Getting ready for your next trip to Hilton Head Island? There is nothing better than sharing your vacation with others by taking photos and posting online. With the enormous growth of Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, your image can be seen worldwide!
So you’ve finally arrived to the #1 island on Travel & Leisure Magazine’s “Top 10 Islands In The Continental US”. Now, where do you go to get those perfect photos to share with family, friends, and the entire world. Here is my “Top 10 Selfie” locations you should put on your list!
On Top of the Harbour Town Lighthouse
With its museum-like setting, visitors are invited to explore the rich history of the island as they climb the 114 steps of this iconic candy cane-striped structure. Learn fun facts about Hilton Head Island, listen to authentic Lowcountry music, view artifacts from the island’s historic eras, and find a collection of memorabilia from the PGA TOUR’s famed RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. What a view!
Next to Neptune at Shelter Cove Marina
Dedicated in 1983, this 12 foot tall bronze sculpture of the Roman God of the Sea is the world’s largest working figurative sundial. With the trident as the time marker and the 27’ base the clock dial, when the sun hits the trident the shadow shows the time.
Be One with History and Nature at the Coastal Discovery Museum
Opened to the public in 2007, the 68 acre historic Honey Horn property has a history dating back 300 years and is described as the last significant parcel of open space on Hilton Head Island. This majestic visitor friendly venue consists of salt marshes, open fields, stands of centuries old live oak trees, the State’s largest Southern Red Cedar tree dated at 1595, and a collection of some of the oldest buildings that exist on Hilton Head Island.
Get Out on the Water in a Kayak
The best way to explore and enjoy Hilton Head Island is on the water! Our local kayak rental companies and eco-tour groups allow you to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and stunning wildlife as you paddle along. Get up close and personal with the wildlife for your Kodak moment!
Fly High into the Sky with Parasailing
Soar hundreds of feet in the air and enjoy the breath-taking panoramic views which reach up to 25 miles away on a clear day. With the wind in your hair and the sun on your face, you can fly high above Hilton Head and see the island from a true a bird’s eye perspective. Think of the amazing photos you can take during your flight!
Dolphin Watch from a Rental Boat
Do you want to try something exciting and different on Hilton Head Island on your next visit? Rent a Creek Cat skiff boat and go on a tour! These boats sit low in the water and have stick steering so they are safe and easy to drive. You will follow a local guide boat while you explore Hilton Head, Daufuskie, and other surrounding islands on a 25 to 30-mile dolphin watch and light history tour.
Cocktails at One of the Island’s Beach Bars
When it comes to spending a day at the beach, nothing beats holding a drink in your hand with your toes in the sand. Hilton Head’s 12 miles of sandy beaches makes it a perfect place for beachfront watering holes. From casual beach shacks to chic dining experiences, the island has something for everyone.
Salty Dog at South Beach Marina
An island tradition since 1987, the Salty Dog is the iconic emblem of South Beach Marina. With seafood, cocktails, and live entertainment served nightly on the docks overlooking Braddock Cove, what better place for a couple quick pics to remember the day!
The Beach at Coligny Beach Park
Coligny Beach is by far the most popular beach access along Hilton Head Island’s 12 miles of shoreline. The adjacent beach park features a wealth of amenities perfect for beachgoers. From restrooms and showers, changing rooms and park benches, plus the fountains you can duck and dodge. On top of that, once you’re o the beach you are not far from The Tiki Hut beach bar and Pool Bar Jim’s at the Sea Crest!
Sunrises and Sunsets at the Beach are a Must
When you have 12 miles of beach at your disposal you have a seemingly endless avenue of spectacular scenery. Get up early to start your day and watch that sunrise. Grab your beach chair and pack your cooler for a relaxing sunset.
And don’t forget the B.E.A.C.H: Best Escape Anyone Can Have!