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Things To Do in Hilton Head, SC

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Historic Attractions

Beaufort Museum
713 Craven Street
Beaufort / 843-524-6334 / Modest Fee - Children 5 and under Free
A 1798 structure of brick and tabby, the museum is housed in a former arsenal and features two galleries tracing the history of the Lowcountry through photographs and everyday items.


Edisto Island Museum
SC Rte. 714
Edisto / 843-869-1954 / Modest Fee - Children 10 and under Free
With displays spanning the areas history from the original native Americans to the sea island plantation life and the Civil War, the Edisto Museum provides a great overview of the regions history and culture.


Thomas Heyward Jr. Tomb
Junction of Highways 278 & 462
Hilton Head / 843-726-8126 / Free
The Heyward plantation house stood adjacent to the family cemetery until it was burned by the yankees in 1864, the ruins are still visible. Thomas Heyward (1746-1809) was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.


Sheldon Church Ruins
Highways 21 & 235
Beaufort / Free
Twice burned, once by the British in the 1740s and a second destruction by Sherman in 1865, the church has remained a ruin for well over a century. The ruins stand as a testament to its classic form as well as an icon of the tragedy of war.

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Water Sports

Adventure Cruises
Shelter Cove Marina / Hilton Head Island / 843-785-4558
Among their offerings that sail out of Shelter Cove Marina are dinner cruises, dolphin watch cruises, parasailing and crabbing reservations.


Commander Zodiac
S. Sea Pines / South Beach Marina / Hilton Head Island / 843-671-3344
Dolphin, nature watch and sunset cruises are offered as well as shelling excursions, reservations required.


Island Steamship Company
1006 Bay Street / Beaufort / SC / 843-524-4000
Offering scenic history river cruises daily, plus dolphin watches as well as lunch and dinner cruises.


Cool Breeze Kayaking
Hilton Head Island / call for directions / 843-683-4040
Guided kayak tours of the Islands marshes, see wildlife up close, mink, otter, osprey and dolphins. Stargazing, sunset and moonlight tours are also available as are kayak rentals and sales. Out of various locations.


Action Watersport
86 Helmsman Way / Hilton Head Island / 843-785-5204
From the Dock at Palmetto Bay Marina rent waverunners, power and pontoon boats. Deep-sea fishing charters also are offered from Action Watersport.


Island Water Sports Of Hilton Head
South Beach Sea Pines / Hilton Head Island / 843-671-7077
Located out of South Beach Marina, Island Water Sports rents catamarans, waverunners, power boats, equipment and more.

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Golf Courses

16 Golden Bear Golf Course
Indigo Run / Hilton Head Island SC / 843-689-5666
Designed by Nicklaus Design group, the course is bordered by mature oaks, cypress and pines with the lagoons and wetlands of Hilton Head Island framing the fairways and greens. This Golden Bear offers a thoroughly enjoyable game. / 18 holes - par 72.


20 Country Club of Hilton Head / Hilton Head Plantation
Hilton Head Island SC / 843-681-4653
Rated 4 Stars by Golf Digest as one of the best places to play, course was designed by Rees Jones and was host to the U.S. Open Qualifier in 1999. The club also has a Pro Shop and an outstanding practice facility. / 18 holes - par 72.


19 Oyster Reef Golf Club / Hilton Head Plantation
Hilton Head Island SC / 843-681-7717
In 1983, Oyster Reef was named in the top 25 best new courses in America. Designed by Rees Jones, this Hilton Head Plantation course had its greens converted in 2000 to state-of-the-art Tif eagle Bermuda grass which significantly improves putting... if one can keep their concentration while enjoying the amazing views of Port Royal Sound. / 18 holes - par 72.


11 Palmetto Dunes Resort / George Fazio Course
Hilton Head Island SC / 843-785-1130
Designed by George Fazio, this course has been recognized as one of America’s 100 best and is regarded as one of the islands “truest championship challenges”. / 18 holes - par 70.

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Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center
6 Trent Jones Lane / Palmetto Dunes Resort / Hilton Head / 843-785-1151
Named one of the top 50 Tennis Resorts in the United States by Tennis Magazine • 25 Tennis Courts.


Port Royal Racquet Club
15 Wimbledon Court / Port Royal Resort / Hilton Head / 843-686-8803
Named one of the top 50 Tennis Resorts in the United States by Tennis Magazine • 17 Tennis Courts.


Sea Pines Racquet Club
32 Greenwood Drive / Sea Pines Resort at Harbour Town / Hilton Head / 843-363-4495
Named one of the top 50 Tennis Resorts in the United States by Tennis Magazine • 23 Tennis Courts.


Van Der Meer Tennis Center
19 DeAllyon Avenue / Hilton Head / 843-785-8388
The Van der Meer Tennis University was founded by Dennis Van der Meer and Billie Jean King and provides the Association of Tennis Professionals approved instructor training. • 32 Tennis Courts.

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