Hilton Head Island - The Ultimate Escape

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Since the day Charles Fraser landed on Hilton Head Island and envision something a little bit more valuable than timber, we’ve been known as one of the world’s ultimate playgrounds. This is true year-round, thanks to the gentle climate of our sub-tropical location, but in spring it becomes even more clear why Hilton Head Island is paradise.

During spring, the mercury rises just high enough to keep you comfortable as you explore the vast richness of our island’s wild spaces. And with the high visitor season of summer yet to arrive, you enjoy a little more peace and quiet as you roam. It’s the perfect time of year for enjoying the island’s many treasures.


Local Hot Spots

Don't leave the Lowcountry without checking out these restaurants, shops and businesses.



With dolphin cruises, sport crabbing, public tours and private charters, you can experience life on the water — step onboard the Holiday for dolphin watching by calling 843-785-4558; for crabbing on the Crabber J II, call 843-422-5110. hiltonheadisland.com/adventure


Limited Lighting Enhances Our Island

Light pollution is real and can greatly affect the area.

Hilton Head Island’s ocean views and wetlands look stunning in the dwindling light of sunset — but take in their beauty too long on a moonless night and you’ll find yourself in complete darkness, thanks to the island’s strict lighting rules.


Birding on an Epic Scale

Bring your binoculars to the Lowcountry

Shorebirds, raptors and songbirds call the Lowcountry home, and amateur and avid bird watchers will hardly know where to point their binoculars first. Great blue herons pose beside lagoons and marshes. The largest of the North American herons, this majestic bird has long legs, a sinuous neck, and thick, dagger-like bill. In flight, the Great Blue Heron curls its neck into a tight “S” shape; its wings are broad and rounded and its legs trail well beyond the tail.


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Average Temperatures

  Low High Ocean
Jan–March 44 64 58
April–June 63 81 75
July–Sept 72 87 82
Oct–Dec 51 70 63