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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 games 20 Beach rules 20 Tide chart 21 Legendary golf courses 22 Summer golf rates & specials 23 Terrific tennis facilities 24 Biking the island 26 7 best bike rides 28 Get on the water 31 Ways to get on the water 34 Family fun 36 Fish the Lowcountry 32 Fishing regulations 39 Fish identification 39 Experience the culture 42 Go shopping 45 Restaurants tourists love 49 Killer water views 52 Legendary Lowcountry dishes 54 Restaurant listings 54 Where to stay 60 Relocate to our paradise 63 Summer vacation directory 64

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address PO Box 5926, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938 offices 843-842-6988 fax 843-842-5743 email editor@hiltonheadmonthly.com web hiltonheadmonthly.com /hiltonheadmonthly @HHMonthly CEO

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he connected communities sooth your spirit and calm your mind. The environment here moves a little bit slower, and makes things a little less stressful. Worries are washed away with salt water and sand. Here life truly imitates art. Spanish moss draped across live oaks, sunsets against salt marshes and canopies of trees brimming with wildlife; it’s a little more lyrical and a little less corporate. Many are attracted to the Lowcountry for its natural beauty and lack of commercialism. That’s the way the town of Hilton Head wants it to feel. While Mother Nature created it so beautifully, the town has made significant efforts to keep it beautiful. The town’s Land Management Ordinance provides many of the regulations that help to maintain Hilton Head Island’s reputation as preserving the natural environment. Ordinances regarding natural resources, the establishment of buffers along the roads, signs and the review of all development along major corridors all lend themselves to this reputation. The town’s Design Review Board ensures proposed buildings and site improvements are contiguous with the design guide for the island. The design guide directs the board and developers what natural materials to use in development, what native plants should be used for green space and other design elements. The end result is a community living in harmony with nature. Welcome to our Lowcountry paradise. 

ABOUT THE COVER: The cover image was painted exclusively for Hilton Head Monthly by legendary artist Peter Max, inspired by a beach photo taken by local photographer Arno Dimmling. Find more of Max’s work at petermax.com. Karis Art Gallery on Hilton Head Island carries Max’s works and hosts receptions with the artist. Check their website for upcoming Peter Max gallery shows and recent and iconic works at karisartgallery.com.

PRESIDENT Anuska Frey afrey@freymedia.com PUBLISHER Lori Goodridge-Cribb lori@hiltonheadmonthly.com 843-842-6988, ext. 238 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Lance Hanlin lance@hiltonheadmonthly.com 843-842-6988, ext. 230 ART DIRECTOR Jeremy Swartz jeremy@hiltonheadmonthly.com 843-842-6988, ext. 229 DESIGN Charles Grace charles@hiltonheadmonthly.com 843-842-6988, ext. 266 CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Arno Dimmling, Rob Kaufman, Phoenix Feather Photography, Jordan Sturm CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Lisa J. Allen, Todd Ballantine, Jeremy Grace, Justin Jarrett, Chris Katon, Michael Paskevich, Dean Rowland, Tim Watson, Zach Van Hart ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVES Rebecca V. Kerns rebecca@hiltonheadmonthly.com 843-842-6988, ext. 239 Cathy Flory cathy@hiltonheadmonthly.com 843-842-6988, ext. 228 Majka Yarbrough majka@hiltonheadmonthly.com 843-842-6988, ext. 231 DISTRIBUTION Express Delivery & Distribution 843-290-3278 The Hilton Head Vacation Guide is published with the intent of helping its readers make the most of Hilton Head. Information included herein was obtained from sources believed to be accurate. However, accuracy cannot be guaranteed, and neither responsibility nor liability is assumed for the results of the incorrect or incomplete information that may be published. The Hilton Head Vacation Guide is distributed in rented villas, hotels and timeshares, shops, grocery stores and numerous other locations.

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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 great for surfing in 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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nly a few miles from Hilton Head Island, Bluffton holds it’s own with Southern charm and picturesque views right on the banks of the May River. The Huffingto Post named Bluffton the “No. 1 Top Amazing Non-Beach Getaway” and the Wall Street Journal featured Bluffton as a “must stop” and had a three page feature on restaurants in the Bluffton-Hilton Head area. The town of Bluffton has developed immensely and become a must-see destination in the South. Bluffton is an eccentric town and is filled with history, scenic views and great dining and shopping sure to have something for everyone. One of the highlights of this historic town is the Farmer’s Market of Bluffton. Every Thursday, the town comes together with local produce, seafood, meats and more on Calhoun Street. The market was even was named “Best Farmers Market in South Carolina” in 2013 and finished 11th nationwide. Bluffton, a town rich in history, has many historical sites that cannot be missed. The Church of the Cross dates back to the 1700s and its unique gothic architecture on the May River is a must-see. There are countless historic homes including the Heyward House and the Carson Cottage that should also make your list. In addition to rich history, Buffton offers a wide array of restaurants that are all equally delicious. Among the most notable are The Cottage (great for tea and brunch), Cahill’s Market & Chicken Kitchen and the Bluffton Oyster Co. All three are located in Old Town Bluffton. Bluffton is also home to quaint boutiques and galleries unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Both local and national art is for sale and on display at many of the Bluffton galleries. Boutiques like Gigi’s and Eggs ‘n’ Tricities offer a wide selection of clothing, jewelry and more. Along with plenty of one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques, Bluffton is home to many nationally recognized stores and shops. The Tanger Outlets are perfect for shoppers who want a good deal. Tanger offers luxury brands like Kate Spade, BCBG, Micheal Kors and more with a winning price tag. In contrast to the luxury stores, there are also many large chain stores like Target, Lowes and Home Depot for everyday needs. Bluffton is a diverse, award-winning small with abundant history, unique shopping and dining that also caters to our more common needs. With its charm, history and beauty Bluffton is no longer just a town to pass through on the way to Hilton Head…it is a destination. 

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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 field, boardwalk, multi-purpose field, 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 field, 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 films. 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 field, grass meadow, picnic pavilion, playground, soccer field, 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 Starfish 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, fitness 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 first 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, fishing, parasailing, dining, shopping, watersport rentals, boat tours. 35. PARK PLAZA CINEMA 33 Office 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 fishing. 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, fishing, 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, fixed pier, floating 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. BUCKWALTER PLACE Buckwalter Place Blvd. • A bowling alley, a movie theatre, shops, restaurants 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 pick-up, free locks and baskets with bicycles. 843-686-6888, hiltonheadbicycle.com 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. 843-681-2772, 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. 843-785-4955, kuramahhi.com

Pirates of Hilton Head Let your kids be transformed into pirates with face-paint, tattoos, and a pirate sash to wear for the trip. With a pirate name and learning how to talk like a pirate prepares everyone for the search for treasure, and who knows, you might encounter pirates along the way. 843-363-7000, piratesofhiltonhead.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

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

Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana With authentic Italian food this is more than just a restaurant as they also have a cooking school, so that you can learn how to cook wonderful food in your own kitchen. 843785-6272, michael-anthonys.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. 843-842-5522, pedalsbicycles.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 Tropical Outfitter’ Offering beach accessories, beach wear, T-shirts, sweatshirts, gifts, jewelry, toys, swimsuits, books, games, and more to fill your summer needs. 843-842-9511, tropicaloutfittershhi.co Westin Resort & Spa Directly overlooking the beach, you are just steps from the sand that runs along the Atlantic Ocean. Relax and enjoy all that they can offer you on your vacation stay. 888-627-8551, westinhiltonheadisland.com ZipLine Hilton Head & Ariel Adventure Great for all ages, birthday parties, corporate outings, thrill seekers, adventurists, and anyone looking for a fun way to enjoy the outdoors. These two family friendly adventures are two hours each. 843-682-6000, ziplinehiltonhead.com

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May River Expedition Observe nature up-close with Captain Amber Kuehn. SEE FULL DESCRIPTION ON THE RIGHT 

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JUNE 1- JULY 4

Color and Space: The Society of Bluffton Artists Gallery: Opening party 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 5, SOBA Gallery. Enjoy Linda Clapp’s “Color and Space” collection made up of oil and acrylic paintings. Free event. sobagallery.com, 843-757-6586.

JUNE 5

Swingin’ Medallions at Jasper County Farmers Market: Market opens at 7 p.m. and concert begins at 8 p.m., Friday, June 5, Jasper County Farmers Market. The Swingin’ Medallions is a famous Southern party band and will play hits including “Double Shot (of My Baby’s Love).” Rain or shine. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. www. JasperCountyChamber.com.

JUNE 5-JULY 3

Big Fish the Musical: June 26-30 & July 1-3 at 7:30 p.m. and June 28 and 5 at 2 p.m., Seahawk Cultural Center. Come out and see the book turned musical presented by the nationally ranked theatre program SSTI. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. info@savannahsummertheatre.com or 478-232-7568.

JUNE 12

Blues and Brews Sunset Party: 5-9 p.m. Friday, June 12, The Bluffton Oyster Factory Park. Come by and listen to Craig Coyne and “The Brotherhood of Blues Band”, get great food from local vendors and craft beer from around the world. $5 at the door and children 12 & under get in free. 843-757-8520, www. blufftonsunsetparty.com.

JUNE 17-18

June InSPArational series: 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, The Indigo Spa, Hilton Head Health. In this lecture, New York Times best-selling author Andie Mitchell will share her journey to gain and lose 135 pounds and the hard lessons she’s learned in the decade since. The lecture will explore compulsive overeating, our emotional dependence on food, and the ways we can make peace and find freedom from addictive and abusive food patterns. 866-880-7218.

JUNE 17-30

Xanadu: 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. Sundays, the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. The Broadway smash hit Xanadu roller-skated its way into the hearts of theater critics and audiences alike.

A hilariously reinvented send-up of the Olivia Newton-John film, this irreverent musical adventure, about following your dreams, spins along to the addictive original hit film score of chart-topping tunes. $31-$45. www. artshhi.com

JUNE 19

Miss Bluffton Organization Golf Tournament and Show: 12 p.m., Friday, June 19, Eagle’s Point Golf Club. Sign up in teams of four. The one-hour golf show is a combination of “golf and life lessons” with Dennis Walters. Entries are $65 per person. Benefiting Miss Bluffton Organization. mimi@pga.com , 843-757-7957.

THROUGH AUG. 25

Shrimp Trawling Expedition: 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, June

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2- Aug. 25, Hudson’s dock. Interactive cruise through the Port Royal Sound to see how a shrimp trawler works. $40 per adult and $20 per child. Reservations required, please call 843689-6767, ext. 223.

THROUGH SEPT. 6

27th Annual HarbourFest: Runs Saturday, May 23- Sunday, September 6, Shelter Cove Harbour. This popular festival returns will music from Shannon Tanner, weekly Tuesday night fireworks and family-friendly entertainment. Free event. 843-686-9098, www.palmettodunes.com/harbourfesthilton-head.php.

TUESDAYS

Farmer’s Market at Sea Pines Center: 10 a.m., Tuesdays, The Shops at Sea Pines Center. Presented by Lowcountry Produce. This is a community event bringing farm fresh and local produce and more to residents and visitors. lowcountryproduce.com.

THURSDAYS

Farmers Market of Bluffton: Noon4 p.m., Thursdays, Carson Cottages, Bluffton. The most popular farmers market in the Lowcountry. Fresh produce, prepared foods and specialty items. 843-415-2447 or www.farmersmarketbluffton.org.

THURSDAYS

Parrott Palooza with Shannon Tanner: 6:30 & 8 p.m., Thursday nights in June, Shelter Cove Harbour. HarbourFest will turn into a Caribbean paradise with a special Parrott Palooza event with Shannon Tanner and his Jimmy Buffet Tribute band, the Oyster Reefers. Free event. All are welcome. 843-686-909, www.palmettodunes. com/harbourfest-hilton-head.php.

THURSDAYS

May River Expedition: 10 a.m.noon, every Thursday in June, Calhoun Street Dock. In this two-hour exploration of Bluffton’s May River lead by

Captain Amber Kuehn participants will observe nature up-close. $40 per adult, $30 per child (12 & under). Reservations required by calling 843689-6767 ex. 223 or online at www. coastaldiscovery.org.

SATURDAYS

Local Visitors Concerts: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturdays in June, Harbour Town. The Local Visitors are a young, talented band of four island-raised musicians turned college students. They play

fun, energetic music from the 60’s to modern day. Free event. seapines. com/events.

ONGOING

Gregg Russell Concerts: 8-9:30 p.m. every night except Saturday in June, Harbour Town. Gregg Russell has become a classic at the Sea Pines Resort. You’ll find him under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town entertaining adults and children alike. Free event. seapines.com/events.

ONGOING

Comedy Club of Hilton Head: 8 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, Pelican’s Point. Andy Woodhull (June 3-7), Mike Green (June 10-14), Nathan Timmel (June 17-21), Richie Byrne (June 24-28). Mentalist Bill Gladwell is on stage Sunday-Tuesday and warms up the crowd WednesdaySunday. $18-$22. www.comedyclubofhiltonhead.com

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AUGUST 2

Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration: August 2, various locations. The celebration will showcase the rich heritage of the Gullah people and their history on Hilton Head Island through music, food, and visual arts. 843-255-7304, gullahcelebration.com.

AUGUST 11

Palmetto Bluff Summer Concert Series: All day event, Tuesday, August 11, Palmetto Bluff Village Green. Davis, Johnson and the Equinox Quintet will perform. $25 per car.

THROUGH AUG. 25

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JULY 4

4th of July Spectacular with Reuben’s Bell: Saturday, July 4, 6 p.m.-midnight, Skull Creek Boathouse. Join us for the annual firework show over Skull Creek and live music from Atlanta Sensation and Reuben’s Bell. 843-681-3663, serggroup.com.

JULY 4

Fireworks at Harbour Town: Approximately 9 p.m., join the festivities in Harbour Town for a fireworks extravaganza that will light up the sky over the famous Harbour Town Lighthouse and Calibogue Sound. Complimentary.

JULY 4

Shelter Cove Harbour 4th of July: Fireworks after dusk. The island’s largest fireworks display. 843-338-4716.

JULY 5 & 6

Reuben’s Bell at Sunset Landing Beer Garden: Sunday, July 5 and Monday, July 6, 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Skull Creek Boathouse. 843-681-3663, serggroup.com/news-events/.

JULY 11

Sweetgrass Basket Classes: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, July 11, Coastal Discovery Museum. Learn about the history of the sweetgrass basket and create a basket of your own using locally found materials. $65 per person, reservations required. info@coastaldiscovery. org or 843-689-6767 ex. 223.

JUNE 19-AUGUST 14

ONGOING

Salty Dog Cafe summer schedule: There are many events happening this month at South Beach Marina. Live kids entertainment is 6:30-7:30 p.m. every night. A hula hoop contest with prizes will be held at 12:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Monday-Friday. Face painting is 6-8:30 p.m. every night. Appearances by Jake the Salty Dog are at 12:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. each day. Storybook time with Jake is 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Tie-dying fun is 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Chalk art is all day. 843-671-CAFÉ, saltydog.com

ONGOING

Up the Creek Pub & Grill summer schedule: There are many events happening this month at Up the Creek Pub & Grill. Fire juggling and live music are at 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Fireworks are each Tuesday at sundown. Gator Joe’s Gator Gang is there at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Live music is 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 843-6813625 ext. 4, upthecreekpubandgrill. com

THROUGH SEPT. 6

27th Annual HarbourFest: Runs Saturday, May 23- Sunday, September 6, Shelter Cove Harbour. This popular festival returns will music from Shannon Tanner, weekly Tuesday night fireworks and family-friendly entertainment. Free event. All are welcome. 843-686-9098, www.palmettodunes. com/harbourfest-hilton-head.php.

THROUGH AUG. 25

Shrimp Trawling Expedition: 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, June 2- Aug. 25, Hudson’s dock. Interactive cruise through the Port Royal Sound to see how a shrimp trawler works. $40 per adult and $20 per child. Reservations required, please call 843689-6767, ext. 223.

TUESDAYS

Farmer’s Market at Sea Pines Center: 10 a.m., Tuesdays, The Shops at Sea Pines Center. Presented by Lowcountry Produce. This is a community event bringing farm fresh and local to residents and visitors. lowcountryproduce.com. PHOTO BY ROB KAUFMAN

Sunset Celebration: 6-9 p.m., Fridays, Shelter Cove Community Park. Picnic in the park featuring live music, family fun, shopping, and great sunset views on the banks of Broad Creek. info@sheltercovertownecentre.com.

THROUGH AUGUST 25

Shrimp Trawling Expedition: 9 a.m.noon & 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, June 2- August 25, Hudson’s dock. Interactive cruise through the Port Royal Sound to see how a shrimp trawler works. $40 per adult and $20 per child. Reservations required, please call 843-689-6767 ex. 223.

ONGOING

Harbour Town Family Fun: 6-8 p.m., Harbour Town. Visit Harbour Town with your family to enjoy face painting, airbrush tattoos, juggling, magic and more. 843-842-1979.

THROUGH SEPT. 6

THURSDAYS

Farmers Market Bluffton: Noon-4 p.m., Thursdays, Carson Cottages, Bluffton. The most popular farmers market in the Lowcountry. Fresh produce, prepared foods and specialty items. 843-415-2447 or www.farmersmarketbluffton.org.

27th Annual HarbourFest: Runs Saturday, May 23- Sunday, September 6, Shelter Cove Harbour. This popular festival returns with music from Shannon Tanner, weekly Tuesday night firework and family-friendly entertainment. Free event. 843-686-9098, www.palmettodunes.com/harbourfest-hilton-head.php.

THROUGH AUG. 25

Shrimp Trawling Expedition: 9 a.m.noon & 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, June 2- Aug. 25, Hudson’s dock. Interactive cruise through the Port Royal Sound to see how a shrimp trawler works. $40 per adult and $20 per child. Reservations required, please call 843-689-6767, ext. 223.

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TUESDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER

Farmer’s Market at The Shops at Sea Pines Center: Tuesdays, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., The Shops at Sea Pines Center. A community event for locals and visitors alike that has farm fresh produce and more! lowcountryproduce.com.

SUNDAY-TUESDAY THROUGH OCTOBER

Two Thought Minimum: 8-9:30 p.m., Sunday through Tuesday, Pelican’s Point Comedy Club, Shelter Cove Harbour. Mentalist Bill Gladwell will pull thoughts directly from your mind in this 90-minute performance. BillGladwellLIVE.com or 843-3415653.

EVERY NIGHT EXCEPT SATURDAY

Gregg Russell Concerts: 8-9:30 p.m. every night except Saturday in June, Harbour Town. Gregg Russell has become a classic at the Sea Pines Resort. You’ll find him under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town entertaining adults and children alike. Free event. seapines.com/events.

ONGOING

Stand up Comedy: 8 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, Pelican’s Point, Shelter Cove Harbour. The club features the nation’s premier stand-up comedians. 843-341-5653, pelicanspoint.com.

TUESDAYS

Hilton Head Bar Crawl: 8 p.m.. Tuesdays, Flatbread Grill. A great way to experience some of the best bars on the island with a fun

group of people! Tickets are $25 at the door and $20 in advance, must be 21 to crawl. info@ TheHottestSpots.com.

THROUGH SEPT. 6

27th Annual HarbourFest: Runs Saturday, May 23- Sunday, September 6, Shelter Cove Harbour. This popular festival returns will music from Shannon Tanner, weekly Tuesday night fireworks and family-friendly entertainment. Free event. All are welcome. 843-686-9098, www. palmettodunes.com/harbourfesthilton-head.php.

WEDNESDAYS

Coastal Country Concert: 7-11 p.m., Wednesday July 1, Poseidon Rooftop Bar. Come dressed in your best country attire for free line dancing lessons, the Zack Stiltner Band, and Titos vodka! 843-341-3838.

MONDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 7

Luke Mitchell at the Skull Creek Boathouse: 6 p.m., Mondays, Skull Creek Boathouse. Singer songwriter Luke Mitchell is back for another season at the Skull Creek Boathouse! Join us for drinks, food and amazing music every Monday night.

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“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 Starfish Road, a right turn off Folly Field Road

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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, fishing, walking ACCESS: 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 fishing 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 flats. 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 fishing ACCESS: 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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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

CANNONBALL JELLYFISH

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

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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.

HORSESHOE CRAB

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.

BROWN PELICAN

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.

BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN

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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Beach Games TIDALBALL A blend between cornhole, bocce ball and horseshoes. A set costs around $20 and comes with four small balls and a shovel used to dig two holes and trenches behind each hole. Get the ball in the hole for 3 points or the trench for 1 point. Teammates on opposing sides alternate tosses. Invented here in the Palmetto State, TidalBall is quickly gaining popularity on beaches all over the East Coast.

BEAR PONG

A version of beer pong without the table, using oversized cups and a ball. A set of 12 buckets and two balls costs around $70. Each team sets up a triangle of six buckets opposite of one another. The object is to eliminate the other team’s buckets buy throwing or bouncing the ball into them. Filling the buckets with alcohol is not advised.

LADDER TOSS

Two balls connected to a string are called bolas. Each team has three sets of bolas. Each ladder has three rungs, each with a different point value, and players try to toss the bolas so they hang from a ladder rung. The top is worth 3, the middle is 2 and the bottom is 1. Points are tallied at the end of each round. Collect 21 points to win. Sets range from $32 to more than $150. Try not to hit other beachgoers with the bolas.

CORNHOLE A popular beach game known by many names, including tailgate, bean bag toss, doghouse or simply bags. Sets range from $30 to more than $200. Players take turns throwing bags of corn or beans at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. A bag in the hole scores 3 points while landing on the platform scores 1 point. Play continues until a team reaches 21. Never play for money with an Ohioan.

FRESCOBOL A paddleball beach sport that looks a bit like pingpong without the table. The paddles are smaller and the ball is larger. Sets range from $30 to more than $300. Two players face one another with the objective of hitting the ball back and forth without the ball hitting the ground. Hilton Head’s longstanding frescobol record is five hits.

FRISBEER This combines the fun of washers with the precision of playing Frisbee. You need two empty cans, two PVC pipes about four feet tall and one Frisbee. Post the PVC pipes in the sand about eight feet apart. Place an empty aluminum can on top of each pipe. The goal is to knock the can off the pole. You get 2 points for hitting the pole and knocking the can to the ground and 3 points for hitting the can and knocking it to the ground. The other team gets points if they catch the can before it hits the ground. This game is best played with the Frisbee one hand and a beverage in the other.

SPIKEBALL A volleyball-like team sport played by two teams of two players. Opposing teams line up across from each other with the Spikeball net in the center. The ball is put in play with a service — a hit by the server from behind the service boundary into the net to an opposing player. Once the ball is served players can move anywhere they want. The object of the game is to hit the ball into the net so that the opposing team cannot return it. Sets cost around $50.

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.

NOT ALLOWED

 Alcohol of any kind (beer, wine, etc.)  Glass  Littering  Nudity  Disorderly conduct  Disturbing the peace  Unauthorized vehicles  Shark fishin  Fires and fi eworks  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

BEACH SAFETY

 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.

FINAL TIP

AS ALWAYS BE SMART AND CALL 911 IF NEW SYMPTOMS ARISE OR THE SITUATION WORSENS RAPIDLY.

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TIDE CHART

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JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

MONDAY, JUN 1 L 12:56 AM H 06:59 AM L 01:02 PM H 07:31 PM

TUESDAY, JUN 16 L 01:07 AM H 07:13 AM L 01:22 PM H 07:36 PM

WEDNESDAY, JUL 1 L 02:38 AM H 08:34 AM L 02:37 PM H 09:06 PM

WTHURSDAY, JULY 16 L 03:27 AM H 09:33 AM L 03:33 PM H 09:49 PM

SATURDAY, AUG 1 L 03:50 AM H 09:50 AM L 04:00 PM H 10:22 PM

SUNDAY, AUG 16 L 04:16 AM H 10:31 AM L 04:31 PM H 10:42 PM

TUESDAY, SEPT 1 L 05:04 AM H 11:16 AM L 05:28 PM H 11:46 PM

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 16 L 04:51 AM H 11:13 AM L 05:20 PM H 11:25 PM

TUESDAY, JUN 2 L 01:40 AM H 07:42 AM L 01:43 PM H 08:10 PM

WEDNESDAY, JUN 17 L 02:01 AM H 08:06 AM L 02:13 PM H 08:27 PM

THURSDAY, JULY 2 L 03:26 AM H 09:22 AM L 03:27 PM H 09:52 PM

FRIDAY, JULY 17 L 04:09 AM H 10:17 AM L 04:16 PM H 10:31 PM

SUNDAY, AUG 2 L 04:39 AM H 10:42 AM L 04:52 PM H 11:13 PM

MONDAY, AUG 17 L 04:51 AM H 11:10 AM L 05:09 PM H 11:20 PM

WENESDAY, SEPT 2 L 05:53 AM H 12:12 PM L 06:21 PM

THURSDAY, SEPT 17 L 04:51 AM H 11:13 AM L 05:20 PM H 11:25 PM

WEDNESDAY, JUN 3 L 02:22 AM H 08:23 AM L 02:23 PM H 08:47 PM

THURSDAY, JUN 18 L 02:53 AM H 08:57 AM L 03:02 PM H 09:16 PM

FRIDAY, JULY 3 L 04:13 AM H 10:10 AM L 04:17 PM H 10:39 PM

SATURDAY, JULY 18 L 04:09 AM H 10:17 AM L 04:16 PM H 10:31 PM

MONDAY, AUG 3 L 05:27 AM H 11:36 AM L 05:44 PM

TUESDAY, AUG 18 L 04:51 AM H 11:10 AM L 05:09 PM H 11:20 PM

THURSDAY, JUN 4 L 03:04 AM H 09:01 AM L 03:03 PM H 09:23 PM

FRIDAY, JUN 19 L 03:42 AM H 09:46 AM L 03:50 PM H 10:03 PM

SATURDAY, JULY 4 L 05:00 AM H 11:00 AM L 05:07 PM H 11:30 PM

SUNDAY, JULY 19 L 04:48 AM H 11:01 AM L 04:58 PM H 11:12 PM

FRIDAY, JUN 5 L 03:44 AM H 09:39 AM L 03:43 PM H 09:59 PM

SATURDAY, JUN 20 L 04:29 AM H 10:35 AM L 04:37 PM H 10:51 PM

SUNDAY, JULY 5 L 05:48 AM H 11:54 AM L 05:58 PM

MONDAY, JULY 20 L 05:25 AM H 11:44 AM L 05:37 PM H 11:53 PM

SATURDAY, JUN 6 L 04:26 AM H 10:17 AM L 04:24 PM H 10:38 PM

SUNDAY, JUN 21 L 05:14 AM H 11:25 AM L 05:22 PM H 11:39 PM

SUNDAY, JUN 7 L 05:08 AM H 11:00 AM L 05:07 PM H 11:22 PM

MONDAY, JUN 22 L 05:58 AM H 12:17 PM L 06:08 PM

MONDAY, JUN 8 L 05:53 AM H 11:49 AM L 05:53 PM

MONDAY, JULY 6 H 12:23 AM L 06:37 AM H 12:52 PM L 06:52 PM

TUESDAY, AUG 4 H 12:07 AM L 06:16 AM H 12:34 PM L 06:38 PM WEDNESDAY, AUG 5 H 01:03 AM L 07:07 AM H 01:33 PM L 07:35 PM

THURSDAY, SEPT 3 H 12:43 AM L 06:43 AM H 01:11 PM L 07:17 PM

FRIDAY, SEPT 18 L 05:26 AM H 11:49 AM L 05:59 PM

FRIDAY, SEPT 4 H 01:41 AM L 07:37 AM H 02:10 PM L 08:16 PM

SATURDAY, SEPT 19 H 12:03 AM L 06:02 AM H 12:30 PM L 06:40 PM

THURSDAY, AUG 20 L 05:59 AM H 12:31 PM L 06:27 PM

SATURDAY, SEPT 5 H 02:39 AM L 08:35 AM H 03:08 PM L 09:20 PM

SUNDAY, SEPT 20 H 12:46 AM L 06:42 AM H 01:16 PM L 07:27 PM

WEDNESDAY, AUG 19 L 05:25 AM H 11:50 AM L 05:47 PM H 11:59 PM

TUESDAY, JULY 21 L 06:01 AM H 12:29 PM L 06:18 PM

THURSDAY, AUG 6 H 02:00 AM L 08:01 AM H 02:31 PM L 08:36 PM

FRIDAY, AUG 21 H 12:40 AM L 06:36 AM H 01:14 PM L 07:10 PM

SUNDAY, SEPT 6 H 03:37 AM L 09:36 AM H 04:05 PM L 10:25 PM

MONDAY, SEPT 21 H 01:35 AM L 07:29 AM H 02:09 PM L 08:21 PM

TUESDAY, JULY 7 H 01:20 AM L 07:28 AM H 01:51 PM L 07:50 PM

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22 H 12:36 AM L 06:36 AM H 01:15 PM L 06:59 PM

FRIDAY, AUG 7 H 02:58 AM L 08:59 AM H 03:29 PM L 09:42 PM

SATURDAY, AUG 22 H 01:25 AM L 07:16 AM H 02:00 PM L 07:58 PM

MONDAY, SEPT 7 H 04:34 AM L 10:38 AM H 05:01 PM L 11:24 PM

TUESDAY, SEPT 22 H 02:29 AM L 08:24 AM H 03:05 PM L 09:22 PM

TUESDAY, JUN 23 H 12:29 AM L 06:43 AM H 01:10 PM L 06:55 PM

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8 H 02:17 AM L 08:23 AM H 02:49 PM L 08:53 PM

THURSDAY, JULY 23 H 01:21 AM L 07:14 AM H 02:01 PM L 07:45 PM

SATURDAY, AUG 8 H 03:55 AM L 09:59 AM H 04:26 PM L 10:47 PM

SUNDAY, AUG 23 H 02:12 AM L 08:03 AM H 02:50 PM L 08:54 PM

TUESDAY, SEPT 8 H 05:30 AM L 11:36 AM H 05:55 PM

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 23 H 03:26 AM L 09:27 AM H 04:04 PM L 10:25 PM

TUESDAY, JUN 9 H 12:14 AM L 06:41 AM H 12:44 PM L 06:46 PM

WEDNESDAY, JUN 24 H 01:19 AM L 07:29 AM H 02:02 PM L 07:47 PM

THURSDAY, JULY 9 H 03:14 AM L 09:21 AM H 03:47 PM L 10:00 PM

FRIDAY, JULY 24 H 02:07 AM L 07:57 AM H 02:47 PM L 08:37 PM

SUNDAY, AUG 9 H 04:52 AM L 10:59 AM H 05:23 PM L 11:47 PM

MONDAY, AUG 24 H 03:03 AM L 08:57 AM H 03:42 PM L 09:55 PM

WEDNESDAY, JUN 10 H 01:12 AM L 07:36 AM H 01:44 PM L 07:46 PM

THURSDAY, JUN 25 H 02:09 AM L 08:17 AM H 02:52 PM L 08:44 PM

FRIDAY, JULY 10 H 04:11 AM L 10:21 AM H 04:44 PM L 11:04 PM

SATURDAY, JULY 25 H 02:54 AM L 08:45 AM H 03:35 PM L 09:34 PM

MONDAY, AUG 10 H 05:49 AM L 11:56 AM H 06:18 PM

TUESDAY, AUG 25 H 03:56 AM L 09:57 AM H 04:37 PM L 10:56 PM

THURSDAY, JUN 11 H 02:13 AM L 08:35 AM H 02:44 PM L 08:53 PM

FRIDAY, JUN 26 H 02:59 AM L 09:08 AM H 03:42 PM L 09:42 PM

SATURDAY, JULY 11 H 05:09 AM L 11:19 AM H 05:41 PM

SUNDAY, JULY 26 H 03:43 AM L 09:38 AM H 04:24 PM L 10:33 PM

FRIDAY, JUN 12 H 03:14 AM L 09:37 AM H 03:45 PM L 10:03 PM

SATURDAY, JUN 27 H 03:48 AM L 09:59 AM H 04:31 PM L 10:39 PM

SATURDAY, JUN 13 H 04:16 AM L 10:37 AM H 04:46 PM L 11:09 PM

SUNDAY, JUN 28 H 04:38 AM L 10:48 AM H 05:20 PM L 11:30 PM

SUNDAY, JUN 14 H 05:16 AM L 11:35 AM H 05:45 PM

MONDAY, JUN 29 H 05:28 AM L 11:35 AM H 06:08 PM

MONDAY, JUN 15 L 12:10 AM H 06:16 AM L 12:29 PM H 06:42 PM

TUESDAY, JUN 30 L 12:19 AM H 06:17 AM L 12:20 PM H 06:54 PM

SUNDAY, JULY 12 L 12:05 AM H 06:07 AM L 12:14 PM H 06:37 PM MONDAY, JULY 13 L 01:00 AM H 07:03 AM L 01:07 PM H 07:31 PM

MONDAY, JULY 27 H 04:33 AM L 10:34 AM H 05:15 PM L 11:31 PM

TUESDAY, AUG 11 L 12:41 AM H 06:45 AM L 12:49 PM H 07:11 PM WEDNESDAY, AUG 12 L 01:31 AM H 07:37 AM L 01:38 PM H 07:59 PM

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 9 L 12:17 AM H 06:24 AM L 12:28 PM H 06:47 PM THURSDAY, SEPT 10 L 01:05 AM H 07:15 AM L 01:17 PM H 07:34 PM

THURSDAY, SEPT 24 H 04:25 AM L 10:34 AM H 05:04 PM L 11:25 PM FRIDAY, SEPT 25 H 05:24 AM L 11:38 AM H 06:04 PM

FRIDAY, SEPT 11 L 01:48 AM H 08:01 AM L 02:02 PM H 08:17 PM

SATURDAY, SEPT 26 L 12:22 AM H 06:24 AM L 12:38 PM H 07:02 PM

THURSDAY, AUG 27 H 05:50 AM L 12:00 PM H 06:31 PM

SATURDAY, SEPT 12 L 02:28 AM H 08:44 AM L 02:45 PM H 08:57 PM

SUNDAY, SEPT 27 L 01:16 AM H 07:22 AM L 01:36 PM H 07:57 PM

WEDNESDAY, AUG 26 H 04:52 AM L 11:00 AM H 05:34 PM L 11:54 PM

TUESDAY, JULY 28 H 05:26 AM L 11:31 AM H 06:08 PM

THURSDAY, AUG 13 L 02:17 AM H 08:25 AM L 02:25 PM H 08:43 PM

FRIDAY, AUG 28 L 12:50 AM H 06:48 AM L 12:58 PM H 07:27 PM

SUNDAY, SEPT 13 L 03:06 AM H 09:24 AM L 03:26 PM H 09:35 PM

MONDAY, SEPT 28 L 02:09 AM H 08:16 AM L 02:32 PM H 08:49 PM

TUESDAY, JULY 14 L 01:53 AM H 07:57 AM L 01:58 PM H 08:20 PM

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29 L 12:26 AM H 06:21 AM L 12:26 PM H 07:01 PM

FRIDAY, AUG 14 L 03:00 AM H 09:09 AM L 03:10 PM H 09:24 PM

SATURDAY, AUG 29 L 01:43 AM H 07:43 AM L 01:54 PM H 08:20 PM

MONDAY, SEPT 14 L 03:42 AM H 10:01 AM L 04:05 PM H 10:12 PM

TUESDAY, SEPT 29 L 03:00 AM H 09:09 AM L 03:26 PM H 09:40 PM

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15 L 02:42 AM H 08:47 AM L 02:47 PM H 09:06 PM

THURSDAY, JULY 30 L 01:19 AM H 07:15 AM L 01:21 PM H 07:53 PM

SATURDAY, AUG 15 L 03:40 AM H 09:51 AM L 03:51 PM H 10:03 PM

SUNDAY, AUG 30 L 02:35 AM H 08:37 AM L 02:49 PM H 09:11 PM

TUESDAY, SEPT 15 L 04:17 AM H 10:37 AM L 04:43 PM H 10:48 PM

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 30 L 03:50 AM H 10:01 AM L 04:19 PM

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■ GOLF

18th at Harbour Town Golf Links, Sea Pines Resort

16th at George Fazio Course, Palmetto Dunes

Old eld Golf Club, Okatie SC

6th at Oyster Reef Golf Club, Hilton Head Plantation

LLOYD WAINSCOTT

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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SUMMER GOLF SPECIALS Bloody Point Golf Club Summer Rate 18 holes: $35 843-341-3030 Country Club of Hilton Head Summer Rate 18 holes: $95 before 11am, $75 after 11am, $55 after 1pm 843-681-4653 Crescent Pointe Golf Club Specials: play 1 round of 18 at Crescent Pointe Golf Club and 1 round of 18 at Eagle’s Point Golf Club for $99 within 14 days Summer Rate 18 holes: $63 before 12pm $52 after 12pm $39 after 3pm 843-706-2600 Eagle’s Point Golf Club Specials: play 1 round of 18 at Crescent Pointe Golf Club and 1 round of 18 at Eagle’s Point Golf Club for $99 within 14 days Summer Rate 18 holes: $57 before 12 pm, $47 after 12am, $35 after 3pm 843-757-5900 Golden Bear at Indigo Run Summer Rate 18 holes: $89 before 12pm, $69 after 12pm, $32 after 4pm 843-689-2200 Harbour Town Golf Links Closed until September 28, 2015 for renovations 843-363-8385

Heron Point By Pete Dye Summer Rate 18 holes: Public Rate- $135 before 1pm, $110 after 1pm Guest - $125 before 1pm, $100 after 1pm 843-842-1477 Hilton Head Lakes Summer Rate 18 holes: locals- $35 before 12pm, $30 at 12pm, $25 after 2pm. Guests$45 before 12pm, $40 at noon, $25 after 2pm 843-208-5353 Hilton Head National Golf Club Specials: reopens June 5th with a 2 player special for $99 June 5-21 Summer Rate 18 holes: After June 21 $85 before 11am, $69 from 11am-2pm, $55 after 2pm 843-842-5900 Island West Golf Club Specials: $25 twilight after 2pm Summer Rate 18 holes: $45 before 12pm, $35 after 12pm 843-815-6660 May River Golf Club Summer Rate 18 holes: $280 before July, $195 July and August; this course is only available to those staying at the inn. 843-706-6580 Melrose Golf Club Summer Rate 18 holes: $64 per player, $25 replay in the same day 843-422-6963

Old Carolina Golf Club Summer Rate 9 holes: $10 at press time 843-757-8311 Old South Golf Links Summer Rate 18 holes: $75 before 12pm, $60 after 12pm, juniors pay $25 with a full paying adult plus a free t-shirt 843-785-5353 Oyster Reef Golf Club Summer Rate 18 holes: $86 from 7am until 11am, $75 from 11am to 1pm, $69 after 1pm, locals rate $55 843-681-1764 Palmetto Dunes courses Specials: Book online or in advance to save money, also call and ask about additional packages and specials. Summer Rate 18 holes: Robert Trent Jones course: $129 before 11am, $99 after 11am, $89 after 1pm, $75 after 3pm; Arthur Hills course: $105 before 11am, $85 after 11am, $75 after 1pm, $65 after 3pm; George Fazio course: $105 before 11am, $89 after 11am, $79 after 1pm, $69 after 3pm. 843-785-1138 Palmetto Hall courses Summer Rate 18 holes: $115 before 11am, $99 after 11am, $69 after 1pm 843-342-2582

Pinecrest Golf Club Summer Rate 18 holes: local - $34 before 12pm, $30 after 12pm Public Rate - $52 before 12pm, $42 after 12pm 843-757-8960 Port Royal courses Summer Rate 18 holes: $90 from 7am until 11am, $79 after 11am, $59 after 2pm 843-681-1760 Rose Hill Golf Club Specials: weekly specials that change weekly Summer Rate 18 holes: $39 before 12pm, $35 after 12pm, $29 after 2pm 843-757-9030 Shipyard courses Summer Rate 18 holes: $90 from 8am until 11am, $79 after 11am, $59 after 2pm 843-686-8802 Sea Pines Ocean Course Summer Rate 18 holes: Guest at resort $100 before 1pm, $80 after 1pm Public rate - $110 before 1pm, $85 after 1pm 843-842-1477 Sun City – Okatie Creek Summer Rate 18 holes: $51.51 before 12pm, $46.14 twilight rate after 12pm 843-705-4653

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Tennis Facilities of the Lowcountry

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ARNO DIMMLING PHOTO

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 firstcome, first-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. • Fairfield 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 find anywhere else. 843 271-6401

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■ BIKING

BY TIM WATSON PHOTO BY ARNO DIMMLING

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BIKING the island

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 flat terrain and the bike path system make it very easy to ride on the bike paths, however many visitors find 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 traffic 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. 

Harbour Town

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Best bike Rides on Hilton Head Island 2

... 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.

2. BEST BEACH TO CYCLE 1 3

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.

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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. . . . . . . . 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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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 flot tion 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 figu e 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 outfi ter for dolphin and nature boat cruises, fishing and sailboat charters, kayaking, kiteboarding, crabbing, parasailing, waterskiing, tubing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding, jet skiing and power boating. SUMMER 2015 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 Rednick 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 ................................ 843-686-2582 Adventure Cruises.......................... 843-785-4558 Bluffton Marine Sports & Supply.... 843-757-7593 Broad Creek Marina....................... 843-681-3625 Calibogue Cruises.......................... 843-342-8687 Capt. Hook Party Boat.................... 843-785-1700 Cheers Charters.............................. 843-671-1800 Commander Zodiac........................ 843-671-3344 Dolphin & Nature Cruise................ 843-681-2522 Dolphin Discoveries....................... 843-684-1911 Dolphin Safaris............................... 843-785-2345 Drifter Excursions........................... 843-363-2900 H20 Sports..................................... 843-671-4386 Hilton Head Outfitter .................... 843-686-9097 Island Explorer............................... 843-785-2100 Island Times Charters..................... 843-261-2410 Live Oac.......................................... 888-254-8362 Low Country Nature Tours.............. 843-683-0187 MarshGrass Adventures................. 843-684-3296 Monty Jett Cruises.......................... 843-415-2798 Outside Hilton Head...................... 843-686-6996 Papa Bear Charters......................... 843-816-3474 Pau Hana & Flying Circus............... 843-686-2582 Pirates of Hilton Head.................... 843-363-7000 Sea Pines Eco Tours........................ 843-842-1979 Harbour Town Adventures.............. 843-363-2628 Shelter Cove Marina....................... 843-842-7001 Vagabond Cruise............................ 843-785-2662

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 Outfitter .................... 843-686-9097 H20 Sports..................................... 843-671-4386 Outside Hilton Head...................... 843-686-6996 Jarvis Creek Water Sports............... 843-681-9260 Water-Dog Outfitter ...................... 843-686-3554

MARINAS Broad Creek Marina....................... 843-681-3625 Harbour Town Yacht Basin............. 866-561-8802 Hilton Head Boathouse.................. 843-681-2628 Palmetto Bay Marina...................... 843-785-3910 South Beach Marina....................... 843-671-6699 Shelter Cove Marina....................... 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

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$8

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

Children

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 MONDAY THRU FRIDAY AT 11:00 AND 2:00 SATURDAY AT 11:00

ADULT $16 • CHILD (3-12) $8 No Reservations, Cash Only

SUNSET DOLPHIN WATCH CRUISE MONDAY THRU SATURDAY AT 7:00

ADULT $18 • CHILD (3-12) $9 No Reservations, Cash Only

FIREWORKS CRUISE

JUNE 16, 23 & 30 JULY 4, 7, 14, 21 & 28 • AUG 4 & 11

ADULT $25 • CHILD (3-12) $15 Reservation Required

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 Fun FAMILY ACTIVITIES Adventure Cove ............................. Aerial Adventures .......................... Art Café .......................................... Coastal Discovery Museum ........... Harbour Town Lighthouse ............. Island Recreation........................... Hilton Head Outfitters ................... 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 Pirates of Hilton Head

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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 outfi ted 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 fi eworks 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.  SUMMER 2015 37

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FISHING DIRECTORY BAIT, TACKLE SHOPS Blue Water Bait & Tackle................ 843-671-3060 Bluffton Marine Sports & Supply.... 843-757-7593 Coligny Truevalue Hardware.......... 843-785-2429 Hilton Head Boathouse.................. 843-681-9557 Lowcountry Outfitter ..................... 843-837-6100 Mid-Island Bait & Tackle................. 843-681-2556 Palmetto Bay Water Sports............. 843-785-2345 Shelter Cove Harbour..................... 843-842-7001 South Beach Sport Fishing............. 843-671-3060

FISHING CHARTERS Broad Creek Marina....................... 843-681-3625 Bulldog Fishing Charters................ 843-422-0887 Capt. Hook Party Boat.................... 843-785-1700 Dolphin Discoveries....................... 843-684-1911 Drifter Excursions........................... 843-363-2900 Fishin’ Coach Charters.................... 843-757-2126 Hilton Head Outfitter .................... 866-380-1783 Island Marine................................. 843-681-2628 Live Oac.......................................... 888-254-8362 Lowcountry Charter Fishing............ 843-816-4441 Off The Hook Fishing ..................... 843-298-4376 Outside Hilton Head...................... 843-686-6996 Papa Bear Charters......................... 843-816-3474 Runaway Fishing Charters.............. 843-384-6511 Sea Wolf Charters........................... 843-525-1174 Shelter Cove Marina....................... 843-842-7001 Southern Drawl Outfitter .............. 843-705-6010

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LAGOON FISHING Most of the lagoons on Hilton Head are brackish, meaning they are both fresh and salt water. Lagoons offer a unique fishin 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 know-how 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 flounde 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.

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 seasickness. 

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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 fish in designated swimming areas.  You are not to fish for sharks but if you happen to hook one you are expected to release it. Commercial fishing boats  Commercial boats already have a license. Private Boats  Need a license and can be purchased for $11 for a three day non-resident.

tarpon

FRESH WATER FISHING

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big amberjack

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PHOTOS PROVIDED BY COLLINS DOUGHTIE

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Some lakes and lagoons hold fresh water – or brackish water: To fish outside of plantations or private property one must be 16 years old and have a State fishing 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 office.  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. fishing licenses?  True Value Hardware in Coligny Plaza  Wal Mart at Festival Center.

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culture Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

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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

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MUSEUMS

Coastal Discovery Museum............................... 843-689-6767 Gullah Museum................................................ 843-681-3254 Heyward House – Bluffton................................ 843-757-6293 The Sandbox ..................................................... 843-842-7645

THEATRE

Gullah Celebration

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

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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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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

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.

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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. 46 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. 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 The Village at Wexford 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.

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.

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Main Street Village

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.

BLUFFTON Off island, or the mainland, is where Tanger Outlets 1 and 2 are located (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. Looking for something very unique? Head to Old Town Bluffton. Comprised of one-square 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.  TANGER OUTLETS 2 Tanger Factory Outlet II

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 Road Festival Center................................ 45 Pembroke Drive Fountain Center............................. 55 New Orleans Road Fresh Market Shoppes.................... 890 William Hilton Parkway 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 Parkway Plantation Center........................... 807 William Hilton Parkway 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 Lane Shipyard Galleria............................ 1 New Orleans Road South Beach Marina Village........... 232 South Sea Pines Drive South Island Square....................... 841 William Hilton Parkway Village at Wexford.......................... 1000 William Hilton Parkway Village Exchange............................ 32 Palmetto Bay Road

SHOPPING CENTERS - BLUFFTON Belfair Town Village........................ 71 Towne Drive Berkeley Place................................ 102 Buckwalter Parkway Bluffton Commons at Belfair.......... 20 Baylor Drive Bridge Center................................. 1540 Fording Island Road Kitty’s Crossing............................... 1008 Fording Island Road Moss Creek Village......................... 1533 Fording Island Road Old Town Bluffton.......................... Calhoun Street The Promenade.............................. Promenade Street Tanger Factory Outlet I................... 1270 Fording Island Road Tanger Factory Outlet II.................. 1414 Fording Island Road

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PLACES TOURISTS LOVE ...AND... LOCALS DO, TOO BY BARRY KAUFMAN

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 17 places loved by both locals and visitors from all over the world.

SEA SHACK

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Dog Café 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.

Signe's Heaven Bound Bakery and Cafe Set far away from the main thoroughfares of the island amid the light industrial parks of Arrow Road, Signee’s should not have succeeded. The fact that Signe’s has not only kept going since 1972, but continues to rack up awards and accolades, shows that location doesn’t matter when you whip up baked goods that are nothing short of heavenly.

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 laid-back atmosphere, and the long lines have always been the price you pay for sharing the best-kept secret with a thousand or so friends.

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The Crazy Crab

Its two locations will get you coming and going, whether it’s at the North End’s location on the banks of Jarvis Creek or the South End’s location in the heart of Harbour Town. Both benefit f om a loyal following of locals and visitors, pristine views of their respective waterways, and a mouth-watering menu of seafood favorites.

FRENCH BAKERY

Michael Anthony's

The first name in Italia 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.

OMBRA

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.

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.

The Tiki Hut 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.

Set on a real working farm, Cahill’s Market is a step back in time right down to the display case full of glass Ne-Hi bottles. Produce right from the farm compliments a menu of down-home favorites including some of the best fried chicken you’ll find on this planet Farm-totable before it was trendy, Cahill’s Market has earned its stature as a Bluffton institution.

Alfred’s

European-trained chef Alfred Kettering combines some of the most appealing elements of classic American and Continental cuisine in this tiny Plantation Center hideaway.

The Cottage

Kurama

The sushi on Hilton Head is as good or better than anything you will fin 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.

Cahill's Market

The Cottage’s amazing location right in the heart of Bluffton along Calhoun Street brings you in. A wide array of delicious baked goods and Panini sandwiches brings you back. Offering the chance to take your lunch right on Calhoun Street, with all the entrancing people watching that entails, The Cottage tops its location with a varied menu that makes it one of Bluffton’s mustvisit restaurants.

Sea Grass GrillE

This place regularly wins “Best Seafood” in Hilton Head Monthly’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Chef Chad Newman has built a strong local following by creating simple dishes made with the freshest ingredients he can find Diners can watch him work his match every night in the open kitchen, located in an intimate yet casual Lowcountry beach house setting.

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FRANKIE BONES

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.

HILTON HEAD ICE CREAM The secret to Hilton Head Ice Cream, so the legend goes, is the salt air that winds up whipped into every homemade batch of artisanal ice cream. Whether that’s true or not, it’s hard to argue that Hilton Head Ice Cream makes some of the tastiest ice cream in the world, all from its recently renovated New Orleans Rd. storefront.

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.

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 filet Want a taste of the May River? Order from this menu.

Palmetto Bay Sunrise Café

Consistent winners in nearly every restaurant awards pool on the island, Palmetto Bay Sunrise Café delivers the goods with a breakfast menu that does the classics and does them right, and a lunch menu that offers more than its share of tasty surprises. If there’s a better place to enjoy sunrise, a cup of joe and an omelet… come to think of it, there isn’t.  SUMMER 2015 51

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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.

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.

Bistro 17

Owner Jim Buckingham and his staff have crafted the perfect duo of cozy and chic at this Shelter Cove eatery. Fresh-from-scratch appetizers and entrees are the signature of this French-infused bistro. The huge wooden rack inside sets the mood for a laidback night and dogs are always welcome to take in dinner with their owners on the patio.

Poseidon

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 Fort Pub

This Skull Creek eatery consistently delivers on the promise of the most elegant and romantic nights out in the Lowcountry. The sunset views through the trees lining the outdoor seating area are among the most spectacular you will see on Hilton Head. The simple yet exquisite American & Lowcountry-focused food offerings and extensive, award-winning wine list are the cherry on top.

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 righ 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.

Old Oyster Factory

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 s afood. For more than 25 years, diners have enjoyed a succulent meal while taking in the marshland landscape.

Black Marlin

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 he e. 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 finge -licking pulled pork sandwiches.  SUMMER 2015 53

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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.  Carolina Café: The Westin Resort, Port Royal Plantation. 843-681-4000, ext. 7045.  Chart House: 2 Hudson Road. 843-342-9066.  Crazy Crab (north): 104 William Hilton Parkway, 843-681-5021, www.thecrazycrab.com. 

LOBSTER MAC & CHEESE

Fiesta Fresh Mexican Grill (north): 95 Mathews Drive. 843-342-8808. 

Pan Fresco Ole: 55 Matthews Dr. 843-681-5989.  Plantation Café and Deli: 95 Mathews Drive. 843342-4472.  Reilley’s Grill and Bar (north): 95 Mathews Drive. 843-681-4153.  Relish Cafe: 430 William Hilton Parkway, Pineland Station. 843-342-4800. Ruby Lee’s: 46 Wild Horse Road. 843-681-7829.  Skull Creek Boathouse: 397 Squire Pope Road. 843-681-3663.  Starbucks: 430 William Hilton Pkway in Pineland Station, 843-689-6823.

AT RED FISH One of Red Fish's most popular — and most decadent — menu items. It combines chunks of fresh North Atlantic lobster with ribbed elbow macaroni, heavy cream and mascarpone, pepper jack and Boursin cheeses to create a creamy delight that is to die for. Finished with heavenly white truffle oil. It can be ordered as an entree or side.

Frankie Bones: 1301 Main Street. 843-682-4455. 

SHRIMP & GRITS

Main Street Café: 1411 Main Street Village. 843689-3999. 

Turtles Beach Bar & Grill: 2 Grasslawn Avenue at the Westin Resort. 843-843-681-4000. 

Mangiamo!: 2000 Main Street. 843-682-2444. 

WiseGuys Restaurant and Lounge: 1513 Main Street. 843-842-8866. 

Munchies: 1407 Main St. 843-785-3354. 

Yummy House: 2 Southwood Park Drive. 843-6815888. 

AT THE LUCKY ROOSTER KITCHEN + BAR The Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar's signature shrimp and grits entree changes seasonally. No matter the season, the dish boasts white Carolina shrimp, Anson Mills grits and flavorful Andouille sausage. In the spring, the dish also features English peas, asparagus, wild mushrooms and smoked tomato butter, while the winter version is made of butternut squash, red Russian kale and a creole mustard sauce.

French Bakery: 430 William Hilton Parkway in Pineland Station. 843-342-5420.  Hudson’s on the Docks: 1 Hudson Road. 843-6812772. www.hudsonsonthedocks.com.  Il Carpaccio: 430 William Hilton Parkway in Pineland Station. 843-342-9949. www.ilcarpaccioofhiltonhead. com. 

New York City Pizza: 45 Pembroke Dr. 843-6892222. 

Street Meet: 95 Mathews Drive in Port Royal Plaza. 843-842-2570.  Sunset Grille: 43 Jenkins Island Road. 843-6896744.  Tapas: 95 Mathews Drive, Suite B5, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8590.  TJ’s Take and Bake Pizza: 35 Main Street. 843681-2900. 

OKKO: 95 Mathews Dr. 843-341-3377. 

HILTON HEAD MID-ISLAND

Old Fort Pub: 65 Skull Creek Drive. 843-681-2386. 

843: 890 William Hilton Parkway, Fresh Market Shoppes. 843-686-8843. 

Outback Steakhouse: 20 Hatton Place. 843-6814329. 

Alexander’s: 76 Queens Folly Road. 843-785-4999. 

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Resort, Palmetto Dunes. 843-686-8499. DS Dye’s Gullah Fixin’s: 840 William Hilton Parkway, Atrium Building. 843-681-8106, www.dyesgullahfi ins.com. LD

Pkwy, Unit A, South Island Square. 843-681-3474. www.luckyroosterhhi.com. DO Mediterranean Harbour: 13 Harbourside Lane, Unit B, Shelter Cove Harbour. 843-842-9991, mediterraneanharbour.com. DO

Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers and Pizza: Robert Trent Jones course, Palmetto Dunes. 843-785-1165. LD

ELA’s Blu Water Grille: 1 Shelter Cove Lane in Shelter Cove Harbour. 843-785-3030. www.elasgrille.com. LD

Bistro 17: 17 Harbourside Lane in Shelter Cove. 843785-5517. www.bistro17hhi.com. LD

Flora’s Italian Cafe: 841 William Hilton Parkway in South Island Square. 843-842-8200. D

Old Oyster Factory: 101 Marshland Road. 843681-6040. www.oldoysterfactory.com DO

Bonefish 890 William Hilton Parkway. 843-3413772. LD

Gator’z Pizza: HHI Beach & Tennis Resort. 843-8420004. D

Orange Leaf: 38 Shelter Cove Lane, 843-6895323, orangeleafyogurt.com.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill: 14 Folly Field Drive. 843785-5007. LD

Giuseppi’s Pizza and Pasta: 32 Shelter Cove Lane in Shelter Cove. 843-785-4144. LD

Pazzo: 807 William Hilton Parkway in Plantation Center. 843-842-9463. LD

Café at the Marriott: Oceanside at Marriott Beach and Golf Resort, Palmetto Dunes. 843-686-8488. BL

Harold’s Diner: 641 William Hilton Parkway. 843842-9292. BL

Pelican’s Point Seafood & Steakhouse: 18 Harbourside Lane in Shelter Cove. 843-785-4442. www.kingfisherseafood.com. DO

Carolina Seafood House: Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road. 843842-0084. D Coco’s On The Beach: 663 William Hilton Parkway; also located at beach marker 94A. 843-842-2626. LD CocoNutz Sportz Bar: Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road. 843-8420043 DO Conroy’s: Hilton Head Marriott Beach and Golf

HH Prime: Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort in Palmetto Dunes. 843-842-8000. BLDS Island Bagel & Deli: South Island Square. 843686-3353. BL Jamaica Joe’z Beach Bar: Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road. 843842-0044. La Fontana Grill & Pizzeria: 13 Harbourside Lane, Shelter Cove. 843-785-3300. LDO Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar: 841 William Hilton

New York City Pizza: 45 Pembroke Dr., Ste. 105. 843-689-2229. LD

Poseidon: 38 Shelter Cove Lane, Shelter Cove Towne Centre. 843-341-3838, poseidonhhi.com LDO Ruan Thai Cuisine I: 81 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-8575. LD Scott’s Fish Market Restaurant and Bar: 17 Harbour Side Lane. 843-785-7575. D San Miguel’s: 9 Shelter Cove Lane in Shelter Cove Harbour. 843-842-4555. www.sanmiguels.com. LD

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Charlie’s L’Etoile Verte: 8 New Orleans Road. 843785-9277. www.charliesgreenstar.com.D

Sea Grass Grille: 807 William Hilton Parkway. 843785-9990. LD

Chow Daddy’s: 14B Executive Park Road, Hilton Head Island, 843-842-CHOW, chowdaddys.com.

Starbucks: 32 Shelter Cove Lane. 843-842-4090 Up the Creek Pub & Grill: Broad Creek Marina, 18 Simmons Road. 843-681-3625. LDO XO Lounge: Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort in Palmetto Dunes. 843-341-8080. YoAddiction!: 890 William Hilton Parkway. 843341-3335

HILTON HEAD SOUTH END

GROUPER MELT

AT CAPTAIN WOODY'S Out of all the signature fish sandwiches o Captain Woody's menu, the best-selling grouper melt reigns supreme. Woody's fries a generous piece of grouper in a crispy batter, tops it with cheese, onions and mushrooms, and serves it, open-faced, on a fresh kaiser roll.

THE CHAMP BURGER

AT CHARBAR CO. The Champ is, without a doubt, the most popular burger on the menu at Charbar Co. Made from carefully selected, houseground beef that is specially seasoned, char-grilled to order and served on a toasted brioche bun with sharp cheddar cheese, bacon marmalade, Dijon mustard and dill pickles, it's easy to see why the burger won readers' choice “best burger” awards from Hilton Head Monthly and The Island Packet.

BAGEL BACON BURGER

AT ISLAND BAGEL & DELI One look at Island Bagel & Deli's menu and it's clear that bagels are no longer just a breakfast food. At first glance the restaurant's most popular burger — the bagel bacon burger — looks just like an average burger topped with bacon, but that's where things get really interesting. Customers can have their burgers served on any of Island Bagel & Deli's 14 bagel varieties and topped with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and onions, plus their choice of condiments.

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

Coast: Sea Pines Beach Club. 843-842-1888 LD Coligny Deli & Grill: Coligny Plaza. 843-785-4440. LD Corks Neighborhood Wine Bar: 11 Palmetto Bay Road. 843-671-7783. LD 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 DelisheeeYo: 32 Palmetto Bay Road in the Village Exchange. 843-785-3633. www.delisheeeyo.com.

Asian Bistro: 51 New Orleans Road. 843-686-9888. LD

Daniel’s Restaurant and Lounge: 2 North Forest Beach Drive. 843-341-9379. www.danielshhi.com. LD

Aunt Chilada’s Easy Street Cafe: 69 Pope Avenue. 843-785-7700. LD

Dough Boys Pizza: 1-B New Orleans Road. 843686-BOYS. doughboyshhi.com. LD

Beach Break Grill: 24 Palmetto Bay Road, Suite F. 843-785-2466. LD

DryDock: 21 Office Park Road. 843-842-9775. LDO

Bess’ Delicatessen and Catering: 55 New Orleans Road, Fountain Center. 843-785-5504. www. bessdeli.com. BL

Earle of Sandwich Pub: 1 North Forest Beach Drive in Coligny Plaza. 843-785-7767. LD

Big Bamboo Cafe: 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Coligny Plaza. 843-686-3443, www.bigbamboocafe. com. 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

Electric Piano: 33 Office Park Road. 843-785-5399. O Fat Baby’s: 1034 William Hilton Parkway. 843-8424200. LD Fiesta Fresh Mexican Grill: 51 New Orleans Road. 843-785-4788. LD FlatBread Grill: 2 North Forest Beach Drive, 843341-2225, flatbreadgrillhhi.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

Catch 22: 37 New Orleans Plaza. 843-785-6261. D

Harbour Town Bakery and Cafe: Harbour Town, Sea Pines. 843-363-2021. BL

Charbar Co.: 33 Office Park Rd., Suite 213. Park Plaza, 843-85-CHAR (2427).

Heyward’s: 130 Shipyard Drive. Sonesta Resort. 843-842-2400. BD

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DINING ■ Hilton Head Diner: 6 Marina Side Drive. 843-6862400. BLDO

Michael Anthony’s: 37 New Orleans Road. 843785-6272, michael-anthonys.com.

Hilton Head Brewing Company: 7C Greenwood Drive (Reilley’s Plaza), Hilton Head Plaza. 843-7853900. www.hhbrewingco.com.LD

New York City Pizza: 81 Pope Avenue. 843-8422227. LD

Hilton Head Ice Cream: 55 New Orleans Road, #114. 843-852-6333. Hinchey’s Chicago Bar and Grill: 36 South Forest Beach Drive. 843-686-5959. LDO Hinoki of Kurama: 37 New Orleans Road. 843785-9800. LD Holy Tequila: 33 Office Park Rd., Suite 228. 843681-8226. LD Hugo’s Seafood & Steakhouse: 841 William Hilton Parkway. 843-785-HUGO. LD It’s Greek To Me: 11 Lagoon Road in Coligny Plaza. 843-842-4033. LDO Java Burrito Company: 1000 William Hilton Pkwy. 843-842-5282. BLD Java Joe’s: 101 Pope Avenue in Coligny Plaza. 843686- 5282. BLDO Jazz Corner: Village at Wexford. 843-842-8620. DO Jump and Phil’s Bar and Grill: 7 Greenwood Drive, Suite 3B. 843-785-9070. LDO Kenny B’s French Quarter Cafe: 70 Pope Avenue in Circle Center. 843-785-3315. BLDS Jersey Mike’s: 11 Palmetto Bay Rd., Island Crossing. 843-341-6800. Kurama Japanese Steak and Seafood House: 9 Palmetto Bay Road. 843-785-4955. D La Hacienda: 11 Palmetto Bay Road. 843-8424982. LD Land’s End Tavern: South Beach Marina, Sea Pines. 843-671-5456. BLD Links: Harbour Town Golf Links Clubhouse, Sea Pines. 843-363-8380, linksamericangrill.com Live Oak: 100 North Sea Pines Drive, 843-8421441, liveoaklowcountrycuisine.com 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

Nick’s Steak & Seafood: 9 Park Lane. 843-6862920. D Ombra Cucina Rustica: Village at Wexford. 843842-5505. www.ombrahhi.com. D One Hot Mama’s: 7 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Plaza. 843-682-6262. LDSO Palmetto Bay Sunrise Café: 86 Helmsman Way in Palmetto Bay Marina. 843-686-3232. BL Philly’s Café and Deli: 102 Fountain Center, New Orleans Road. 843-785-9966. L Pino Gelato: 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Village at Wexford. 843-842-2822. Plantation Café and Deli (south): 81 Pope Avenue in Heritage Plaza. 843-785-9020. BL Pomodori: 1 New Orleans Road. 843-686-3100. D The Porch: Beach House hotel. One South Forest Beach Drive. 843-785-5126. BLD Porter & Pig: 1000 William Hilton Pkwy., The Village at Wexford. 843-715-3224. www.porter-pig.com D Quarterdeck: 149 Lighthouse Road, Harbour Town, Sea Pines. 843-842-1999. LDO Red Fish: 8 Archer Road. 843-686-3388. www.redfishofhiltonhead.com. LD Reilley’s Grill and Bar (south): 7D Greenwood Drive. 843-842-4414. LDO Rita’s Italian Ice: 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Coligny Plaza. 843-686-2596, ritasice.com.

GROUPER

AT SANTA FE CAFE Santa Fe Cafe offers upscale New Mexican cuisine in an elegant yet casual atmosphere. Santa Fe Cafe's signature chipotle Parmesan grouper keeps restaurant guests coming back for more. Featured in Tennis Magazine, the mouthwatering dish boasts a delicate grouper filet on a bed o Mexican rice, smothered in rich chipotle Parmesan sauce, cooked in a mesquite oven and served with Southwestern-style vegetables.

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.

Salty Dog Cafe: South Beach Marina Village, Sea Pines Resort. 843-671-7327. www.saltydog.com. LD Sage Room: 81 Pope Avenue, 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. 843-8424227. BLDO

Mi Tierra (Hilton Head): 130 Arrow Rd. 843-3423409. LD

Smuthiland: 11 Palmetto Bay Rd. in Island Crossing shopping center. 843-842-9808.

Market Street Cafe: 12 Coligny Plaza. 843-6864976. LD

Southern Coney & Breakfast: 70 Pope Avenue in Circle Center. 843-689-2447. BL

Marley’s Island Grille: 35 Office Park Road in Park Plaza. 843-686-5800. DO

Spirit of Harbour Town: 843-843-363-9026. www. vagabondcruise.com.

HOLY HOMEMADE CHURROS

AT HOLY TEQUILA The owners of Charbar Co. bring their dedication to high-quality, fresh ingredients to this innovative taco and tequila restaurant that blends Mexican street food with American flavors and o fers more than 40 varieties of premium tequila. Save room for Holy Tequila's most popular dessert — house-made cinnamon-sugar churros served with a rich chocolate dipping sauce. SUMMER 2015 57

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■ DINING Stack’s Pancakes of Hilton Head: 2 Regency Parkway. 843-341-3347. BLD

The British Open Pub: 1 Sherington Dr., Suite G, 843-815-6736. LDO

Starbucks (south): 11 Palmetto Bay Road. 843341-5477

Buffalos Restaurant: 476 Mount Pelia Road inside Palmetto Bluff. 843-706-6500. LD

Steamers: 28 Coligny Plaza. 843-785-2070. LD

Cahill’s Market & Chicken Kitchen: 1055 May River Rd. 843-757-2921. 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. 843-785-6000. D 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

MAMA'S FRIED CHICKEN AT ANNIE O'S SOUTHERN EATS Owned by longtime chef Tom Egerton and named for his mother, Anne, Annie O's offers all-homemade, made-fromscratch Southern comfort food classics, such as meatloaf and crab cakes. Fried chicken enthusiasts go wild for Annie O's extra-juicy Mama's Fried Chicken, which is soaked in buttermilk and hot sauce, then fried in a crispy batter.

SWEET SHRIMP

AT KURAMA JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAK HOUSE Kurama's offers authentic Japanese cuisine and sushi. The sweet shrimp sashimi, featuring fresh, flavorful spot prawns, is one of the restaurant's most popular offerings.

Topside Waterfront Restaurant: Harbour Town, Sea Pines. 843-842-1999. D Trattoria Divina: 33 Office Park Rd. 843-686-4442. D Truffles Cafe (Sea Pines): 71 Lighthouse Road. Sea Pines Center. www.trufflescafe.com LD Urban Vegan: 86 Helmsman Way, Palmetto Bay Marina. 843-671-3474. LD Vari Asian Seafood and Sushi Buffet: 840 William Hilton Pkwy. 843-785-9000. LD Vine: 1 North Forest Beach Drive in Coligny Plaza. 843-686-3900. LD Watusi: 71 Pope Avenue. 843-686-5200. www. islandwatusi.com. BL Wild Wing Café: 72 Pope Avenue. 843-785-9464. LDO Wine and Cheese If You Please: 24 Palmetto Bay Rd. Suit G. 843-842-1200. Wreck of the Salty Dog: South Beach Marina Village, Sea Pines. 843-671-7327. D YoAddiction!: 890 William Hilton Parkway. 843341-3335

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RIBEYE BURGER

AT CHOW DADDY'S This farm-to-table restaurant serves up fun and flavorful fare made from locally sourced, organic ingredients whenever possible. The ribeye burger, one of the restaurant's most-ordered items, features a half-pound, house-ground beef patty on a fresh onion roll with spicy fresh arugula, Dijon mustard, garlic aioli and cheddar, Havarti or pimento cheese. The burger is served with a pile of Chow Daddy's delicious fries.

Amigos Belfair (Bluffton): 133 Towne Drive. 843815-8226. LD Backwater Bill’s: 20 Hampton Lake Drive. 843875-5253. LDO

Captain Woody’s: 17 State of Mind Street in the Calhoun Street Promenade. 843-757-6222. www. captainwoodys.com. LDO The Carolina Tavern: 5 Godfrey Place. 843-7579464. thecarolinatavern.com LD 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 Rd. 843-815-7675. LDO Claude & Uli’s Bistro: 1533 Fording Island Road. 843-837-3336. LD Coconuts Bar & Grille: 39 Persimmon Street. 843757-0602. DO Corks Neighborhood Wine Bar: 1297 May River Road. 843-815-5168. DO Corner Perk Cafe: 1297 May River Road, Downtown. 843-816-5674, cornerperk.com. BL The Cottage Cafe, Bakery and Tea Room: 38 Calhoun Street. 843-757-0508. www.thecottagebluffton.com. BL Crescent City Cafe: 4490 Bluffton Park Crescent, 843-757-7771, crescentcitycafe.us. LD Dolce Vita: 163 Bluffton Rd. Unit F. 843-815-6900, veritasbluffton.com. D Downtown Deli: 27 Dr. Mellichamp Drive. 843815-5005. BL El Super Internacional: 33 Sherington Dr. 843815-8113. LD Firehouse Subs: 32 Malphrus Rd., #109. 843-8157827. LD Fiesta Fresh Mexican Grill: 876 Fording Island Road (Hwy. 278), Suite 1. 843-706-7280. LD Giuseppi’s Pizza and Pasta: 25 Bluffton Road. 843-815-9200. LD

Bluffton BBQ: 11 State of Mind Street. 843-7577427, blufftonbbq.com. LD

Hana Sushi and Japanese Fusion: 1534 Fording Island Road. 843-837-3388. www.hanasushifusion. com LD

Bluffton Family Seafood House: 27 Dr. Mellichamp Drive. 843-757-4010. LD

Hinchey’s Chicago Bar & Grill: 104 Buckwalter Place Suite 1A. 843-836-5909. LD

The Bluffton Room: 15 Promenade Street, 843757-3525, www.theblufftonroom.com D

HogsHead Kitchen and Wine Bar: 1555 Fording Island Rd. 843-837-4647.

The Brick Chicken: 1011 Fording Island Rd. in the Best Buy Shopping Center. 843-836-5040. LDO

Honeybaked Ham: 1060 Fording Island Road. 843-815-7388. BLD

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DINING ■ The Infield 9 Promenade St., Suite 1201-2, 843757-2999. LD

Plantation Cafe & Deli: 1532 Fording Island Road. 843-815-4445.

Island Bagel & Deli: Sheridan Park. 843-8155300. BL

Pour Richard’s: 4376 Bluffton Parkway. 843-7571999. DO

Jameson’s Charhouse: 671 Cypress Hills Drive, Sun City. 843-705-8200. LD

The Pub at Old Carolina: 91 Old Carolina Road. 843-757-6844. D

Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q: 872 Fording Island Road. 843-706-9741. LD

R Bar: 70 Pennington Drive. 843-757-7264. LD Red Fish: 32 Bruin Road, 843-837-8888. LD

Katie O’Donald’s: 1008 Fording Island Road (Kittie’s Crossing). 843-815-5555. LDO

Red Stripes Caribbean Cuisine and Lounge: 8 Pin Oak Street. 843-757-8111. LDO

Kelly’s Tavern: 11B Buckingham Plantation Drive. 843-837-3353. BLDO

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: 33 Office Park Road in Park Plaza. 843-686-2474. www.mellowmushroom.com. LDO 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 Ristorante and Pizzeria: 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

Sake House: G1017 Fording Island Road Ste 105. 843-706-9222. LD Sigler’s Rotisserie: 12 Sheridan Park Circle. 843815-5030. D Sippin’ Cow Cafe: 1230 May River Road. 843-7575051. BL 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 Vineyard 55: 55 Calhoun Street. 843-757-9463. D 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 Dr. 843-815-2695. LDO Zoes Kitchen: Tanger I Outlet Center. 843-8375410. LD

DAUFUSKIE ISLAND Eagle’s Nest: 56 Fuskie Lane, Bloody Point, 843341-5522. Marshside Mama’s Cafe: 15 Haig Point Road on County Landing. 843-785-4755. LD 

Panda Chinese Restaurant: 25 Bluffton Road. 843-815-6790. LD Pepper’s Porch: 1255 May River Road. 843-7572522. LD

GET LISTED

Pino Gelato Gourmet Cafe: 1536 Fording Island Road (Bridge Center), Bluffton, 843-837-2633, pinogelatogourmetcafe.com. BLD

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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 children’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 befi ting 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. 

HOTELS

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

HOME/CONDO RENTAL

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 SUMMER 2015 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.

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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.  SUMMER 2015 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. . . . . .843-671-3060 Bluffton Marine Sports & Supply... 843-757-7593 Coligny Truevalue Hardware. . . . 843-785-2429 Hilton Head Boathouse. . . . . . .843-681-9557 Lowcountry Outfitters. . . . . . . .843-837-6100 Mid-Island Bait & Tackle. . . . . .843-681-2556 Palmetto Bay Water Sports. . . . .843-785-2345 Shelter Cove Harbour. . . . . . . .843-842-7001 South Beach Sport Fishing. . . . .843-671-3060 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 Outfitters. . . . . . . .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 BOATING, CRUISING Advanced Sail . . . . . . . . . . . 843-686-2582 Adventure Cruises. . . . . . . . . .843-785-4558 Bluffton Marine Sports & Supply... 843-757-7593 Broad Creek Marina. . . . . . . . .843-681-3625 Calibogue Cruises. . . . . . . . . .843-342-8687 Capt. Hook Party Boat. . . . . . . .843-785-1700 Cheers Charters. . . . . . . . . . .843-671-1800 Commander Zodiac. . . . . . . . .843-671-3344 Dolphin & Nature Cruise. . . . . . 843-681-2522 Dolphin Discoveries. . . . . . . . .843-684-1911 Dolphin Safaris . . . . . . . . . . .843-785-2345 Drifter Excursions. . . . . . . . . .843-363-2900 H20 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-671-4386 Hilton Head Outfitters. . . . . . . .843-686-9097 Island Explorer . . . . . . . . . . . 843-785-2100 Island Times Charters . . . . . . . 843-261-2410 Live Oac. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .888-254-8362 Low Country Nature Tours. . . . . .843-683-0187 MarshGrass Adventures. . . . . . 843-684-3296 Monty Jett Cruises. . . . . . . . . .843-415-2798

Hilton Head Vacation Guide Outside Hilton Head. . . . . . . . .843-686-6996 Papa Bear Charters. . . . . . . . .843-816-3474 Pau Hana & Flying Circus. . . . . 843-686-2582 Pirates of Hilton Head. . . . . . . .843-363-7000 Sea Pines Eco Tours. . . . . . . . .843-842-1979 Harbour Town Adventures. . . . . .843-363-2628 Shelter Cove Marina. . . . . . . . .843-842-7001 Vagabond Cruise. . . . . . . . . . 843-785-2662 FAMILY ACTIVITIES Adventure Cove . . . . . . . . . . .843-842-9990 Aerial Adventures. . . . . . . . . .843-682-6000 Art Café . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .843-785-5525 Artist Uncorked. . . . . . . . . . . 843-837-4700 Coastal Discovery Museum. . . . .843-689-6767 Harbour Town Lighthouse. . . . . .843-671-2810 Island Recreation. . . . . . . . . .843-681-7273 Heyward House. . . . . . . . . . . 843-757-6293 Hilton Head Outfitters. . . . . . . .843-686-9097 IDEA Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . .843-342-5439 Island Playground. . . . . . . . . .843-837-8383 Legendary Golf . . . . . . . . . . . 843-686-3399 Kayak Hilton Head. . . . . . . . . .843-684-1910 Main Street Youth Theatre. . . . . 843-689-6246 Move & Motion . . . . . . . . . . . 843-681-6683 Outside Hilton Head. . . . . . . . .843-686-6996 Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf. . . 843-686-4001 Pirate’s of Hilton Head. . . . . . . 843-363-7000 Station 300 . . . . . . . . . . . . .843-815-2695 The Sandbox. . . . . . . . . . . . .843-842-7645 ZipLine Hilton Head. . . . . . . . .843-682-6000 FISHING CHARTERS Broad Creek Marina. . . . . . . . .843-681-3625 Bulldog Fishing Charters. . . . . .843-422-0887 Capt. Hook Party Boat. . . . . . . .843-785-1700 Dolphin Discoveries. . . . . . . . .843-684-1911 Drifter Excursions. . . . . . . . . .843-363-2900 Fishin’ Coach Charters . . . . . . .843-757-2126 Hilton Head Outfitters. . . . . . . .866-380-1783 Island Marine. . . . . . . . . . . .843-681-2628 Live Oac. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .888-254-8362 Lowcountry Charter Fishing. . . . .843-816-4441 Off The Hook Fishing . . . . . . . .843-298-4376 Outside Hilton Head. . . . . . . . .843-686-6996 Papa Bear Charters. . . . . . . . .843-816-3474 Runaway Fishing Charters . . . . .843-384-6511 Sea Wolf Charters. . . . . . . . . .843-525-1174 Shelter Cove Marina. . . . . . . . .843-842-7001 Southern Drawl Outfitters. . . . . .843-705-6010 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 HEAD Advanced Nutrition & Metabolic Therapies. . . . . . . . .843-671-5400 Beach City Health & Fitness. . . . 843-681-6161 Bikram Yoga Hilton Head. . . . . .843-689-9642 Breakthrough Fitness Center. . . .843-341-2166 Center for Health Fitness and

Sports Performance . . . . . . . . 843-842-3359 Core Pilates. . . . . . . . . . . . .843-681-4267 Crossfit Rebok Center. . . . . . . .843-686-9348 Cross Fit Hilton Head. . . . . . . .843-682-3600 Custom Built Personal Training . . 843-837-3128 Energize Personal Training. . . . .843-842-6867 Esmeralda's Pilates/Massage. . . 843-785-9588 Fabulous Fitness. . . . . . . . . . 843-415-5790 Fiddlers Cove Beach Club. . . . . .843-842-4126 The Fitness Center . . . . . . . . . 843-785-3024 Jiva Yoga Center . . . . . . . . . . 843-247-4549 Lava 24 Fitness. . . . . . . . . . .843-842-3225 Live In Fitness Enterprise. . . . . .843-341-5433 LM Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . .843-247-7666 Muscles Fitness & More. . . . . . .843-837-5400 Odyssey Health Club. . . . . . . . 843-715-0806 Palmetto Athletic Club. . . . . . . 843-842-3225 Pilates of Hilton Head. . . . . . . .843-341-2166 Progressive Health & Fitness. . . .843-842-3359 Sea Crest Surf & Racquet Club. . . 843-842-4210 Sea Pines Fitness Center. . . . . .843-842-1979 Serendipity Medical Spa Inc.. . . .843-342-2639 Villamare Health Club . . . . . . . 843-686-6429 Westin Health Club. . . . . . . . .843-681-1040 Z4 Fitness Studio. . . . . . . . . .843-681-4646 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. . . . . . . . .843-681-3625 Harbour Town Yacht Basin. . . . .866-561-8802 Hilton Head Boathouse. . . . . . .843-681-2628 Palmetto Bay Marina . . . . . . . .843-785-3910 South Beach Marina . . . . . . . . 843-671-6699 Shelter Cove Marina. . . . . . . . .843-842-7001 MOVIES Cinemark Bluffton. . . . . . . . . 843-757-2859 Coligny Theatre . . . . . . . . . . .843-686-3500 Northridge Cinema 10 . . . . . . . 843-342-3800 Park Plaza Cinema. . . . . . . . . 843-785-5001 MUSEUMS Coastal Discovery Museum. . . . .843-689-6767 Gullah Museum. . . . . . . . . . .843-681-3254 Heyward House – Bluffton. . . . . 843-757-6293 The Sandbox . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-842-7645 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 SPAS - HILTON HEAD Ahh Green Spa . . . . . . . . . . . 843-715-2643 All About Me. . . . . . . . . . . . .843-785-2558 Carolina GurlSpa. . . . . . . . . . 843-682-3915 Esmeralda's Pilates/Massage. . . 843-785-9588 Faces DaySpa. . . . . . . . . . . .843-785-3075 Fountain Spa. . . . . . . . . . . . 843-353-0006 Heavenly Spa by Westin. . . . . . .843-681-1019 Le Spa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .843-363-6000 Serendipity Medical Spa. . . . . . 843-342-2639 Hilton Head Marriot Spa . . . . . .843-686-8420 The Art of Massage. . . . . . . . .843-422-8378 The Sanctuary, A European Day Spa . . . . . . . . 843-842-5999 SPAS - BLUFFTON Ambiance Day Spa & Salon. . . . .843-815-4226 An Image by Temekia. . . . . . . .843-815-4247 Bellis Waterless European Pedicure. . . . . . . . . 843-227-1410 Colorewerks Salon and Spa. . . . .843-836-3440 Dead Sea Spa. . . . . . . . . . . .843-837-4772 Escape Massage Center . . . . . . 843-757-0479 Inner Peace Massage. . . . . . . .843-368-8854 Kenergi Spa. . . . . . . . . . . . .843-474-1937 Massage Envy. . . . . . . . . . . .843-837-3689 Pretty Woman Day Spa . . . . . . .843-815-2200 Spahh Central. . . . . . . . . . . .843-422-4570 Spa Vino on Calhoun . . . . . . . .843-705-0811 SKINZIN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-368-2660 Village Spa. . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-815-4811 TENNIS CENTERS Palmetto Dunes. . . . . . . . . . .843-785-1152 Port Royal Racquet Club. . . . . . 843-686-8803 Sea Pines Racquet Club . . . . . . 843-363-4495 Shipyard Racquet Club. . . . . . .843-686-8804 Smith Stearns Tennis Academy. . . 843-363-4789 South Beach Racquet Club. . . . .843-671-2215 Van Der Meer . . . . . . . . . . . .843-785-8388 THEATRE 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 Co. . . . 843-342-2057

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Hilton Head Vacation Guide Summer 2015  

Hilton Head Monthly is now publishing the Lowcountry's premier visitor's magazine. Covering local events, hot spots, restaurants, lodging, g...

Hilton Head Vacation Guide Summer 2015  

Hilton Head Monthly is now publishing the Lowcountry's premier visitor's magazine. Covering local events, hot spots, restaurants, lodging, g...