Hilton Head Island

Overview

Introduction

Located off the coast of South Carolina, the renowned resort destination of Hilton Head Island features golf, beaches, tennis, scenery and an endless selection of water recreation. Known for its carefully maintained natural beauty—tall pines, broad oaks and characteristic palmettos—Hilton Head Island has long stood as one of the major resort communities on the East Coast.

Nature has been pristinely preserved throughout the island's development as a tourist destination, beginning in the 1950s. Charles Fraser conceived what would become the model for the Hilton Head resort and residential plantations, as well as similar outlying communities. The development of Sea Pines Resort, with its environmentally sensitive construction standards and community covenants, set the standard for the island and shaped what Hilton Head Island is today.

Residents and vacationers from around the world enjoy Hilton Head Island's plethora of golf courses, 12 mi/19 km of beautiful beaches, web of waterways and saltwater marshes, more than 300 tennis courts, 30 mi/48 km of bike trails, nine marinas, two lighthouses, and its fine selection of shopping, dining, recreation and entertainment venues.

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