year. The Loggerhead Turtle makes it's nesting ground along parts of the Hilton Head Island shoreline. Bottle-nosed dolphin can often be seen playing in the surf, and it is not uncommon to find deer in the woods and alligators in the lagoons.
Hilton Head Island Beaches
Located 95 miles south of historic Charleston on the South Carolina coast, Hilton Head Island boasts 12 miles of expansive, hard-packed beaches which range up to 600 feet at low tide. The tide levels vary as much as 6-8 feet every 6 hours. Popular beach activities include bicycling, watersports, jogging, and sun bathing. Hilton Head Island is shaped like a foot and sections of the Island are referred to as the toe, instep, heel, and ankle. Up to 12 miles long and nearly 4 miles wide, Hilton Head encompasses 42 square miles.
Bicycling on Hilton Head
One of the Island's most popular activities is bicycling throughout it's numerous scenic bike trails - whether on the beach or along the numerous paths and trails that traverse the Island. Many of the trails lead the biker through lush forests and marshlands.
Hilton Head Island Activities
Bicycling is but one of a few sports available to vacationers and local residents of Hilton Head Island. There's never a dull moment here with more than 20 public golf courses, hundreds of tennis courts, horseback riding along the beach, eco-tours of the Island's nature preserves, sailing, deep sea fishing, windsurfing, crabbing, canoeing, and much more.