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LOCAL TIPS & ADVICE LOWCOUNTRY LANDMARKS AREA'S TOP RESTAURANTS
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EXPLORE & ENJOY THE LOWCOUNTRY
WINTER & SPRING CONTENTS Welcome to the Lowcountry 4 About Hilton Head Island 6 About Bluffton 7 Lowcountry landmarks 8 Scenic driving tour 9 Local hot spots 10 Upcoming events 12 Beautiful beaches 16
Beach wildlife 18 Beach rules 20 Tide chart 21 Legendary golf courses 22 Golf directory 23 Terrific tennis facilities 24 Biking the island 26 7 best bike rides 28 Get on the water 31 Family fun 34
Fish the Lowcountry 36 Fish identification 38 Fishing regulations 39 Experience the culture 41 Go shopping 43 Restaurants tourists love 48 Killer water views 52 Restaurant listings 54 Where to stay 60 Relocate to our paradise62 Fall vacation directory 64
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can’t begin to express how much I love spring here in the Lowcountry. Our azaleas and daffodils are in bloom, the grass is turning green and the Heritage is here. You’ve made a great choice deciding to spend your vacation here in this wonderful place we are lucky to call home. Much like a proud parent is quick to point out a PUBLISHER child’s accomplishments, LORI GOODRIDGE-CRIBB we are eager to tell you firstname.lastname@example.org about all the wonderful things Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and the surrounding area have to offer. We hope this guide will be used as a tool for getting the most out of your time here. Unlike many tourist destinations, the Lowcountry isn’t littered with flashing neon signs. While the sign and lighting standards help protect the area’s natural beauty, it also makes finding things difficult for visitors. Virtually everything is hidden behind a tree or two. With this guide and a GPS, you should be good to go. First, you will notice a map of the region with many “hot spots” listed by address. These are popular beaches, parks, marinas and other landmarks. That is followed by our spring directory,
with contact information for businesses that cater to visitors (kayak rentals, dolphin tours, bike rentals, etc.). We thought to ourselves, what would we want to know if it was our first time visiting? We have included that information. We also wanted to make it useful for visitors that already know their way around. For those people, we have included a calendar of the biggest events happening through April with a tide chart for each month (we live by the tides here). Of course our biggest event of the year is happening April 11-17 at Harbour Town Golf Links. After the tournament is gone, we still have plenty of great things to do here in the spring. Inside, you will find information on our most popular activities — going to the beach, golf, tennis, biking, boating, fishing, shopping, eating out and much more. We also touch on the local culture, the laid-back lifestyle and why you should never leave. You will soon notice the pace of life is much slower here. So break out your flip flips, take a deep breath and soak in the beauty that surrounds you. Leave your stress behind, you are in the Lowcountry! We hope you have a fantastic vacation in this wonderful place we call home.
ABOUT THE COVER: Cover photograph by local naturalist Eric Horan, whose longawaited new book, Beholding Nature will debut Wednesday, March 15 at the Coastal Discovery Museum. Advance ordering available at starbooks.biz.
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EXPERIENCE MEXICAN CUISINE like never before at Holy Tequila in Park Plaza! Fresh off their first full year in business, Holy Tequila was recently voted and awarded the distinction of Hilton Head’s Best Mexican Restaurant! The team behind Holy Tequila is the same local restaurant group responsible for delivering Hilton Head’s undisputed “Best Burger” every year since 2012 at Charbar Company next door in Park Plaza. The Holy Tequila culinary team has quickly become well known for continuously pushing the limits with a fusion of flavors that will leave your taste buds begging for more. To that end, their much anticipated new menu is out with something for everyone and features new additions like the Veggie Lover Vegan & Bahn Mi Burritos, Chicken BLT and Cuban Quesadillas, Asian Pork Belly and Buffalo Bleu tacos, Smoked Enchiladas and their signature Chorizo Kim Chi sliders that were featured on FoodRepublic.com! As one can only hope, these new items stay true to the Holy Tequila style we’ve come accustomed to, combining elements of authenticity, regional new American flavors, fresh gourmet ingredients and fine dining finesse that take the menu items from average to far from ordinary, in all the best ways possible. To complement the new menu, Holy Tequila is featuring daily promotions aimed at showcasing the best products they have to offer while encouraging guests to experiment and try new things. Think Margarita Mondays, Taco & Tequila Tuesdays, Wine Wednesdays... you get the picture. The idea is that by featuring interesting Spanish wines or unique tequilas at amazing prices, guests will be more inclined to try new things they may not have otherwise. As owner Nick Bergelt put it, “we want our guests to feel comfortable exploring new flavors, wines, spirits and learn a little about themselves along the way. Ultimately if they try something new and love it, we did our jobs and it’s a win win.” To top it all off, as the warmer spring weather settles in, Holy Tequila’s sprawling 30 foot garage doors will be propped open to the outdoor patio and Park Plaza gardens, creating an awesome open air environment to enjoy both lunch and dinner occasions. The restaurant’s unique ambiance is now complemented with their flamenco guitarist featuring live music Monday through Saturday which greatly enhances the unparalleled experience for those seeking a fun, casual coastal cantina environment at prices that won’t break the bank. Go check out all the new offerings from our amigos at Holy Tequila, you will be glad you did. Just remember to take advantage of their call ahead seating to guarantee your spot on a busy night! You can give them a call at 843-681-8226 to reserve your next night out on the town or visit them online at www.HolyTequila.com and Facebook.com/HolyTequila!
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HILTON HEAD ISLAND
THE ULTIMATE WINTER & SPRING ESCAPE BY LEACY KELLEY | PHOTOS BY ARNO DIMMLING
eveloped in 1956 by Charles Fraser, Hilton Head has come a long way from its mere 300-person population in the early 1950s. Today, the island’s year round population is about 39,000. At only 12 miles long and 4 miles wide, this tiny island has much to offer for vacationers. Here on Hilton Head, we may move slower, but that’s just island time. Friendly locals and beautiful scenery make for the perfect seaside getaway with countless activities. With many beaches, world-class golf courses and tennis courts, endless restaurants, shopping and so much more, we can guarantee you’ll never be bored. Here you can choose from a lazy day spent on the beach or an adventurous day out on the water doing water sports. As for the beaches, they’re all public and equally stunning. Each one of the beaches offers a different feel. For example, Coligny Beach
offers food and shopping in a fun, beachy environment while Burkes Beach is a more low key environment. But, if you are looking for something in between there’s still a beach for you. If you still want to enjoy the salty ocean water, but looking for a more active day, there’s countless water sports to partake in. Jet skiing, paddle boarding and parasailing are among the most popular. Even off the water, we have enough things to do to keep anyone busy. Hilton Head Island has over 20 spectacular golf courses to offer. The most popular and notable is the Harbour Town Golf Links, home of the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage tournament, located in Sea Pines. But, with over 20 golf courses, there is a course for everyone. Even if your golf game isn’t up to par, there’s always a tennis court ready to play on. Hilton Head and tennis is a match
made in heaven. We host eight of the world’s top 100 tennis resorts and camps and have courts in all three Grand Slam surfaces. Improve your game at a tennis academy or play a leisurely game with friends at one of our tennis clubs. We are a spectacular biking destination, with over 60 miles of bike paths and 100 miles of protected public pathways. Rent bikes or bring your own to enjoy the island on bike. Don’t forget about the arts. We boast the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina for both performing and visual arts. Stop by and see what drama, comedy or musical is playing during your stay. Our awardwinning island has changed much since it’s start in the 50s but we preserve our small island’s rich history while staying fresh with new activities, resorts and restaurants every year. Hilton Head Island is sure to impress vacationers from near and far.
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HEART OF THE LOWCOUNTRY
BY LISA ALLEN | PHOTOS BY ARNO DIMMLING
luffton began as a Native American enclave where tribes could fish and collect oysters, then trade them along the May River. Later, it became a retreat for wealthy cotton, indigo and rice plantation owners who enjoyed the river breezes from the town’s bluff. Thus its name, Bluffton. That life revolving around gentle breezes continues today, earning the town the designation of “one of the last true Southern coastal villages.” Bluffton didn’t change much for decades, not until interest in Hilton Head flowed over the bridges onto the mainland — a little at first, then Bluffton’s population surged with the construction of Sun City Hilton Head, now home to 14,000 people. Geographically, Bluffton mushroomed through vigorous annexation, going from 1 square mile to 53 square miles in the 1990s. Within that perimeter, development exploded, creating a critical mass of young families that have given Bluffton its own flavor. Town planners grouped development, so residential areas remain nice and peaceful. Shopping centers are clustered along U.S. 278, several schools and athletic fields ring McCracken Circle and a dining and entertainment district keeps the Calhoun Street Promenade hopping. Yet still central to the town’s ambiance is Old Town, which is Bluffton’s original square mile. It’s sprinkled with artisan shops, art galleries and one-of-kind eateries. Now a National Historic District, Old Town includes the pre-Civil War Church of the Cross and the antebellum Heyward House, which serves as Bluffton’s visitor center. Not only is Bluffton a great coastal village, a couple of attractions keep Bluffton on many “best of” or “most interesting town” lists. One is the iconic Bluffton Oyster Co., one of the last operating oyster factories on the Eastern Coast. Another landmark is Palmetto Bluff, a coveted community that boasts the five-star Inn at Palmetto Bluff and protected wilderness overlooking the May River. Despite its vastly expanded dimensions, Bluffton remains a small town. Because the warm weather makes outdoor activities possible year-round, the town’s parks host a plethora of festivals, events and public gatherings in every season. Bluffton offers an ideal blend for its residents: small town feel with the shopping, dining and entertainment found in much more cosmopolitan areas. But if you really want to know what makes Bluffton unique, head to the May River. After all, Bluffton’s elevated view of that waterway gave it its name, and the town remains true to its watery roots.
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1. ADVENTURE COVE 18 Folly Field Road • 36 holes of miniature golf on two Caribbean style courses and an arcade. 2. ALDER LANE BEACH ACCESS 2 Woodward Avenue • Beach access, beach matting, meter parking, outdoor showers, beach bar. 3. ARTS CENTER OF COASTAL CAROLINA 14 Shelter Cove Lane • Broadway quality theater performances, live music an art gallery and more. 4. BARKER FIELD 70 Baygall Road • Baseball ﬁ eld, boardwalk, multi-purpose ﬁ eld, observation deck. 5. THE BARMUDA TRIANGLE 7 Greenwood Drive • A courtyard of popular bars and restaurants with late night menus and entertainment. 6. BAYNARD PLANTATION RUINS Just past Baynard Cove Road and Marsh Drive (Sea Pines) • Tabby ruins of the historic Baynard estate, which includes the main house and slave quarters. 7. BROAD CREEK MARINA VILLAGE 18 Simmons Road • Watersport rentals, boat tours, zipline, waterfront restaurant. 8. BURKES BEACH 60 Burkes Beach Road • Beach access, meter parking, outdoor showers. 9. CHAPLIN COMMUNITY PARK 11 Cast Net Drive • Basketball court, dog park, multi-purpose ﬁ eld, picnic pavilion, playground, tennis court, trails, beach access. 10. COLIGNY BEACH PARK 1 Coligny Circle • Water fountain, swings, changing areas, boardwalk, tiki bar. 11. COLIGNY PLAZA 1 North Forest Beach • More than 60 shops and restaurants next to the island’s most popular beach. 12. COLIGNY THEATRE 1 North Forest Beach • One screen showing many independent and art house ﬁ lms. 13. COMPASS ROSE PARK 4 St. Augustine Place • Public art, wi-ﬁ , swings, observation deck. 14. CROSSINGS PARK & BRISTAL SPORTS ARENA 4 Helmsman Way •°Skate park, basketball courts, baseball ﬁ eld, grass meadow, picnic pavilion, playground, soccer ﬁ eld, trails. 15. DAUFUSKIE ISLAND • Residential sea island between Hilton Head and Savannah, Ga. The island was the inspiration for a Pat Conroy book and a Jimmy Buffett song. 16. DRIESSEN BEACH PARK 64 Bradley Beach Road • Beach access, beach matting, boardwalk, grill, meter parking, outdoor showers, permit parking, picnic pavilion, playground, seasonal beach rentals. 17. FISH HAUL CREEK PARK 10 Fish Haul Creek • Observation deck, picnic pavilion, trails. 18. FOLLY FIELD BEACH PARK 55 Starﬁ sh Drive • Beach access, beach matting, boardwalk, meter parking, outdoor showers, seasonal beach rentals. 19. FORT MITCHEL 64 Skull Creek Drive (Hilton Head Plantation) • The remains of a civil war fort built in 1862.
20. GREENS SHELL PARK 99 Squire Pope Road • Basketball court, observation deck, picnic pavilion, playground. 21. HARBOUR TOWN 149 Lighthouse Road (Sea Pines) • Home to the island’s iconic lighthouse and our most famous golf course. Dining, shopping, watersport rentals, boat tours and live entertainment. 22. HILTON HEAD LIBRARY 11 Beach City Road • Daily programs, meeting rooms, internet access and more. 23. HONEY HORN/COASTAL DIS. MUSEUM 70 Honey Horn Plantation Road • Coastal Discovery Museum, nature trails, native gardens, historic buildings and educational exhibits. 24. ISLANDERS BEACH PARK 94 Folly Field Road • Beach access, beach matting, boardwalk, grill, outdoor showers, permit parking, picnic pavilion, playground. 25. ISLAND RECREATION CENTER 20 Wilborn Road • Aquatics, youth athletics, youth programs, summer camps, adult athletics and more. 26. JARVIS CREEK PARK 247 Moss Creek Drive • Fishing dock, ﬁ tness trail, grass meadow, playground, trails, picnic pavilion. 27. LAWTON STABLES 190 Greenwood Drive (Sea Pines) • Horseback riding and an awesome free small animal farm. Bring carrots or apples and feed Harley the Clydesdale or other horses. 28. LEGENDARY GOLF 900 William Hilton Parkway, 80 Pope Ave. • Three 18-hole miniature golf courses. 29. MAIN STREET THEATRE 3000 Main Street • Youth theatre, special events, live music and more. 30. MAIN STREET VILLAGE 1500 Main Street • Shopping center with specialty botiques, restaurants, health care services and a supermarket. 31. MITCHELVILLE BEACH PARK 124 Mitchelville Road • Beach access, beach matting, outdoor showers. 32. MITCHELVILLE FREEDOM PARK 229 Beach City Road • The historic site of what was once Mitchelville, the ﬁ rst government-sanctioned freedmen’s colony in the United States. 33. NORTHRIDGE CINEMA 10 435 William Hilton Parkway • Luxury reclining seating with many screens showing the newest releases. 34. PALMETTO BAY MARINA 86 Helmsman Way • Sailing, ﬁ shing, parasailing, dining, shopping, watersport rentals, boat tours. 35. PARK PLAZA CINEMA 33 Ofﬁ ce Park Road • The only theatre on the island serving beer and wine. 36. PINCKNEY ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE Off U.S. 278, before Hilton Head • Wildlife viewing, photography, hiking, bicycling and ﬁ shing. 37. PINELAND STATION 430 William Hilton Parkway • A community shopping center with popular restaurants and specialty stores. 38. PIRATE’S ISLAND ADVENTURE GOLF 8 Marina Side Drive • Two 18-hole pirate-themed courses.
Hilton Head Island and Bluffton points of interest 39. SALTY DOG T-SHIRT FACTORY 67 Arrow Road • A full line of Salty Dog gear without a trip to South Beach. 40. THE SANDBOX 18A Pope Avenue • An interactive children’s museum, great for rainy days. 41. SEA PINES FOREST PRESERVE Greenwood Drive (Sea Pines) • Hiking, ﬁ shing, picnicking and wildlife viewing opportunities abound in the 605acre preserve. Indian shell ring. 42. SEA PINES RACQUET CLUB 5 Lighthouse Lane (Sea Pines) • 23 clay courts, under the direction of former U.S. Open champ Stan Smith. 43. SHELTER COVE COMMUNITY PARK 39 Shelter Cove Lane • Boardwalk, observation deck, picnic pavilion, trails, veterans’ memorial and more. 44. SHELTER COVE HARBOUR AND MARINA Shelter Cove Lane • Waterfront dining, shopping, live entertainment, watersport rentals, boat tours jetpack. 45. SHELTER COVE TOWNE CENTRE 40 Shelter Cove Lane • Hilton Head’s newest shopping center with restaurants, specialty scores and the island’s largest grocery store. 46. SOUTH BEACH MARINA 232 South Sea Pines Drive (Sea Pines) • Restaurants, shopping and a tackle shop. Home to the South Beach Inn and the popular Salty Dog Café. 47. SOUTH BEACH RACQUET CLUB 230 South Sea Pines Drive (Sea Pines) • Pro shop, clubhouse, member lounge, hospitality deck, several courts. 48. SQUIRE POPE COMMUNITY PARK 133 Squire Pope Road • A community rowing and sailing center, ﬁ xed pier, ﬂ oating dock, grill, picnic pavilion. 49. VAN DER MEER TENNIS CENTER DeAllyon Drive • 17 hard courts, four covered and lit. 50. VAN DER MEER SHIPYARD RESORT 116 Shipyard Drive • 20 courts (13 Har-Tru and seven hard). Eight are lighted and three are indoor. 51. THE VILLAGE AT WEXFORD 1000 William Hilton Parkway • A collection of 30 upscale shopping, dining and pampering merchants. Most are locally owned. 52. XERISCAPE GARDEN One Town Center Court • A display of plants designed to need only a small amount of water.
BLUFFTON SPOTS 53. BLUFFTON LIBRARY 120 Palmetto Way • Many books and movies. Conference rooms available. 54. BERKELEY PLACE 106 Buckwalter Parkway • A movie theatre, shops, restaurants, professional ofﬁ ces and more. 55. MAY RIVER THEATRE 20 Bridge Street • Community theater group. Shows and performances. 56. OLD TOWN BLUFFTON Calhoun Street, Promenade Street • Art galleries, shops, restaurants and the area’s best farmers market each Thursday. 57. TANGER FACTORY OUTLET CENTER 1414 Fording Island Road • The two popular shopping centers , 1 and 2 miles west of Hilton Head, offering more than 85 brand names.
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Local Hot Spots Looking for the perfect vacation? These 30 businesses score high marks with both visitors and locals season after season. Don't leave the Lowcountry without checking out these restaurants, shops and businesses. Adventure Cruises With Dolphin watch cruises, sport crabbing, public tours, and private charters you can experience life on the water; on board the Holiday for dolphin watching 843-7854558 or on the “Crabber J II” for crabbing 843-422-5110, hiltonheadisland.com/adventure Arts Center of Coastal Carolina A multipart venue that holds remarkable showcases, visual and performing arts, plus cultural festivals. Enjoy some entertainment after a fun day in the sun to truly experience all that Hilton Head Island has to offer. 843-686-3945, artshhi.com Bicycle Billy’s Bike rentals with delivery and pick-up to make life easy on your vacation and you can even rent them before arriving to check one more item off of your arrival list. 843-785-7851, bicyclebilly.com Bluffton Marine Sports & Supplies A tackle shop complete with live and frozen bait, fishing tackle, as well as kayaks, wake sports, stand-up paddle boards, marine supplies, and more. 843-757-7593 Bluffton Oyster Company Find the freshest oysters, shrimp, crabs and fish at this family-owned landmark Lowcountry restaurant, located at the end of Wharf Street in downtown. The Toomer family has harvested local seafood for more than a century. 843-757-4010 Captain Woody’s Hilton Head Island and Bluffton’s neighborhood bar and grill, ideal after a long day at the beach with island staples: oysters, shrimp, cold beer and a great sunset view. Hilton Head 843-785-2400, Bluffton 843757-6222, captainwoodys.com Coconut Bike Rentals Bike rentals with delivery and pick-up, as well as cribs, roll-away beds, joggers, high chairs, beach chairs and umbrellas; combined with Island Cruisers Bike Rentals. 843-686-5055, islandcruisersbikerentals.com Coligny Kite & Flag Company The largest selection of kites in the Lowcountry with single-line kites, stunt kites and accessories. Stickers, flags and more are also available. 843-785-5483
Coligny Plaza Home to over 60 shops and restaurants, from finding that souvenir to remember your trip or a new dress, there is truly something for everyone. 843-842-6050, colignyplaza.com Esmeralda’s Massage Therapy & Pilates Center After all of the stresses of life and work, whether you are on vacation or a local, make time to get a massage and let someone else work out all your stresses while you just relax. Physically and mentally prepare yourself for a wonderful time on Hilton Head Island by relieving all that built up tension. 843-785-9588 Gifted A selection of Spartina 449, Vera Bradley, Alex & Ani bracelets, high quality gifts, custom Hilton Head items, scarves and more. 843-842-8787, giftedhiltonhead.com Hilton Head Bicycle Company Providing residents and visitors with rental bicycles, new bicycles, accessories, parts and service since 1992. Delivery and pickup, free locks and baskets with bicycles. 843-686-6888, hiltonheadbicycle.com Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director and Conductor John Morris Russell, will open the orchestra’s 34th season on Oct. 19 at First Presbyterian Church. Other upcoming performances are scheduled for Nov. 15-16 and Dec. 6-7. www.hhso.org, 843-842-2055 Holy Tequila Take a break from seafood and experience gourmet Mexican street food like tacos, quesadillas, fajitas and more along with a tequila bar, in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. 843-681-8226, holytequila.com Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks Most tables feature extraordinary views of Port Royal Sound for a truly unique Lowcountry dining experience. Hudson's employs the largest and one of only two remaining fishing fleets on the island which brings fresh local seafood straight from its docks to your table. 843-6812772, hudsonsonthedocks.com
Island Car Wash Whether you are arriving with a dirty car from six states away or are a local, the Island Car Wash performs services as basic as just a wash to detailing. With more services like oil changes, tire sales and rotation, wheel balancing, hand washing, and wiper blade replacement, they truly can meet your auto care needs. Hilton Head 843-785-8944, Bluffton 843-815-2440, islandcarwash.com Kurama Japanese Steak House When you begin to get tired of the same seafood, pop over for some sushi and Japanese cooking from performing chefs who will create your masterpiece right in front of you. If that is not quite your taste, you can sit at the quiet sushi bar or in the cocktail lounge, truly two different environments in the same restaurant. 843-7854955, kuramahhi.com Lawton Stables With pony rides for the little ones, trail rides through the lush Sea Pines Forest Preserve, and an animal farm for the whole family there is something for the entire family. Horse back riding is just another way to experience Hilton Head's beauty from another angle. 843-671-2586, lawtonstables.com Orange Leaf Self-serve frozen yogurt with an assortment of 16 flavors. Create your own treat with a choice of at least 35 toppings, ranging from kid-friendly gummy bears to a variety of fresh fruit. Plus, they have super-cool spoons. 843-689-5323, orangeleafyogurt.com Outside Hilton Head Outside has over 35 years of experience in creating and customizing life-changing adventures. Programs include guided kayak tours, kayak fishing, boat based dolphin tours, charter fishing, tours of historic Bluffton and Daufuskie, kids and teens camps, stand-up paddleboarding programs, boat rentals, surf lessons and much more. 800-686-6996, outsidehiltonhead.com
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort Named to the Top 25 of Travel + Leisure magazine's list of the World’s Best Family Resorts, Palmetto Dunes has earned this distinction by providing a world-class golf experience alongside vacations that are sure to please the whole family. There's something to do and see for everyone, no matter the age, no matter the interest. 843-686-9697, palmettodunes.com
Pedals Whether you need one bike or a whole pack of them, they have beach cruisers, mountain bikes, kiddie karts, or even an extra-tall bike for those with long legs. They also provide delivery and pick-up to make your life just that little bit easier. 843-8425522, pedalsbicycles.com Sea Grass Grille Intimate yet casual dining with a Lowcountry beach house setting. Serving lunch and dinner, specializing in fresh seafood, sandwiches, salads, omelets, filets and more. 843-785-9990, seagrassgrille.com Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina From the many various restaurants that sit along the harbour to the shops, festivals, and live entertainment, this is one of the hottest spots on the island. Don’t forget the fireworks every Tuesday at dusk and HarbourFest every night through the summer. 866-400-7894, palmettodunes.com/ shelter-cove/shelter-cove-harbour Stack’s Pancakes Enjoy traditional breakfast items or try some of Stack’s more unique menu items such as the Crème Brulee French Toast or the Bananas Foster French Toast. Truly an all around family-friendly restaurant with something for everyone. 843-341-3347, stackshh.com The Sea Shack This hole-in-the-wall restaurant serves up good down-home southern, Lowcountry food with all things seafood, fried, grilled or blackened. 843-785-2464, seashackhhi.com
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Sandwiches Fried, Grilled or Blackened on Kaiser Roll • Choice of Two Sides and Hush Puppies Crabcake 9.95 Flounder 9.95 Grouper 10.95 Catfish 9.95 Shrimp burger 11.50
Grilled or Fried • Choice of Two Sides and Hush Puppies Clam 8.95 Oyster 11.50 Shrimp 12.50 Scallop 14.50
Burgers Grilled on a Kaiser Roll • Choice of Two Sides and Hush Puppies 8 Ounce All Beef Hamburger 7.95 Shrimp Burger 11.50 Chicken Fillet 7.95
For the Guppies Choice of Two Sides and Hush Puppies Chicken Fingers 6.50 Cheeseburger 4.75 Fish Nuggets 5.50 Popcorn Shrimp 7.25 Clams 6.25 Fish Sandwich 5.75
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Includes Choice of Two Sides Lunch Dinner Tilapia 9.95 11.95 Mahi 11.95 13.95 Tuna 16.95 16.95 Flounder 10.95 12.95 Salmon 11.95 13.95 Grouper 13.95 15.95 Jerk Grouper 13.95 15.95 Snapper 13.95 15.95 Sword 11.95 13.95 Salmon & Crabcakes 14.95 16.95 Buffalo Shrimp PoBoy 12.50 12.50 Buffalo Gator PoBoy 14.50 14.50 Gator Nuggets 15.95 15.95 Fried Soft Shell Crab 16.95 16.95 Popcorn Scallops 10.50 10.50 Frog Legs 9.50 9.50 Conch Fritters 9.50 9.50 Shrimp Croquettes 11.50 11.50 Based on Availability. PRICES VARY Prepared Grilled, Fried or Blackened.
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The biggest event in the Lowcountry each year is the PGA Tour's RBC Heritage golf tournament played at Hilton Head Island's famous Harbour Town Golf Links. Buy tickets online at rbcheritage.com
APR PHOTO BY ARNO DIMMLING
Stardust Orchestra in Concert at First Presbyterian Church: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13 First Presbyterian Church, Hilton Head Island. The Stardust Orchestra will perform in a free concert for the kickoff of First Presbyterian Church’s family night. The event is a beneﬁ t for the Wounded Warrior Project, and donations will be accepted.° The Wounded Warrior Project aids injured service members, helps them assist each other, and offers unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. For information contact the church at°843681-3696.
Dance Lessons with Karina Smiranoff: Wednesday Jan. 13 through Friday Jan. 15, Fred Astaire Hilton Head Bluffton Dance Studio. Ukrainian-born Karina Smirnoff from ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, will be at the Fred Astaire Hilton Head Bluffton Dance Studio in January! Not only is Karina a professional ballroom dancer, but also a beauty, health, ﬁ tness, and fashion icon. Karina is a season 13 Mirror Ball Trophy winner who choreo-
graphs all her own partnered routines and has been designing costumes for both herself and her partners since day one. For more information, or to schedule a private coaching session or enroll in her workshops, call the Fred Astaire Dance Studio at 843-837-6161
ages to participate. Participants are invited to perform Monday in the MLK Memorial Program. Free and open to the public. Non-Perishable Food Items will be collected for Sandalwood Community Food Bank. For additional information call 843-681-3881.
Third Annual Chowder Challenge and Silent Auction: 12 noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, Reiley's Plaza (The Triangle), Greenwood Drive.°Local Restaurants compete for the top People's Choice Award and Judge Award for the best chowder on the Island! Huge Silent Auction, Kids Zone and live music by The Headliners! This is a great family event to help beneﬁ t The Heather Trew Foundation. For more information visit www.theheathertrewfoundation.org or contact Ms. Chris Heyburn 843-363-2303.
Gullah Music Workshop: 10:00 a.m.– 12 noon, Saturday, Jan. 16, Main Street Theater. Experience rhythmic stick pounding from the Sea Island slave era. Melanie DeMore welcomes island residents and visitors of all
MLK Service and Memorial March: 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting Street and 10 a.m. Monday, Jan.18, march beginning at Hilton Head Island High School. Accomplished vocalist & musician Melanie DeMore will join with the choir and lead the parish in hymns and gospel music to honor Dr. King. Free and open to the public. NonPerishable Food Items will be collected for Sandalwood Community Food Bank. For additional information call 843-681-3881.
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Van Der Meer Adult Tennis Clinics: 2 p.m.- 5 p.m. Friday Jan. 22- Sunday, Jan. 24, and Monday, Jan. 25- Friday, Jan. 29, Van Der Meer Shipyard Tennis Resort, 116 Shipyard Drive. Build solid technique and to learn new skills.
First class instruction provided by PTR certiﬁ ed professionals; programs feature video analysis, stroke development and reﬁ nement for both basic and advanced skills. Reﬁ ne the use of spin, repetitive/tactical drills and some competitive situations. For more information visit°www.vdmtennis.com or contact Alexa at 843-785-8388.
The Battle of Pocotaligo Civil War Reenactment at Frampton Plantation: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 and Sunday, Jan. 24, 1 Lowcountry Lane, Yemassee,°South Carolina.°Confederate and Federal forces will clash once again when the Battle of Pocotaligo Civil War Reenactment returns. Taking place on the actual 1862 battle site in Point South, this annual living history event includes battles, artillery and period demonstrations, a Civil War encampment with Sulter Row and a life-size replica of the °CSS°H.L.Hunley. Daily tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for children; and free for ages 8 and under. For additional information please visit°www.battleofpocotaligo.com, or call 843-717-3090.
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"Westin Presents" the Equinox Quintet: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa is proud to present the Equinox Orchestra Quintet inside The Carolina Room. The Equinox performs your favorites from Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and more. Share your love of the Great American Songbook with the community while enjoying our exquisite three course menu featuring locally inspired ingredients for 29.95—10% of the evening’s sales are donated to the Junior Jazz Foundation. Parking is easy with complimentary valet. Visit westinhhi.com for more details or call 843-681-4000 to make reservations.
16th Annual Low Country Home & Garden Show: 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, and 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan 31, Savannah International Trade & Convention Center: One International Dr. Savannah, GA. Find over 4,000 square feet of gardens, landscapes, water features, DIY seminars and more at the
16th Annual Savannah Low Country Home & Garden Show at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. Plus, on Saturday, January 30, you’ll have the opportunity to meet celebrity guest Jeff Lewis, interior designer and star of Bravo’s hit show Flipping Out. Additional highlights for the 2016 Low Country Home & Garden Show include an all-new Product Zone, gardening seminars by Norm Winter on the Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden Stage, kids’ workshops and a huge gardening/outdoor living feature by Lowe’s, onsite pet adoptions by Jasper Animal Rescue Mission, the Home Improvement Zone, and booths featuring the latest trends in kitchen, bath, interiors, pools, spas and outdoor living. Ticket price includes entire weekend’s events, seminars, and discussions Tickets: $8 per Adult, $6 for Seniors, Active Duty Military and Children 16 & Under Free. For more information visit www.savannahhomeandgardenshow.com
Wet Your Palette- Wine and Paint Classes: 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, , Beaufort Arts Council, 2127 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC. Come
explore your palette with beautiful acrylics and wine at our popular “Wet Your Palette”, wine and paint classes. Relax for a couple of hours as we paint together, listen to some music and enjoy the spirit of good company. Your instructor will take you through step by step while you create your own acrylic canvas using a wide variety of brush techniques. All supplies are included. What better way to spend an evening in our beautiful area and leave taking a little bit of the low country with you to enjoy for years to come. Classes are $50, and include two glasses of wine or non-alcoholic beverage with your canvas. Offered monthly. Visit www. beaufortartscouncil.org for information on additional inspiring art classes, or call 843-379-2787.
Third Annual Mardi Gras Party to benefit NAMI Lowcountry: 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb 5, Sonesta Resort, Hilton Head Island. Enjoy live music by Lavon Stevens and Louise Spencer, a Silent and Live Auction, and a New Orleans inspired dinner at NAMI’s Annual Mardi Gras Party. For more information visit www.namibeaufortcounty.org.
UltimateBridge Event: Monday, Feb. 8 through Sunday, Feb. 14, Marriott Resort and Spa. The Hilton Head Island Bridge Club will host the Low Country Classic Mid-Atlantic Bridge Conference Regional Tournament, the second largest regional bridge tournament in the United States. Attracting some of the highest caliber players in the country, the tournament is a popular draw for snowbirds and locals. The tournament costs $11 for each session, but no pre-registration is required. For more information about the event, call Ann at 843-384-0786. To see the Hilton Head Island Bridge Club's daily game schedule and winter class schedule go to www.bridgewebs.com/hiltonheadisland.
Debby Graves Organ Concert: 12 noon, Friday, Feb.12, St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church. Enjoy Debby Graves’ performance of pieces by J. S. Bach, Gabriel Faure, Maria-Theresia V. Paradis and 2 contemporary composers; David Lasky and Michael Burkhardt. Debby will also be playing an Italian harpsichord
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■ EVENTS in the Neapolitan style. Gloria LaCoe and Christie Leininger will be playing handbells with organ accompaniment. The concert is free of charge and will be approximately 45 minutes long. For more information, please call the church at 843.785.4711 or visit www. hhiumc.com.
2016 Publix Hilton Head Island Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K: 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb.13, Jarvis Creek Park. Join us at the 2016 Hilton Head Island Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K. A Boston Qualifier, the Marathon features a scenic certified course that takes participants through two parks and over the Broad Creek. A percentage of proceeds will benefit several Hilton Head Island area Charities including Hilton Head Rotary Club, HHI High School Athletic Department, HH High ROTC, Hilton Head Christian Academy and others. The Post Race Party will feature a Craft Beer Garden, Refreshments, Live Music, Food, Door Prizes, Children's Fun Run and Award Ceremonies will be held following each race. To register or for more information, call Bear Foot Sports at 843-757-8520 or visit http://www. bearfootsports.com/heels.htm.
“An Evening of Love” The Children’s Relief Fund’s 20th Annual Valentine Dinner Dance: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, Shipyard Plantation. “An Evening of Love” includes a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres, dinner, music for dancing, and silent and live auctions featuring dozens of items. Surprise entertainment has been planned by chair Rose Fotia for the romantic Valentine love fest. Tickets are $125 per person. For information on tickets or personal or corporate donations/sponsorships, please call Rose Fotia at 843-681-7668 or 843-3425267 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
10th Annual Anniversary Cooks and Books Celebration: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Feb.28, Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa in Palmetto Dunes. Join The Literacy Center at this years' 10th Anniversary Cooks & Books Celebration. Meet and greet your favorite authors as you sample food tastings from popular Lowcountry restaurants. Don't forget to watch top local chefs in “The Heat Is On” competition. All proceeds from this event will benefit adult literacy needs in our community. Advanced Tickets are $20 and
they go on sale on December 1st-February 22nd. Regular price Tickets are $25 and are on sale through February 28th. Visit www.theliteracycenter.org to purchase tickets or for a list of advance purchase locations. For additional information call 843-815-6616.
Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest: The Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest is a weeklong destination event showcasing talented chefs, local seafood, special events, live music and more. This year's events include the kickoff (March 1), a chef collaboration dinner (March 2), Lowcountry Seafood Experience (March 2-6), Michael Anthony's Wine Dinner (March 5), A Fisherman's Guide to Seafood (March 6) and then the 2016 Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival (March 7). Find more information online at hiltonheadseafoodfestival.com
The Music of Broadway: 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. Friday, Mar. 4, Hilton Head High School's Seahawk Cultural Center, 70 Wilborn Road. Hilton Head Shore Notes present their annual show, "The Music of Broadway," with special guest quartet is Speed of Sound, the 2016 International Champion Quartet. Also appearing will be Just One Night and Sea Sharp quartets. Tickets on line at www.hhsn2016show. brownpapertickets.com or at Burke's Pharmacy (Main Street), Pretty Papers (Wexford) and Markel's Gifts (Bluffton). A portion of the show's profits will benefit Memory Matters. Visit www. hiltonheadshorenotes.com for more information.
Eighth Annual Beaufort Twilight Run: 2 p.m.- 10 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 19, Habersham Marketplace, 13 Market, Beaufort. The Lowcountry's Running Festival, The Beaufort Twilight Run, is for all ages and offers four competitive courses (10-mile Run, 8K Run, 5K Run, 1-mile Youth Run), a 5K Fun Walk and a 1/4 mile Kid's Fun Run. Participants can compete for the Beaufort Challenge title by running in both the 10-mile and 5K events. After the races, stay and enjoy the party with gourmet food trucks and a live band — and of course, plenty of Lowcountry oysters! Last year, we had over 1500 participants and 200 volunteers. The Beaufort Twilight Run supports Riverview Charter School. Visit www. beauforttwilightrun.com to register, or call 843-321-8309.
First Annual Sandalwood Run for Hunger: 8 a.m.- 11 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 26, Fish Haul Creek Park (Mitchelville Freedom Park), 226 Beech City Road. The Sandalwood Community Food Pantry is partnering with Palmetto Running Company on our first Annual event (5K& 10K). This will benefit our neighbors in need living right here in the Hilton Head Island community. We plan extensive promotion and a great turnout of participants, friends and supporters of our Pantry as well as Island visitors, at this memorable event. Net proceeds will go towards Sandalwood Community Food Pantry's newly established building fund. This fund will help to ensure our long-term, continued support for the hundreds of families we serve in our Hilton Head Island community. For more information and registration link go to www. sandalwoodrunforhunger.com,or call 843-645-0935.
Hilton Head Choral Society’s Musical Masterworks “Notes From a Small Island”: 8 p.m. Friday, Apr. 1 First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway. The Hilton Head Choral Society returns to the United Kingdom for a musically diverse evening of pomp and ceremony at their annual Musical Masterworks Concert “Notes from a Small Island” The program contains coronation music, text settings by Shakespeare, Scottish, English and Welsh folk songs, and a beautiful suite from the award-winning musical, “The Secret Garden”. Ring in springtime with the full chorus, orchestra and guest soloists. All seating is reserved and ticket prices are $20, $25, $30 or $35. Tickets may be ordered online or purchased at the door the night of the concert, if available. For more details, call 843-341-3818, visit www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.org or like Hilton Head Choral Society on Facebook.
RCB Heritage Presented by Boeing: 48th annual tournament April 11-17 at Harbour Town Golf Links. This historic event, hosted annually on The Sea Pines Resort's famed Harbour Town Golf Links, continues the longstanding tradition of one of golf's most notable tournaments. The Heritage, which was established by Sea Pines founder Charles E. Fraser in 1969, has raised millions for charities over the years through the Heritage Classic Foundation and is credited with putting Hilton Head Island and The Sea Pines
Resort on the world map. The spectatorfriendly tournament, South Carolina's only PGA TOUR event, is considered a favorite among TOUR players, many of whom enjoy staying with their families at The Sea Pines Resort, and is one of the few events that enables fans to get up-close and personal with the players. Visit www.rbcheritage.com for tickets and information.
RCB Heritage Opening Ceremonies: 11 a.m. Monday, Apr. 11. Parade Begins at 11:00 am at the Liberty Oak and ends at the 18th green. Spectators are invited to sit in the bleachers. The RBC Heritage kicks off like no other event on the PGA TOUR. Join the Past Champion, Heritage Classic Foundation Board members, volunteers and state dignitaries as they parade around the Harbour Town Yacht Basin to the sounds of the Citadel's Pipe and Drum band. Those shots officially begin the start of tournament week. Requires a tournament ticket. Visit www.rbcheritage.com for tickets and information.
RCB Heritage Pro-Am: 11:30 a.m. Monday, Apr. 11, The Sea Pines Resort’s Harbour Town Golf Links, starting at first and 10th tees. Pro-Am Presented by Boeing. Times are approximate. Visit www.rbcheritage.com for tickets and information.
RCB Heritage Pro Practice Rounds: All Day, Tuesday, Apr. 12, The Sea Pines Resort’s, Harbour Town Golf Links.The PGA TOUR Professionals are invited to play at their discretion. No advance starting times are available. A pairings board is located by the 1st tee and is continually updated as players begin their rounds. Visit www.rbcheritage. com for tickets and information.
RCB Heritage Coca-Cola Youth Day: 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 12, the putting green behind the clubhouse, The Sea Pines Resort’s Harbour Town Golf Links. Children 15 and under are invited to putt alongside the pros. The first 200 children to participate will get a FREE tournament souvenir. Every child who sinks a putt will also receive a prize courtesy of Coca-Cola. Registration is in the tent next to the Clubhouse. Requires a tournament ticket. Children 15 and under are admitted FREE to the RBC Heritage every day as long as they are with a ticketed adult. Visit www.rbcheritage.com for tickets and information.
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RBC Heritage Pro-Am: 7:15 a.m.- 6 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 13, The Sea Pines Resort’s, Harbour Town Golf Links. Starting on both 1st and 10th tees. Start times are approximate. Visit www.rbcheritage.com for tickets and information.
RBC Heritage First Round: 7:20 a.m.- 9 a.m., and 11:50 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 14, starting on both first and 10th tees, The Sea Pines Resort’s Harbour Town Golf Links. Times are approximate. Visit www.rbcheritage. com for tickets and information.
RBC Heritage Second Round: 7:20 a.m.- 9 a.m., and 11:50 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 15, starting on both first and 10th tees, , The Sea Pines Resort’s Harbour Town Golf Links. Times are approximate. Visit www.rbcheritage. com for tickets and information.
RBC Heritage Third Round: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 16, all players start on first tee, The Sea Pines Resort’s Harbour Town Golf Links.
Times are approximate. Visit www. rbcheritage.com for tickets and information.
Concert on the Heritage Lawn featuring The Headliners: After play - 8:00 p.m. The Heritage Lawn, The Sea Pines Resort’s Harbour Town Golf Links. Visit www.rbcheritage.com for tickets and information.
itage.com for tickets and information. RBC Heritage Trophy Presentation: Takes place immediately following the close of play on the 18th Green.
Freshwater Fishing: 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sea Pines Resort. Other times available by appointment. Enjoy fishing for catfish, crappie and bream by the beautiful lakes in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Supplies and instruction provided; catch and release program. Reservations required; contact 843842-1979. Minimum of 6 guests. $15 per adult, $13 per child (ages 12 and younger)
Introduction to Fly Fishing: Daily; call for reservation. Learn the art of fly casting and the basics of fly fishing in the scenic Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Join Captain Fuzzy Davis for a custom two-hour clinic that will have you casting like a pro. All tackle and flies are included and no license is required. Reservations are required; contact 843842-1979. $200 for up to two anglers, $75 for each additional angler with a maximum of five anglers.
RBC Heritage Sunrise Service: 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Apr. 17, at the 18th Green, The Sea Pines Resort’s Harbour Town Golf Links. Spectators are invited to sit in the bleachers. The ceremony will feature local ministers, music and non-denominational prayer. A PGA TOUR Pro will also speak. Past speakers have included Aaron Baddeley and Jonathan Byrd. Visit www.rbcheritage. com for tickets and information. RBC Heritage Final Round: 8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.Sunday, Apr. 17, all players start on first tee, The Sea Pines Resort’s Harbour Town Golf Links. Times are approximate. Requires a tournament ticket. Visit www.rbcher-
Alligator & Wildlife Boat Tour: Daily; call for reservation. Enjoy a one-hour guided boat tour through the freshwater lakes of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve and get an up-close view of Hilton Head Island’s indigenous plant and animal life, including the American alligator. Reservations required; contact H2O Sports at 843671-4386. $29 per adult, $20 per child (ages 12 and younger). Forest Preserve Trail Rides: Daily; call for schedule, Sea Pines Resort. Lawton Stables offers one-hour guided trail rides for adults and children ages eight and older. Experience the preserve from horseback while being immersed in the natural beauty of the Lowcountry. For more information call 843-671-2586. Forest Preserve Wagon Journey: 3:30-5 p.m. Thursdays, other times available by appointment, Sea Pines Resort. Sit back, relax and experience the animals and plant life of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Reservations required; contact 843842-1979. Minimum of 6 guests. $15 per adult, $12 per child (ages 12 and younger). ■
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Beaches of Hilton Head beautiful
“THE CURE FOR ANYTHING IS SALT WATER — SWEAT, TEARS OR THE SEA”
— ISAK DINESEN
FOLLY FIELD BEACH (5)
A bit off the beaten path from the plantations and resorts, Folly Field has more of a locals’ beach feel. With a shorter walk to the beach than nearby Driessen Beach, it is both convenient and quiet. Take a long walk and grab a pit stop and a drink at the outdoor bar at the nearby The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, or spread out your towel and spend the day at one of the island’s wider and uncluttered beaches. Loved by surfers and body boarders, it still can occasionally be treacherous with its riptides and undertows. BEST FOR: Surfers, walking and biking ACCESS: Located on Starﬁ sh Road, a right turn off Folly Field Road
BY DAVID GIGNILLIAT
SANDS. SURFING. SWIMMING. SUNNING. SHORES. SAILING. SANCTUARY.
hatever your vision of the “beach life” may entail, the sun-splashed beaches of Hilton Head Island offer as many experiences as there are shells on their sandy shores. From its heel to its toe, here’s an overview of some of the island’s popular beaches and hidden gems.
MITCHELVILLE BEACH (3)
Many locals consider this beach Hilton Head’s best-kept secret. If you’re looking to build sandcastles on a pristine beach, pick another spot. If you’re looking for privacy and beauty in a rich historical setting, this beach is for you. Be sure to check out the incredible story of Mitchelville in the nearby park. BEST FOR: Privacy, ﬁ shing, walkingACCESS: Near the end of Beach City Road at Mitchelville Beach Park
FISH HAUL CREEK BEACH (2) DOLPHIN HEAD (1)
Located on the northern tip of Hilton Head in Hilton Head Plantation, Dolphin Head beach overlooks Port Royal Sound and includes a mile-long walking path and a quiet two-mile swath of beach only open to HHP residents dotted with vestigial live oaks and pines. Hilton Head Plantation is one of the island’s largest year-round residential communities, and Dolphin Head is more private than some of the island’s other beaches. BEST FOR: Walking (at low tide), surf ﬁ shing and collecting shells ACCESS: Dolphin Head Lane, inside Hilton Head Plantation
The area is known for its diverse ecology, maritime forest, salt marsh and creeks, beach dunes and scrub, and the Port Royal tidal ﬂ ats. The beach itself is a generous walk from the park, but ambles through a wonderful nature path, and is lightly used for swimming. The beach park, located on the “heel” of the island, is 31 acres of mostly untouched nature, feels like your own private beach and is arguably the scene for the best bird watching in all of Hilton Head. BEST FOR: Walking, birdwatching, clamming and ﬁ shingACCESS: Located near the end of Beach City Road, accessible from Fish Haul Creek Park
ISLANDER'S BEACH (4)
A favorite of locals, Islander’s Beach recently earned a high ranking in Coastal Living magazine’s Top 21 Beaches on the East Coast. It’s less crowded than most Hilton Head spots and swimmer-friendly, thanks to its gentle underwater slope. Parking is at a premium and is mostly reserved for residents and year-round pass holders, with metered spots available for guests. For nearby mid-island visitors, a bike ride or a friendly beachfront drop-off might be the best bet for easy access. BEST FOR: Locals and swimming ACCESS: Located at 94 Folly Field Road, at Sparkleberry Lane
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BEACHES ■ DRIESSEN BEACH (6)
A long boardwalk connects the maritime forest to the white-sand beach. A long, wide shoreline leaves ample room to spread out, and the flat ocean floor and small waves make it kid-friendly and great for body boarding or just wading. Tucked in a heavily shaded and wooded area, it’s a bit hard to find, but with tons of amenities like parking and restrooms, it’s popular with both locals and discerning visitors alike. BEST FOR: Day trips, swimming, sunning, locals and in-the-know visitors ACCESS: Off William Hilton Parkway, at the end of Bradley Beach Road
BURKES BEACH (7)
Located to the northern side of Chaplin Community Park, Burke’s Beach is adjacent to Singleton Beach, divided by the natural folly field. The beach offers seasonal lifeguards and limited parking, but boasts some of the best waves for surfing and boarding. The dog park at Chaplin Park is a nice touch and makes it a great destination for a bark-andbeach day with man’s best friend. BEST FOR: Surfing, boarding, walking and pets ACCESS: Just south of Palmetto Dunes at the end of Burkes Beach Road
NORTH FOREST BEACH (8)
Located near over 100 dining and shopping options in one of the island’s oldest neighborhoods, it is one of the places to be on Hilton Head. For surfers, the beach area at Jacana Street is known to offer some of the best waves at high tide on the island. Locals swear by the shoreline as the best on Hilton Head, and the quaint mix of older beach cottages with modern ocean compounds makes for a compelling community feel. BEST FOR: Swimming, walking and surfing ACCESS: The one-mile stretch of beach starts at Coligny Circle and runs north to the Sonesta Resort located in Shipyard Plantation
COLIGNY BEACH (9)
SOUTH FOREST BEACH (10)
Part of Hilton Head’s “Ocean Community,” South Forest Beach is on a one-mile stretch of beachfront between the Coligny Circle and Sea Pines Plantation gate. It is the largest of the island’s public beaches, and draws more crowds than North Forest Beach. Wide, comfortable and spacious, and buffered somewhat from nearby development, it’s a great all-purpose spot. Venture a little further path the public access point that divides the north and south beaches, and you’ll find even more room to spread out. BEST FOR: Swimming, fishing, biking and walking ACCESS: Public access on Alder Lane and Seaside Villas, off South Forest Beach Road
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SOUTH BEACH (11)
Located in Sea Pines at the “toe” of the island near the South Beach Marina. Though the marina area is one of the more popular island destinations for visitors, with its dining, shopping and inventive water sports experiences, the Calibogue Beach itself is relatively quiet, nearly secluded, and is great for just watching the dolphins or a relaxing walk. Don’t go out at high tide, though, as there is little to no beach at that time. If you are not a Sea Pines resident or registered guest, you must pay $6 per vehicle to enter the resort. BEST FOR: Unique water sports opportunities (kayaking, sport fishing, parasailing, etc.), sightseeing and walking ACCESS: Near Sea Pines South Beach Marina, best accessed by bike or foot
At Hilton Head’s busiest beach you’ll find soft sand and wonderful clean water. Even better, it’s close to the island’s unofficial downtown area. The beach is protected by security cameras and visitors can enjoy free Wi-Fi, volleyball nets and scores of beach rentals and free parking — just not at the popular Coligny Plaza. The beach and the shopping plaza do get a little crowded, but if you like an active and lively beach experience, this is your spot. BEST FOR: If the crowds are any indication, everybody. Perfect for sunbathing, swimming, biking, an early-morning jog or a romantic date night. ACCESS: At Coligny Circle, at the intersection of Pope Avenue and South Forest Beach Drive
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Our Wonderful Beach Wildlife
Also known as the cabbage head, this is the most common jellyfish encountered in our waters. It is the least venomous native jelly and stings are very mild. You will often see it washed up on the beach.
ANIMALS YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE ON AND AROUND HILTON HEAD'S BEACHES BY LANCE HANLIN
hat's that? It's a question visiting mothers and fathers are asked constantly by inquisitive children during family beach days. Don't lose cool points by answering, "that's a bird, son." Impress your little one with a name and a quick fact about the critter in question. Here is a look at the 10 most common animals you will see at the beach.
GULL SEA STAR
They’re often called starfish, but they're not actually fish. They don’t have gills, scales or fins and move using hundreds of tube feet, which are located on their underside.
These scavengers are the most common bird on the beach. They usually eat dead things that wash up on shore, steal other birds’ meals, beg tourists for food or hover around shrimp boats.
SAND DOLLAR BLUE CRAB
Greatly cherished by local seafood chefs. Females have broad abdomens, like the dome of the Capitol. Males have narrow abdomens, like the Washington Monument.
These birds glide gracefully over the water until they spot a fish, then they fold their wings and clumsily smash into the water to grab their prey.
Flat sea urchin with velvet-textured spines covered with very small hairs. Coordinated movements of the spines enable sand dollars to move across the seabed. It’s illegal to remove living sand dollars from the beach.
More than 200 live here year-round, and many more are migratory. Local captains have given several of them names based on their personalities, such as Chopper and Nic.
They resemble crustaceans but are actually closely related to spiders and scorpions. They are considered living fossils, originating 450 million years ago.
LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLE GHOST CRAB
They live in holes in the sand above the high tide line and stay inside during the hottest part of the day. They emerge mostly at night to feed on clams.
You’ll find their nests on Hilton Head Island beaches between May and August, when they come ashore at night to lay their eggs. The eggs hatch in about 60 days and the small turtles make their way to the ocean using the moon as their beacon.
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DEALS NEWS BRIDAL HOTELS PETS FOOD DRINK SOCIAL ONLINE PEOPLE CALENDAR HILTON HEAD BLUFFTON COMMUNICATE HERITAGE MONEY GUIDE RECIPES RESTAURANTS 100% DEALS NEWS LOCAL BRIDAL HOTELS PETS FOOD DRINK SOCIAL ONLINE PEOPLE CALENDAR HILTON HEAD BLUFFTON "Cultural tourism is becoming more COMMUNICATE and more popular, and I thank Goodness the culture has been rediscovered" HERITAGE MONEY 'WE CAN DO SO MUCH' GUIDE RECIPES RESTAURANTS E DEALS NEWS BRIDAL HOTELS PETS FOOD DRINK SOCIAL ONLINE PEOPLE Luxury is cheap. Luxury is easy. CALENDARL HILTON HEAD BLUFFTON COMMUNICATE LOWCOUNTRY LUXE HERITAGE MONEY GUIDE RECIPES RESTAURANTS DEALS NEWS BRIDAL HOTELS 2015 PETS FOOD Hilton Head DRINK SOCIAL & Bluffton ONLINE PEOPLE CALENDAR HILTON We HEAD BLUFFTON M
EMORY CAMPBELL A LEADER IN THE GULLAH PRESERVATION MOVEMENT BY TIM WOOD | PHOTOS BY LLOYD WAINSCOTT
mory Campbell has spent a lifetime enduring and influencing change on Hilton Head Island. He grew up Gullah at a time long before artists and tourists celebrated the culture. Long before the days of a bridge connecting the Sea Islands to the mainland, Campbell boated to high school and became the valedictorian at Michael C. Riley High School in Bluffton. At first, the scholar was oblivious to the history of the region. He left the Lowcountry to get an education — first a biology degree at Savannah State College, later a master’s degree in environment engineering at Tufts University in Boston. Campbell was intent on using his education to help his family — helping his parents build a house and getting his paraplegic brother medical help up north. But while he was up north, Campbell became increasingly curious about his culture’s history, and that fed a hunger to return to the Lowcountry to help his people. “I was learning just how important the islands and the culture were. The more I learned, the more I knew I needed to make my way back home and help,” Campbell said. He has done more than help over the last half century. He’s championed health care and infrastructure for the Gullah and worked to protect land from being lost to devel-
opers. In his three decades leading the Penn Center, he evolved a school started to educate freed slaves into a vital force to preserve and honor the Gullah heritage. Campbell also served as the first chairman of the GullahGeechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission, helping to oversee the preservation of the Gullah over four states. Today, he runs Gullah Heritage Consulting Services and leads Gullah Heritage Trail Tours on the island. He’s evolved from a wide-eyed and ever-curious youth to a constantly active participant in his culture’s history. The spiritual leader of the Gullah preservation movement has been more reflective than ever as of late, taking part in a documentary chronicling the Gullah, “Hilton Head Island Back in the Day: Through the Eyes of the Gullah Elders.” “What a wonderful project that has been,” he said of the film, which was released in October. “Gullah is all about storytelling, about sharing tales of working and loving the land from generation to generation. But we haven’t always been good at documenting that history, so this was so important.” Campbell has been a doer for so long, and doers don’t spend a lot of time looking back or patting themselves on the back. But he sees progress, as the Gullah have gone from a displaced by development to blending into “progress.”
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BY BARRY KAUFMAN
uxury, as it is all too commonly defined, is simply a transaction wherein an obscene amount of money is traded for something that exists solely to justify its price tag. It’s the yacht that harbors an onboard bowling alley, helicopter landing pad and full-service personal Starbucks (complete with barista who actually spells your name right). It’s the solid gold Italian sports car with built-in shiatsu massage and 20,000-carat emerald gear shifter. The recipe for luxury is simple: find where “over the top” is, then keep climbing for a few miles. Too often, luxury is just hollow avarice, and that’s why luxury is cheap. But Lowcountry luxury, now that takes style. The good life is all around you, in every sunbaked beach and every forest path creeping between centuries-old live oaks. It’s in every perfectly manicured golf course and on the face of every local who already knows your name. Compared to that, how much joy can there honestly be in going over the top? Just as every neighborhood’s covenants hold fast to the same earth tones, so too is our luxury muted just a tad. Ostentatious just isn’t our style. So what is? Read on.
Apple Edition Watch
It’s not about impressing the neighbors. It’s not about dropping an obscene amount of cash. It’s about sophistication, style and elegance. This is the Lowcountry Luxe.
You’re already going to buy the Apple Watch. Just go ahead and admit it. But as much pride as Apple takes in placing form above function, there’s something about the basic Apple Watch that doesn’t quite jive with evening wear. The iPhone is a beautiful piece of technology, but it hardly complements a two-button blazer when shrunk down and strapped to your wrist. Enter the Apple Edition watch. Crafted with an 18-karat yellow or rose gold case and a precision-machined sapphire crystal display, the Apple Edition Watch can be paired with a classic black, rose gray
or midnight blue buckle, or the bright red modern buckle for a pop of color to pair with your favorite cocktail dress. The price tag of $10,000 to $17,000 might be on the high end, but have you ever tried to send a tweet from a Cartier Tank Anglaise?
The Bentley Flying Spur
The name itself evokes images of bygone luxury, when cars were given names, not numbers. A limousine in the back seat and a drag racer in the front, this handcrafted masterpiece of an automobile beautifully balances luxury and power. The famed Flying Spur W12 engine puts 616 horses under a hood that embodies the craftsmanship the Bentley nameplate is known for. The interiors, for example, are still stitched by hand in true Bentley fashion. And in keeping with the spirit of luxury designed not for flash but for inspiration, we should tell you that even with an MSRP north of $200,000, the Flying Spur is considered the entry-level model in the Bentley family. Don’t let any of those Mulsanne drivers know how fun this thing is.
The Gunboat 55
Named the “top domestic” at the Monaco Yacht Show, the Gunboat 55 is a carbon-fiber work of art. Sail around the world or simply turn heads at Harbour Town with a 57-foot catamaran that places a premium on simplicity without ever sacrificing luxury. From the mast to the crossbeam, the Gunboat 55 presents passengers with space built for capturing the salt air, thanks to an open aft end. Unwind on weather-proof Italian style ultra-leather sofas, grill up your catch on the built-in barbecue on the aft deck’s teak “back porch,” then retire to one of two cabins with queen-size berths and private heads. Every inch of this seaborne stunner was designed for luxury, right down to the stainless steel Bosch appliances in the galley, but even greater care was taken to build the Gunboat 55 with the sailor in mind. The result is a captain’s dream vessel.
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HOW DO YOU GET TO OLD TOWN BLUFFTON FROM HERE?
WE'RE HERE FROM OHIO AND ARE NEVER I'M THIRSTY, GOING HOME! WHERE'S THE BAR?
I CAN'T FIND THE BRIDGE TO DAUFUSKIE.
WHERE CAN WE SEE A GATOR?
WHERE ARE ALL THE PALMETTO BUGS? I ONLY SEE GIANT COCKROACHS!
DID THEY SAY THEY WENT FISHING FOR DOLPHIN?!?
BY LISA J. ALLEN | PHOTOS BY ARNO DIMMLING
WOULD YOU MIND TAKING A PHOTO OF US?
WHO NEEDS A BIKE PATH WHEN YOU CAN RIDE IN THE STREET?
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WHERE IS THE BEST SEAFOOD PLACE? SOMETHING CHEAP WITH NO WAIT.
WHO TURNED OUT THE LIGHTS?
Americans are a mobile people. Families are far-flung, turning “over the hills and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go” into “let’s use our frequent flyer miles.”
are no longer tied to the family homestead. We can live anywhere we want, and we do. Most of us limit that wanderlust to our countries of birth, but not always. (Just listen to the accents at the Pineland Station Starbucks.) Given our many choices, one thing to consider when deciding where to live is whether you want your family to come to you for holidays and visits or vice versa. For example, where would you rather spend Easter weekend? Your sister’s house in Cleveland or at Aunt Pat’s on Hilton Head Island? Yeah, we thought so. You can follow brunch with a family golf round. Try THAT in Cleveland in March or April. OK, we live here because of the beauty and the weather, we get that. But why here? Why this particular county in southeast South Carolina? Why not Florida or California or Texas? They’re warm. We can assume there are pretty spots there, too, right? What is so special about Hilton Head Island and Bluffton?
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Beach Rules & Regulations All violations of beach regulations can result up to fines of $500 per each offense. Respect the beautiful wildlife, and leave only your footprints when you go.
Pet friendly island BY MARY DOYLE | PHOTO BY W PHOTOGRAPHY
ilton Head has long been known as a family-friendly vacation destination, and now more than ever families are choosing to stay and play with their four-legged family members in tow. Boasting dog-friendly beaches, an abundance of dedicated walking paths, endless outdoor activities and a variety of pet-friendly restaurants, Hilton Head’s dog-loving community might sway you to want a dog if you don’t already have one. “Many island hotels and restaurants are rolling out the welcome mat for visitors who travel with their pets,” said Charlie Clark, vice president of communications at the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. “These services and amenities only add to the attraction of our destination and provide another great reason for them to choose Hilton Head Island.” Teeming with dog lovers, Hilton Head welcomes pet owners and their pups with a variety of activities and pet-friendly businesses. There are several outdoor shopping areas where dogs are welcome, while many Hilton Head restaurants and businesses welcome dogs with water bowls and treats. Many restaurants on the island see a steady flow of regulars who frequent their establishments because they are able to bring their dog with them. Restaurants such as Charbar Co., Holy Tequilla, Bomboras, Bistro 17 and Captain Woody’s are known for their dogfriendly atmospheres. Hilton Head’s 12 miles of beach are dog friendly year-round with seasonal restrictions in place. Dogs are invited to enjoy the beach before 10 a.m. and after 5 p.m. the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day. During shoulder seasons, leashed dogs are permitted on the beach from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 1 through the Thursday prior to Memorial Day as well as the Tuesday after Labor Day through Sept. 30. During the off-season pups are welcome to run around, enjoy the surf and chase tennis balls leash-free as long they obey commands with positive voice control. If your pup enjoys socializing, there is a fenced dog park at Chaplin Community Park, where both locals and visitors bring their dogs. The park is open from sunrise to sunset and includes a separate area for small and large dogs. “The Visitor and Convention Bureau website HiltonHeadIsland. org gives visitors a list of pet-friendly properties, restaurants that allow dogs, special pet menus and details on town regulations so they can enjoy the beach together,” added Clark. “It’s a major resource for them when planning their stay.”
Alcohol of any kind (beer, wine, etc.) Glass Littering Nudity Disorderly conduct Disturbing the peace Unauthorized vehicles Shark fishin Fires and firework Harassing, harming, or removing of any live beach life (sand dollars, starfish, conch shells, sea turtles, coral, etc.) Damage to dunes Sleeping on the beach between midnight and 6am Distribution of handouts Kites not under manual control Sand-sailing Stunt kites 10am-6pm April 1 through September 30 Unauthorized wearing of lifeguard logos Launching, landing, or operating unauthorized motorized watercrafts
NOT ALLOWED in Designated
Swimming Areas, in protection of swimmers and sunbathers, between 10am6pm April 1 through September 30: Fishing or surfcasting Team Sports involving a ball Games with metal items
ANIMAL RULES ON THE BEACH Must remove and dispose of animal excrement Must be on a leash or under positive voice control at all times
Protect your skin with sunscreen and reapply at least every two hours, but if you are more prone to burning or in the water a lot, reapply more often. Drink lots of water as your body needs to stay cool in the hot sun and drink water even if you are not thirsty. Thirst is the first sign of dehydration and being in the sun especially during the hottest part of the day can cause dehydration faster. Watch for signs of heat stroke that often comes when one is dehydrated and in the sun for extended periods of time. When sweating does not help cool the body anymore the body’s temperature rises and one may feel faint, have a rapid pulse, feel hot, skin flushed red, and more. Should this arise call 911 and move the person to a cool place, wrap them in wet sheets, towels, or place ice packs on their wrists, ankles, armpits, and neck to cool them down. Keep watch on their breathing and
do not let anything block the airway, keep them lying down out of the sun. Just as you put sunscreen on your skin putting sunglasses on is protecting your eyes from the sun’s harsh UV rays. Make sure to wear appropriate foot protection as many times the sand can be extremely hot and can burn your feet. Beyond just the hot sand there is glass, shells, or sticks that can cut you as well as the occasional crab.
OCEAN SAFETY TIPS
Never swim alone. Learn to swim no matter how old you are as it could save your life or someone else’s. Make sure you can always see the lifeguard and stay in designated swimming areas. Always check the water conditions at the lifeguard post incase rip tides are high or stingrays or jellyfish are in the area. It is better to be prepared than find out the hard way. Don’t swim against a current but swim across it. Make sure to always have enough energy to make it back to land in any case.
FIRST AID TIPS FOR THE BEACH
Sunburn: Soak under cool water most likely in a shower or tub. Aloe can often help heal and provide anti-inflammatory, taking Ibuprofen can help too. Bee Sting: First and formost if allergic seek medical help immediately, if not apply baking soda paste and ice. Jellyfish Sting: Try to remove any remaining barbs then rise with vinegar, apply dry sand, or put under hot water. Snake bites: Use a compression dressing just above site. Seek medical help immediately and if you can remember the type of snake or at least the markings will help with treatment. Alligators: Stay away from them as they can both run and swim very fast but if you do get bitten call 911. Sting Ray: Rinse with water and apply heat to neutralize sting, in any case seek medical attention immediately. Crab bites: Rise out well, clean out wound, and apply an antibiotic ointment as you can get infections from them. Depending on severity may need stiches that would require seeking medical help.
AS ALWAYS BE SMART AND CALL 911 IF NEW SYMPTOMS ARISE OR THE SITUATION WORSENS RAPIDLY.
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18th at Harbour Town Golf Links, Sea Pines Resort
16th at George Fazio Course, Palmetto Dunes
Oldfield Golf Club, Okatie SC
6th at Oyster Reef Golf Club, Hilton Head Plantation
A Destination for Golf S BY TIM WATSON
ince 1969 when the PGA Tour first visited Hilton Head Island, it has been hard to think of Hilton Head Island without thinking also of golf. The RBC Heritage has been a veritable who’s who of golfing immortals. Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Greg Norman, Davis Love III and many other golf luminaries have had their names etched on the champion’s trophy and received the now famous plaid jacket associated with the victory. The now world renowned Harbour Town Golf Links is open to the public and with a little advance planning you too can play the course your heroes play.
Not quite ready for the PGA Tour? That’s fine as well with over 20 public courses on Hilton Head and immediately off Island in Bluffton, there’s a track that will fit you like a glove. Forgot your clubs? All of the local courses offer great rental and demo programs. Don’t forget to ask for demo clubs sometimes they are the latest and greatest but beware you might shoot the round of your life and feel like taking them home with you. Winter, spring, summer or fall; Hilton Head Island golf is world class and you will have a great day on the links.
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PUBLIC GOLF COURSES BLOODY POINT 56 Fuskie Lane, Daufuskie Island www.bloody-point.com 843-341-3030 COUNTRY CLUB OF HILTON HEAD 70 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island hiltonheadclub.com 843-681-4653 CRESCENT POINTE GOLF CLUB 1 Crescent Pointe, Bluffton crescentpointegolf.com 843-706-2600 EAGLE’S POINTE GOLF CLUB 1 Eagle’s Pointe, Bluffton eaglespointegolf.com 843-757-5900 GOLDEN BEAR AT INDIGO RUN 100 Indigo Run Drive, Hilton Head Island www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Golden-BearGolf-Club-at-Indigo-Run 843-689-2200 HARBOUR TOWN GOLF LINKS 11 Lighthouse Lane, Hilton Head Island seapinesgolf.com 843-363-8385
HERON POINT BY PETE DYE 100 N. Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island seapinesgolf.com 843-842-1477. HILTON HEAD LAKES 2005 Wiregrass Way, Hardeeville hiltonheadlakesgolf.com 843-208-5353 HILTON HEAD NATIONAL 60 Hilton Head National Drive, Hilton Head Island golfhiltonheadnational.com 843-842-5900 ISLAND WEST GOLF CLUB 40 Island West Drive, Bluffton islandwestgolf.net 843-815-6660 OLD SOUTH GOLF LINKS 50 Buckingham Plantation Drive, Bluffton oldsouthgolf.com 843-785-5353 OYSTER REEF GOLF CLUB 155 High Bluff Road, Hilton Head Island oysterreefgolfclub.com 843-681-1764
PALMETTO DUNES ARTHUR HILLS 2 Leamington Lane, Hilton Head Island palmettodunes.com 843-785-1138
PORT ROYAL PLANTER’S ROW 10 Clubhouse Drive, Hilton Head Island portroyalgolfclub.com 843-681-1700
PALMETTO DUNES GEORGE FAZIO 2 Carnoustie, Hilton Head Island palmettodunes.com 843-785-1138
PORT ROYAL BARONY 10 Clubhouse Drive, Hilton Head Island portroyalgolfclub.com 843-681-1700
PALMETTO DUNES ROBERT TRENT JONES OCEANFRONT COURSE 7 Trent Jones Lane, Hilton Head Island palmettodunes.com 843-785-1138
PORT ROYAL ROBBER’S ROW 10 Clubhouse Drive, Hilton Head Island portroyalgolfclub.com 843-681-1700
PALMETTO HALL ARTHUR HILLS 108 Fort Howell Drive, Hilton Head Island palmettohallgolf.com 843-342-2582 PALMETTO HALL ROBERT CUPP 108 Fort Howell Drive, Hilton Head Island palmettohallgolf.com 843-342-2582 PINECREST GOLF CLUB 1 Pinecrest Way, Bluffton pinecrestsc.com 843-757-8960
ROSE HILL GOLF CLUB 4 Clubhouse Drive, Bluffton golfrosehill.com 843-757-9030 SHIPYARD GOLF CLUB 45 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island shipyardgolfclub.com 843-686-8802 OCEAN COURSE 100 N. Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island seapinesgolf.com 843-842-1477
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Tennis Facilities of the Lowcountry PHOTOS BY ARNO DIMMLING
ennis, like golf, is a year-round activity on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton. One of the top 50 tennis destinations in the United States, the Lowcountry has the facilities and the competition to satisfy the most discriminating player. The area’s 20-plus tennis clubs offer more than 300 courts. Clay, grass and a variety of hard surfaces are available. Some residential developments have their own courts, which may be used by guests staying in those developments. Players may access facilities on private plantations if they make arrangements to play. Ask for details when reserving your court time.
TENNIS FACILITIES HILTON HEAD TENNIS CLUBS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC The following racquet clubs and tennis centers are open to the public. Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center Palmetto Dunes Resort, 843-785-1152 Attractive courts, pro shop, full facilities 19 clay, 2 hard, 4 imitation grass courts, 2 lighted Port Royal Racquet Club Port Royal Plantation, 843-686-8803 Racquet club. Clay, hard or grass courts. Pro shop. 10 clay, 4 hard, 2 grass courts, 4 lit courts Sea Pines Racquet Club Sea Pines Resort, 843-363-4495 Tennis facility located in Harbour Town in Sea Pines. It offers a complete pro shop and instruction. 24 Har-Tru, 5 hard courts, 5 lighted Shipyard Racquet Club Shipyard Plantation, 843-686-8804
Adjacent to Sonesta Resort. Full complement of facilities and instruction. Call about their free weekly pro exhibitions much of the year. 14 clay, 6 hard courts, 8 lighted South Beach Racquet Club Sea Pines Resort, 843-671-2215 Located near South Beach Village. 11 clay courts, 2 lighted Van Der Meer Tennis Center DeAllyon Road, 843-785-8388 Hilton Head’s largest facility. Full complement of facilities, instruction. 21 hard, 11 clay courts, 8 lighted HILTON HEAD PUBLIC TENNIS COURTS The Island Recreation Association maintains the Town of Hilton Head’s public tennis courts. Play is on a ﬁ rstcome, ﬁ rst-serve basis. There is no fee. In the event that courts are being used for team play and/or lessons, signs are posted directing players to other locations. Call 843-681-7273 for more information.
The locations of the courts: • Chaplin Community Park, Singleton Beach Road, 4 courts, lighted • Cordillo Courts, Cordillo Parkway, 4 courts, lit. • Fairﬁ eld Square, Adrianna Lane, 2 courts • Hilton Head High School, School Road, 6 courts • Hilton Head Middle School, Wilborn Road, 4 courts BLUFFTON PUBLIC TENNIS COURTS Bobcat Public Tennis Center The Bobcat Public Tennis Center is located at 12 McCracken Circle in Bluffton. It has four outdoor courts that are not lighted. Bluffton Recreation Center The Bluffton Recreation Center is located at 61 Ulmer Road in Bluffton. There are two hard surface courts that are located in the park. For more information, call 843-757-1503. Tennis Club of the Lowcountry Conveniently located in the heart of Bluffton, Tennisclub of the Low Country at Rose Hill provides the latest in tennis instruction, as well as tennis programs with a personal touch you just won’t ﬁ nd anywhere else. 843 271-6401
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BIKING the island
BY TIM WATSON PHOTO BY ARNO DIMMLING
hile the Island only measures about 12 miles long by 5 miles wide visitors can enjoy nearly 60 miles of public pathways and nature trails accessible to all. In addition, there are close to 50 miles of paths behind the gates of private communities like Shipyard, Sea Pines, and Palmetto Dunes. The ﬂ at terrain and the bike path system make it very easy to ride on the bike paths, however many visitors ﬁ nd the best place to pedal is on the beach. Enjoy a bike ride on the hard packed sand near the water line at low tide. It is great fun and it offers a spectacular view. You might even see some dolphins! There are miles of beautiful bike paths open to all waiting for you to explore.
RULES OF THE ROAD First and foremost, be a safe rider. Please pay attention to trafﬁ c lights, crosswalks, and stop signs. There are small stop signs posted for bicyclists safety on the pathways, and it is never safe to cross anywhere other than at a marked crosswalk. Please lock your bike when not in use. As previously mentioned, bike rental companies usually provide bike locks at no additional cost. Bike paths inside gated communities, or plantations, are restricted for use by residents and guests of that community. If you do decide to ride on the beach please do not ride in the water. The sea salt wreaks havoc on bikes and quickly damages the paint and moving parts. Please use fresh water to rinse off bikes that might have salt water on them.
VACATION TO REMEMBER Many vacationers feel that biking on Hilton Head is one of the factors that make our Island special. We hope that you will take advantage of our bike paths and bicycle vendors to make this vacation one to remember.
FIND A MAP WITH ALL THE BIKE PATHS ON PAGE 8. 26 HHIGO.COM
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... AS SELECTED BY LOCAL BIKE EXPERTS RON KNIGHT AND FRANK BABEL
1. MOST SCENIC RIDE The boardwalk at Barker Field overlooking the marsh is simply amazing. If you’re on the south end, visit the “toe” of the island on the beach looking at the entrance to South Beach Marina. You’ll see Harbour Town in the distance, Daufuskie Island dead ahead and the Atlantic to the left.
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Start at Palmetto Dunes, hit the beach and travel south to the tip of the island at South Beach — preferably with the wind at your back. Assuming cooperation from the tides and tourists, this is as good as it gets.
3. BEST NATURE TRAIL The rice dike trail in Sea Pines to the horse stables and into the Sea Pines Forest Preserve is incredibly rich in natural beauty, and it’s often almost empty.
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4. BEST FAMILY RIDE Start at Coligny Circle and take the pathway west along Pope Avenue to New Orleans Road. Then turn right along the pathway and follow Arrow Road across the William Hilton Parkway to the Palmetto Bay Marina and back; you’ll stay off the main drags and discover a lengthy hidden ribbon of trail behind the shops and restaurants. For an alternate route, turn onto the William Hilton Parkway from New Orleans Road, follow the pathways to the Shelter Cove Marina and back.
5. BEST EXERCISE The Bike Doctor’s organized rides provide a great workout; riders leave the shop on New Orleans Road at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
6. BEST PICNIC SPOT Jarvis Park, Chaplin Park and Coligny are great spots to picnic — as is, you know, the beach.
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The beach at sunset or sunrise is just right for those romantic moments.
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BIKE RENTALS AAA Riding Tigers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-686-6833 Adventure Bike Rentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-290-1622 All American Bike Rental. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-842-4386 Bicycle Billy’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-785-7851 Bicycle Rental Hilton Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-686-6888 Bike Doctor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-681-7531 Bluffton Bike Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-706-2453 Bubba’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-785-3971 Coconut Bike Rentals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-686-5055 Forest Beach Surf & Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-384-3727 Harbourtown Bicycle Rentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-785-3546 Hilton Head Bicycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-686-6888 Hilton Head Outﬁ tters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-686-9097 Island Cruisers Bike Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-785-4321 Lowsea Bike Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-384-9322 Outside Hilton Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-686-6996 Palmetto Bike Barn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-686-6068 Palmetto Dunes Bike Rentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-785-2449 Paradise Beach Bikes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-715-9889 Patriot Bike Rentals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 866-921-3510 Pedals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-842-5522 Peddling Pelican Bike Rentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-785-5470 Pelicancruiser.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-785-3546 Riding Tigers Bike Rentals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-686-5833 Road Fish Bike Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-686-2981 Sea Pines Bicycle Rentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-842-1890 Simmons Bike Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-842-3464 South Beach Bike Rentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-671-2453 Sundance Bikes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-785-8737 Vacation Comfort Bike Rentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-354-6673
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GET ON THE
BY DEAN ROWLAND AND ZACH VAN HART | PHOTOS BY ARNO DIMMLING
es, “water, water every where…nor any drop to drink” as Coleridge wrote 215 years ago in the “Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” but we don’t care about drinking water as long as we can always enjoy it by boating, sailing, paddleboarding, kayaking, charter boating and everything else. For locals and tourists alike, the creeks, rivers, sounds, ocean, lagoons, ponds, salt marshes, wetlands and maritime forests with their abundant wildlife provide a bounty of outdoor adventures for everyone of all ages. Kayaking on calm water that surrounds Hilton Head Island is not only relaxing, it can be a great adventure, too. And the best part? Kayaking is a sport for everyone. “Ability is not a concern,” said Mike Overton, president of Outside Hilton Head, which rents kayaks and other water sports equipment. “If you can walk around the block, you can kayak. This is taking a
nature walk through the marsh.” With the abundance of accessible inlets, rivers and lagoons in the area, kayaking is an exotic yet practical exercise. But it remains unchartered territory for many locals and tourists. For those willing to try, here are some basic expectations and recommendations. Whether starting with a lesson or tour, or for those who prefer trying solo, the necessities are safety precautions, knowing how to enter and exit the kayak and some paddling basics. Important safety rules include wearing a personal flotation device, keeping safe distances from larger water vessels such as boats, maintaining balance and simply staying in a comfort zone. When entering and exiting a kayak, a safe and convenient location is a boat ramp. Place the kayak parallel to the edge of the ramp and step sideways in and out of the kayak. Kayak paddles, unlike canoe prototypes,
have blades on both ends. Once in the water, grip the paddle with your arms slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Then alternate strokes from side to side, forming an imaginary figure eight. From there, one can kayak for leisure, or turn an afternoon into vigorous exercise. It’s much like deciding whether to walk, jog or run intervals, only on the water. The harder you paddle, the more strenuous the workout. Depending on the location, expect to encounter marine wildlife. In this area, dolphins are aplenty and may come within feet of your kayak. Manatees, river otters and various fish reside here, too. Many local companies that rent kayaks also have guided eco-tours and dolphin tours. Check in with a local outfitter for dolphin and nature boat cruises, fishing and sailboat charters, kayaking, kiteboarding, crabbing, parasailing, waterskiing, tubing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding, jet skiing and power boating. WINTER/SPRING 2016 31
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WATER DIRECTORY KAYAK BROAD CREEK This seven-mile saltwater river is the heart of Hilton Head Island and is the prime place to spot water birds such as egrets, pelicans, blue herons and sandpipers. You will often see dolphin or watermen harvesting crabs the traditional way. All three public marinas on Broad Creek offer rentals. If you bring your own kayak, a good launching point is the boat landing next to Old Oyster Factory. Be sure to keep an eye on the tide. You don’t want to get stuck on the razor-sharp oyster beds. Go against the tide on your way out and ride it back in.
SPOT A DOLPHIN In Orlando, you’ll pay $80 to watch the world’s saddest dolphins mull about their depressing enclosures. You can see them free here, frolicking in their natural habitat. More than 200 live here full-time and many more are migratory. A good place to spot them is on the island’s southern tip, where Calibogue Sound meets the Atlantic Ocean. You can get even closer by renting a boat or booking a nature tour for around $25 an hour.
RENT A BOAT If you didn’t bring a boat, you can rent one by the hour or by the day. Rentals of all sizes are available all year, allowing you to explore our numerous waterways at your own pace. Visit Daufuskie Island or find the infamous May River sandbar (aka Redneck Riviera), where folks from all walks of life gather to party. The sandbar appears once a day on receding tides and can only be reached by boat.
LEARN TO SKIMBOARD The surfboards only come out when a storm is coming or going. Our waves may be wimpy for hanging 10, but they’re perfect for the popular and extremely dangerous sport of skimboarding. Unlike surfing, skimboarding begins on the beach by dropping the board onto the thin wash of previous waves. Skimboarders use their momentum to skim out to breaking waves, which they catch back into shore in a manner similar to surfing. The end result is usually a faceplant.
STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD Get a new perspective on Hilton Head – standing right there in the water. It requires all kinds of balance, and you may take a tumble or two into the drink, but trust us — it’s easier than you think, and you can do it.
FLY HIGH WITH A JETPACK Maybe the coolest water adventure is HHI Jetpack. The business operates out of Shelter Cove Marina. The water propels you forward while you’re completely weightless in the air. First time pilots experience the thrill of flight while your certified instructor controls the throttle remotely. It’s the ultimate water toy.
BOATING, CRUISING Advanced Sail ............................... Adventure Cruises ......................... Bluffton Marine Sports & Supply... Broad Creek Marina ...................... Calibogue Cruises ......................... Capt. Hook Party Boat ................... Cheers Charters ............................. Commander Zodiac ....................... Dolphin & Nature Cruise ............... Dolphin Discoveries ...................... Dolphin Safaris .............................. Drifter Excursions .......................... H20 Sports .................................... Hilton Head Outfitter ................... Island Explorer .............................. Island Times Charters .................... Live Oac ......................................... Low Country Nature Tours ............. MarshGrass Adventures................. Monty Jett Cruises......................... Outside Hilton Head ..................... Papa Bear Charters ........................ Pau Hana & Flying Circus .............. Pirates of Hilton Head ................... Sea Pines Eco Tours ....................... Harbour Town Adventures............. Shelter Cove Marina ...................... Vagabond Cruise ...........................
843-686-2582 843-785-4558 843-757-7593 843-681-3625 843-342-8687 843-785-1700 843-671-1800 843-671-3344 843-681-2522 843-684-1911 843-785-2345 843-363-2900 843-671-4386 843-686-9097 843-785-2100 843-261-2410 888-254-8362 843-683-0187 843-684-3296 843-415-2798 843-686-6996 843-816-3474 843-686-2582 843-363-7000 843-842-1979 843-363-2628 843-842-7001 843-785-2662
KAYAK, CANOE, WATERSPORTS RENTALS Bluffton Marine Sports & Supply... Palmetto Bay Water Sports............ Island Water Sports ....................... Kayak Hilton Head......................... Kwake Watersports ........................ Harbour Town Adventures............. Hilton Head Outfitter ................... H20 Sports .................................... Outside Hilton Head ..................... Jarvis Creek Water Sports.............. Water-Dog Outfitter .....................
843-757-7593 843-785-2345 843-671-7007 843-684-1910 843-422-7830 843-363-2628 843-686-9097 843-671-4386 843-686-6996 843-681-9260 843-686-3554
MARINAS Broad Creek Marina ...................... Harbour Town Yacht Basin ............ Hilton Head Boathouse ................. Palmetto Bay Marina ..................... South Beach Marina ...................... Shelter Cove Marina ......................
843-681-3625 866-561-8802 843-681-2628 843-785-3910 843-671-6699 843-842-7001
PARASAILING H20 Sports .................................... 843-671-4386 Parasail Hilton Head...................... 843-686-2200 Sky Pirate....................................... 843-842-2566
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Captain Mark’s Dolphin Cruises DEPARTING FROM SHELTER COVE HARBOUR Attention Families! Check our Prices
OUR RATES ARE GREAT! PLEASE CALL! Infants to age two are free. All calm water • Reservations not necessary. • 1 hr. 45 minute narrated cruise features over 45 points of interest including: • Bottle-nosed dolphins • Long Cove Club • Salt Water Marshlands • Wexford Plantation • Cross Island Expressway • Spanish Wells • Tides • Spectacular Homes • Buck Island • Statue of Liberty • Harbour Town • Daufuskie Island • Wading Birds
The 80’ double deck cruise ship “Holiday” departs from Dock C at Shelter Cove Harbour, Business Hwy 278 across from Palmetto Dunes Resort
Captain Mark’s Dolphin Cruise • 843-785-4558
DAYTIME DOLPHIN WATCH CRUISE MARCH 14 THRU 26, MON THRU SAT AT 2:00. MARCH 28 THRU JUNE 11, MON THRU FRI AT 11:00 AND 2:00, SAT AT 3:00.
ADULT $16 • CHILD (3-12) $8 No Reservations, Cash Only
SUNSET DOLPHIN WATCH CRUISE
APRIL 4 THRU JUNE 11
MONDAY THRU SATURDAY AT 7:00
ADULT $18 • CHILD (3-12) $9 No Reservations, Cash Only
JUNE 21, 28 JULY 4, 12, 19, 26 AUGUST 2, 9, 16
ADULT $25 • CHILD (3-12) $15 Reservation Required, Cash Only
Dolphin cruises are 1 hour, 45 minutes in duration
SUNSET DOLPHIN WATCH There is nothing better than a Southern sunset. No wait … we take that back. What we meant to say was that there is nothing better than watching a Southern sunset from our boat, the “Holiday.” Enjoy all the sights of Hilton Head’s waterways and marshes including, Atlantic bottle-nose dolphin, sea birds, private plantations, Daufuskie Island, and the famous Harbour Town lighthouse, with the added bonus of Mother Nature’s most beautiful (and magical) time of day. The colors will take your breath away! Fully narrated by your captain, our Dolphin Watch Sunset Cruise will be the highlight of your vacation. Don’t forget your camera!
ADULT $18 • CHILD (3-12) $9 No Reservations • Cash Only
GO CRABBING ON THE CRABBER J II They laughed when I said I was going with the kids to catch some crabs. They are not laughing anymore. What we did was make reservations on the sport crabbing boat Crabber J II which departs out of Shelter Cove Harbour. Once everyone was on board, the Crabby crew untied the lines and we motored out to the calm waters of Broad Creek. Along the way we saw two dolphins playing. We anchored in the shallow water right next to the salt marsh and everyone fished for blue crabs. It was a lot of fun. The crabby crew kept score and a girl from Cincinnati won the world famous Crabber J II T-shirt cause she caught the most crabs. Please call for current prices.
CALL (843) 422-5110 FOR SCHEDULE AND RESERVATIONS
All calm water. Convenient mid-island location. Just 10 minutes from anywhere. No security gate. No gate fee. Plenty of free parking. Stay all day. All trips weather permitting & subject to minimum number of passengers. All cruises depart from dock C, Shelter Cove Harbour. Purchase tickets on the dock at the boat.
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FAMILY ACTIVITIES Adventure Cove ............................. Aerial Adventures .......................... Art Café .......................................... Coastal Discovery Museum ........... Harbour Town Lighthouse ............. Island Recreation........................... Hilton Head Outﬁ tters................... IDEA Studio ................................... Island Playground ......................... Legendary Golf .............................. Kayak Hilton Head......................... Lawton Stables .............................. Main Street Youth Theatre............. Move & Motion.............................. Outside Hilton Head ..................... Pirates of Hilton Head ................... Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf ....... Station 300 .................................... The Sandbox .................................. ZipLine Hilton Head ......................
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ZipLine Hilton Head
Shelter Cove Marina
Bike the beach
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FAMILY FUN ■
BY CHRIS KATON | PHOTOS BY ARNO DIMMLING
lessed with natural beauty, white sandy beaches and temperate climate, Hilton Head Island has earned a reputation as one of the most family friendly vacation destinations in the United States. At the top of many must visit lists is a climb to the summit of the iconic lighthouse in Harbourtown. Visitors will learn about the island’s rich natural history and are rewarded for their climb with spectacular views of Harbourtown Golf Links, Harbourtown Yacht Basin and Calibogue Sound. Active families enjoy eco-kayak or stand-up paddle boarding tours through salt marsh estuaries, where naturalists and photographers have frequent sightings of bald eagles, hawks and osprey. Thrill seekers will enjoy a visit to ZipLine Hilton Head for an adventuresome canopy tour. Dolphin sightseeing tours, sailing trips, parasailing, waterskiing and tubing are especially popular. A custom pirate ship is outfitted for a pirate adventure tour. Sport fishing charters, night shark trips and a catamaran sunset cruise are also available. A boat trip to Daufuskie Island offers a glimpse of what other sea islands were like before bridges and causeways opened them to development. Most native residents of the island are descendants of freed slaves, who have made their living oystering and fishing for decades. Family-oriented singer, songwriter Gregg Russell can be found performing beneath the famous Liberty Tree six nights per week throughout the summer season. At Lawton Stables a guided trail ride through the scenic Sea Pines Forest Preserve is offered. Young children will treasure a visit with Callie, the island’s pet deer. A visit to Coligny Beach is an open invitation for people watching, where the flip-flop-tappin rhythm of steel drums and Jimmy Buffet songs sets a casual mood. Jennifer Moscar of Atlanta, formerly of Bluffton, took photographs of chocolate ice cream mustaches on her two young children as they splashed and danced through the water spouts in the Coligny Beach Fountains. Thousands of family’s annually enjoy Harbourfest at Shelter Cove, where Shannon Tanner has entertained audiences for the past 25 years. Live entertainment, bouncy houses, food, arts and crafts, and a Tuesday evening fireworks display are featured. For the Freeland family of Rochester, New York, an afternoon at Islander’s Beach was an opportunity to construct an elaborate sand castle of a giant alligator, drawing admiration from a family of four on Fat Tire bicycles out for an evening ride along the shore. Many families also enjoy championship caliber golf, tennis, cycling and miniature golf. Others relax during a game of bocce or kite flying. A children’s museum, video arcade, bowling alley and several movie theaters are also available. WINTER/SPRING 2016 35
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SOME OF THE BEST
ON THE EAST COAST
FISHING DIRECTORY BAIT, TACKLE SHOPS Blue Water Bait & Tackle ............... Bluffton Marine Sports & Supply... Coligny Truevalue Hardware ......... Hilton Head Boathouse ................. Lowcountry Outfitter .................... Mid-Island Bait & Tackle ................ Palmetto Bay Water Sports............ Shelter Cove Harbour .................... South Beach Sport Fishing ............
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FISHING CHARTERS Broad Creek Marina ...................... Bulldog Fishing Charters............... Capt. Hook Party Boat ................... Dolphin Discoveries ...................... Drifter Excursions .......................... Fishin’ Coach Charters ................... Hilton Head Outfitter ................... Island Marine ................................ Live Oac ......................................... Lowcountry Charter Fishing........... Off The Hook Fishing .................... Outside Hilton Head ..................... Papa Bear Charters ........................ Runaway Fishing Charters ............. Sea Wolf Charters .......................... Shelter Cove Marina ...................... Southern Drawl Outfitter .............
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PHOTOS BY ARNO DIMMLING
BY TIM WATSON
LAGOON FISHING Most of the lagoons on Hilton Head are brackish, meaning they are both fresh and salt water. Lagoons offer a unique fishing experience because of the variety of species you can hook. Don’t let the calm waters fool you; fish can grow to enormous sizes (red drum can weigh more than 50 pounds). Other fish caught in the lagoons include tarpon, striped bass, black drum and the occasional blue fish. Live bait such as shrimp and finger mullet are your best bets, but they are usually hard to come by unless you catch your own or are fishing off of a private charter boat. Spinning and top water lures fished with a lightweight spin rod are another popular option. If you have a few hours to spend on the water, a charter boat will supply you with all the equipment, bait, and knowhow needed to land a monster.
SURF FISHING There are a lot of junk fish (skates, rays, small sharks) in the Carolina surf, which can be thrilling to catch, but frustrating for those in pursuit of game fish. Red drum, kingfish, and flounder are some of the more prized fish that can be caught.
Squid strips, minnows and bunker chunks are the most common types of bait used in the surf. They can be purchased at any tackle shop along with 2- to 3-ounce sinkers to combat the rough water. Don’t feel like you have to cast halfway to the horizon to catch fish, some of the biggest can be taken right out of the breaking waves. The best times to surf fish are early mornings and evenings, when the beach crowds have subsided and the fish are most active.
OFFSHORE FISHING If you are feeling particularly adventurous, and willing to spend a majority of the day surrounded by water, offshore fishing can provide some real thrills. Party boats generally accommodate large numbers of passengers, but private charters are also available (at a higher cost). Half and full day trips are typical. These trips generally target fish that are specific to the season, and can include marlin, tuna and cobia. Most offer specialized shark fishing trips all year. Your vessel may travel many miles out to sea, so be sure to have your Dramamine on hand if you are prone to sea-sickness. WINTER/SPRING 2016 37
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of the Lowcountry
spotted sea trout
big bull mahi
black ﬁn tuna
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Fishing rules and regulations OCEAN FISHING
black sea bass
Beach, tidal creeks, docks, & piers You need a license for those over 16 years old – non-resident license $11 for 14 days; resident license $5 Do not ﬁ sh in designated swimming areas. You are not to ﬁ sh for sharks but if you happen to hook one you are expected to release it. Commercial ﬁ shing boats Commercial boats already have a license. Private Boats Need a license and can be purchased for $11 for a three day non-resident.
PHOTOS PROVIDED BY COLLINS DOUGHTIE
Some lakes and lagoons hold fresh water – or brackish water: To ﬁ sh outside of plantations or private property one must be 16 years old and have a State ﬁ shing license. For a non-resident you can purchase a seven-day pass for $11. Plantations: You do not need a license but must follow plantations guidelines. Sea Pines: must be a resident or guest and need a permit from CSA, available at security ofﬁ ce. Shipyard: must be a resident or guest but no license is needed and there are no restrictions. Palmetto Dunes: must be a resident or guest and only allowed on the banks of the lagoon crossed by the Queen’s Folly bridge. Where can you buy S.C. ﬁ shing licenses? True Value Hardware in Coligny Plaza Wal Mart at Festival Center.
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34 TH SEASON
PRESENTED BY THE HILTON HEAD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
PASSION & MUSIC IN THE LOWCOUNTRY CONDUCTED BY JOHN MORRIS RUSSELL
RICHARD STRAUSS TOD UND VERKLÄRUNG AND BEETHOVEN’S 8TH SUNDAY, JAN. 31, 2016 4PM & MONDAY, FEB. 1, 2016 8PM VALENTINE ROMANCE SUNDAY, FEB. 14, 2016 4PM & MONDAY, FEB. 15, 2016 8PM GILBERT AND SULLIVAN NIGHT SUNDAY, MAR. 20, 2016 4PM & MONDAY, MAR. 21, 2016 8PM JOANN FALLETTA CONDUCTS RODRIGO, PIAZZOLLA AND MOZART SUNDAY, APR. 24, 2016 4PM & MONDAY, APR. 25, 2016 8PM BRAHMS SYMPHONY NO. 1 SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2016 4PM & MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016 8PM Ofﬁcial Hotel of the HHSO and the HHIPC
SPECIAL OFFER: SUP & SYMPHONY HHSO concert attendees enjoy 15% off food at The Carolina Room at The Westin Hilton Head.
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Tickets and subscriptions may be purchased online at hhso.org or by calling the box ofﬁce at 843-842-2055 CONCERTS HELD AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ON WILLIAM HILTON PKWY.
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culture Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
PHOENIX FEATHER PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTORY ART GALLERIES
JORDAN STURM PHOTOGRAPHY
Art League of Hilton Head ................................ 843-681-5060 Artist Uncorked ................................................. 843-837-4700 Arts Center of Coastal Carolina ......................... 843-686-3945 Camellia Art ...................................................... 843-785-3535 Fastframe ......................................................... 843-342-7696 Four Corners Art Gallery - Bluffton ................... 843-757-8185 Gullah Sweetgrass Basket Gallery .................... 843-304-4178 J Costello Gallery.............................................. 843-686-6550 Jacob Preston Pottery - Bluffton ....................... 843-757-3084 Karis Art Gallery ................................................ 843-785-5100 May River Gallery – Bluffton ............................. 843-757-2633 Red Piano/Morris & Whiteside Galleries .......... 843-842-4433 Old Town Vintage Posters – Bluffton ................ 843-837-3311 Picture This Gallery ........................................... 843-842-5299 Pink House Gallery ........................................... 843-681-5169 Pluff Mudd Art – Bluffton ................................. 843-757-5590 Smith Galleries ................................................. 843-842-2280 Society of Bluffton Artists ................................. 843-757-6586
ROB KAUFMAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Coastal Discovery Museum .............................. 843-689-6767 Gullah Museum................................................ 843-681-3254 Heyward House – Bluffton................................ 843-757-6293 The Sandbox .................................................... 843-842-7645
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina ......................... 843-686-3945 Main Street Youth Theatre................................ 843-689-6246 May River Theatre Co. - Bluffton ....................... 843-815-5581 South Carolina Repertory Company ................. 843-342-2057
Coastal Discovery Museum ARNO DIMMLING
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onsider the typical visitor, on the island for a quick getaway and often intent on chasing golf balls, surviving beach bike rambles and maybe savoring an evening libation or two listening to Jimmy Buffett cover tunes at some torch-lighted island eatery. Cool. We can do that. And very well, thank you. But, as so many can attest, today’s tourist often becomes tomorrow’s yearround resident, and once they get past “Margaritaville” they’ll discover local musicians playing original rock, blues and electronic dance music in venues that are off the beaten path and bear no artistic connection to Mr. B or the hormone-fueled Barmuda Triangle. World-class musicians work nightly at the Jazz Corner, serving up swing, trad-jazz standards and rhythm & blues for more seasoned locals and visitors, but if you’re in the mood for much older classics track down the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, now in its 34th
BY MICHAEL PASKEVICH season playing at First Presbyterian Church. There’s also the well-regarded Hilton Head Choral Society and the well-attended International Piano Competition that draws some of the world’s finest young players to First Presbyterian. And the Hilton Head Dance Theater further bolsters our cultural credibility. The Heritage Golf Tournament remains our biggest tourist (and traffic) draw, but soon-arriving data will show that visitors counts for productions at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina have pushed that venue firmly into second place. “I always enjoy going to plays at the Arts Center because you get such high-quality productions performed in such an intimate setting,” said long-time island resident Isabel Mangan. Folks looking for more progressive one-act productions can turn to South Carolina Repertory where Hank Haskell and spouse seat barely 70 patrons in a tiny theater on Beach City Road. The Art League of Hilton Head, which shares space with the Arts Center,
displays all manner of paintings, jewelry and artworks on a rotating basis and there’s a growing roster of smaller galleries scattered about the island. Our museum scene is anchored by the pastoral Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn just as financing continues to grow toward creating a full-fledged Gullah Museum that truly celebrates our diverse culture. “Years ago this was just a beach town,” said Sheri Sternitzke, chairman of the Main Street Theater that incorporates non-equity actors aged five to 82 for its annual productions. “Now we’re becoming year-round and I think a lot of people are amazed by how much we now have to offer. And there’s going to be more to come.” No doubt this short-form essay has excluded deserving additions, but here’s a tip for a more encompassing look at island cultural offerings: The Arts and Cultural Council of Hilton Head operates a website/calendar about upcoming events in almost every category.
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GO shopping BY JEREMY GRACE PHOTOS BY ARNO DIMMLING & ROB KAUFMAN
earching for a unique Lowcountry treasure? It can be found at one of the many unique and eclectic shops of Hilton Head Island and Bluffton. Shopping is a favorite activity here, with more than 200 outlet shops, six marina villages, numerous boutiques and many popular retail chains. Spend some time exploring and you will find something special. We truly have something for everyone.
THE SOUTH END
Coligny Plaza (One North Forest Beach Drive): The south end of the island is the heart of the vacation area. The very first shopping center on the island and a perennial favorite is Coligny Plaza at the intersection of Pope Avenue and North Forest Beach. Considered Hilton Head’s “downtown” there are more than 60 stores, 15 restaurants and a unique movie theatre that shows mostly independent films. Candy, T-shirts, and great apparel are there along with groceries, restaurants and a hardware store. WINTER/SPRING 2016 43
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THE SOUTH END (continued) Harbour Town Shops (149 Lighthouse Road): At the landmark destination of Harbour Town, the scenery is pictureperfect, the backdrop vividly stunning yet, in addition to the incredible views at every turn, Harbour Town is also an incredible shopping destination, with over 20 boutiques, galleries and gift shops. Shaded red rocking chairs along the harbour encourage you to rest and recharge, perhaps with an ice cream cone or your favorite beverage.
Shelter Cove Harbour
The Shops at Sea Pines Center (71 Lighthouse Road): An interesting variety of customized retail shops and boutiques with a mix of top-quality jewelry, resort casual men’s and women’s clothing, decorative accessories, antiques as well as a full-service day spa. Sea Pines’ only gas station is located at the east entrance and a post office is nestled within the promenade. 44 HHIGO.COM
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South Beach Marina Village (232 South Sea Pines Drive): Located at the southern tip of Hilton Head Island, this unique shopping center has a quaint New England feel to it. It is home to seven shops, including the popular Salty Dog T-Shirt Factory. On most days you can also enjoy live entertainment.
South Beach Marina Village
The Village at Wexford
The Village at Wexford (1000 William Hilton Parkway): This upscale center boasts 30 retail shops, restaurants and services. Most are locally owned, small businesses. Some merchants have been on the island for more than 30 years. Each Wednesday is “W@W” which stands for Wednesday at Wexford. That is the day reserved for special events, offers and demonstrations from many of the shops.
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SHOPPING DIRECTORY SHOPPING CENTERS - HILTON HEAD
Main Street Village
MID-ISLAND Shelter Cove Harbour (Shelter Cove Lane): With a beautiful Mediterranean waterfront village setting, this is one of Hilton Head’s most popular spots. It is located directly across from the entrance to Palmetto Dunes Resort and offers specialty stores, a salon, art galleries and many popular restaurants with awesome views of Broad Creek. The Plaza at Shelter Cove (50 Shelter Cove Lane): This shopping center is home to many locally owned landmarks, including Outside Hilton Head. It is also home to medical and real estate professionals, a nail salon, a liquor store and features popular national chains such as TJ Maxx and Whole Foods. Shelter Cove Towne Centre (40 Shelter Cove Lane): The former Mall at Shelter Cove has been transformed into this new shopping center overlooking Broad Creek. The village features 290,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and entertainment space surrounded by natural amenities and luxury
residences. It is a joint venture between Blanchard & Calhoun Commercial and Kroger Real Estate.
NORTH END Pineland Station (430 William Hilton Parkway): Located at the intersection of William Hilton Parkway and Mathews Drive, this shopping center includes restaurants, shops and other services. A duck pond in its center is popular to both locals and visitors. Main Street Village (1500 Main Street): Each building has a different style and this very walkable area is reminiscent of Main Street in a small town. Here you can find great restaurants, handmade crafts, gift items, salon services, and more. Festival Center (145 Pembroke Drive): Here you can find big stores like Walmart, Publix and Barnes & Noble with some smaller offerings like Wildbirds Unlimited, Tuesday Morning and Pier One Imports.
Beach Market................................. Bridge Shops ................................. Circle Center, HHI.......................... Coligny Plaza ................................. Crossroads Shopping Center......... Festival Center ............................... Fountain Center............................. Fresh Market Shoppes................... Gallery of Shops ............................ Harbour Town ................................ Heritage Plaza ............................... Hilton Head Plaza.......................... Island Crossings Shopping Center Main Street Village ........................ Northridge Plaza............................ Orleans Plaza ................................. Palmetto Bay Marina ..................... Park Plaza ...................................... Pineland Station ............................ Plantation Center .......................... Port Royal Plaza ............................. Sea Pines Center ........................... Shelter Cove Harbour .................... Shelter Cove Plaza ......................... Shelter Cove Towne Centre ........... Shipyard Galleria ........................... South Beach Marina Village .......... South Island Square ...................... Village at Wexford ......................... Village Exchange ...........................
2 North Forest Beach Drive 24 Palmetto Bay Road 70 Pope Avenue 1 North Forest Beach Drive 40 Palmetto Bay Road 45 Pembroke Drive 55 New Orleans Road 890 William Hilton Parkway 14 Greenwood Drive 149 Lighthouse Road 81 Pope Avenue 7 Greenwood Drive 11 Palmetto Bay Road 1411 Main Street 435 William Hilton Parkway 37 New Orleans Road 86 Helmsman Way 33 Office Park Road 430 William Hilton Parkway 807 William Hilton Parkway 95 Matthews Drive 71 Lighthouse Road Harbourside Lane 32 Shelter Cove Lane 40 Shelter Cove Lane 1 New Orleans Road 232 South Sea Pines Drive 841 William Hilton Parkway 1000 William Hilton Parkway 32 Palmetto Bay Road
SHOPPING CENTERS - BLUFFTON Belfair Town Village ....................... Berkeley Place ............................... Bluffton Commons at Belfair ......... Bridge Center ................................ Kitty’s Crossing .............................. Moss Creek Village ........................ Old Town Bluffton.......................... The Promenade ............................. Tanger Factory Outlet I .................. Tanger Factory Outlet II .................
71 Towne Drive 102 Buckwalter Parkway 20 Baylor Drive 1540 Fording Island Road 1008 Fording Island Road 1533 Fording Island Road Calhoun Street Promenade Street 1270 Fording Island Road 1414 Fording Island Road
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BLUFFTON Belfair Town Village (71 Towne Drive): A 35-acre mixedused development containing a 56,000 square foot Kroger Supermarket, bank and office buildings, shops and popular restaurants such as Truffles and Chow Daddy’s. It was developed with an eye toward a Lowcountry architectural style that dramatically sets it apart from all other retail developments in the market. Berkeley Place (106 Buckwalter Parkway): This popular mixeduse development includes a movie theatre, shops, restaurants and more. Kittie’s Crossing (25 Bluffton Road): Home to many popular national chains, including Target, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Payless ShoeSource. Tanger Outlets (1270 and 1414 Fording Island Road): Because you are making your purchases directly from the manufacturer and avoiding the middleman, brand name merchandise can be purchased at up to 70 percent below retail prices. Old Town (Calhoun and Promenade streets): Comprised of onesquare mile, Old Town Bluffton includes Calhoun Street, which runs from scenic Highway 46 to the May River, and the newly built, but looks old, Promenade. This is a fun and interesting area to shop. Calhoun Street is home to the Bluffton Farmer’s Market, where you can find beautiful produce and locally made baked goods and other treats every Thursday afternoon.
Old Town Bluffton - Promenade Area
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PLACES TOURISTS LOVE ...AND... LOCALS DO, TOO For many, a trip to Hilton Head Island or Bluffton isn’t complete without a stop at one of the region’s many landmark restaurants. Here are 27 places loved by both locals and visitors from all over the world.
Many restaurants claim to be a favorite of locals. Speaking as locals, one of our favorites is Captain Woody’s. With both Hilton Head Island and Bluffton locations, it’s the neighborhood bar and grill of the Lowcountry. Find oysters, shrimp, cold beer, beautiful sunsets and good conversation. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal.
Executive chef Charles Pejeau’s burger creations have made this a local favorite, serving award-winning gourmet burgers, sandwiches, salads and more. It’s also a good spot for craft beer, quality wine and live music.
Offers a harmonizing blend of Mexican street food with new American flavors. The menu features a wide variety of gourmet tacos, burritos, quesadillas, salads and more, all priced under $11; and a fully stocked bar with more than 40 premium tequilas, handcrafted specialty cocktails, Mexican beers and spanish inspired wines.
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Only the highest quality, regionally sourced ingredients go into these wood-fired, house-made pies. A local business, with local staff and local suppliers make this a local favorite, all the while maintaining a minimal environmental footprint.
The first name in Italian cuisine on Hilton Head Island, Michael Anthony’s hits the sweet spot between authenticity, accessibility and sophistication. They know their wine, they know their Italian food and they’ll even share their knowledge with their famed cooking classes.
Bluffton Oyster Co.
Specializing in fresh local seafood, The Bluffton Oyster Company is known for its fresh, local oysters, clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops and fish filets. Want a taste of th May River? Order from this menu.
Serving a full breakfast and lunch menu from 6:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m., seven days a week. It’s the place to go for pancakes, waffles, house-made fruit sauces, eggs, homemade crepes, and Stacks Original Crème Brulee French Toast. Other specialties include shrimp & grits using South Carolina shrimp and chorizo sausage, eggs benedict, and crab benedict. It’s worth the wait in line.
Sea Shack The phrase “Hilton Head’s Best-Kept Secret” was basically invented for The Sea Shack. The seafood has always been incredible, the “help yourself” tub of beers and ice water has always set the stage for a brilliantly laidback atmosphere, and the long lines have always been the price you pay for sharing the best-kept secret with a thousand or so friends.
Formerly known as Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta & Steakhouse. The Old World Mediterranean décor has been replaced with “contemporary nautical.” Dana Torres, a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef has redefined excellence with a new menu including local favorites for seafood, steaks, ribs, crab legs and good ol’ Southern recipes with a West Coast twist.
A self-serve, choose-your-own toppings frozen treat destination at Shelter Cove Towne Centre shopping complex. Sixteen rotating unique fl vors are prepared fresh daily with fat free milk and mixed up in proprietary serving machines that make for a richer, creamier treat. Find a selection of at least 35 toppings, ranging from kid-friendly gummy bears to treehugging granola.
Salty DOG CAFE Simply put, this is the island’s premier iconic restaurant. There’s a reason why you can find Salty Dog T-Shirts from Africa to Alaska – people come from all points of the globe to sample the delicious seafood, get their picture taken with Jake, and soak in the waterfront views. WINTER/SPRING 2016
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The Tiki Hut
The sushi on Hilton Head is as good or better than anything you will find outside of Japan (New York City and San Fran included). That reputation was created by the masters at Kurama, who have been honoring taste and tradition for more than 20 years. Whether it be a teppanyaki-style offering prepared right before your eyes or a mouth-watering creation from the sushi bar, Kurama prides itself on using only the freshest ingredients.
Just off Coligny Beach Park is an island institution that nearly every die-hard local can point to as the place they decided they were calling Hilton Head Island home. With an appetizing array of frozen drinks, wraparound views of Coligny Beach, and endless action on the volleyball courts, this is the place locals become visitors and vice-versa.
The place where Hilton Head’s pizza lovers and beer lovers gather. Outstanding pies made with spring water dough, prepared fresh every day. The ‘Shroom is also a great spot for hoagies, calzones, salads. A large bar and numerous flat-screen TVs make it a popular spot for watching sporting events.
European-trained chef Alfred Kettering combines some of the most appealing elements of classic American and Continental cuisine in this tiny Plantation Center hideaway.
Popular local chef Michael Cirafesi and distinguished Philadelphia chef Nunzio Patruno have teamed up to open this upscale Italian restaurant in the Village at Wexford. Many dishes were created hundreds of years ago, passed down from generation to generation.
Serving local, organic ingredients with meals prepared to order. Featuring salad bowls, sandwiches, tacos, hot bowls, platters and other snacks. Both Hilton Head and Bluffton locations are just cool spots to hang out.
An award-winning restaurant and bar, located steps away from the beach. Offering fresh and local Lowcountry ingredients paired with craft beers and wine. Bomboras Grille is open for lunch and dinner. A kids menu is available. The locals call them the BOMB.
With locations on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton, Truffles continues to be a fast favorite among locals and tourists alike. Their secret? Consistency and great guest service. It’s always a solid choice.
Island Bagel & Deli
Fresh baked bagels made from scratch, boiled and baked each day. Hoagies, salads, pastries and coffee are also served. The restaurant was featured in the July 2013 issue of Southern Living magazine.
Upscale dining at its finest. Head chef Chaun Bescos takes a vantage of his close relationship with local growers and farmers markets, tailoring Red Fish’s menu around which foods are in season. The result is an eclectic blend of seafood, steaks, fresh fruit and local vegetables.
If you’re hankering for some authentic Italian cuisine, this island institution is worth finding. Pizza is cooked in a hardwood bur ing oven and everything is made from scratch. Now located at 200A Museum Street.
Old-world expertise and a slavish dedication to getting the tiniest of details perfect make the baked goods at The French Bakery and Courtyard Café to die for, but it’s not all baked goods here. The delectable selection of quiches, tantalizing sandwiches and lush salads round out a true culinary experience.
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It’s hard to classify the cuisine at Frankie Bones as anything other than “cool.” The décor is inspired by the timeless cool of the Rat Pack and all their trendsetting ilk, and that same devotion to style can be found in the menu. Whether a simple pasta dish, a steak or any of the various seafood creations, everything on the menu at Frankie Bones stands out in its own stylish way.
POrter & Pig Charlies L’etoile Verte This family owned and operated restaurant specializes in fresh seafood, lamb and steak. The menu is written by hand each day based on the freshest ingredients available. A popular spot for both lunch and dinner.
After spending most of her professional life working for local restaurants, Ivy Burdick has branched out and opened a place of her own. The popular waitress, bartender and manager is now the proud owner of wildly popular Porter & Pig, a new gastropub located in The Village at Wexford. She and her staff are pairing great beer, craft cocktails and wine by the glass with charcuterie, cheeses and shared plates.
Express Restaurant Delivery
Hilton Head’s original food delivery service. Family owned and operated since 1994, delivering dinner straight to your door from over 20 of Hilton Head’s restaurants. Relax in your home or villa with no need to wait in a restaurant line. hiltonheaddelivers.com, 843-785-7155. WINTER/SPRING 2016
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Hudson’s Seafood House On the Docks
The restaurant with one of the best views of Port Royal Sound also takes much of its signature shrimp from the sound — one of two remaining shrimping operations on the islands uses the Hudson’s dock in exchange for the restaurant having first right of refusal on its catch. The décor is simple and old school and the boat-shaped gift shop kitschy, but the food and the views are still top notch.
WHERE THE VIEWS ARE AS STUNNING AS THE MEALS BY TIM WOOD
Paradise is all around us, but even the locals know that the ultimate relaxation on the island is a great meal with a stunning water view. Fortunately for you, this list of Lowcountry proprietors has perfected this unbeatable combination.
QUARTERDECK & TOPSIDE WATERFRONT RESTAURANT Golf fans who take in the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing have long marveled at the spectacular views at this Sea Pines icon. The moored yachts, the 18th green of Harbour Town Golf Links and the calming waters of Calibogue Sound are all within your view. The Quarterdeck provides a pub-style menu with Angus burgers, tortilla wraps and caramel apple pie, while Topside offers a more elegant, seafood-focused dining experience to take in the best views of the island’s waterfront sunsets.
An outdoor, panoramic ocean view restaurant and bar located behind The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. You’ll find everything from a signature View 32 drink menu to the freshest menu items – from appetizers and salads, to entrees and small plate sliders. If it gets too cold, step inside the resort and experience Oceans.
One of the newest entries to the waterfront dining scene, boasting a rooftop bar overlooking the cove and located next to the new waterfront park at Shelter Cove Towne Centre. An oyster bar, outdoor dining area and a VIP lounge are among the highlights of this latest infusion to the island nightlife scene, where country line dancing has already become a Wednesday night staple.
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Old Oyster Factory
ELA’s Blu Water Grille
The 2014 Taste of the Season winner has also been recognized by Monthly as the perfect date night and special occasion spot, and for good reason. Freshly caught seafood and perfectly cooked steaks are the mainstays of chef Ryan Alpaugh’s menu, and the casual but intimately romantic garden patio and artwork of local artist Pete Karis accent the waterfront views perfectly.
This Marshland Road staple was voted one of the top 100 scenic view restaurants by Open Table. Built on the site of an early 1900s oyster cannery, the restaurant honors the history of the Broad Creek fishe man with some of the area’s finest seafood. For more than 25 years, diners have enjoyed a succulent meal while taking in the marshland landscape.
This Palmetto Bay Marina dockside favorite is one of the best spots for boat watching in the area thanks to its expansive patio. Seafood and steaks are the menu mainstays, but the Key West vibe is unmistakable. The sushi nachos and fish tacos are mouthwatering. The waterside Hurricane Bar is a must, as is the weekend eggs Benedict brunch.
SEA PINES BEACH CLUB
The forefather of all Hilton Head water views, the 40-year-old jewel got a $10 million facelift that has accentuated everything we’ve ever loved about the club. The newly renovated club includes Coast, an upscale eatery and oceanfront bar; Surfside Market for quick eats like salads and sandwiches; and the Ocean Lounge, a second-floor bar with elevated views of the ocean.
Up the Creek Pub and Grill
A seafood shack that can also boast some of the best barbecue in the area? Indeed, that’s what you’ll find here. This Simmons Road spot has managed to create a down-home atmosphere with a beachcomber vibe overlooking Broad Creek, not to mention a menu that features succulent burgers and finger-licking pulled pork sandwiches. WINTER/SPRING 2016
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HILTON HEAD NORTH END Atlanta Bread Company: 45 Pembroke Drive 843-342-2253. Bella Italia Bistro and Pizza: 95 Mathews Drive in Port Royal Plaza. 843-689-5560. The Carolina Room: The Westin Resort, Port Royal Plantation. 843-681-4000, ext. 7045.
Outback Steakhouse: 20 Hatton Place. 843-6814329. Pan Fresco Ole: 55 Matthews Dr. 843-681-5989. Plantation Café and Deli: 95 Mathews Drive. 843342-4472. Reilley’s North End Pub: 95 Mathews Drive. 843681-4153.
Alfred’s: 807 William Hilton Parkway, #1200, in Plantation Center, 843-341-3117, alfredsofhiltonhead.com Arthur’s Grille: Arthur Hills course, Palmetto Dunes. 843-785-1191. Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers and Pizza: Robert Trent Jones course, Palmetto Dunes. 843-785-1165. Bistro 17: 17 Harbourside Lane in Shelter Cove. 7855517. www.bistro17hhi.com.
Chart House: 2 Hudson Road. 843-342-9066.
Ruan Thai Hut: 1107 Main Street, 843-681-3700.
Crazy Crab (north): 104 William Hilton Parkway, 843-681-5021, www.thecrazycrab.com.
Ruby Lee’s: 46 Wild Horse Road. 843-681-7829.
Fiesta Fresh Mexican Grill (north): 95 Mathews Drive. 843-342-8808.
Skull Creek Boathouse: 397 Squire Pope Road. 843-681-3663.
Frankie Bones: 1301 Main Street. 843-682-4455.
Starbucks: 430 William Hilton Pkway in Pineland Station, 843-689-6823.
Hudson’s Seafood House On the Docks: 1 Hudson Road. 843-681-2772. www.hudsonsonthedocks.com.
Street Meet: 95 Mathews Drive, Port Royal Plaza. 843-842-2570.
Café at the Marriott: Oceanside at Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa, Palmetto Dunes. 843-6868488.
Sunset Grille: 43 Jenkins Island Road. 843-6896744.
Coco’s on the Beach: 663 William Hilton Parkway; also located at beach marker 94A. 843-842-2626.
TJ’s Take and Bake Pizza: 35 Main Street. 843681-2900.
CocoNutz Sportz Bar: Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road. 843-842-0043
Il Carpaccio: 200A Museum Street. 843-342-9949. ilcarpaccioofhiltonhead.com. LagerHead Tavern: 155 High Bluff Road, Hilton Head Plantation. 843-684-2184, www.lagerheadtavern.com Main Street Café: 1411 Main Street Village. 843689-3999.
Turtles Beach Bar & Grill: 2 Grasslawn Avenue at the Westin Resort. 843-681-4000. WiseGuys: 1513 Main Street. 843-842-8866.
Boneﬁ sh Grill:890 William Hilton Parkway. 843341-3772. Bucci’s Italian Cuisine: 13 Harbourside Lane, Shelter Cove. 843-785-3300. Carrabba’s Italian Grill: 14 Folly Field Drive. 843785-5007.
Conroy’s: Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa, Palmetto Dunes. 843-686-8499.
Yummy House: 2 Southwood Park Drive. 843-6815888.
Dye’s Gullah Fixin’s: 840 William Hilton Parkway, Atrium Building. 843-681-8106, www.dyesgullahﬁ xins.com.
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ELA’s Blu Water Grille: 1 Shelter Cove Lane in Shelter Cove Harbour. 843-785-3030. www.elasgrille.com.
OKKO: 95 Mathews Dr. 843-341-3377.
843: 890 William Hilton Parkway, Fresh Market Shoppes. 843-686-8843.
Flora’s Italian Cafe: 841 William Hilton Parkway in South Island Square. 843-842-8200.
Old Fort Pub: 65 Skull Creek Drive. 843-681-2386.
Alexander’s: 76 Queens Folly Rd. 843-785-4999.
French Bakery: 120 Shelter Cove Lane, Shelter Cove Towne Centre. 843-342-5420.
Mangiamo!: 2000 Main Street. 843-682-2444. Munchies: 1407 Main St. 843-785-3354. New York City Pizza: 45 Pembroke Dr. 843-6892222.
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DINING ■ Gator’z Pizza: HHI Beach & Tennis Resort. 843-8420004. D
Old Oyster Factory: 101 Marshland Road. 843681-6040. www.oldoysterfactory.com. DO
Giuseppi’s Pizza and Pasta: 32 Shelter Cove Lane in Shelter Cove. 843-785-4144. LD
Orange Leaf: 38 Shelter Cove Lane, 843-6895323, www.orangeleafyogurt.com.
Harold’s Diner: 641 William Hilton Parkway. 843842-9292. BL
Pazzo: 807 William Hilton Parkway in Plantation Center. 843-842-9463. LD
HH Prime: Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort in Palmetto Dunes. 843-842-8000. BLDS
Pelican’s Point Seafood & Steakhouse: 70 Marshland Road. 843-342-2880, phoenixbistro.com. BL
Island Bagel & Deli: South Island Square. 843686-3353. BL Jamaica Joe’z Beach Bar: Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road. 843-8420044. Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar: 841 William Hilton Pkwy, Unit A, South Island Square. 843-681-3474. www.luckyroosterhhi.com. DO Maywood Davis: 612 William Hilton Pkwy. 843368-2839, www.maywooddavis.com. Mediterranean Harbour: 13 Harbourside Lane, Unit B, Shelter Cove Harbour. 843-842-9991, www.mediterraneanharbour.com. DO New York City Pizza: 28 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite 119, Shelter Cove Towne Centre. 843-785-4200. LD
Poseidon: 38 Shelter Cove Lane, Shelter Cove Towne Centre. 843-341-3838, www.poseidonhhi. com. LDO Ruan Thai Cuisine I: 81 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-8576. LD Scott’s Fish Market Restaurant and Bar: 17 Harbour Side Lane. 843-785-7575. D
Wayback Burgers: 32 Shelter Cove Lane, Shelter Cove Towne Centre. 843-785-2650, www.waybackburgers.com. XO Lounge: Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort in Palmetto Dunes. 843-341-8080. YoAddiction!: 890 William Hilton Parkway. 843-3413335.
HILTON HEAD SOUTH END Amigos Cafe y Cantina: 70 Pope Avenue. 843785-8226. LD Angler’s Beach Market Grill: 2 North Forest Beach Dr., 843-785-3474. LD Annie O’s: 124 Arrow Road. 843-341-2664. LD
San Miguel’s: 9 Shelter Cove Lane in Shelter Cove Harbour. 843-842-4555. www.sanmiguels.com. LD
Asian Bistro: 51 New Orleans Road. 843-686-9888. LD
Santa Fe Café: 807 William Hilton Parkway in Plantation Center. 843-785-3838. LD
Aunt Chilada’s Easy Street Cafe: 69 Pope Avenue. 843-785-7700. LD
Sea Grass Grille: 807 William Hilton Parkway. 843785-9990. LD
Beach Break Grill: 24 Palmetto Bay Road, Suite F. 843-785-2466. LD
Starbucks: 32 Shelter Cove Lane. 843-842-4090.
Bess’ Delicatessen and Catering: 55 New Orleans Road, Fountain Center. 843-785-5504. www. bessdeli.com. BL
Up the Creek Pub & Grill: Broad Creek Marina, 18 Simmons Road. 843-681-3625. LDO
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■ DINING Big Bamboo Cafe: 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Coligny Plaza. 843-686-3443, www.bigbamboocafe. com. LDO Black Marlin Bayside Grill and Hurricane Bar: 86 Helmsman Way in Palmetto Bay Marina. 843785-4950. LDS Bomboras Grille: 101 A/B Pope Avenue, Coligny Plaza. 843-689-2662. LDO Bayley’s: 130 Shipyard Drive. Sonesta Resort. 843842-2400. BD British Open Pub: 1000 William Hilton Parkway D3 in the Village at Wexford. 843-686-6736. LDO Bullies BBQ: 3 Regents Pkwy. 843-686-7427. LD Callahan’s Sports Bar & Grill: 49 New Orleans Road. 843-686-7665. LDO Captain Woody’s: 6 Target Road. 843-785-2400. www.captainwoodys.com. LDO Carolina Crab Company: 86 Helmsman Way, Palmetto Bay Marina. 843-842-2016. LD Casey’s Sports Bar and Grille: 37 New Orleans Road. 843-785-2255. LDO Catch 22: 37 New Orleans Plaza. 843-785-6261. D Charbar Co.: 33 Office Park Rd., Suite 213. Park Plaza, 843-85-CHAR (2427). Charlie’s L’etoile Verte: 8 New Orleans Road. 843785-9277. www.charliesgreenstar.com.D Chow Daddy’s: 14B Executive Park Road, Hilton Head Island, 843-842-CHOW, www.chowdaddys. com.
Electric Piano: 33 Office Park Road. 843-785-5399. O
Kurama Japanese Steak and Seafood House: 9 Palmetto Bay Road. 843-785-4955. D
Fat Baby’s: 1034 William Hilton Parkway. 843-8424200. LD
La Hacienda: 11 Palmetto Bay Road. 843-8424982. LD
Fiesta Fresh Mexican Grill: 51 New Orleans Road. 843-785-4788. LD
Land’s End Tavern: South Beach Marina, Sea Pines. 843-671-5456. BLD
FlatBread Grill: 2 North Forest Beach Drive, 843341-2225, flatbreadgrillhhi.com.
Links, An American Grill: Harbour Town Golf Links Clubhouse, Sea Pines. 843-363-8380, www. linksamericangrill.com
French Kiss Bakery: Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Drive. 843-687-5471. BL Frozen Moo: Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Drive. 843-842-3131. Frosty Frog Cafe: 1 North Forest Beach in Coligny Plaza. 843-686-3764. LDO Gringo’s Diner: E-5, Coligny Plaza. 843-785-5400. Gruby’s New York Deli: 890 William Hilton Parkway in the Fresh Market Shoppes. 843-8429111. BL Harbourside Burgers and Brews: Harbour Town, Sea Pines Resort, 843-842-1444, www.seapines.com. LD Harbour Town Bakery and Cafe: Harbour Town, Sea Pines. 843-363-2021. BL Heyward’s: 130 Shipyard Drive. Sonesta Resort. 843-842-2400. BD Hilton Head Diner: 6 Marina Side Drive. 843-6862400. BLDO
Live Oak: 100 North Sea Pines Drive, 843-8421441, www. liveoaklowcountrycuisine.com Local Pie: 843-842-7437, email@example.com. A Lowcountry Backyard: 32 Palmetto Bay Road at The Village Exchange. 843-785-9273. BLD Lodge Beer and Growler Bar: 7B Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Plaza. 843-842-8966. DO Mellow Mushroom: 33 Office Park Road in Park Plaza. 843-686-2474. www.mellowmushroom.com. LDO Mi Tierra (Hilton Head): 130 Arrow Rd. 843-3423409. LD Market Street Cafe: 12 Coligny Plaza. 843-6864976. LD Marley’s Island Grille: 35 Office Park Road in Park Plaza. 843-686-5800. DO Michael Anthony’s: 37 New Orleans Road. 843785-6272, www.michael-anthonys.com.
Coast: Sea Pines Beach Club. 842-1888. LD
Hilton Head Brewing Company: 7C Greenwood Drive (Reilley’s Plaza), Hilton Head Plaza. 843-7853900. www.hhbrewingco.com.LD
Coligny Deli & Grill: Coligny Plaza. 843-785-4440. LD
Hilton Head Ice Cream: 55 New Orleans Road, #114. 843-852-6333.
Nick’s Steak & Seafood: 9 Park Lane. 843-6862920. D
Corks Neighborhood Wine Bar: 11 Palmetto Bay Road. 843-671-7783. LD
Hinchey’s Chicago Bar and Grill: Circle Center, Pope Avenue. 843-686-5959. LDO
OMBRA Cucina Rustica: Village at Wexford. 843842-5505. www.ombrahhi.com. D
Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse: 1000 William Hilton Pkwy, Unit B6, The Village at Wexford. 843715-3565, www.cowboybraziliansteakhouse.com.
Hinoki of Kurama: 37 New Orleans Road. 843785-9800. LD
One Hot Mama’s: 7 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Plaza. 843-682-6262. LDSO
Holy Tequila: 33 Office Park Rd., Suite 228. 843681-8226. LD
Palmetto Bay Sunrise Café: 86 Helmsman Way in Palmetto Bay Marina. 843-686-3232. BL
Hugo’s Seafood & Steakhouse: 841 William Hilton Parkway. 843-785-HUGO. LD
Philly’s Café and Deli: 102 Fountain Center, New Orleans Road. 843-785-9966. L
It’s Greek To Me: 11 Lagoon Road in Coligny Plaza. 843-842-4033. LDO
Pino Gelato: 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Village at Wexford. 843-842-2822.
Java Burrito Company: 1000 William Hilton Pkwy. 843-842-5282. BLD
Plantation Café and Deli (south): 81 Pope Avenue in Heritage Plaza. 843-785-9020. BL
Jazz Corner: Village at Wexford. 843-842-8620. DO
Pomodori: 1 New Orleans Road. 843-686-3100. D
CQ’s: 140A Lighthouse Lane. 843-671-2779. LD Crane’s Tavern and Steakhouse: 26 New Orleans Road. 843-341-2333. D Crazy Crab (Harbour Town): 149 Lighthouse Road. 843-363-2722. LD Delishee Yo: 32 Palmetto Bay Road in the Village Exchange. 843-785-3633. Dough Boys Pizza: 1-B New Orleans Road. 843686-2697. www. doughboyshhi.com. LD
Jersey Mike’s: 11 Palmetto Bay Rd., Island Crossing. 843-341-6800.
New York City Pizza: 81 Pope Avenue. 843-8422227. LD
The Porch: Beach House hotel. 1 South Forest Beach Drive. 843-785-5126. BLD
DryDock: 840 William Hilton Pkwy., 843-842-9775. LD
Jump and Phil’s Bar and Grill: 7 Greenwood Drive, Suite 3B. 843-785-9070. LDO
Porter & Pig: 1000 William Hilton Parkway, The Village at Wexford. 843-715-3224. www.porter-pig. com. D
Earle of Sandwich Pub: 1 North Forest Beach Drive in Coligny Plaza. 843-785-7767. LD
Kenny B’s French Quarter Cafe: 70 Pope Avenue in Circle Center. 843-785-3315. BLDS
Quarterdeck: 149 Lighthouse Road, Harbour Town, Sea Pines. 843-842-1999. LDO
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■ DINING Red Fish: 8 Archer Road. 843-686-3388. www. redfishofhiltonhead.com. LD Reilley’s Grill & Bar (south): 7D Greenwood Drive. 842-4414. LDO Relish Cafe: 33 Office Park Road, Park Plaza. 843342-4800. Rita’s Italian Ice: 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Coligny Plaza. 843-686-2596, ritasice.com. Roy’s Place: 33 Office Park Rd., 843-785-4646, www.roysplacehhi.com. Salty Dog Cafe: South Beach Marina Village, Sea Pines Resort. 843-671-7327. www.saltydog.com. LD Sage Room: 81 Pope Ave., Heritage Plaza. 843785-5352. D Sea Shack: 6 Executive Park Drive. 843-785-2464. LD Signals Lounge: 130 Shipyard Drive, Sonesta Resort. 843-842-2400. Signe’s Bakery & Cafe: 93 Arrow Road. 843-7859118. BLS Skillets Café: Coligny Plaza. 843-785-3131. BLD The Smokehouse: 34 Palmetto Bay Road. 8424227. BLDO Smooth: 11 Palmetto Bay Road in Island Crossing shopping center. 843-842-9808. Southern Coney & Breakfast: 70 Pope Avenue in Circle Center. 843-689-2447. BL Spirit of Harbour Town: 843-843-363-9026. www.vagabondcruise.com. Stack’s Pancakes of Hilton Head: 2 Regency Parkway. 843-341-3347. BLD Starbucks (south): 11 Palmetto Bay Road. 843341-5477. Steamers: 28 Coligny Plaza. 843-785-2070. LD Stellini:15 Executive Park Road. 843-785-7006. D Stu’s Surfside: 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Coligny Plaza. 843-686-7873. LD The Studio: 20 Executive Park Road. 843-7856000. D Sunset Slush: 81 Pope Avenue, 843-785-7851. Sweet Carolina Cupcakes: 1 N. Forest Beach Drive. 843-342-2611. Tiki Hut: 1 South Forest Beach Drive at the Beach House. 843-785-5126. OLD
Truffles Cafe (Sea Pines): 71 Lighthouse Road, Sea Pines Center. 843-671-6136, www/trufflescafe.com. LD Urban Vegan: 86 Helmsman Way, Palmetto Bay Marina. 843-671-3474. LD Vine: 1 North Forest Beach Drive in Coligny Plaza. 843-686-3900. LD Watusi: 71 Pope Ave. 843-686-5200. www.islandwatusi.com. BL Which Wich?: 70 Pope Ave., Suite 13. 843-7159424, www. whichwich.com Wild Wing Café: 72 Pope Ave. 843-785-9464. LDO Wine and Cheese If You Please: 24 Palmetto Bay Road, Ste. G. 843-842-1200. Wreck of the Salty Dog: South Beach Marina Village, Sea Pines. 843-671-7327. D
Cheeburger Cheeburger: 108 Buckwalter Parkway. 843-837-2433. LD Chipotle: Tanger I Outlet Center. 843-836-2442, chipotle.com. LD Choo Choo BBQ Xpress: 129 Burnt Church Road. 843-815-7675. LDO Chow Daddy’s: 15 Towne Drive, Belfair Towne Village, 843-842-CHOW, chowdaddys.com. Claude & Uli’s Bistro: 1533 Fording Island Road. 843-837-3336. LD Coconuts Bar & Grille: 39 Persimmon St. 843757-0602. DO Corks Neighborhood Wine Bar: 1297 May River Road. 843-815-5168. DO Corner Perk Cafe: 1297 May River Road. 843816-5674, cornerperk.com. BL The Cottage Cafe, Bakery and Tea Room: 38 Calhoun St. 843-757-0508. www.thecottagebluffton.com. BL
Agave Side Bar: 13 State of Miind St., 843-7579190. LD
Dolce Vita: 163 Bluffton Rd. Unit F. 843-815-6900, dolcevitarustica.com D
Amigos Belfair (Bluffton): 133 Towne Drive. 843-815-8226. LD
Downtown Deli: 27 Dr. Mellichamp Drive. 843815-5005. BL
Backwater Bill’s: 20 Hampton Lake Drive. 843875-5253. LDO
El Super Internacional: 33 Sherington Dr. 843815-8113. LD
Bluffton BBQ: 11 State of Mind St. 843-757-7427, blufftonbbq.com. LD
Fat Patties and Salt Marsh Brewing: 207 Bluffton Rd., 843-379-1500, fat-patties.com
Bluffton Family Seafood House: 27 Dr. Mellichamp Drive. 843-757-4010. LD
Firehouse Subs: 32 Malphrus Rd., #109. 843-8157827. LD
The Bluffton Room: 15 Promenade St., 843-7573525, www.theblufftonroom.com. D
Fiesta Fresh Mexican Grill: 876 Fording Island Road (Hwy. 278), Suite 1. 843-706-7280. LD
The Brick Chicken: 1011 Fording Island Road in the Best Buy Shopping Center. 843-836-5040. LDO The British Open Pub: 1 Sherington Drive, Suite G, 843-815-6736. LDO Buffalos Restaurant: 476 Mount Pelia Road inside Palmetto Bluff. 843-706-6500. LD Burnin’ Down South: 198 Okatie Village Drive, Suite 108. 843-705-2453. LD Butcher’s Market and Deli: 102 Buckwalter Parkway, Suite 3-G. 843-815-6328. BLD Cahill’s Market & Chicken Kitchen: 1055 May River Road. 843-757-2921. LD
Topside Waterfront Restaurant: Harbour Town, Sea Pines. 843-842-1999. D
Captain Woody’s: 17 State of Mind St. in the Calhoun Street Promenade. 843-757-6222. www. captainwoodys.com. LDO
Trattoria Divina: 33 Office Park Rd. 843-6864442. D
The Carolina Tavern: 5 Godfrey Place. 843-7579464. thecarolinatavern.com LD
Giuseppi’s Pizza and Pasta: 25 Bluffton Road. 843-815-9200. LD Hana Sushi and Japanese Fusion: 1534 Fording Island Road. 843-837-3388. hanasushifusion.com LD Hinchey’s Chicago Bar & Grill: 104 Buckwalter Place, Suite 1A. 843-836-5909. LD HogsHead Kitchen and Wine Bar: 1555 Fording Island Rd. 843-837-4647. Honeybaked Ham: 1060 Fording Island Road. 843-815-7388. BLD Island Bagel & Deli: Sheridan Park. 843-8155300. BL Jameson’s Charhouse: 671 Cypress Hills Drive, Sun City. 843-705-8200. LD Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q: 872 Fording Island Road. 843-706-9741. LD Katie O’Donnell’s: 1008 Fording Island Road (Kittie’s Crossing). 843-815-5555. LDO
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River House Restaurant: 476 Mount Pelia Road in Palmetto Bluff. 843-706-6500. LD
Kobe Japanese Restaurant: 30 Plantation Park Drive. 843-757-6688. LD
Ruan Thai Cuisine II: 26 Towne Drive, Belfair Town Village. 843-757-9479. LD
Longhorn: Inside Tanger I. 843-705-7001. LD
Saigon Cafe: 1304 Fording Island Road. 843-8371800. BLD
Los Jalapeno’s Mexican Grill: The Bridge Center. 843-837-2333. LD Lowcountry Flower Girls: Berkeley Place. 843837-2253. May River Grill: 1263 May River Road. 843-7575755. LD Mellow Mushroom: 872 Fording Island Rd. 843706-0800. mellowmushroom.com. LDO Midnight Baker: 14 Promenade St. 843-815-5355. LB Mi Tierra: 27 Dr. Mellichamp Drive. 843-757-7200. LD Mi Tierrita: 214 Okatie Village Drive. 843-7050925. LD Moon Mi Pizza: 15 State of Mind Street. 843-7577007. LD Moe’s Southwest Grill: 3 Malphrus Road. 843837-8722. LD Mulberry Street Trattoria: 1476 Fording Island Road. 843-837-2426.LDS Napoli Bistro Pizzeria & Wine Bar: 68 Bluffton Road, 843-706-9999. LD NEO: 326 Moss Creek Village. 843-837-5111. LD Old Town Dispensary: 15 Captains Cove. 843837-1893. LDO Orobello’s Bistro & Pizzeria: 103 Buckwalter Place, Unit 108. 843-837-5637, www.orobellosbluffton.com. LDO Outback Steakhouse: 100 Buckwalter Place. 843757-9888. LD Panda Chinese Restaurant: 25 Bluffton Road. 843-815-6790. LD The Pearl: A kitchen and bar, just opened recently in Old Town. 55 Calhoun St., 843-757-5511 Plantation Cafe & Deli: 1532 Fording Island Road. 843-815-4445. Pour Richard’s: 4376 Bluffton Parkway. 843-7571999. DO The Pub at Old Carolina: 91 Old Carolina Road. 843-757-6844. D R Bar: 70 Pennington Drive. 843-757-7264. LD Red Fish: 32 Bruin Road, 843-837-8888. LD Red Stripes Caribbean Cuisine and Lounge: 8 Pin Oak Street. 843-757-8111. LDO
Sake House: G1017 Fording Island Road Ste 105. 843-706-9222. LD Sigler’s Rotisserie: 12 Sheridan Park Circle. 843815-5030. D Southern Barrel Brewing Co.: 375 Buckwalter Place Blvd., 843-837-2337, southernbarrelbrewingco.com Squat N’ Gobble: 1231 May River Road. 843-7574242. BLD Stooges Cafe: 25 Sherington Drive. 843-706-6178. BL Truffles Cafe: 91 Towne Drive Belfair Towne Village. 843-815-5551. trufflescafe.com. LD Walnuts Café: 70 Pennington Drive in Sheridan Park. 843-815-2877. BLS Wild Wing Café (Bluffton): 1188 Fording Island Road. 843-837-9453. LD Zepplin’s Bar & Grill: Inside Station 300. 25 Innovation Drive. 843-815-2695. LDO Zoes Kitchen: Tanger I Outlet Center. 843-8375410. LD ■
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LEGENDARY LOWCOUNTRY DISH
Three Little Pigs
AT BULLIES BBQ Of all the tasty specials served at Bullies BBQ, the Three Little Pigs is undoubtedly one of the most popular. Available only for lunch on Fridays, the $6 Three Little Pigs special boasts three delicious sliders — slow-smoked pork, brisket and pulled chicken — and is served with a side of fries.
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stay PHOTO BY ARNO DIMMLING
The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa
BY TIM WATSON
isiting the Lowcountry? First you need to determine the right type of place to stay. There are a variety of accommodation types on Hilton Head Island. From intimate boutique inns to sprawling timeshare resorts, oceanfront rental homes and four and five-star hotels, accommodations on Hilton Head Island have enough variety to please every travel style and budget.
HOTELS Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
Usually located oceanfront, the full service hotel offers a wide array of services, housekeeping, room service, full service in house restaurants and a variety of shops, along with concierge services and various spas, recreational facilities and childrenâ€™s activities. The Westin in Port Royal Plantation, Marriott and Omni in Palmetto Dunes Plantation, Sonesta in Shipyard Plantation and the Holiday Inn Beach House by Coligny circle are examples. Prices vary by the season.
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DIRECTORY A number of Hilton Head hotels have just undergone major renovations, refreshing the look and feel of the popular resorts. The Westin underwent a $30 million renovation with an improved pool, deck and fitness studio. The Sonesta also underwent a $30 million renovation resulting in an expanded pool deck and terrace surrounding a lagoon-style pool, a shade pool as well as new cabanas, outdoor beds and umbrellas. Other major oceanfront resorts have recently completed extensive renovations, including the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Hotel’s $17 million renovation adding a third pool and renovations to all 323 guest rooms. The Beach House completed a $5 million renovation of its 202 guest rooms and public spaces. The Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa underwent a renovation as well. Others resorts have plans to begin renovations in the near future. If you are looking for something a bit smaller, boutique inns located in Sea Pines at Harbour Town and South Beach in Sea Pines offer the same level of service though a bit further from the beach, offer a charm all their own. Perfect for a romantic getaway or a peaceful week away. With luxuries befitting the finest hotels, The Inn at Harbour Town offers a unique variety of first-class accommodations within The Sea Pines Resort. Traditional chain hotel/motels are located mainly along the 278 corridor, and are outside of the plantations. Prices are lower than the full service hotels, but you will not have the same amenities as the larger resorts.
RENT A HOME Vacation home and villa rentals are available in most of the South End plantations. From ocean front homes and villas to off-the-beaten-path destinations you can decide based upon your budget and desired amenities, beach, tennis, golf, fis ing. Don’t be afraid of the larger 6-8 bedroom homes as they can be split by multiple families and the prices won’t work out as high as you might think. Or, look for a vacation villa. Here, you can rent a fully furnished home, enjoy the extra space to spread out and the full size kitchen. If you are a tennis or golf lover, you can often rent a villa close to the course. Several rental companies on the island specialize in helping you find the perfect vacation home, whether it is a cozy villa for one or two persons or a seven-bedroom spacious home for a family. Be sure to give them a call, they are very knowledgable to the different areas and can help you find the perfect rental. In fact, it’s very common for families to use rental homes on Hilton Head Island as the perfect place for a family reunion where they enjoy the extra space, kitchen facilities and a personal pool. Hilton Head rental homes can offer an oceanfront view, pet-friendly accommodations or condos and villas with golf course views. No matter your preference — hotel or rental home — there is something for everyone.
Beach House Hilton Head Island ..................... 843-785-5126 Comfort Suites Bluffton .................................... 843-815-1700 Days Inn Hilton Head ...................................... 843-842-4800 Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott ..................... 843-705-2300 Hampton Inn Hilton Head Island..................... 843-681-7900 Hilton Garden Inn Hilton Head ....................... 843-837-8111 Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort ....... 843-842-4402 Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa................... 843-686-8400 Hilton Head Metropolitan Hotel ...................... 843-842-3100 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites .................. 843-757-2002 Holiday Inn Resort Beach House ...................... 843-785-5126 Inn at Harbour Town......................................... 843-363-8100 The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, A Montage Resort ... 843-706-6500 Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort .............. 843-842-8000 Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort .................. 843-785-1138 Park Lane Hotel & Suites .................................. 843-686-5700 Quality Inn........................................................ 843-842-6662 Ramada Hilton Head ....................................... 843-681-3655 Red Roof Inn .................................................... 843-686-6808 The Sea Pines Resort ........................................ 843-785-3333 Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island .................. 843-842-2400 South Beach Inn & Vacation Rentals ................ 843-671-6498 The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort &Spa .... 843-681-4000
Accommodations from Island Getaway Rentals .... 843-842-4664 BeachBum Property Management ................... 843-247-4814 Beach Properties of Hilton Head, Inc. .............. 843-671-5155 Beachside Getaway........................................... 843-686-6044 Coastal Vacation Rentals .................................. 843-341-3330 Destination Vacation ........................................ 843-785-7774 Goode Vacation Rentals ................................... 843-681-9325 Greenwood Communities & Resorts ................ 843-785-1106 HarbourSide III Property Owners .................... 843-785-4000 Hilton Head Accommodations ......................... 843-686-6662 Hilton Head Hideaways.................................... 843-868-1171 Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort ....... 843-842-4402 Hilton Head Properties Realty & Rentals.......... 843-785-2242 Hilton Head Rentals ......................................... 843-686-1001 Hilton Head Rentals & Golf .............................. 843-785-8687 Hilton Head Resort Four Seasons Centre ......... 843-842-3169 Hilton Head Vacations, Inc. .............................. 800-400-4113 Hilton Head Vacation Rentals .......................... 843-689-3010 Hilton Head VacationRentals.com.................... 877-228-3145 Island Getaway Rentals ................................... 800-476-4885 Ocean Palms Villas ........................................... 843-681-1053 Palmetto Sands Vacation Rentals ..................... 843-689-5900 Resort Rentals of Hilton Head Island ............... 843-686-6008 South Beach Inn & Vacation Rentals ................ 843-671-6498 Sunset Rentals, Inc. .......................................... 843-785-6767 Sea Turtle Getaways, Inc. .................................. 843-842-6000 Seashore Vacations, Inc. ................................... 843-785-2191 Sunrise Vacation Properties, Ltd. ..................... 843-842-5583 The Vacation Company ..................................... 843-686-6100 Vacation Homes of Hilton Head ...................... 888-444-5573 Vacation Time of Hilton Head .......................... 843-785-5151 Wyndham Vacation Rentals ............................. 800-875-9205 WINTER/SPRING 2016 61
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any Hilton Head Island and Bluffton residents were once visitors, like you. They just never left. And why should you? The quality of life here is very high. Here are 10 reasons why you should consider making this your new home.
1. PEACE OF MIND As the world around us seems to get more turbulent, there is something very reassuring about living in Bluffton, Hilton Head or anywhere in between Beaufort and Savannah. Our world in the Lowcountry seems pretty darn normal, and for once, that is a really good thing.
2. NATURAL BEAUTY There are only a few places in North America that can rival the beautiful surroundings we live in. Mother Nature blessed us with incredible beaches, pristine tidal creeks, calming marshes, pluff mud and Spanish moss. Great vision and planning allows us to live in harmony with all the natural beauty.
3. CLIMATE Winter here is unpredictable. It can be 80 degrees one day and 30 degrees the next. Compared to the road-blocking snowstorms just a few hours to the north though, we’ve got
it pretty good. Conditions greatly improve in April and stay really nice through the end of October. We also have many nice and sunny days November through March. You will have to travel south of Vero Beach to find warmer weather.
4. GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION AND ACCESSIBILITY Direct flights from SAV now include 13 major destinations: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Memphis, Miami, NYC, Newark, Philadelphia and Washington. Within driving distance we can access three growing metropolitan areas — Atlanta, Charlotte and Jacksonville. We can escape to acres and acres of nature in the rural areas of South Carolina and the charms of the mountains of North Carolina. We are nestled between the two most historic and architecturally beautiful cities in the south — Charleston and Savannah. With the widening of U.S. 17, access is becoming easier than ever.
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5. GROWING ECONOMIC DIVERSITY We still heavily depend on the two main drivers of our economy — tourism and retirement. But new trends are emerging. Young people and families in their prime choose the Lowcountry as their nesting grounds. They bring with them their talents, ideas and energy; combined with the ability to work remotely, this will create a more diversified economic picture and will drive the median age down. The Don Ryan Center for Innovation (also referred to as Bluffton incubator) is just one example of how the region is actively trying to cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurship and make it part of what will drive the future.
6. SAVANNAH HOSTS 12 MILLION VISITORS A YEAR Savannah’s relatively recent surge as a major getaway destination will have a trickle-down effect for our regions as millions of people who haven fallen in love with the “Southern Charm” will be looking for a different experience and/or consider a longer vacation.
7. CULTURAL, RECREATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL CHOICES It was only 10 years ago when our choices were very fairly limited when it came to active sports, cultural and educational choices. No longer so. Regardless of what you want to learn or do or experience, chances are you can find an event, a place or club, a class or a teacher to make it happen.
8. THE MAKER AND LOCAL MOVEMENT Tired of the cheaply mass produced and imported stuff, there is a resurgence of “do it yourself and sell it” going on all over America, and the Lowcountry is a fertile ground for such endeavors. You would be amazed of all the interesting products that are produced right here or within a 100 mile radius.
9. 10,000 BABY BOOMERS A DAY RETIRE Yes, these are the official statistics and it will continue at this pace for almost two decades (begging the question if it will bankrupt Social Security). The profile of the typical retiree however has changed. Not only will they live longer, they are vibrant, still wanting to change the world and become an important part of the fabric of our community, bringing with them not only their assets, but experience, connections and in some cases attract the following generation to move here as well.
10. WELCOMING PEOPLE AND INTELLECTUAL DIVERSITY One of the reasons people have chosen the Lowcountry as their place of choice is because we are a very welcoming community attracting a wide variety of people who have lived all over the world before moving here, which simply makes it a more interesting place to live than many other areas. WINTER/SPRING 2016 63
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■ DIRECTORY ART GALLERIES Art League of Hilton Head. . . . . 843-681-5060 Artist Uncorked . . . . . . . . . . 843-837-4700 Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. . 843-686-3945 Camellia Art . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-785-3535 Fastframe . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-342-7696 Four Corners Art Gallery - Bluffton 843-757-8185 Gullah Sweetgrass Basket Gallery 843-304-4178 J Costello Gallery . . . . . . . . . 843-686-6550 Jacob Preston Pottery - Bluffton . 843-757-3084 Karis Art Gallery . . . . . . . . . . 843-785-5100 Maye River Gallery – Bluffton. . . 843-757-2633 Red Piano/Morris & Whiteside Galleries . . . . . . . . 843-842-4433 Old Town Vintage Posters – Bluffton . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-837-3311 Picture This Gallery . . . . . . . . 843-842-5299 Pink House Gallery . . . . . . . . 843-681-5169 Pluff Mudd Art – Bluffton . . . . . 843-757-5590 Smith Galleries . . . . . . . . . . 843-842-2280 Society of Bluffton Artists . . . . . 843-757-6586 BAIT, TACKLE SHOPS Blue Water Bait & Tackle . . . . . Bluffton Marine Sports & Supply.. Coligny Truevalue Hardware . . . Hilton Head Boathouse . . . . . . Lowcountry Outfitters . . . . . . . Mid-Island Bait & Tackle . . . . . Palmetto Bay Water Sports . . . . Shelter Cove Harbour . . . . . . . South Beach Sport Fishing . . . .
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BIKE RENTALS AAA Riding Tigers . . . . . . . . Adventure Bike Rentals . . . . . All American Bike Rental . . . . Bicycle Billy’s . . . . . . . . . . Bicycle Rental Hilton Head . . . Bike Doctor . . . . . . . . . . . Bluffton Bike Shop . . . . . . . Bubba’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coconut Bike Rentals . . . . . . Forest Beach Surf & Cycle . . . Harbourtown Bicycle Rentals . . Hilton Head Bicycle . . . . . . . Hilton Head Outfitters . . . . . . Island Cruisers Bike Rental . . . Lowsea Bike Rental . . . . . . . Outside Hilton Head . . . . . . . Palmetto Bike Barn . . . . . . . Palmetto Dunes Bike Rentals . . Paradise Beach Bikes . . . . . . Patriot Bike Rentals . . . . . . . Pedals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peddling Pelican Bike Rentals . Pelicancruiser.com . . . . . . . Riding Tigers Bike Rentals . . . Road Fish Bike Shop . . . . . . Sea Pines Bicycle Rentals . . . Simmons Bike Rental . . . . . . South Beach Bike Rentals . . . Sundance Bikes . . . . . . . . . Vacation Comfort Bike Rentals .
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BOATING, CRUISING Advanced Sail . . . . . . . . . . Adventure Cruises. . . . . . . . . Bluffton Marine Sports & Supply.. Broad Creek Marina . . . . . . . . Calibogue Cruises. . . . . . . . . Capt. Hook Party Boat. . . . . . . Cheers Charters . . . . . . . . . . Commander Zodiac . . . . . . . . Dolphin & Nature Cruise . . . . . Dolphin Discoveries . . . . . . . . Dolphin Safaris . . . . . . . . . . Drifter Excursions . . . . . . . . . H20 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . Hilton Head Outfitters . . . . . . . Island Explorer . . . . . . . . . . Island Times Charters . . . . . . Live Oac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Low Country Nature Tours. . . . . MarshGrass Adventures. . . . . . Monty Jett Cruises. . . . . . . . .
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Outside Hilton Head . . . . Papa Bear Charters . . . . Pau Hana & Flying Circus. Pirates of Hilton Head. . . Sea Pines Eco Tours. . . . Harbour Town Adventures. Shelter Cove Marina. . . . Vagabond Cruise . . . . .
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FAMILY ACTIVITIES Adventure Cove . . . . . . . . Aerial Adventures . . . . . . . Art Café . . . . . . . . . . . . Artist Uncorked . . . . . . . . Coastal Discovery Museum . . Harbour Town Lighthouse . . . Island Recreation . . . . . . . Heyward House . . . . . . . . Hilton Head Outfitters . . . . . IDEA Studio . . . . . . . . . . Island Playground . . . . . . . Legendary Golf . . . . . . . . Kayak Hilton Head. . . . . . . Main Street Youth Theatre . . Move & Motion . . . . . . . . Outside Hilton Head . . . . . . Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf Pirates of Hilton Head. . . . . Station 300 . . . . . . . . . . The Sandbox . . . . . . . . . . ZipLine Hilton Head . . . . . .
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FISHING CHARTERS Broad Creek Marina . . . . . Bulldog Fishing Charters . . Capt. Hook Party Boat. . . . Dolphin Discoveries . . . . . Drifter Excursions . . . . . . Fishin’ Coach Charters . . . Hilton Head Outfitters . . . . Island Marine . . . . . . . . Live Oac . . . . . . . . . . . Lowcountry Charter Fishing . Off The Hook Fishing . . . . Outside Hilton Head . . . . . Papa Bear Charters . . . . . Runaway Fishing Charters . Sea Wolf Charters . . . . . . Shelter Cove Marina. . . . . Southern Drawl Outfitters . .
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GOLF - COURSES YOU CAN PLAY Bloody Point Golf Club . . . . . . 843-341-3030 Country Club of Hilton Head . . . 843-681-4653 Crescent Pointe Golf Club. . . . . 843-706-2600 Eagle’s Point Golf Club . . . . . . 843-757-5900 Golden Bear at Indigo Run . . . . 843-689-2200 Hampton Hall . . . . . . . . . . . 843-815-8720 Harbour Town Golf Links . . . . . 843-363-8385 Heron Point By Pete Dye. . . . . . 843-842-1477 Hilton Head Lakes . . . . . . . . . 843-208-5353 Hilton Head National Golf Club . . 843-842-5900 Island West Golf Club . . . . . . . 843-815-6660 May River Golf Club . . . . . . . . 843-706-6580 Melrose Golf Club . . . . . . . . . 843-422-6963 Old Carolina Golf Club (9 holes) . 843-757-8311 Old South Golf Links . . . . . . . 843-785-5353 Oyster Reef Golf Club . . . . . . . 843-681-1764 Palmetto Dunes courses . . . . . 843-785-1138 Palmetto Hall courses. . . . . . . 843-342-2582 Pinecrest Golf Club . . . . . . . . 843-757-8960 Port Royal courses. . . . . . . . . 843-681-1760 Rose Hill Golf Club . . . . . . . . 843-757-9030 Shipyard courses . . . . . . . . . 843-686-8802 Sea Pines Ocean Course . . . . . 843-842-1477 Sun City - Argent Lakes . . . . . 843-645-0507 Sun City - Hidden Cypress . . . . 843-705-4999 Sun City - Okatie Creek . . . . . . 843-705-4653 HEALTH CLUBS - HILTON Advanced Nutrition & Metabolic Therapies. . . . . . . Beach City Health & Fitness . . Bikram Yoga Hilton Head . . . . Breakthrough Fitness Center . . Center for Health Fitness and
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Sports Performance . . . . . . Core Pilates . . . . . . . . . . . Crossfit Rebok Center . . . . . . Cross Fit Hilton Head . . . . . . Custom Built Personal Training Energize Personal Training . . . Esmeralda's Pilates/Massage . Fabulous Fitness . . . . . . . . Fiddlers Cove Beach Club. . . . The Fitness Center . . . . . . . Jiva Yoga Center . . . . . . . . Lava 24 Fitness . . . . . . . . . Live In Fitness Enterprise . . . . LM Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . Muscles Fitness & More. . . . . Odyssey Health Club . . . . . . Palmetto Athletic Club . . . . . Pilates of Hilton Head . . . . . . Progressive Health & Fitness . . Sea Crest Surf & Racquet Club . Sea Pines Fitness Center . . . . Serendipity Medical Spa Inc. . . Villamare Health Club . . . . . Westin Health Club . . . . . . . Z4 Fitness Studio . . . . . . . .
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HEALTH CLUBS - BLUFFTON Benchmark Fitness Center . . . . 843-757-5115 Berkeley Hall Fitness . . . . . . . 843-815-8985 Curves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-706-2844 Cynergy Fitness . . . . . . . . . . 843-837-2040 Dancing Dogs Yoga . . . . . . . . 843-263-5864 Muscles Fitness & More. . . . . . 843-837-5400 Planet Beach . . . . . . . . . . . 843-815-4826 Powerhouse Gym . . . . . . . . . 843-706-9700 Shaping Concepts. . . . . . . . . 843-757-8626 KAYAK, CANOE, WATERSPORTS RENTALS Bluffton Marine Sports & Supply....843-757-7593 Palmetto Bay Water Sports . . . . 843-785-2345 Island Water Sports . . . . . . . . 843-671-7007 Kayak Hilton Head. . . . . . . . . 843-684-1910 Kwake Watersports . . . . . . . . 843-422-7830 Harbour Town Adventures. . . . . 843-363-2628 Hilton Head Outfitters . . . . . . . 843-686-9097 H20 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-671-4386 Outside Hilton Head . . . . . . . . 843-686-6996 Jarvis Creek Water Sports . . . . . 843-681-9260 Water-Dog Outfitters . . . . . . . 843-686-3554 MARINAS Broad Creek Marina . . . . . Harbour Town Yacht Basin . Hilton Head Boathouse . . . Palmetto Bay Marina . . . . South Beach Marina . . . . Shelter Cove Marina. . . . .
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PARASAILING H20 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-671-4386 Parasail Hilton Head . . . . . . . 843-686-2200 Sky Pirate . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-842-2566 SHOPPING CENTERS - HILTON HEAD Beach Market . . . . .2 North Forest Beach Drive Bridge Shops . . . . . . . 24 Palmetto Bay Road Circle Center, HHI . . . . . . . . .70 Pope Avenue Coligny Plaza . . . . .1 North Forest Beach Drive Crossroads Shopping Center 40 Palmetto Bay Rd Festival Center . . . . . . . . 45 Pembroke Drive Fountain Center . . . . . . 55 New Orleans Road Fresh Market Shoppes . 890 William Hilton Pkwy Gallery of Shops . . . . . . . 14 Greenwood Drive Harbour Town . . . . . . . .149 Lighthouse Road
Heritage Plaza . . . . . . . . . . .81 Pope Avenue Hilton Head Plaza . . . . . . . 7 Greenwood Drive Island Crossings Shopping Center . . . . . 11 Palmetto Bay Road Main Street Village . . . . . . . 1411 Main Street Northridge Plaza . . 435 William Hilton Parkway Orleans Plaza . . . . . . . 37 New Orleans Road Palmetto Bay Marina . . . . . 86 Helmsman Way Park Plaza . . . . . . . . . . 33 Office Park Road Pineland Station . . . . 430 William Hilton Pkwy Plantation Center . . . . 807 William Hilton Pkwy Port Royal Plaza . . . . . . . . 95 Matthews Drive Sea Pines Center . . . . . . 71 Lighthouse Road Shelter Cove Harbour . . . . . .Harbourside Lane Shelter Cove Plaza . . . . .32 Shelter Cove Lane Shelter Cove Towne Centre . . 40 Shelter Cove Ln Shipyard Galleria . . . . . . 1 New Orleans Road South Beach Marina Village . . . . . 232 South Sea Pines Drive South Island Square . . 841 William Hilton Pkwy Village at Wexford . . . 1000 William Hilton Pkwy Village Exchange . . . . . 32 Palmetto Bay Road SHOPPING CENTERS - BLUFFTON Belfair Town Village . . . . . . . . 71 Towne Drive Berkeley Place . . . . . . . .102 Buckwalter Pkwy Bluffton Commons at Belfair . . . 20 Baylor Drive Bridge Center . . . . . . 1540 Fording Island Rd Kitty’s Crossing . . . . . 1008 Fording Island Rd Moss Creek Village . . . 1533 Fording Island Rd Old Town Bluffton . . . . . . . . . Calhoun Street The Promenade . . . . . . . . .Promenade Street Tanger Factory Outlet I . 1270 Fording Island Rd Tanger Factory Outlet II . 1414 Fording Island Rd SHOPPING - FEATURED SHOPS Gifted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-842-8787 Outside Hilton Head . . . . . . . . 843-686-6996 SPAS - HILTON HEAD Ahh Green Spa . . . . . . . . All About Me . . . . . . . . . . Carolina GurlSpa . . . . . . . Esmeralda's Pilates/Massage Faces DaySpa . . . . . . . . . Fountain Spa . . . . . . . . . Heavenly Spa by Westin. . . . Le Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . Serendipity Medical Spa . . . Hilton Head Marriot Spa . . . The Art of Massage . . . . . . The Sanctuary, A European Day Spa . . . . . SPAS - BLUFFTON Ambiance Day Spa & Salon. An Image by Temekia . . . . Bellis Waterless European Pedicure . . . . . Colorewerks Salon and Spa . Dead Sea Spa . . . . . . . . Escape Massage Center . . Inner Peace Massage . . . . Kenergi Spa . . . . . . . . . Massage Envy . . . . . . . . Pretty Woman Day Spa . . . Spahh Central . . . . . . . . Spa Vino on Calhoun . . . . SKINZIN . . . . . . . . . . . Village Spa . . . . . . . . .
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TENNIS CENTERS Palmetto Dunes . . . . . . . . . Port Royal Racquet Club . . . . Sea Pines Racquet Club . . . . Shipyard Racquet Club . . . . . Smith Stearns Tennis Academy. South Beach Racquet Club . . . Van Der Meer . . . . . . . . . .
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843-785-1152 843-686-8803 843-363-4495 843-686-8804 843-363-4789 843-671-2215 843-785-8388
THEATRE Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. . Main Street Youth Theatre . . . . May River Theatre Co. - Bluffton . South Carolina Repertory Co . . .
843-686-3945 843-689-6246 843-815-5581 843-342-2057
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