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The Complete Hilton Head Island

Vacation Guide Things To Do - Dining Out - Discounts - Driving Tour

Fall 2012

Welcome to the Island Great Places to Eat Boating, Cruising & Fishing Scenic Driving Tour Things to Do New Locator Map t h e h i lt o n h e a d g u i d e . c o m


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Most, but not all, menu items normally are available for delivery HOW TO ORDER FROM EXPRESS RESTAURANT DELIVERY:

1. Look through the menus of participating restaurants and select a restaurant. 2. Call EXPRESS RESTAURANT DELIVERY at 785-7155. 3. Give us your phone number, name, address and the meal(s) you’d like delivered. 4. Sit back and relax! Typical delivery time is 45 to 60 minutes. Delivery time does vary due to restaurant preparation time and Island traffic conditions. 5. Please have payment ready for the mobile wait staff in the form of VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, AMERICAN EXPRESS, CASH OR TRAVELERS CHECK.

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PALMETTO DUNES AND SOUTH INTO SEA PINES: $5.50 MINIMUM, 15% on orders above $35. NORTH OF PALMETTO DUNES, SHELTER COVE: $6.00 MINIMUM, 15% on orders above $35. $10 food minimum is all that you need. Please consider the efforts of our mobile wait staff. A 15% Gratuity is customary. All prices reflect a 5% cash discount We do not sell any alcoholic beverages. We sell beverages at $.75 / can or $3.95 / 6-pack.

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Welcome to Hilton Head! H

ilton Head is the second largest island on America’s East Coast. Several things set Hilton Head apart, other than the obvious things like broad beaches, sub-tropical weather and friendly residents. Perhaps the most important is that ours is largely a planned community. Our island has a master plan that sets aside certain areas for single-family homes, condos, commercial development and so on. Look around you and you will see no oceanfront towers or amusement parks. One of the most unusual characteristics of Hilton Head, especially for a newcomer, is our “plantations.� The substantial majority of our island is within the boundaries of plantations. To enter many of our plantations, however, you must be a guest of a property owner or someone with special entry privileges. To enter Sea Pines Plantation and visit Harbour Town and several other well-known attractions, you need only invest $5 per vehicle for a daily pass at the Sea Pines gate. Entry fees are a partial source of funding for road maintenance and other plantation expenses. There are no state funds contributed toward such expenses. Even though plantations occupy a majority of our island, some of our best beaches are located outside of plantations. In addition, the substantial majority of our dining spots and shopping facilities are not located behind plantation gates. Similarly, most hotels, motels and many rental villas (condominiums) are not on plantations. Although most golf courses and racquet clubs are on restricted access plantations, special passes are available to allow access to those that are open to the public. If you are just visiting, we hope that you enjoy your stay on Hilton Head and that you will consider returning often.

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3 Welcome to Hilton Head

Several things set Hilton Head apart, other than the obvious things such as broad beaches, sub-tropical weather and friendly residents.

6 Things to Do

See what has made Hilton Head one of America’s premier destination resorts.

47 Restaurants and Dining Out

Hilton Head Island restaurants run the gamut from four-star cuisine to down-home cooking. With chefs from all over the world, the area’s vibrant restaurant scene goes well beyond its Southern roots.

63 Coupons

Save money at local bicycle rental shops, restaurants, cruises and more.

64 Driving Tour

Hilton Head Island has so much to offer, it is nearly impossible to experience it all during one visit. Our scenic driving tour will help you sample many of the good things on Hilton Head that have made it attractive to discriminating people. 4

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Boating, Cruising & Fishing Take a scenic cruise or go fishing! What a great way to see the island! www.thehiltonheadguide.com


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Play Golf!

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38 Hilton Head History

Hilton Head Island and the surrounding area offers a whopping 52 golf courses, 32 of which are open to public play. Some are ranked among the best in the country. Find descriptions and information on all of the courses you can play.

Contrary to what many may think, there were people on Hilton Head long before tourists started arriving.

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Tennis

Tennis is a year-round activity on Hilton Head. We have more than 300 courts. Inside you will find a list racquet clubs that are open to the public and directions to all of the public courts.

& Fishing

Many people think that Hilton Head is at its very best “from the water!” Why not take a narrated cruise or go fishing and see more of Hilton Head?

34 Visit Daufuskie Island You can only get there by boat. In many respects, it’s almost like visiting the past.

62 Shared Ownership Would you like to have outstanding Hilton Head accommodations for years to come? Perhaps an affordable Hilton Head vacation can be yours forever!

36 Bicycling on Hilton Head 69 Going to the Beach One of the best ways to see Hilton Head, good exercise and just plain fun! We’ve got more than 40 miles of bike paths.

The Complete Hilton Head Island

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Our beaches are public but access is often not. Find out what beaches we have and how to get there.

The Hilton Head Island 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. Vacation Guide is distributed in rented villas, hotels and motels, shops, grocery stores and at other island locations. Trio Publications, LLC, is a member of the Hilton Head Island Chamber of Commerce and Hilton Head Island Hospitality Association. For advertising and other information, please call 681-3800. To review recent information from Hilton Head Island Vacation Guide, please visit our website at www.thehiltonheadguide.com. The design, concept and contents of Hilton Head Island Vacation Guide are copyrighted. All rights are reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part by any method without permission is prohibited. Copyright 2012 by Trio Publications, LLC.

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Things to Do This calendar lists many of Hilton Head Island’s events and activities likely to be of interest to visitors. Most events are open to the public for free or at a modest charge, except when meals, classes and/or special programs are involved. Because times and locations of events and activities may change without notice, please call the phone numbers listed for confirmation and additional information. If you wish to have your event or activity included in this calendar for the next issue, please e-mail the appropriate information to insighthhi@gmail.com or mail to CALENDAR, Hilton Head Island Vacation Guide, P.O. Box 5926, Hilton Head, SC 29938, Attn: Anuska Frey.

Ongoing Events All Or Most Days Of The Week Please note that some of Hilton Head Island’s weekly activities are especially likely to be somewhat seasonal. We believe that the listed weekly events will take place all or most of the time, but be sure to call to confirm scheduling. The majority of listed events are free. Some, however, involve nominal or more substantial fees. All are open to the public. We thank the Hilton Head Island Chamber of Commerce and others for helping us compile this calendar. All area codes are (843) unless otherwise noted. DINE WITH THE ISLAND’S BEST WATER VIEW. Many of Hilton Head’s restaurants boast excellent water views, but none compare with the views offered by a cruising boat as you dine. Please see Spirit of Harbour Town ad in our “Boating, Cruising & Fishing” section.

in the Corridor Art Gallery. Exhibits by local artists. For more information, please contact the library at 255-6500.

EN TERTAINMEN T AT KING FISHER SE AFO OD, PA STA & STEAKHOUSE. Live entertainment

GO ON A KID-ORIENTED NATURE CRUISE. Several boats at opposite ends of Hilton Head offer special programs to give kids handson experiences with fishing, plus real learning experiences concerning sea creatures and the environment in the Lowcountry. Times, dates and availability vary with the season. Be sure to call to confirm scheduling. Please refer to our “Boating, Cruising & Fishing” section.

nightly or almost every night, and no cover charge! Entertainers with dinner often include Earl Williams (jazz, blues, variety), David Wingo (classic rock from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s), Pete Carroll (acoustic guitar) and Joseph the Magician. Plus fireworks (Harbourfest) on Tuesdays during the summer. Now featuring Hilton Head Comedy Club upstairs ($12 cover charge). Check for dates. The excellent water view is free! Fresh fish, steaks, prime rib, chicken and pasta are served in spacious, comfortable dining rooms overlooking Shelter Cove Harbour and Broad Creek. Patrons in the lounge enjoy live entertainment and four TVs. Call 843-785-4442 for more information or go online to www.kingfisherseafood.com. ART EXHIBITION. Artists’ works are displayed at the Hilton Head Island Library

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SCENIC DRIVING TOUR. See what makes Hilton Head Island such a great place to vacation and live. Please refer to our “Your Scenic Driving Tour” section.

DAUFUSKIE ISLAND HERITAGE TOUR. One-hour ferry ride from Hilton Head Island to Daufuskie for a two-hour narrated historical and cultural tour of Daufuskie Island, including the 120-yearold First Union African Baptist Church, Pat Conroy’s schoolhouse, the AfricanAmerican Cemetery and Broad Creek Marina. Coupon is in ad in “Boating, Cruising & Fishing” section. Times, dates and availability vary with the season. Be sure to call to confirm scheduling. Please call 342-TOUR (8687).

RACQUET ROUNDUP. Ongoing. Collecting used tennis racquets for distribution to inner-city youth programs. PTR Headquarters or Van der Meer Tennis Center. Sponsored by Professional Tennis Registry Foundation. Please call 785-7244. BEACH WALK. Tuesday and Friday, all year. Guided nature walk at low tide. Learn about our local beaches, plants and animals. Times, dates and availability vary with the season. Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. Offering programs on history, natural history and ecology. The museum is open from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday. To confirm or for further information, please call 689-6767. ISLAND RECREATION CENTER PROGR A MS. Monday- Saturday. The Island Recreation Center offers numerous informative and fun classes for kids of all ages. Classes in arts and crafts, dance, low- and high-impact aerobics and jazzercise. Lessons concerning a variety of sports, plus general sport participation programs on a weekly basis. These classes and events are programed for a variety of ages and experience levels. There are tennis courts, playing fields, a track, an Olympic-size swimming pool, basketball courts, a soccer field, and meeting rooms for classes and programs. Drop-ins are always welcome. All senior programs are in conjunction with the S.H.A.R.E. Center. Near public school, at north end of island. Please call 681-7273.

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HILTON HEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY. The architectural award-winning Hilton Head Branch of the Beaufort County Public Library is located at 11 Beach City Rd., just off William Hilton Parkway, about two thirds of the way from Sea Pines Circle to the Bridge. Aside from usual library services, our library has a very extensive children’s library and a Storytime Theatre. There also are exhibits of art by local artists. For additional information, please call 255-6500. ZIPLINING AT BROAD CREEK M A R I N A A DV E N T U R E S. Tr y Zipping on Hilton Head. Come fly with ZipLine Hilton Head, part of the growing Broad Creek Marina Adventures in the heart of Hilton Head. The new adventure tour is approximately 2.5 hours and will have you soaring among massive live oaks, overlooking the beautiful Broad Creek, with fun thrills at 75 feet. There are seven ZipLines, three suspended sky bridges and a dual racing zipline. Also at Broad Creek Marina are parasailing, kayaking, charter fishing, dolphin nature tours and Up the Creek Pub & Grill. Please call 682-6000.

PINCKNEY ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE. Walk or bike through this lovely area. The extensive refuge with miles of paths is located between the bridges to Hilton Head Island. There is parking near the entrance. Please call 784-2468. PARRIS ISL AND MUSEUM. In Beaufort. Open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Historical exhibits concerning Parris Island and the U.S. military, Beaufort, Port Royal and Hilton Head Island. There are also 127 types of weapons on display. No charge. Please call 228-2951. BRIDGE. Variety of classes and games for all levels of play. Port Royal Plaza, Monday-Friday. For more information, please call 681-2288. HERITAGE LIBRARY. The Heritage Library is located at 852 William Hilton Pkwy., Suite 2A, in the Savannah Bank Building. It is between mile markers 9 and 10, near Hargray building and Fresh Market. It is open on Monday, Thur sday, Fr iday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Nonprofit research organization specializing in both genealogical and historical

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materials. Extensive collection of information on the Lowcountry and South Carolina. The library also has complete official war records of the Union and Confederacy “War of the Rebellion.” Please call 686-6560. PLUFF MUD ART. Exhibit of the work of 20 Bluffton artists. 27 Calhoun St., Bluffton. About 10 minutes from the bridge. 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., MondaySaturday. For more information, please call 757-5590. HILTON HE A D SH AG CLUB. Meets every Friday from 7-10 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Shipyard Plantation. Please contact Pat Hughes at 681-2832 for more information, or visit www.hhishag.com to confirm scheduling. COASTAL DISCOVERY MUSEUM. The Coastal Discovery Museum offers a wide variety of tours, programs and exhibits for people of all ages. For more information, please call 689-6767. THE HILTON HEAD ART LEAGUE GALLERY. Monday-Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Featuring works of league members. Call the Hilton Head Art League regarding its weekly artist demonstration. Workshop programs

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bring nationally renowned art instructors to prov ide weeklong workshops. Pineland Station, Suite 207. Please call 681-5060. VISIT DAUFUSKIE ISLAND. Many people find a visit to Daufuskie Island — reachable only by boat — to be very interesting and fun. In some areas, it’s like turning the clock back 100 years. Please see the ads in our “Visit Daufuskie Island” and “Boating, Cruising & Fishing” sections. ROWING & SKULLING. Sponsored by Palmetto Rowing Club. Competitive and recreational rowing available. Please call 298-2345 for details and to confirm scheduling. Times, dates and availability vary with the season. THE SEA PINES RESORT NATURE CENTER. The Sea Pines Resort Nature Center is a must-visit site for families, nature gurus, avid outdoor adventurers, historians and animal lovers alike. While visiting the center, guests can enjoy exclusive tours and programs;

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learn about the Indian Shell Ring, Stoney-Baynard Ruins, Forest Preserve and natural history of The Sea Pines Resort; browse the variety of gifts and apparel; use the satellite bicycle shop; or pick up outdoor equipment such as bait, fishing poles, field guides and binoculars. Finally, turtles, snakes, seashells, fish, lizards, animal displays and other creatures, including their prized baby American alligator, await for your viewing pleasure. For more information, please call 842-1979. S.H. A .R .E. SENIOR CEN TER . Numerous wonderful activities for senior adults (age 50-ish and over), including interesting and entertaining outings and classes. Classes include languages, art, weight and stretch, water aerobics, low-impact aerobics, tap, line dancing, tai chi, writing class (your life story), and bridge. Many of the seniors’ programs are operated in conjunction with the Island Recreation Center. Near Sea Pines Circle. Please call 785-6444.

PL AYGROUNDS. The Harbour Town Playground has a tree house and footbridge, plus a lookout tower. Shelter Cove Harbour has tire swings and seesaws. The Island Recreation Center, located next to the public schools, also has an excellent playground. RED TROLLEY TOUR . MondayFriday, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Red Trolley Tour gives an overview of the island and is a trip for the entire family. Enjoy a visit to various historical points, a glimpse of residential developments and a brief stop for shopping at Harbour Town. Fee. Reservations required. Please call 689-6767, ext. 223, for reservations and more information.

Sundays H I LTO N H E A D I S L A N D RUNNING CLUB. The Hilton Head Running Club meets regularly for group training runs. All levels of runners are welcome. Please call 8424786 for more information.

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Mondays GOLF EXHIBITION. Doug Weaver holds a golf exhibition at the Oceanfront Course in Palmetto Dunes. 4 p.m. Times, dates and availability vary with the season. Be sure to call to confirm scheduling. Please call 785-1138 for more information. TOUR OLD DAUFUSKIE. MondayFriday. Narrated water trip to Daufuskie. Tour Old Daufuskie on jungle bus. Old church, old lighthouse, Pat Conroy’s schoolhouse, and the beach. Broad Creek Marina. See ad in “Visit Daufuskie Island” section. Please call 842-TOUR (8687). FREE PRO DOUBLES TENNIS EXHIBITION. Van der Meer Shipyard Racquet Club, Shipyard Plantation, at 5:45 p.m. Refreshments served. Drawings for prizes. March-October. No charge. Please call 686-8804 for more information. FREE TENNIS EXHIBITION & HAPPY HOUR. Sea Pines Racquet Club, Sea Pines Plantation. Tennis

exhibition and prize drawing with complimentary snacks and beverages. 5:30 p.m. Times, dates and availability vary with the season. Be sure to call to confirm scheduling. Please call 363-4495. FR EE TENNIS E X HIBITION. Palmetto Dunes Tenni s Center, Palmetto Dunes Plantation, at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments and prizes. Discount in the pro shop. No charge. First week in March through last week in October. Please call 785-1152 for information and to confirm schedule. WA D D E L L M A R I C U LT U R E CENTER TOUR. Tours of the Waddell Mariculture Center in Bluffton include property, ponds, etc., and an explanation of the work done at this S.C. Dept. of Natural Resources facility. Free. Tour times are in the morning. Informal dress suitable for walking on outdoor property is suggested. Please call 837-3795, ext. 129, in advance. STONEY-BAYNARD RUINS TOUR. Get a truly unique experience by

exploring the ruins of an 18th-century plantation house. Walk the grounds of an area that has been untouched for hundreds of years, and listen to stories about the history and plantation life of Hilton Head Island. 10-11:30 a.m. Times, dates and availability vary with the season. Be sure to call to confirm scheduling. Please call 1-800-SEAPINES, ext. 4530, or 842-1979 for reservations. LOWCOUNTRY NATURE A TO Z. Mondays year-round, 3-4 p.m. From alligators to no-see-ums, learn about some of the area’s most intriguing residents and the habitats they call home. Meet at the Discovery House at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. Fee per person. Reservations are not required. Please call 689-6767 for more information.

Tuesdays WILDLIFE DISCOVERY SERIES. Gather around with our naturalist at The Sea Pines Resort Nature Center to learn about and interact with native snakes, turtles and even a baby alligator. 5-6 p.m.

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Times, dates and availability vary with the season. Please call 1-800-SEAPINES, ext. 4530, for reservations. EVENING TURTLE TALK AND WALK. Tuesday and Thursday starting June 5 and running through August 30 at 8 p.m. An evening lecture and beach walk to educate participants about the threatened loggerhead sea turtle. Presentation to entire group and then two groups of 10 proceed to the beach to examine the nesting habitat and nest sites. No turtle sightings are guaranteed. Location given out when reservations are made. Please call 689-6767, ext. 223. Fee. No child under 4 allowed. WA D D E L L M A R I C U LT U R E CENTER TOUR. Tours of the Waddell Mariculture Center in Bluffton include property, ponds, etc., and an explanation of the work done at this S.C. Dept. of Natural Resources facility. Free. Tour times are in the morning. Informal dress suitable for walking on outdoor property is suggested. Please call 837-3795, ext. 129, in advance.

COMPLIMENTARY EXHIBITION BY RICK BARRY. At the Harbour Town Golf Links, sponsored by the Sea Pines Real Estate Company, 5 p.m. Times, dates and availability vary with the season. Please call 363-4485 to confirm scheduling. BE ACH DISCOVERY. The tour includes a walk on the beach toward the Folly and time for hands-on study of the plants and animals of the barrier islands. Fee. Reservations required. Please call the Coastal Discovery Museum at 689-6767, ext. 223, for days, times and reservations. BRIDGE AT S.H.A.R.E. CENTER. Evening bridge games at the S.H.A.R.E. Center, 6:30 p.m. Please call 785-6444 to reserve a table in advance. FOREST PRESERVE WALKING TOUR S. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10-11:30 a.m. Discover the hidden treasures of the Forest Preserve with a guided tour. Tuesdays and Saturdays, visit the remains of a 4,000-year-old American Indian

village at the sacred Indian Shell Ring. Search for birds and animals hidden among the trees as you listen to the stories behind this historic area. If swamps and marsh boardwalks are more your style, take the Thursday tour deep into the Old Lawton Rice Field looking for turtles, lizards and alligators, and hear about plantation life during the 18th century. Times, dates and availability vary with the season. Be sure to call to confirm scheduling. Please call 842-1979 for reservations and more information. ISLAND SINGLES. Tuesdays and Fridays. Many activities and programs throughout the year, including meeting for cocktails and dinner. Members mostly in their 40s and 50s. Please call 689-6858. FR EE TENNIS E X HIBITION. Port Royal Racquet Club, 5:30 p.m. Refreshments and prizes. No charge. Memorial Day through Labor Day. Please call 686-8803 for information and to confirm schedule.

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Miscellaneous Clubs & Organizations All events and dates are subject to change without notice. For additional information about activities and events, call the number listed with each activity, the Hilton Head Island Chamber of Commerce (785-3673), or the appropriate number in the following list. All are area code 843. Christian Women’s Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .686-4860 HHI Carolina Shag Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .842-7873 HHI Women’s Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .842-7775 Hilton Head Shore Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .635-6302 Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .785-8161 Knights of Columbus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .770-4533 Palmetto Rowing Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .842-6984 Astronomy Club – Hilton Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .689-3393 Archaeological Society of South Carolina (HH Chapter) . . . .785-5618 Palmetto Quilt Guild . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .681-8007 Lion’s Club of Hilton Head Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .689-3015 Lion’s Club of the Lowcountry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .525-9450 Coastal Discovery Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .689-6767 Hilton Head Art League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .681-8060 Hilton Head Orchestra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .842-2055

NATURE KAYAKING. TuesdayThursday. Sponsored by the Coastal Discovery Museum. Join a certified guide for a closer look at the coastal salt marshes aboard a stable touring kayak. Time varies with tides and times, dates and availability vary with the season. Be sure to call to confirm scheduling. Reservation required. Please call 689-6767. FRESHWATER FISHING. Tuesdays and Thursdays. A relaxing morning by the lakes of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Fish for largemouth bass, crappie, bream and catfish. Fishing tackle provided by Shakespeare. Catch and release. 9-10:30 a.m. Times, dates and availability vary with the season. Please call 842-1979 to confirm scheduling. PINCKNEY ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE WALK. Brief historical and natural history overview followed by a walking tour of the national wildlife refuge. Explore pristine wildlife preserve with your guide. See a variety of Lowcountry flora and fauna. Comfortable shoes, bug spray and binoculars suggested. Be sure to call to confirm. Sponsored by the Coastal Discovery Museum. 9 a.m. Reservations required. Tuesday and Thursday. Please call 689-6767 for more information.

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H I S TO R Y O F H I LTO N ’ S HEADLANDS. All year. Learn about the history of Hilton Head Island and its role in the Civil War. Visit the site of old Fort Walker. Please call 689-6767 for registration and directions.

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VAGABOND DAUFUSKIE ISLAND ADVEN TUR E. Wednesdays and Fridays. All aboard the Vagabond for a trip back in time to Daufuskie Island. Cruise from Harbour Town to Daufuskie, where you will tour the Island’s historical sites. Fully narrated cruise and land tour. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Coupon is in ad in “Boating, Cruising & Fishing” section. Please call 363-9023 for reservations. KAYAK NATURE TRIPS. TuesdayThursday. Sponsored by the Coastal Discovery Museum. Join a certified guide for a closer look at the coastal salt marshes aboard a stable touring kayak. Time

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varies with tides and times, dates and availability vary with the season. Be sure to call to confirm scheduling. Reservation required. Please call 689-6767. WA D D E L L M A R I C U LT U R E CENTER TOUR. Tours of the Waddell Mariculture Center in Bluffton include property, ponds, etc., and an explanation of the work done at this S.C. Dept. of Natural Resources facility. Free. Tour times are in the morning. Informal dress suitable for walking on outdoor property is suggested. Please call 837-3795, ext. 129, in advance. R&B, MOTOWN ALE XANDER NEWTON AT THE KINGFISHER. Please visit www.kingfisherseafood.com for the most up-to-date information. OLD HOUSE PLANTATION. Last Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m.noon. Start at Discovery House at Honey Horn for an overview, and then proceed by car to the area where Thomas Heyward, Jr., a signer of the Declaration of Independence, operated his rice plantation. Fee and reservations required. Please call the Coastal Discovery Museum at 6896767, ext. 223, for reservations and more information. STORY TIME. Visit Barnes & Noble bookstore for a special children’s story time Wednesdays and Saturdays, starting at 10 a.m. Please call 342-6690 to confirm.

P I N C K N E Y I S L A N D BI K I N G TOUR . National Wildlife Refuge of 4,053 acres allows you to ride along a dirt/gravel path on geared mountain bikes past the maritime forest, salt marsh, fallow fields and fresh water ponds to the island’s end, known as White’s Point. Experience the diverse flora and fauna associated with each ecosystem. Learn some of the history of the island dating from the prehistoric inhabitants of 10,000 B.C. to Constitution signer Charles Cotesworth Pinckney. Times, dates and availability vary with the season. Be sure to call to confirm scheduling. Please call 689-6767 for more information.

Thursdays NATURE KAYAKING. TuesdayThursday. Sponsored by the Coastal Discovery Museum. Join a certified guide for a closer look at the coastal salt marshes aboard a stable touring kayak. Time varies with tides and times, dates and availability vary with the season. Be sure to call to confirm scheduling. Reservation required. Please call 6896767. SEA PINES FOREST PRESERVE H AY R I D E. Sit back , rela x and experience the animals and plant life of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Search for turtles, alligators, birds and other critters while riding past Heritage Farm, Lake Joe, Fish Island and more. Fee. 4-5:30 p.m. Times, dates and

availability vary with the season. Be sure to call to confirm scheduling. Please call 1-800-SEAPINES, ext. 4530, or 8421979 for reservations. FRESHWATER FISHING. Tuesdays and Thursdays. A relaxing morning by the lakes of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Fish for largemouth bass, crappie, bream and catfish. Fishing tackle provided by Shakespeare. Catch and release. 9-10:30 a.m. Times, dates and availability vary with the season. Please call 842-1979 to confirm scheduling. COASTAL DISCOVERY MUSEUM BE ACH WALK . Learn about the ecology and creatures of our inlets and beaches. Times determined by low tides. A very popular opportunity. Also, inquire about the Pinckney Walks, Alligator Presentation, Native American Program, Skywatch, Birds and Turtle Walks. Reservations required. Times, dates and availability vary with the season. Please call 689-6767 to confirm scheduling.

NATIVE AMERICANS ON THE SEA ISLANDS TOUR. Traces thousands of years as evidenced by many sites on Hilton Head Island. Tour begins with lecture at the Coastal Discovery Museum covering fiber-tempered potter y, implements and lifestyle. Includes a visit to the Mississippian site of Green’s Shell Enclosure. Times, dates and availability vary with the season. Be sure to call to confirm scheduling. For reservations, please call 689-6767. BRIDGE AT S.H.A.R.E. CENTER. Thursday afternoon bridge games at the S.H.A.R.E. Center, 12:45 p.m. Please call 785-6444 for table reservations. PINCKNEY ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE WALK. Brief historical and natural history overview followed by a walking tour of the national wildlife refuge. Explore pristine wildlife preserve with your guide. See a variety of Lowcountry flora and fauna. Comfortable shoes, bug spray and binoculars suggested. Be sure to call to confirm. Sponsored by the Coastal Discovery Museum. 9 a.m. Reservations required. Tuesday and Thursday. Please call 689-6767 for more information.

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quality vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers. Bluffton Brittle: Fresh, soft peanut brittle, available in regular, jalapeno, white chocolate dipped, double chocolate dipped and a variety of sizes for gift giving, special occasions or just to keep for yourself; give it a try today! Bluffton Oyster Company. Brant Family Farm: Owned and operated by Don and Susan Brant, located near Grays, SC, off of Highway 278. Cahill’s Market & Chicken Kitchen: Offers fresh local seasonal produce as well as eggs, honey, plants, cheese, and a variety of jams, jellies, dressings, sauces, marinades, soups, and S.C. dry goods in its old-timey country store. Three Sisters Farm: USDA-certified organic flowers, herbs and vegetables grown locally on its farm in Bluffton; proud members of The Coastal Organic Growers, Carolina Farm Stewards and Georgia Organics. www. farmersmarketbluffton.org F OREST PRESERVE WALKING TOURS. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Discover the hidden treasures of the Forest Preserve with a guided tour. Tuesdays and Saturdays, visit the remains of a 4,000-year-old American Indian village at the sacred Indian Shell Ring. Search for birds and animals hidden among the trees as you listen to the stories behind this historic area. If swamps and marsh boardwalks are more your style, take the Thursday tour deep into the Old Lawton Rice Field looking for turtles, lizards and alligators, and hear about plantation life during the 18th century. Times, dates and availability vary with the season. Be sure to call to confirm scheduling. Please call 842-1979 for reservations and more information.

Fridays TOUR OLD DAUFUSKIE. Monday-Friday, in season. Narrated water trip to Daufuskie. Tour Old Daufuskie on jungle bus. Old church, old lighthouse, Pat Conroy’s schoolhouse, and the beach. Broad Creek Marina. Calibogue Cruises. Times, dates and availability vary with the season. Be sure to call to confirm scheduling. 842-8687. TEEN ADVENTURE ISLAND. Explore a secluded tropical island. Kayak and team-building activities. Availability varies with the season. Be sure to call to confirm scheduling. Please call 842-1979. SEA ISLAND PLANTATION. A perspective of life on the Sea Islands, from William Hilton’s charting of the island to 1860. Begins at the Coastal Discovery Museum. 10 a.m. Reservation required. Times, dates and availability vary with the season. Be sure to call to confirm scheduling. Please call 689-6767 for more information and reservations. BEACH DISCOVERY TOUR. Fridays, time varies with the tide. Stroll along the sandy shoreline of South Beach to experience the fun and beauty of our Carolina coast. Search for dolphins, starfish and sand dollars, while collecting seashells and other treasures along the way. Fee. Sponsored by The Sea Pines Resort. Times, dates and availability vary with the season. Be sure to call to confirm scheduling. Please call 842-1979 for more information.

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ORGAN RECITALS. Second Friday “Music at Noon.” Visit the Holy Family Catholic Church for an organ recital on the second Friday of each month. Noon-12:45 p.m. Please visit www. lowcountryago.org or call (888) 8400152 for more information. H I LTO N H E A D I S L A N D CAROLINA SHAG CLUB. Signals L o u nge, Crow n e P l az a R e s o r t , Shipyard Plantation. 7-10 p.m. The Hilton Head Island Carolina Shag Club meets every Friday night with DJ music. This is open to everyone and is at no charge. Please call 681-2832 for more information. VAGABOND DAUFUSKIE ISLAND ADVEN TUR E. Wednesdays and Fridays. All aboard the Vagabond for a trip back in time to Daufuskie Island. Cruise from Harbour Town to Daufuskie, where you will tour the island’s historical sites. Fully narrated cruise and land tour. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Times, dates and availability vary with the season. Be sure to call to confirm scheduling. Please call 363-9023 for reservations. WA D D E L L M A R I C U LT U R E CENTER TOUR. Tours of the Waddell Mariculture Center in Bluffton include property, ponds, etc., and an explanation

of the work done at this S.C. Dept. of Natural Resources facility. Free. Tour times are in the morning. Informal dress suitable for walking on outdoor property is suggested. Please call 837-3795, ext. 129, in advance. HISTORIC HONEY HORN TOUR. Spend your time walking amid the trees (some more than 100 years old), marsh, barns and cemetery on this pristine 68-acre historic site. You will learn the history of this property dating back to 1859, when the construction of the first house began. The tour begins outside the main house. ISLAND SINGLES. Tuesdays and Fridays. Many activities and programs throughout the year, including meeting for cocktails and dinner. Members mostly in their 40s and 50s. Please call 689-6858 for more information. BEACH WALK. Tuesday and Friday, all year. Guided nature walk at low tide. Learn about our local beaches, plants and animals. Coastal Discovery Museum. Times, dates and availability vary with the season. Be sure to call. For further information, please call 689-6767. HILTON HEAD ISLAND FARMERS MARKET. Open 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Through Dec. 7. The Farmers Market,

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Saturdays STORY TIME. Visit Barnes & Noble bookstore for a special children’s story time Wednesdays and Saturdays, starting at 10 a.m. Please call 342-6690. FOREST PRESERVE WALKING TOUR S. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10-11:30 a.m. Discover the hidden treasures of the Forest Preserve with a guided tour. Tuesdays and Saturdays, visit the remains of a 4,000-year-old American Indian village at the sacred Indian Shell Ring. Search for birds and animals hidden among the trees as you listen to the stories behind this historic area. Walk through mushy swamps on elevated boardwalks at this 400-acre nature preserve. It’s a nice break from the crowds and the beaches.

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S E P T. 2 2 : D E V I N ’ S D A S H MEMORIAL 5K. 8 a.m., Hilton Head Health (H3), 14 Valencia Road. This 5K run/walk in memory of H3 massage therapist Devin Sheaffer winds through the scenic paths of Shipyard Plantation and raises money (through the RET Foundation) to send local kids with cancer to an overnight weeklong camp called Happiness Is Camping. Cool off at the poolside party after the event, with post-race snacks and smoothies, awards and prizes. Registration: $30 through Sept. 21, $35 race day. More info: www. h3daily.com/devinsdash SEPT. 22: ITALIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane. Celebrate Italian heritage with Italian food, grape stomping, a silent auction, an Italian car show, a spaghetti-eating contest, a Kid Zone and more. More info: 843-681-7273, www. islandreccenter.org SEPT. 28-30: LOCO MOTION 2012. 9 a.m., Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, Coligny Beach and Callawassie Island. Run or walk a different 10-mile course each day to raise funds for local and regional breast cancer screening, research and treatment program. More info: 843-540-3284

Upcoming Events SEPTEMBER SEPT. 1: RUN FOR RET. 8 a.m., Sea Pines Forest Preserve. This 5K run/ walk through a 605-acre maritime forest is open to all levels and ages, and benefits the RET Foundation for pediatric cancer. Registration: $25 through Aug. 27; $30 late registration. More info: www.retfoundation.com/ run_for_ret

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S E P T 1 4 : C O A S TA L C L E A N WATER FESTIVAL. 5-10 p.m., Hilton Head Preparatory School. An evening of music, food and environmental education. Free and open to the public. Live music. More info: 843-6712286x323 SEPT. 15: BEACH SWEEP. 9 a.m.noon. Sea Pines Beach Club. This beach sweep — the largest one-day volunteer event of its kind in South Carolina — is held in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup coordinated by the Ocean Conservancy. More info: 843-842-1979

S E P T. 29: H A R B O U R TOW N CARTOON FISHING ROUNDUP. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Harbour Town Yacht Basin. Family fishing fun for ages 4 to 104 (ages 16 and up need to bring a fishing license). This catch-and-release event using ultra-light tackle cartoon rods—yours to keep—is limited to the first 50 entrants. Fee: $25. More info: 843-671-2704

OCTOBER OCT. 6: DOG EVENT. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Harbour Town lawn. Dogs and the people who love them gather for dog games, local vendors, dog adoptions with the Hilton Head Humane Association, and entertainment by Doggie DJ. More info: 843-842-1979 O C T. 7 : B U Z Z A R D I S L A N D ADVENTURE RUN. 9 a.m., Pinckney Colony, Bluffton. Run two miles or four

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movie in the park, and other activities; a children’s fishing tournament; an art and seafood fest; LeBistrostreet 12_4.indd 1 music and entertainment; and more. More info: 843-757-BLUF (2583), 843-815-6278, www.blufftonartsandseafoodfestival.com OCT. 21: HARGRAY HILTON HEAD BRIDGE RUN. 8 a.m. Crossings Park. Over 400 annually participate. Race starts and finishes at Crossings Park. $25. More info: 843-757-8520. OCT. 26: LIGHT UP THE LINKS. 6-10:30 p.m., Spanish Wells. Play with glow-in-the-dark golf balls on candlelit fairways. Live music, barbecue. $60. More info: 843-706-2296. O C T. 2 6 : J A N E S E Y M O U R EXHIBITION. 6-9 p.m., Karis Art & Design Gallery, 1000 William Hilton Parkway. Meet Golden Globe awardwinning actress Jane Seymour as she exhibits her original artwork. Free. More info: 843-785-5100. OCT. 26: PUMPKIN PATCH. 4-8 p.m. Shelter Cove Community Park.

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Kids will love the petting zoo, inflatable rides, hayrack ride, costume contest, entertainment by Shannon Tanner 9/4/12 and more. Admission: $10 ages 2-18, free for parents and children under 2. More info: 843-681-7273, www. islandreccenter.org OCT. 26-28: HAUNTED WAGON RIDES. 7:30, 8:30 p.m. Friday; 1, 2:15, 7:30, 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 1, 2:15, 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Heritage Farm, Sea Pines. Climb aboard for a tour of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve and some haunting stories. Cost: $15 adults, $10 children 12 and under. Registration required. More info: 843-842-1979 OCT. 26-28: SAVANNAH SPEED CL A SSIC. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. Part of the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance (see November events). Grand Prize of America track. Tickets: $15-$100; weekend and VIP packages available. More info: 843-785-SHOW (7469), www.hhimotoringfestival.com,

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NOVEMBER N O V. 3 : B L U F F T O N I N T E R N AT I O N A L & C R A F T BEER FEST. 2-6 p.m. Calhoun Street Promenade, Bluffton. International tasting event will feature more than 125 international and craft beers, live music, food and more. $20. More info: 843757-8520. N O V. 3 - 4 : H I LT O N H E A D ISLAND MOTORING FESTIVAL & CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum. The Motoring Midway will be open both days, and entry is included with the general admission to the Car Club Jamboree on Saturday and the Concours d’Elegance on Sunday. Festival also includes the Savannah Speed Classic (see October events). Tickets: $30 for

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Car Club Jamboree; $35 for Concours d’Elegance; weekend and VIP packages available. More info: 843-785-SHOW (7469), www.hhimotoringfestival.com

Village Park Square, Bluffton. A gathering of the best tastes, tunes and tonics in the south. Cooking classes, beer garden. More info: 866-706-6565

NOV. 9-11. HILTON HEAD OYSTER FESTIVAL. 5-8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane. Enjoy your oysters steamed, stewed and fried at this event, which also includes shrimp, hot dogs, chili, marshmallow roasting, a Friday night concert, Kid Zone, Christmas craft show and more. Benefits the Hilton Head Island Recreation Association Children’s Scholarship Fund. More info: 843-6817273, www.islandreccenter.org

NOV. 14. ANNUAL BIG BAND SWING. 6-11 p.m., Westin Resort and Spa, 2 Grasslawn Ave. Gala to benefit Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island. More info: 843-689-6612

NOV. 10. ST. ANDREWS BY THE SEA 2012 FALL FESTIVAL. 10 a.m.2 p.m., St. Andrew By The Sea United Methodist Church, 20 Pope Avenue. Old-fashioned indoor/outdoor church bazaar with musical entertainment and hundreds of specialty items. Silent auction. More info: 843-363-2693. NOV. 14-18. MUSIC TO YOUR MOUTH. All day, Palmetto Bluff, 1

NOV. 20. THANKSGIVING WAGON RIDE: 10 a.m.-4:15 p.m., Sea Pines. Enjoy a festive hayride in Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Cookies and refreshments provided. $15 adults, $10 ages 17 and younger. More info: 843-842-1979. N O V. 2 2 . S TA N S M I T H THANKSGIVING TENNIS ACADEMY: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sea Pines Racquet Club, 32 Greenwood Drive. Special tennis instruction from Stan Smith, former U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion and Olympic men’s tennis coach. More info: 843-363-4495. N O V. 2 2 . T H A N K S G I V I N G S C AV E N G E R H U N T: 9 - 1 1 : 3 0 a.m., Sea Pines, 32 Greenwood Drive. Thanksgiving scavenger Hunt in Sea

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Pines. $20 per family. More info: 843842-1979. NOV. 22. TURKEY TROT: 8 a.m., Hilton Head Plantation. 5K and 10K races open to first 1,300 participants. $30. More info: 843-681-7273. NOV. 22. TURKEY CHASE: 8:30 a.m., Bluffton Oyster Company. Fast and flat course through historic areas of downtown Bluffton. $15-$20. More info: 843-816-2979. NOV. 23. OLD TOWN BLUFFTON HOLIDAY ART WALK: Old Town Bluffton. Meet several local artists while visiting the many art galleries and shops in Old Town Bluffton. Free. More info: 843-815-6278. NOV. 23. CHR ISTM A S TR EE LIGHTING: 7 p.m., Harbour Town

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Marina. The official tree lighting will take place just prior to the Gregg Russell Concert at 7:30 p.m. More info: 843-842-1979. NOV. 23. FISHING TOURNAMENT: 10 a.m.-noon, Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Fish for bass, bream and catfish at Fish Island. Prizes, hot dogs and marshmallows. $15 with a fishing pole or $10 without. More info: 843-842-1979. NOV. 24. CARMEL APPLE FESTIVAL: 1-3 p.m., Heritage Farms in Sea Pines. Caramel apples, games, crafts and more for families. More info: 843-842-1979.

DECEMBER DEC. 1. BLUFFTON CHRISTMAS PARADE: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Old Town Bluffton. More than 100 entrants, including bands, floats and walkers.

DEC. 7. OLD WORLD CHRISTMAS PARTY: 6-10 p.m., Colock-Teel House, 46 Colock St., Bluffton. Appetizers, dinner, dessert, entertainment, dancing. Period dress is optional. $50. More info: 843-757-6293. DEC. 7: WINTER WONDER FESTIVAL: 4-8 p.m., Shelter Cove Park. Candy cane hunt, local entertainment, roasted marshmallows, blow-up rides, holiday crafts. $10 for children 2-18. Parents and grandparents are free. DEC. 13. SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS CO N C E RT: 8 - 9 : 3 0 p. m . , Fi r st Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway. Christmas Oratorio of Camille Saint-Saens. Traditional carols and holiday tunes. $20. More info: 843836-3904.

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DEC. 31. NEW YE AR S EVE CELEBRATION: 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Harbour Town Lighthouse. New Year’s Eve ball drop from the top of Harbour Town Lighthouse. Two drops, one at 7 p.m. and one at midnight. More info: 843-842-1979.

JANUARY JAN. 26: HILTON HEAD ISLAND SNOW DAY: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Shelter

Cove Park. Snow field, carnival games, blow-up rides and bounce house. Adults get in free. $10 per child 2-18. More info: www.islandreccenter.org.

FEBRUARY FEB. 9. HILTON HE AD HALF MARATHON: 8-11 a.m., Jarvis Creek Park. Run a 10K or a 5K. $25-$55. More info: 843-757-8520.

Church Related Activities Hilton Head Island has dozens of churches and one synagogue. Although we have listed some of Hilton Head’s larger churches, please note that there also are many smaller places of worship on our island. Churches are a wonderful source of activities and good fellowship. Why not call the church of your choice to check on its schedule today? St. Luke’s Episcopal. 50 Pope Avenue, 785-4099 LowCountry Community Church. (non-denominational) 801 Buckwalter Pkwy, Bluffton, 836-1101 LowCountry Community Church. (non-denominational) 21 Office Park Road, Suite 1, 681-3399 Church of the Cross. (Episcopal), 110 Calhoun Street, Bluffton, 757-2661 First Baptist Church. 100 South Forest Beach Drive, 785-4478 Catholic Church of the Holy Family. 24 Pope Avenue, 785-2895

DEC. 21. HILTON HEAD JINGLE JINGLE 5K: 9-11 a.m., Hilton Head Hospital. A colorful seasonal theme with all standard male and female running divisions. Holiday prizes for the top finishers. $25. More info: 843-757-8520. DEC. 23. GREG RUSSELL CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 7:30-9:30 p.m., Harbour Town, Sea Pines Resort. Gregg Russell sings the songs of the season for all ages then enjoys a special visit from Santa. Free. More info: 843-842-1979. DEC. 25. COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER : 11 a.m.-3 p.m., the Beach House, 1 South Forest Beach Drive. 10th annual event benefits Meals on Wheels and Second Helpings. More info: 843-705-5725 or 843-304-1086

Christ Lutheran Church. 829 Wm. Hilton Parkway, 785-5560 Christian Renewal Church. 1A Woodward Avenue, 785-4565 GRACE Community Church. 450 Spanish Wells Road, 681-6698 St. Andrews By-The-Sea United Methodist. 20 Pope Ave., 785-4711 First Presbyterian Church. 540 Wm. Hilton Parkway, 681-3696 Hilton Head Central Church of God. Wm. Hilton Parkway, 686-5995 HH Presbyterian Church. (PCA). 235 William Hilton Parkway, 689-6362 Congregation Beth Yam. Meeting St. (near H.H. Plantation), 689-2178 Providence Presbyterian Church. 171 Cordillo Parkway, 842-5673 Island Lutheran Church, 4400 Main Street, 689-5200 First Church of Christ. Scientist, 4 Park Lane, 785-9556 Church of Christ. 23 Bow Circle (South end, off Palmetto Bay Road), 686-2323 St. Francis by the Sea (Catholic), 45 Beach City Road, 681-6350 All Saints Episcopal. Meeting Street (near Hilton Head Plantation), 681-8333

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About Our Island To make your time on Hilton Head Island as enjoyable as possible, here are a few fast facts and insider tips. The name: Hilton Head Island has no connection to the popular hotel chain or the infamous Paris. The name actually comes from an English sea captain named William Hilton, who surveyed the coastal waters between present-day Savannah and Charleston. Mapmakers at the time named the area’s most prominent feature, “Hilton’s Headlands,” in his honor. The dark nights: The town requires that lights visible from the beach are turned off after 10 p.m. from May 1 to Oct. 31. The reason for the blackout is protection of loggerhead sea turtles. Hatchlings usually emerge from their nest at night. They use the moon to orient themselves as they dash towards the sea. Artificial lights can have those little guys running in the wrong direction. The entire island is dark at night. Figure out your destination before the sun goes down. The jellyfish: On average, the island reports 10,000 jellyfish stings per year. If you’re one of the lucky ones, apply viegar, sugar and salt. After 20 minutes, rinse with salt water. You can bring those items to the beach or you can simply track down one of the lifeguards, who has this concoction ready to go in a spray bottle. Peeing on a jellyfish sting is a myth. Please, keep it in your shorts. The alligators: We have a special arrangement with the gators. We leave them alone, they leave us alone. DO NOT FEED THEM. They’ve been around for 200 million years and certainly don’t need half of your turkey sandwich to survive. Once a gator as-

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sociates humans with food, it usually has to be killed. You don’t want that on your conscience, do you? If taking photographs, be sure to keep your distance. They may look slow but can actually get up to 11 mph in just three steps. Never get between a gator and the water. The palmetto bugs: We call them palmetto bugs. You probably call them cockroaches. Their love of hot and hu m i d c l imates makes Hi l to n Hea d Island the perfect place to call home. They’re all over the place. No reason to blame the restaurant if you see one scurry across the floor. Just be glad there weren’t four more behind him. Many people find palmetto bugs disgusting and terrifying, but aside from being a general nuisance, they are harmless to humans. They do not bite and are not poisonous. Worry more about our black widow spiders, which do bite and are poisonous. The sand gnats: These little blood suckers are often referred to as nosee-ums. They’re only a millimeter in size but pack an itchy bite. The insects thrive in shoreline areas and are most prevalent in the spring at dawn and dusk. Unlike mosquitoes, they travel in packs and attack as a group. Covering exposed skin and using bug spray can help, but unfortunately, there is no escaping this evil little midge. Many

people have home remedies they swear by. PGA Tour golfer Boo Weekley rubs Listerine mouthwash on his skin when he plays here. He claims his repellent doubles as a breath freshener each time he licks his skin. The traffi c circles: You will find traffic circles all over the island. The idea is to keep traffic flowing at busy intersections. Ma ny t i m e s , they have the opposite effect. The rules are simple. Yield vehicles already in the circle. When there is no vehicle barreling towards you, merge into the circle. The right lane is for turning. The left lane is for everything else. No reason to be stopped in the middle of one of those with your blinker on. The bike paths: Hilton Head is one of the most bike-friendly communities on the East Coast. Pretty much everywhere you want to go, you can get there via bike thanks to nearly 60 miles of multi-use paths. In many places, the paths act as sidewalks. Just stay to the right so bikes can pass on your left. A good cyclist will let you know they are coming up behind you by ringing a bell or yelling, “On your left.” Simply move to the right side of the path. No need to stop dead in your tracks and turn around to see what is going on. The Salty Dog T-shirts: Out-of-towners can’t get enough of them. Along with the shop at South Beach Marina inside of Sea Pines, you can also visit the Salty Dog T-Shirt Factory, located at 69 Arrow Road. You can pick up all the koozies, T-shirts, sweatshirts and other collectibles without making the trip to South Beach. Say “hello” to parrots Red Bird and Greenbean, usually hanging out front.

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nless you fancy chartering planes or have the guts to go skydiving, a bird’s eye view of the Lowcountry may seem hard to come by. ZipLine Hilton Head is changing that. Harness up, strap in, climb to heights up to 75 feet, and swing Tarzan-style through the beautiful island foliage on a ziplining adventure. Don’t worry. Unlike the high flying jungle man, you’ll you be strapped safely in a harness, zipping along cords suspended from platforms throughout the course, but the high is still there. Two charismatic guides, in our case it was Linda or “Captain” Allen, sandwich adventure seekers between them through the course, giving a sense of safety and security. They keep the mood light with humor, but get out of line, and they’ll put you in your place, literally, simply by tugging you around by your harness. Allen, a former fireman who has lived in the area his whole life, is even a fan of the occasional practical joke. Be sure to watch out for a few fake snakes hidden throughout the course, ready to make even the boldest zippers jump after

landing. After one woman’s intense snake phobia nearly derailed the venture, however, the Captain may be second-guessing his joker ways. “We had to stop the tour for at least 20 minutes. She had a full-fledged meltdown and was literally hugging the tree in hysterics,” he chuckled. The course opened in April and is already a hit on the island. Owner Roger Freedman, who has owned the land around Broad Creek Marina since 1993, said the property was originally meant to be a residential village before the economic downturn. After he made the decision to turn it into a zipline course, a lengthy process concerning zoning began in November of 2010. “Ziplining is congruent with ecotourism and that was a big benefit of convincing the committees that what we are doing benefitted Hilton Head,” Freedman said.  Freedman is excited about the feedback on the course so far. “I haven’t heard of one person go through and not enjoy it,” he said. “Besides the business being great, there’s a great pride and pleasure on my part

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knowing that people are really enjoying themselves.” As you get further through the course, the platforms get higher and the lines get longer. Consequently, the zip rides get longer and faster, and the view gets better and better. Before setting out on the highest zip of the course, you can stop and take in a breathtaking view of Broad Creek and the surrounding island life. After zipping through the air, climbing stairs, and crossing bridges, this breather, and breeze, will be more than welcome. Just ask the Captain, “That’s a million dollar breeze right there.” Altogether, the course boasts seven ziplines, three suspended sky bridges, an aerial staircase, and even a dual cable racing zipline as long as two football fields. Though the racing cables aren’t open quite yet, there’s still plenty of competition to be had between zipliners (especially with the consent, if not encouragement, of your helpful guides): Who can scream the loudest? Zip the fastest? Land the smoothest? There’s no better way to find out than by dipping your toes in the Lowcountry’s skies.

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here are many reasons why Hilton Head Island is a popular tourist destination. The unmatched beauty, the 12 miles of pristine beaches, the endless recreational opportunities and the mild winters all play a part. There is also the golf. Hilton Head Island and the surrounding area offer a whopping 52 courses, 32 of which are open to public play. According to a recent report produced by the South Carolina Department of Tourism, golf generates more income than any other single entertainment or recreation activity in Beaufort County. More than 700,000 rounds of golf are played here each year, generating more than $123 million annually. In short, golf is kind of a big deal around here. Some of our golf tournaments are kind of a big deal, too. The week after the Masters, Harbour Town Golf Links inside of Sea Pines Resort hosts the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage. Past champions include Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink, Davis Love III, Greg Norman, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Berkeley Hall, an elite private community in neighboring Bluffton, is the host course for the Players Amateur. Past champions there include Rickie Fowler, Camilo Villegas, Bill Haas and Ben Curtis. Want more big names? How about Pete Dye, Robert Trent Jones, George Fazio and George W. Cobb? Those are just a few of the legendary golf course architects that have built tracks around here. What makes Hilton Head Island so special?“The sand,” Dye said. “All of your great courses in Scotland, Ireland and everywhere all have that in common. An area that has a sand base is always going to be better than where you have a clay base or a soil base. To tell you the truth, the only sand I’ve ever worked on has been right there in South Carolina.” Respected publications such as Golf Digest and GOLF magazine consistently rank area courses among the nation’s best. There is also a course for nearly every pocketbook. You can play 18 on a solid course for less than $30 if you know where to look. Look no further! Inside this map you will find listings and contact information for all the local golf courses you can play. We have also listed greens fees, which are subject to change without notice. Contact the golf course directly for the latest rates, specials and discounts. Why is Hilton Head Island such a popular tourist destination? Book a tee time and find out for yourself.

Courses You Can Play Country Club of Hilton Head 70 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island hiltonheadclub.com • 843-681-4653 Details: Designed by the “Open Doctor,” Rees Jones, the Country Club of Hilton Head sets itself apart with a variety of golf holes you might not expect to see in the Lowcountry. A challenging, but fair layout with five sets of tees, the course presents distinct views with 13 doglegs and water on almost every hole. And superb bunkering and elevated greens

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present every player unique opportunities to test his or her skills. Country Club of Hilton Head weaves a gorgeous trail through beautiful stands of live oaks and loblolly pines on the highest part of Hilton Head Island. All four par 3s require water carries and the 575-yard 12th ranks with the most picturesque holes on the island.

Crescent Pointe Golf Club 1 Crescent Pointe, Bluffton crescentpointegolf.com • 843-706-2600

Details: Located minutes west of the bridge to Hilton Head, Crescent Pointe Golf Club is a world-class Arnold Palmer “Signature Course” situated on a spectacular piece of property that highlights the beauty of the Lowcountry. It’s Arnie’s only public-access course in the Hilton Head area, and it’s pure Palmer, with generous fairways, but challenging approaches to its many elevated, undulating greens. Four unique par 3s await and the three par 5s are all birdie holes, but all feature over-the-water carries to

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do it. Magnificent, century-old oaks, manicured conditioning and dramatic shotmaking opportunities make this course a “must play.” Palmer Design took full advantage of the sensational property, adding graceful elevations and rolling terrain not usually found in the area. Add the grand oaks, pines and magnolias, and you have a setting that can’t help but inspire.

Hall features five sets of tees with yardage stretching from a comfortable 5,329 to 7,489 yards from the tips-demanding for even the most accomplished player. A comprehensive practice facility gives you a chance to work on your strategy, which you’ll need when playing this unique, links-style course that embodies the original soul of golf.

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Details: Conveniently located on Highway 278 just seven miles west of the bridge to Hilton Head, Eagle’s Pointe Golf Club was designed by five-time Heritage champion Davis Love III. The hallmarks of Eagle’s Pointe are its classic risk-reward design, natural beauty, strategy, variety and superb conditioning, along with outstanding customer service. Winding through moss-draped live oaks and pines and freshwater wetlands and lagoons, Eagle’s Pointe’s spacious corridors allow golfers to keep driver in hand, but still favor placement over length.

Details: Home of the prestigious PGA Tour event, the RBC Heritage each April, Harbour Town Golf Links is perennially ranked among the top golf courses in the world, and has been since the first Heritage back in 1969 was won by the “King,” Arnold Palmer. A course that puts a premium on imagination, finesse and shotmaking rather than power, Harbour Town’s set of par 3s ranks among the finest in the world (and toughest on tour) and its par-4 18th hole is one of the most feared in all of golf, particularly when the wind is blowing off Calibogue Sound. Yet the course is also extremely playable for mid and higher handicappers. One of Pete Dye’s crowning achievements as a golf course designer, Harbour Town is an innovative masterpiece and a favorite among PGA Tour pros.

Golden Bear at Indigo Run 72 Golden Bear Way, Hilton Head Island www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/GoldenBear-Golf-Club-at-Indigo-Run 843-689-2200 Details: Some golf courses are known for a sensational signature hole, some for the challenge they present, and others for the sheer beauty of the locale. If strategy and finesse are what attract you, if you’re given to a competitive streak, or if you simply enjoy an easygoing round in a beautiful landscape of woodlands, water, and sand, try your hand at Golden Bear at Indigo Run. The ideal combination of all of the above, on an island noted for exceptional golf, Golden Bear is a must play course among islanders and visitors.

Hampton Hall 170 Hampton Hall Blvd., Bluffton hamptonhallsc.com • 843-815-8720 Details: The Pete Dye Signature Golf Course at Hampton Hall is exceptional, bearing the trademarks of golf ’s consummate hands-on builder. Built with precision and artistry, the course at Hampton

Heron Point By Pete Dye 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island seapines.com • 843-842-1477 Details: Designed by legendary course architect Pete Dye, Heron Point is nothing short of a modern work of art, the centerpiece of any Hilton Head Island golf vacation. Fairways and greens have been reshaped into dramatic angles and shifting elevations that prove both challenging and aesthetically pleasing - while several risk-reward holes, reminiscent of Harbour Town and other acclaimed Pete Dye venues such as TPC Sawgrass, will delight golfers and make for a truly unforgettable round.

Hilton Head Lakes 2005 Wiregrass Way, Hardeeville hiltonheadlakes.com • 843-208-5353 Details: Renowned designer Tommy Fazio made maximum use of the lakes

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and natural wetlands throughout the more than 250 acres of the course. The course was designed with a variety of holes to test your shot-making skills and strategic thinking. The greens are well contoured and deliberately angled and shaped to provide multiple pin positions, with well-placed bold bunkers and expansive fairways. The double-ended practice area offers target greens, bunkers and multiple practice greens. Also created is a six-hole short course ranging from 70 to 180 yards.

Hilton Head National Golf Club 60 Hilton Head National Drive, Hilton Head Island golfhiltonheadnational.com 843-842-5900 Details: Hilton Head National opened its doors officially on Nov. 1, 1989 and has gained a reputation as being one of the best public access golf courses in the region. Hall of famer, Gary Player, with over 200 golf designs in his international portfolio and former PGA Tour architectural consultant and winner of numerous golf design awards, Bobby Weed, have routed two nines that carry their distinctive design philosophies and created a unique golf experience that makes you utilize all the clubs in your bag.

Island West Golf Club 40 Island West Drive, Bluffton islandwestgolf.net • 843-815-6660 Details: Not your typical Lowcountry layout, Island West Golf Club provides an exciting and challenging test designed by PGA Tour legend Fuzzy Zoeller and award-winning architect Clyde Johnston. “Playability” is the password at Island West. Very tight from the championship tees, but a bit more generous as you move up, all players will have the chance to make several risk-reward choices with a wide variety of wetland carries and tight approaches, yet safe routes for the cautious and many generous landing areas.

Old Carolina Golf Club (9 holes) 89 Old Carolina Road, Bluffton www.oldcarolinagc.com • 843-757-8311 Details: Formerly the site of a privately owned horse farm, Old Carolina displays

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all the charm of the location’s past. From the moment you drive down the oaklined driveway toward the original horse barn, you realize you are in one of the area’s most interesting and unique golf settings. The modern 9 hole par 36 linksstyle design uses dramatic mounding to sharply define fairways and, in architect Clyde Johnston’s words, “create a visual sense of movement.”

Old South Golf Links 50 Buckingham Plantation Drive, Bluffton oldsouthgolf.com • 843-785-5353 Details: At Old South Golf Links you will enjoy what every golfer comes to Hilton Head to find — fairways that wander through maritime forests and greens shining in the sun surrounded by beautiful Lowcountry marshes. Designed by award-winning architect Clyde Johnston, Old South is a true championship course and a Golf Digest 4-star “Places to Play” award winner. Six holes feature spectacular views across the marshes lining the Intracoastal Waterway, giving way to one of the most thrilling rounds of golf in the area.

Oyster Reef Golf Club 155 High Bluff Road, Hilton Head Island oysterreefgolfclub.com • 843-681-1764 Details: Oyster Reef Golf Club opened in 1982 and was immediately recognized as one of the top 25 new courses in America. This Rees Jones design has been voted one of the top 20 courses in the Carolinas and enjoys a reputation as a favorite among Hilton Head Island golfers. Jones placed 66 bunkers and many mounds very strategically on the many doglegged fairways, requiring well-placed tee shots to attack the multi-tiered greens.

Palmetto Dunes Arthur Hills Course 2 Leamington Lane, Hilton Head Island palmettodunes.com • 843-785-1138 Details: Nestled within the quiet enclave of Leamington at Palmetto Dunes, this Arthur Hills course is one of the most distinctive layouts on the island. On a site blessed with continuous lines of dunes and thick stands of palmettos, Hills took full advantage of the natural features

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to create a rolling layout with a unique seaside character. Challenging and fun, this course is a shotmaker’s favorite with emphasis is on hitting your target rather than distance. The course has a wellearned reputation as one the island’s best golf experiences.

Palmetto Dunes George Fazio Course 2 Carnoustie, Hilton Head Island palmettodunes.com • 843-785-1138 Details: One of the youngest courses to ever appear on Golf Digest’s list of America’s 100 best, the par-70 George Fazio continues to offer a stimulating challenge to golfers. With only two par 5s, the heart of the course lies in a series of long par 4s, beginning with the 432-yard first hole and ending with the 462-yard 18th. The tree-lined fairways are open and roll gently on the front nine, while the back nine becomes tighter and more severe, demanding good position off the tee. The greens are fairly small and provide quite a test with their severe undulations.

Palmetto Dunes Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course 7 Trent Jones Lane, Hilton Head Island palmettodunes.com • 843-785-1138 Details: The Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course still follows the RTJ mantra of “hard par, easy bogey” with its wide fairways, expansive greens and subtle elevation changes, but now those greens have been completely resurfaced, with a new lake and bunkers reshaped and restored to Jones’ original design. The most wide-open of the three Palmetto Dunes courses, it is also the most affected by the sea breezes, making every hole play differently every time the winds change. It is also one of the first courses on the island to offer “short course” tees specifically designed for juniors.

Palmetto Hall Plantation Arthur Hills Course 108 Fort Howell Drive, Hilton Head Island palmettohallgolf.com • 843-342-2582 Details: The Arthur Hills Course at Palmetto Hall is the latest addition to The Heritage Collection of courses on

Hilton Head Island, immersed in Southern elegance and natural beauty, and a must-play for every golfer. The Arthur Hills Course showcases Hills’ trademark undulating fairways, gracefully flowing across the naturally rolling contours of the Lowcountry, winding through deep thickets of moss-draped oaks and towering pines, with protected greens, many edged with bunkers, and strategic water hazards. Most memorable is the large lake bordering the difficult dogleg-left finishing hole, a fabulous par 4.

Palmetto Hall Plantation Robert Cupp Course 108 Fort Howell Drive, Hilton Head Island palmettohallgolf.com • 843-342-2582 Details: The Robert Cupp Course at Palmetto Hall is the latest addition to The Heritage Collection of courses on Hilton Head Island, immersed in Southern elegance and natural beauty, and a must-play for every golfer. This course has always redefined conventional golf course architecture, thanks to the boldly original concept of its designer, former GolfWorld Architect of the Year Robert Cupp. He plotted the course’s original design on computer, with the finished product characterized by straight lines, sharp angles and unusual shapes.

Pinecrest Golf Club 1 Pinecrest Way, Bluffton pinecrestsc.com • 843-757-8960 Details: Pinecrest Golf Club is a semiprivate club, located in the Pinecrest neighborhood of Bluffton, directly off Bluffton Parkway. The Pinecrest Golf Club is owned and operated by Brown Golf Management who purchased the club on March 10, 2011. This Bluffton golf course is known for its exquisite layout and hospitality approach to customer service. The golf course is an exquisite layout designed between tall pines and beautiful lakes. The 9th and 18th holes are the centerpiece of this layout with each hole doglegging around a large lake and the clubhouse providing a wonderful backdrop. You won’t find a better place to enjoy a 19th hole cocktail than the Pinecrest Bar & Grille patio which overlooks these two challenging holes. 

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Port Royal Golf Club Planter’s Row Course 10 Clubhouse Drive, Hilton Head Island portroyalgolfclub.com • 843-681-1700 Details: Planter’s Row was designed by Willard C. Byrd and built in 1984, becoming the Plantation’s newest course. It has played host to the Hilton Head Seniors International Golf Tournament, a former senior PGA tournament event. This course offers a different look from its sister courses, with water on 10 of the 18 holes.  The narrow, tree-lined fairways lead up to the courses small undulating greens.  Planter’s Row is a great challenge for golfers of all skill levels.

Port Royal Golf Club Barony Course 10 Clubhouse Drive, Hilton Head Island portroyalgolfclub.com • 843-681-1700 Details: The Barony Course was designed by George W. Cobb in the early 1960s and was one of the first courses on the island. From the tee box, many of the holes appear to be relatively open, but as you approach the newly resurfaced Bermuda greens, the real challenge becomes clear. The greens are generous and protected by thick rough and unforgiving bunkers, entitling the golfer to have good touch with mid to short-range iron shots. This is a course where accuracy, not length, is paramount.

Port Royal Golf Club Robber’s Row Course 10 Clubhouse Drive, Hilton Head Island portroyalgolfclub.com • 843-681-1700 Details: Robber’s Row was designed in 1967 by noted architects George W. Cobb and Willard C. Byrd, and was redesigned in 1994 by world famous architect Pete Dye. The course is located on the scenic marsh side of the Port Royal Plantation and cuts through beautiful strands of magnolia and live oaks. This course sets atop former Civil War grounds and features historical markers throughout the course, describing events which took place on the Island.

Rose Hill Golf Club 4 Clubhouse Drive, Bluffton golfrosehill.com • 843-757-9030 Details: Located in Bluffton, Rose Hill Golf Club is set among the live oaks of Rose Hill Plantation. Rose Hill is Lowcountry golfing at its best with Spanish Moss hanging from the trees, sparkling lakes and an abundance of wildlife. This 18-hole gem is not just breathtaking but also a great challenge to all standards of golfer. It is a 6,960 yard par-72 championship golf course with a complete practice facility including two practice holes.

Shipyard Golf Club Brigantine/ Clipper Course 45 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island shipyardgolfclub.com 843-686-8802 Details: Alligators sun themselves along these scenic, water hazard filled nine holes of the Brigantine course. With slight doglegs and well-placed bunkers, this course requires shot-making and a good short game. With plenty of sand and water hazards, the Clipper course may be the most difficult of the nines. This George W. Cobb design requires a good long game and a soft touch around the greens.

Shipyard Golf Club Clipper/ Galleon Course 45 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island shipyardgolfclub.com 843-686-8802 Details: With plenty of sand and water hazards, the Clipper course may be the most difficult of the nines. This George W. Cobb design requires a good long game and a soft touch around the greens. The Galleon course is the original nine holes of Shipyard Golf Club and meanders through large oaks and tall pines. Accurate placement of approach shots into heavily guarded greens is necessary on the Galleon course.

Sea Pines Ocean Course 100 N. Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island seapines.com • 843-842-1477 Details: Hilton Head’s first golf course, the Ocean Course at Sea Pines Resort,

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was exquisitely redesigned in 1995 by former PGA Tour pro and past Players champion, Mark McCumber. The course has since grown into McCumber’s emphasis on traditional and classic principles of course design. He has built interest, challenge and strategy into the course while preserving the natural beauty of Sea Pines. No matter how many times you’ve played the Ocean Course at The Sea Pines Resort, your next round will be a new experience.

Sun City - Argent Lakes 1291 Sergeant William Jasper Blvd. 843-645-0507 Details: Argent Lakes, is styled like a championship course but is designed to be fast and fun. The term “executive” simply means par is much less than a typical 18-hole course, allowing for faster play. Instead of blocking off the usual four hours for a round at a par 72 course, Argent Lakes is a par 61, perfect for professionals wanting to get in a quick 18 after work before sundown. It’s also a nice option during the dog days of summer.

Sun City - Hidden Cypress 672 Cypress Hills Drive, Bluffton 843-705-4999 Details: Hidden Cypress Golf Club is garnering respect and adulation from all who play it. Ten-time PGA Tour winner Mark McCumber has designed a challenging, fair test for all players. With its undulating greens and menacing collection areas, players will be forced to use their short-game imagination and foresight to negotiate their way around this challenging course.

Sun City - Okatie Creek 60 Sun City Club Lane, Bluffton 843-705-4653 Details: Described as classic and traditional by its designer, PGA Tour professional Mark McCumber, Okatie Creek makes use of the natural contours of the land as it winds through the abundant Southern pines and marshes of South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Five sets of tees along with some of the best greens in the Lowcountry allow players of all abilities to enjoy their round.

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ennis, like golf, is a year-round activity on Hilton Head. As one of the top 50 tennis destinations in the United States, Hilton Head has the facilities and the competition to satisfy the most discriminating player. Hilton Head’s 20-plus tennis clubs offer more than 300 courts. Clay, grass and a variety of hard surfaces are available. Seven of the clubs, with 145 courts, offer court time to the public. 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 you reserve your court time.

Port Royal Racquet Club

Van Der Meer Tennis Center

Port Royal Plantation, 686-8803 Attractive racquet club. Clay, hard or grass courts. Pro shop. 10 clay, 4 hard, 2 grass courts 4 lighted

DeAllyon Road, 785-8388 Hilton Head’s largest facility. Full complement of facilities, instruction. 21 hard, 11 clay courts 8 lighted

Sea Pines Racquet Club

Public Tennis Courts

Sea Pines Resort, 363-4495 Attractive 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

The Island Recreation Association maintains the Town of Hilton Head’s public tennis courts. Play is on a firstcome, first-served basis. There is no fee.

Shipyard Racquet Club

The following racquet clubs and tennis centers are open to the public.

Shipyard Plantation, 686-8804 Attractive facility, adjacent to Crowne Plaza 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

Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center

South Beach Racquet Club

Palmetto Dunes Resort, 785-1152 Attractive courts, pro shop with all the latest equipment, full facilities 19 clay, 2 hard, 4 imitation grass courts 2 lighted

Sea Pines Resort, 671-2215 South Beach Racquet Club is located near South Beach Village. 11 clay courts 2 lighted

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In the event that courts are being used for team play and/or lessons, signs are posted directing players to other locations. Please call 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, lighted • Fairfield Square, Adrianna Lane, 2 courts • Hilton Head High School, School Road, 6 courts • Hilton Head Middle School, Wilborn Road, 4 courts

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here is no need to be a landlubber on Hilton Head’s waterfront properties are Hilton Head Island! There are many, genuinely spectacular, especially when many opportunities to enjoy the water- seen from the “view” side. oriented side of our island. If you do not have your own boat, a When you get out on the water, good way to start enjoying Hilton Head you will see Hilton Head Island and from the water is to enjoy an excursion the surrounding area from an entirely tour. Many people find a dinner cruise, different perspective. Hilton Head is a sunset cruise or a dolphin-watching bordered by hundreds of miles of small expedition to be great fun. (Kids of all inlets and channels, plus the wide vistas ages love to watch dolphins!) Cruises of Calibogue Sound to the south and west, Port Royal Sound to the north, and the Atlantic to the east. The area also is home to Broad Creek, which approximately bisects the isOne famous Harbour, three fabulous boats and 21 exciting, original cruises. land, and Skull Creek, which It’s the reason we have been under the Lighthouse for 25 years. separates Hilton Head Island from the pristine Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge at the northwest. Join the crew for one of our great sightseeing cruises! Both are substantial areas • Ocean Dolphin Cruise • Sunset Dolphin Cruise of water that are not really • Daufuskie Island Adventure “creeks” in the generally ac• Sunset & Fireworks Cruise cepted sense. Call (843)363-9023 for schedules and reservations. Wide open expanses of salt marsh line many of Hilton Head’s waterways. Home to numerous species of birds, Cruise in comfort. The Island’s fastest and only air-conditioned they also offer unspoiled vessel is ready to take you on three great cruises: panoramic views of the sur• Historic Savannah Cruise • The Paula Deen Cruise to Savannah rounding land and water. • Sunsets & Prime Rib Dinner Cruise In many areas, there is Call (843)363-9026 for schedules and reservations. enough foliage or so little development that what you see often will resemble All cruises are under full sail! Climb aboard for the sail what visitors saw hundreds of a lifetime. This real America’s Cup twelve meter was of years ago. On the other skippered by Dennis Connor. hand, being on the water • Afternoon Dolphin Sail • Sunset Sail also permits an unusual Call (843)363-9446 for schedules and reservations. look at some private and Departing from Harbour Town Marina, docked behind the Lighthouse. www.vagabondcruise.com lovely areas not easily seen from an automobile or a golf course. There are no SEA PINES GATE PASS! gates limiting access to priTVG083DL Bring this and your Sea Pines gate pass to our desk when you purchase your tickets and we vate plantations when you will refund your $5 gate fee. You must surrender Off any cruise with this ad your pass at the time you purchase your tickets. TVG08GTP are on the water. Some of Not valid on special events, holidays, Fireworks or Bubble Gum Cruises. *Adults only. Not valid on special events, holidays, Fireworks or Bubble Gum Cruises.

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are often narrated and are on boats that have all the amenities one would expect, including clean rest rooms. Vacationers who would like to take a scenic cruise have an excellent selection of boats to choose from. For example, several of Hilton Head’s larger and better power boats that offer cruises include the Spirit of Harbour Town, the Gypsy, the Vagabond, and the Calibogue. (Check out the advertisers in this section for more information.) For a change of pace, explore Hilton Head Island’s waterways on the large and very attractive sailing yacht Stars & Stripes.

Enjoy the Harbors of Hilton Head Hilton Head Island is blessed with numerous harbors and marinas. Departure points are at Harbour Town, Shelter Cove Harbour, South Beach Marina Village or near Hudson’s restaurant at the north end of the island—all very interesting places to visit. Taking a walk before or after going out on the water is an excellent prelude or finish to your trip.

Visit the Dolphins The waters near Hilton Head boast numerous dolphins who often seem genuinely friendly to humans. Several local boats offer tours specializing in dolphin sightings.

Go Fishing With so much water in its vicinity, Hilton Head Island naturally offers many opportunities to go saltwater fishing, either

inshore, near shore or by traveling out to the nearby Gulf Stream. Most party boats provide both bait and tackle (if needed). Just show up, and have a good time! Numerous kinds of fish swim in local waters, including black sea bass, Atlantic spadefish, amberjack, barracuda, mahi-mahi, sharks, tuna, etc. Call one or more bait shops in the area, such as Blue Water Bait & Tackle at 843-785-2345 or Southern Drawl Outfitters at 843-7056010 and ask what kind of fish are biting. Note that fishing expeditions include spectacular land and water views at no additional charge!

Dine with Hilton Head Island’s Best Water Views Where can you dine and count on having the very best view there is? Take a dinner cruise! Many of Hilton Head’s restaurants boast excellent water views, but none can compare with the views offered by a cruising boat as you dine. Not only are there water, marsh and island views in every direction, but the views constantly change. Please call the Spirit of Harbour Town (363-9026) for more information.

Take Your Kids on a Fishing and Nature Cruise Several boats offer special programs to give kids hands-on experiences with fishing, plus real learning experiences concerning sea creatures and the Low-

country. In season, some boats offer separate cruises for kids. Kids can pull a crab pot, throw a cast net, fish for sharks, spot a dolphin, and much more.

Go Sailing Being on the water in a sailboat is one of the most enjoyable experiences the Lowcountry offers. It’s quite different from being on an engine-powered boat. If you’ve never gone sailing, you’re in for a real treat. Set sail on the America’s Cup yacht Stars & Stripes (363-9446). The 65-foot yacht was skippered by Dennis Conner in the America’s Cup competition. See vistas of Calibogue Sound, Port Royal Sound and the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Visit Daufuskie Island Daufuskie Island is a very interesting place! To learn more, read our “Visit Daufuskie Island” section, appearing just after this one.

Take a Boat to Savannah Hilton Head now offers ferry service to Savannah’s Historic Riverfront. You and your family can travel to Savannah in much the same manner as plantation owners did more than a hundred years ago, except that the boat will be more comfortable! At least half the fun is the trip itself, which takes voyagers past numerous islands and up the Savannah River. It’s a great opportunity to relax, watch the other boats go by, and see everything from beautiful homes to commercial establishments along the shore. When you arrive in Savannah, be sure to explore the Historic Riverfront. It has lots of interesting shops, restaurants and other attractions. Many of the shops and restaurants are built in the basements of what used to be cotton warehouses, right next to the Savannah River. Enjoy a leisurely lunch, then explore the nearby part of the city, which boasts park-like squares and beautiful old buildings. You may wish to go for a horse-drawn carriage ride through the Historic District; board the Barba Negra, an old whaling ship tied up near the Hyatt Regency; visit the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum; or just watch the river and people go by. After you have enjoyed your visit to Savannah, return to your boat for the return trip back.


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ADVENTURE CRUISES . . . DEPARTING FROM SHELTER COVE HARBOUR

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. Attention Families — DOLPHIN WATCH NATURE CRUISES Check our Prices OUR RATES ARE GREAT! PLEASE CALL! • Infants to age two are free. • All calm water • Reservations not necessary. 1 hr. 45 minute narrated cruise features over 45 points of interest including … • Bottle-nosed dolphins • Long Cove Club • Salt Water Marshlands • Wexford Plantation • Cross Island Expressway • Spanish Wells • Spectacular Homes • Buck Island • Statue of Liberty • Harbour Town • Daufuskie Island • Wading Birds • Tides

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SUNSET DOLPHIN WATCH CRUISE SEP 11 – 29: Mon. thru Sat. at 6:30

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Dolphin cruises are 1 hour, 45 minutes in duration

LET’S GO CRABBING ON THE CRABBER J II Ohio youth wins sport crabbing’s biggest prize. 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 un- tied 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.

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aufuskie Island is only about a mile from Hilton Head as the proverbial crow flies, but it is far, far away from Hilton Head in many important ways. Parts of it are like turning the clock back a hundred or more years in time. The remaining, more developed areas are very low-key. The reason Daufuskie is so different from the nearby mainland and other Sea Islands (like Hilton Head) is that it is reachable only by boat. Daufuskie is only about 30 minutes from Hilton Head by boat. Most sandy dirt roads reveal an island that is rich in history and nature, with one of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast.

Some History American Indians were present on Daufuskie 10,000 years ago. Many artifacts have been found that date back thousands of years. American Indians remained on Daufuskie until the 1800s. The Spanish arrived on the island in the 1500s, when Daufuskie was considered part of Florida. Plantations were started in the late 1600s and early 1700s, after the English gained ownership of South Carolina. For the most part, Daufuskie land grants were given out to wealthy English families. The early plantations planted indigo. Around 1800, cotton became king. When the Civil War broke out there were seven working plantations on Daufuskie Island. Many of the plantations on the island were so ornate that they were written about in European travel magazines. Union forces took over Daufuskie during the first year of the Civil War and remained until 1865. At the end of the war the Union forces left, and Daufuskie was inhabited primarily by the freed slaves. These freed slaves, because of the isolation of the island, kept a culture alive that would have disappeared long ago. That “Gullah” culture still exists on Daufuskie Island to this day. The early 1900s saw Daufuskie Island at the height of its prosperity. The local economy flourished with the sale of sea-island cotton, indigo, lumber, farm goods and oysters. However, by 1920 the boll weevil had decimated the island’s cotton crops. Many residents were forced to leave during the great depression of the 1930s, and more left after Savannah River water polluted and ruined many of the area’s best oyster

beds. By the early 1980s, there reportedly were fewer than 100 permanent residents. The 1972 Pat Conroy book, The Water is Wide, was set on Daufuskie, fictionalized as “Yamacraw Island.” The book recounts Conroy’s experiences teaching on the island in the 1960s.

Daufuskie Island Today Today, Daufuskie Island is largely residential. It has a full-time population of around 300 and is home to two resorts. There are very few motor vehicles. Many residents and visitors use golf carts as their primary mode of transportation. Several boats provide public transportation to Daufuskie Island. An extensive schedule is maintained by the Capt. Eulice of Calibogue Cruises. Please refer to the advertisement on the next page. Additional Daufuskie Island and other Calibogue Cruises programs and activities also are described on the page. The Vagabond, appearing in an ad in the “Boating, Cruising & Fishing” section, also provides transportation to Daufuskie Island. When you arrive on Daufuskie, you may choose to take a fully narrated, guided tour of the island or to explore on your own on a rented, gas-powered golf cart. There’s an old winery, an ancient church, an old schoolhouse and other sites made famous by Conrack—the movie adaptation of The Water Is Wide—plus beautiful beaches and more.

Events Are Subject to Change Please call to confirm event descriptions, dates, times, fees and other matters of importance. Don’t be disappointed.

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If the ride over to Daufuskie weren’t enjoyable enough, passing beautiful homes, seeing smaller islands, watching the dolphins swimming along side the boat; then the experiences on Daufuskie Island will definitely make you glad you chose to make a trip to one of the most scenic and historical islands on the East Coast. There are buses to take you in comfort around the island, and golf carts to allow you to experience the island on your own. Maybe just enjoying the quiet breezes as you lounge outside at one of the picnic tables overlooking Calibogue Sound will be one of your lasting memories. In any case, there’s plenty to do on this special island Pat Conroy wrote about in “The Water Is Wide” so many years ago. Daufuskie Island is a beautiful location for a wedding, reunion, graduation party, family gathering or any fun occasion. Special discounted rates are available for groups. Consider spending the night in one of the comfortable air-conditioned Daufuskie Crab Cottages. “Rustic elegance” away from it all and an experience you’ll love sharing with your friends when you get back home.


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tide (low tide occurs approximately every 12 hours) the beach effectively is a 12-mile-long bike route that runs up and down the island and connects the plantations. At high tide, however, the sand not covered by water is often too soft to support bikes. Whether you are staying on a plantation or elsewhere, you will find that there are numerous access points from your part of the island to the beach and vice versa. You also will find, however, that access through plantation security gates normally is restricted to plantation residents and guests.

Renting Bicycles Hilton Head boasts numerous bicycle rental firms that rent many different kinds of bikes. Many firms offer delivery of bikes, often at no additional charge, to wherever you are if you ask. Bikes may be rented by the hour (a few firms), day (many rental firms) or week (all rental firms).

Words of Caution Please do not ride your bicycles in the water on the beach. Salt water is very hard on bicycles and will quickly ruin them. If you should get salt water on them, be sure to hose them off as soon as possible. Please pay attention to the small stop signs on our bike paths, and just in general when crossing intersecting roads and driveways. Too many bicycle riders are hit by automobiles when both fail to stop at stop signs or when both are just in too much of a hurry to be aware of their surroundings. Finally, please lock your bikes. Thefts, though rare, occasionally do happen.

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Hilton Head’s Fascinating Past

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ontrary to what many might think, there were people on Hilton Head long before tourists started arriving in substantial numbers, and even before the island was a cotton plantation community. Human habitation of the island probably dates back at least 4,500 years. Wandering American Indians — the first tourists — visited long before some decided to take up permanent residence. When Europeans learned of our island early in the 16th century, local American Indians already were engaged in agriculture, hunting, fishing and shellfishing. Signs of our American Indian predecessors are evident even today. Shell rings and mounds are the most prevalent remains. Although shell mounds are usually indiscriminate piles of mixed oyster shells and artifacts, shell rings are rather formidable structures requiring a great deal of time and labor to construct. These rings can range in diameter from 130 to 150 feet, with wall thicknesses of 25 to 70 feet. They are believed to have served a ceremonial function.

Europeans Settle On Hilton Head The first European explorer on the island is considered by many to have been a Spaniard, Pedro de Quexos, who found the island sometime in the early 16th century. The English began establishing settlements on Hilton Head in the mid-17th century. Capt. William Hilton, for whom the island was named, was among England’s first explorers in the area and kept careful maps and descriptions of his adventures. By the 1790s, cotton was king on

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Hilton Head. Before the Civil War, there were about 24 plantations, on which cotton was the main crop. Indigo, sugar cane and rice also were grown. Many of the plantation owners enjoyed a very affluent lifestyle supported by Sea Island cotton, a special cotton sold for premium prices, and the labor of numerous slaves. The tabby foundations of plantation houses and remnants of slave cemeteries are visible at a number of locations — the Baynard Ruins, for example (see “Your Scenic Driving Tour”).

Effects of the Civil War The Civil War brought an end to Hilton Head’s plantation economy. Approximately seven months after the first shots were fired at Fort Sumter near Charleston, more than 12,000 Union soldiers landed on Hilton Head. The invasion of Hilton Head was one of the largest naval engagements ever fought in American waters. With the arrival of Union forces, plantation-owning families vacated their plantations. Hilton Head served as headquarters for the Union’s Department of the South and for the blockade of ships seeking to transport supplies to the Confederate forces. The success of that blockade is credited with being one of the principal reasons for the military defeat of the Confederacy. The area surrounding Fort Walker, what is now Port Royal Plantation, became a thriving port. Its main street, “Robbers’ Row,” boasted three hotels with reputations for quality that reportedly rivaled that of similar establishments in Newport, R.I.

The strategic role of the island required the establishment of many military installations, including four earthen forts, one battery, two camps and a steam cannon (never fired) in defense of Port Royal Harbor. The federal government retained ownership of its holding on Hilton Head, and reactivated them for both the Spanish American War and World War I. Many remnants of these installations exist today. Fort Mitchel on Hilton Head Plantation (see “Your Scenic Driving Tour”), is a good example of a Civil War earthen fort. Many of its earthworks remain substantially intact, and are posted with appropriate signs to help visitors understand what they are seeing. Following the end of the Civil War, a substantial portion of the island’s land was distributed to freed blacks and to “loyal white Northerners” at bargain prices. However, the post-war economy of Hilton Head never came close to equaling that of the early 19th century until very recently.

The 20th Century Hilton Head remained rural through the first half of the 20th century, with many parcels of land owned and used by Northerners as hunting preserves. The last cultivation of cotton surrendered to the boll weevil, and the island’s economy became based primarily on hunting and fishing. By 1949, approximately 19,000 of Hilton Head’s 25,000 acres had been consolidated into a single large hunting plantation. In 1950, Fred C. Hack, J.B. Fraser and C.C. Stebbins founded the

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Hilton Head Co. and acquired the land for its timber potential and for possible future development of summer beach colonies. Throughout the subsequent logging process, care was taken to preserve the island’s natural beauty to facilitate eventual development of a residential community. In 1953, the island’s first regular ferry service from the mainland was established, and in 1956, the first bridge to the mainland was completed. The completion of Hilton Head’s first bridge was truly a milestone in our history. Easy access by automobile made its present role as a resort and retirement community feasible. Hilton Head reportedly was far more isolated in the early 1950s than it had been between 1836 and 1940. During that earlier period, it had been a regular stopping place for the coastal steamers that operated along the Southeastern coast. Steamer service declined following World War I, when rice and cotton production in the area was largely discontinued. Trucks using newly paved north-south highways became a more efficient means of other coastal commerce, leading the last of the coastal steamers to go out of business by 1946.

A Premiere Resort and Retirement Community The year 1956 also was important in the history of Hilton Head because it was the year the Fraser family withdrew from the Hilton Head Co. and founded the Sea Pines Co., which subsequently acquired what is now Hilton Head Plantation. Under the direction of Charles Fraser, the Sea Pines Co. immediately began development of Sea Pines Plantation, which has become a prototype of how carefully planned development of major tracts of land can be accomplished without destroying much of the attractiveness of the land and of nature. The “Sea Pines approach” was excellent land-use planning, setting aside substantial tracts of land for amenities and open-space areas, and protecting plans, the environment and property owners by extensive deed restrictions on all property. Sea Pines Plantation’s final master plan, completed in 1974, included four golf courses, 75 tennis courts, and a covenant-enforced ceiling of 5,890

residential dwelling units and 200 hotel rooms on 4,500 acres. Hilton Head’s other plantations are similar in concept. All have master plans, include many amenities and substantial open space, and are protected by strongly written covenants. Many of the island’s plantations have matured to the point where they no longer are controlled by developers. Control of common areas and other operational matters now is largely in the hands of property owners’ associations in Sea Pines, Shipyard, Wexford, Long Cove, Port Royal, Hilton Head, Spanish Wells and Moss Creek Plantations. Control of other plantations will be in property owners’ hands in due course, when they reach predetermined levels of development. Not all of Hilton Head is included within the confines of plantations, however. Most commercial development and many attractive neighborhoods are located outside of plantation gates. Future development of areas not on plantations is protected by an island-wide master plan and land management ordinance that limit density of development and control the type of development permitted by area. The latter functions much like zoning in other areas of the country.

Hilton Head As a Town Beginning in the early 1970s, many islanders began to realize that careful planning and control of development eventually would be necessary to preserve many of the best things about Hilton Head. In 1980, after islanders’ attempts to attain a greater role in Beaufort County decisions concerning Hilton Head failed, the Chamber of Commerce set up committees to investigate the possibility of incorporation. In May 1983, a referendum on incorporation of the island passed with about 60 percent of voters in favor. The voters also endorsed establishment of a council-manager form of government. In August 1983, the first municipal government elections were held, and a mayor and four at-large members of town council were elected. Three days later, the first mayor and town council of the Town of Hilton Head Island were sworn in. Our present town council includes five members elected from geographic

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districts, plus a council member and a mayor elected at-large. In January 1987, the town council passed Hilton Head’s new land management ordinance. Passage represented the culmination of years of effort by the planning commission, town council and many others to place realistic controls on development and growth. The ordinance includes a zoning plan separating Hilton Head into residential, commercial and mixed-use districts. In addition, corridor architectural review is mandated within 500 feet of main thoroughfares and waterfront. Master plans of plantations were effectively grandfathered, and were largely unaffected by the new land management ordinance.

Hilton Head Today and Tomorrow Today, Hilton Head is one of the most attractive places anywhere to visit or live. It boasts miles of beaches, dozens of golf courses, hundreds of tennis courts, more than 200 restaurants, hundreds of shops, an excellent community orchestra and live theater, and much more. As a result, Hilton Head clearly is different from the place it used to be just three decades ago. It no longer is a sleepy backwater resort community familiar to only a privileged few. Instead, it is a vibrant resort and retirement community with a remarkable range of amenities for everyone to enjoy and a good mix of people from all over the United States and around the world. By the time Hilton Head reaches “build-out,” it probably will have slightly in excess of 45,000 permanent residents. In addition, nearby areas of the mainland also are booming. We believe that the majority of residents and visitors will be pleased with the results of future development. There still will be tranquility to be found behind plantation gates and in numerous areas off-plantation. With good control of the character of future development, which our land management ordinance will assure, our unique and remarkable package of amenities promises to become better than ever! Hilton Head’s past is, indeed, fascinating. Its future may well be of even greater interest — and we will have the opportunity to enjoy it!

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What did the mother ghost tell the baby ghost when he ate too fast? Stop goblin your food.

Why couldn’t the sesame seed leave the gambling casino? Because he was on a roll.

Why did the student eat his homework? The teacher told him it was a piece of cake.

What did the hungry computer eat? Chips, one byte at a time

What’s in an astronaut’s favorite sandwich? Launch meat

What do cats call mice on skateboards? Meals on Wheels

Why do you eat so fast? I want to eat as much as possible before losing my appetite

What did the mayonnaise say to the refrigerator? Close the door, I’m dressing!

What did the left eye say to the right eye? Between us, something smells

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Kurama Japanese 57 Sea/Steak/Sushi Land’s End Tavern 58 Marleys Island Grille 62 Mellow Mushroom 63 Michael Anthony’s 64 New York City Pizza 66 Ombra 110 One Hot Mama’s 69 Palmetto Bay Sunrise Cafe 71 Paulie’s Coal Fired Pizza 74 Philly’s Cafe & Deli 75 Pino Gelato 76 Plantation Cafe & Deli 77 Pomodori 78 Red Fish 79 Reilley’s Grill & Bar 80 Remys 81 Sage Room 84 Salty Dog 85 Sea Shack 90 Skillets Grill & Cafe 91 Smokehouse Bar & House of BBQ 93 Southern Coney & Breakfast 94 Stellini Italian Restaurant 96 Subway 98 TJ’s Take & Bake Pizza 100 Topside Waterfront Dining 101 Trattoria Divina 102 Truffles Cafe 103 Wild Wing Cafe 106 Wreck of the Salty Dog 108


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Bluffton offers much more than just good places to eat. In fact, some of the area’s best attractions 9/5/12 can be found on the mainland. Here is a list of our favorite things to do in Bluffton:

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Explore the May River

Shop ‘til you drop

Tour Rose Hill Mansion

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Whether it’s kayaking, sailing, shark fishing or just relaxing on the bank, the May River is overflowing with fun things to do. Go on a dolphin excursion or book a shrimp trolling adventure. Access the river via the Alljoy Boat Landing, located at the end of County Road 13. Talk a walk through one of the most beautiful plantation houses in the Lowcountry. Originally built in the late 1850s, the Rose Hill Mansion is full of period furniture and memorabilia from original owner James Brown Kirk. The cost is $25 and reservations are required. Tours are at 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 843-757-6046 for more information.

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The people of Savannah, Ga., have two giant malls and countless other shopping options in their own city, yet many choose to shop here on weekends. New Bluffton has many popular shopping centers along U.S. 278 while Old Bluffton has numerous one-of-a-kind type of places. Bluffton is home to one of the best high school football teams in the state. Upcoming home games are Sept. 21 vs. rival Hilton Head Island, Oct. 5 vs. regional power Beaufort High, Oct. 19 vs. Fort Dorchester and Oct. 26 vs. Colleton County. There will also be a few home playoff games, for sure. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at the high school stadium, located 12 H.E. McCracken Circle. Lig h

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Restaurant Guide Hilton Head Island restaurants run the gamut from four-star cuisine to down-home cooking. With owners and chefs from all over the world, the area’s vibrant restaurant scene goes well beyond its Southern roots. You can expect the extraordinary here, whether it’s organic beef, seafood just off the boat or desserts made before your eyes.

AMERICAN British Open Pub (Menu, p. 51)

Village at Wexford, Hilton Head, 843-686-6736; Sheridan Park, Bluffton, 843-815-6736; Okatie Creek Golf Club (open to public), Sun City, 843705-4005, www.britishopenpub.net. American/ British. Attractive pub-style restaurants featuring authentic English food, and lots of golf and British photos, art and memorabilia on the walls and elsewhere, including photos of British Open sites. Try the excellent signature fish and chips: fresh cod dipped in lager batter, fried, and accompanied by crispy chips (fries), malt vinegar and tartar sauce. The British Open Pub features lots of other British fare, including shepherd’s pie, steak and mushroom pie, lobster pot pie (“a crock full”) and bangers and mash. Patrons also may choose from a wide selection of American appetizers and entrées. Licensed Certified Angus Beef. At the Hilton Head and Sheridan Park locations, food is served from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Sunday brunch begins at 9 a.m., followed by lunch and dinner. The Sun redPub is open from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. seven days City afish week. Brunch, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m. with reduced priced drinks and up to 50 percent off selected appetizers, including fish and chips, mini-beef wellingtons and scotch eggs. Casual dress. Take-out. Reservations available for groups of four or more.

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Casey’s Sports Bar & Grille (Ad, p. 49)

Orleans Plaza (New Orleans Road near Sea Pines Circle), Hilton Head, 843-785-2255, www.caseyshhi.com. American. Many of our island’s restaurants, like Casey’s, serve lots of good food. However, none boasts the same extensive collection of sports memorabilia, including signed jerseys and helmets from numerous football greats, signed jerseys from big-league baseball players, photos of famous football and baseball players, and lots more. It’s worth a trip and the price of a beer just to take a look at the collection. Casey’s seats about 100 in its friendly bar, featuring the

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island’s most impressive array of television sets. The cheerful 65-seat dining room is separated from the bar area by a half wall. Casey’s menu is appealing, and the food is excellent. Buffalo wings and roast beef on weck (a genuinely huge, flavorful sandwich) are complemented by numerous new items, including attractive “healthy alternatives.” Karaoke on Tuesdays and Fridays. Happy Hour is 4-7 p.m. MondayFriday with $2 wells, $2 drafts, $.50 wings and $.50 shrimp. Casey’s is open for lunch and dinner, and until late, seven days a week.

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Hugo’s (Menu, p. 55)

841 William Hilton Pkwy. (Hwy. 278, South Island Square), Hilton Head, 843-785-4846, www.hugoshiltonhead.com. American/Continental. Hugo Arrieta devoted 28 years orchestrating activities in the dining room of highly regarded Fitzgerald’s Restaurant on South Forest Beach Drive. When Fitzgerald’s closed in 2005 due to construction activities, Hugo started his own restaurant, which opened for business in early 2006. Now Hugo, joined by his son Brandon, has moved his popular restaurant to a beautiful new location. The new Hugo’s serves much of the same great food that has been so popular in the past, plus a substantial number of tempting new additions. Hugo’s premises include a twolevel dining room, intimate booths, a separate private room for special functions, a separate bar area and a wine room. The new Hugo’s is located in the thoroughly redecorated premises formerly occupied by La Normandie and Cafe St. Tropez. Hugo’s serves lunch Monday-Friday, dinner every day of the week, and brunch on Sundays. Early dining specials, $14.99, 4:30-6 p.m. Choose from six entrées, including Lobster Lowcountry Boil, crab stuffed tilapia and bourbon filet. Also $17.95 nightly specials, a different one every night, all evening, such as whole Maine lobster, fillet and lobster tail, prime rib and whole crispy flounder. Also $5.55 lunch days. Reservations, a children’s menu and take-out are available.

ITALIAN Le Bistro Mediterranean (Ad, p. 19)

430 William Hilton Pkwy. (301 Pineland Station), 843681-8425, Hilton Head, www.lebistromediterranean.com. Mediterranean. An island favorite for 24 years — since 1988 — Le Bistro has an inviting European ambiance, open kitchen, superb wine list and fresh daily specials. The decor of Spanish tiles and Moroccan pottery creates an intimate and charming environment. Specialties include filet mignon au poivre, encrusted rack of lamb, daily fish specials, sea scallops and shrimp tortellini pesto, and eggplant alla Parmigiana over linguine. Serving lunch Thursday-Friday,

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11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; dinner, Monday-Saturday, 5-9:30 p.m. Early dinning menu Monday-Saturday, 5-6 p.m. for $14.95. Features Greek salad, herb bread and your choice of entree: leg of lamb au jus with mint jelly, mussels mariniere over linguine, crab cake sauce remoulade, grilled chicken tarragon with cream sauce, flounder sauteed amandine. Reservations aare recommended.

Trattoria Divina (Ad, p. 50)

33 Office Park Rd., Ste. 224 (Park Plaza near Sea Pines Circle), Hilton Head, 843-686-4442, www.trattoriadivina. com. Italian/Mediterranean. Proprietor and executive chef Hugo Lee is originally from Mexico City, Mexico, and has more than 15 years of experience in farm-to-table Italian restaurants in California. He teamed up with Brett Guimarin, who has 25-plus years in the hospitality industry, to create Trattoria Divina on Hilton Head. They work to please the palates of island locals and visitors with antipasti, insalata, seafood, pasta, steaks, rare Italian wines and more. Private parties, catering, in-home chef, private cellar, wine consignment, outdoor dining, children’s menus, take-out and reservations available. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. every day. Lunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. Availale for private group lunches Saturday-Tuesday; dinner, 5-10 p.m. nightly.

PIZZA Mangiamo’s Hilton Head Pizza Co. (Ad, p. 48) 2000 Main St., Hilton Head, 843-682-2444, www.hhipizza.com. Pizza/Italian. Mangiamo’s moved to a beautiful new freestanding building in early spring 2011. Enjoy excellent pizza featuring homemade dough and sauce. Lots of other menu items are homemade on the premises, including salad dressings, marinara sauce and more. Pizza choices are augmented by lots of calzones, subs, salads, sandwiches, wraps and pasta dishes. Signature dishes are sausage and peppers, meat and greens, A Taste of Tuscany, chicken marsala and a dish called What a Mess, which is made with grilled chicken, sausage, onions, green and red peppers, mushrooms and garlic in a homemade cajun Alfredo sauce. Attractive, casual, fun restaurant. Dine inside or outdoors on covered patio. Ask about the new banquet/ meeting/party room. “We are Hilton Head Island’s Ohio State Buckeyes headquarters!” says the Ohio State–grad owner/operator. For noon games, Mangiamo’s will open three hours before kickoff. For night games the kitchen closes at halftime and the bar closes immediately after the game. North island delivery available for $2. Catering is available. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Half-priced spaghetti on Wednesdays. Half-priced cheese pizza during Pizza Happy Hour, 3-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Drink specials. Sunday specials all day.

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Paulie’s Coal Fired Pizza (Menu, p. 56)

1034 William Hilton Pkwy. (Hwy. 278, near Sea Pines Circle), Hilton Head, 843-785-3510; www.pauliescoalfiredpizza.com. Pizza. Newer restaurant serving awardwinning pizza (fourth place at the 2011 Las Vegas International Pizza Expo, among 65 contestants). Paulie’s is a family enterprise based on recipes that the family’s mother and grandmother had passed down and that had been kept secret for generations, including recipes for meatballs, eggplant Parmesan, and the all-important marinara sauce. Paulie’s uses anthracite coal from Pennsylvania to cook its pizzas because it gives off a great flavor; is really hot, resulting in fast baking and fresh ingredients retaining their flavor; is environmentally friendly; and is part of their Italian pizza-making heritage. Everything possible on the menu is made fresh from scratch, just the way the family has done for generations. Relaxed dining, family atmosphere. Spacious, thoroughly rebuilt, and very attractive premises. Folks who have been in the building before will hardly recognize it. Gluten-free menu available. New bar menu. Open from lunch though dinner Sunday-Wednesday and until late Thursday-Saturday. Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. features half price draft beer, wine by the glass and cocktails. New bar menu. Lunch specials available daily until 3 p.m. include sandwiches, an individual pizza, baked penne and meatball or a grilled chicken salad for $7.99. Catering, a children’s menu and take-out are available.

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Stacks Pancakes & More (Menu, p. 58)

2 Regency Pkwy. and Hwy. 278, Hilton Head, 843-341-3347. Breakfast/American. Stacks Pancakes serves full breakfast and lunch from 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., including pancakes, eggs, homemade crepes, its own Stacks original crème brûlée French toast, eggs Benedict, crab Benedict, light and fluffy omelets, fresh Florida-squeezed juice and freshly ground coffee. Stack’s grinds its own coffee beans for each pot just before brewing. Quality ingredients are used, including pure whipping cream, quality 93-score butter for cooking, fresh grade AA large eggs, and apple-smoked bacon. $4.99 early breakfast special from 6:30-8:30 a.m. includes two eggs, bacon or sausage, choice of grits, oatmeal or home fries and toast. Children’s menu and take-out orders are available.

SEAFOOD Alexander’s (Menu, p. 21)

76 Queens Folly Rd. (Palmetto Dunes), Hilton Head, 843-785-4999, www.alexandersrestaurant.com. American/ Seafood. Alexander’s Seafood Restaurant, which overlooks a picturesque lagoon, is within walking distance of most homes and villas in Palmetto Dunes, plus the Marriott and Hilton resorts. Alexander’s is an island tradition for excellent fresh seafood of many types. There also is a good selection of landlubber fare, including filet mignon, New York strip steak and more. Choose from over 100 hand selected wines to compliment the freshest seafood and hand

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Kingfisher has augmented its usual entertainment lineup by installing the Hilton Head Comedy Club in Top of the Kingfisher, the spacious upstairs waterfront lounge. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., check for dates. Note that the Comedy Club has an admission charge. Excellent Happy Hour from 5-8 p.m. featuring $2.50 draft, $3 house wine and $4 house liquor. Shrimp is $6 per dozen and oysters are $5 per halfdozen. $16 for a full pound of snow crab legs. Take-out and $4.99 kids’ menu available. All-you-can-eat pasta for $9.99 Three-course Early Bird dinner for $14.99 from 5-7 p.m. Casual dress. Dinner nightly. Reservations available except for Fireworks Tuesdays during the summer.

Old Oyster Factory (Menu, p. 57)

843-686-4442

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trimmed steaks and enjoy the vintage Harley Davidson collection. Other entrées include mahi mahi, local black TratoriaDivina grouper, 12_4.indd 1ahi tuna cedar plank salmon, jumbo diver scallops, 9/4/12 stuffed shrimp, crab cakes, shrimp and grits, Fred Neptune’s Plater, dijon thyme chicken, wiener schnitzel, Maine lobster tail and surf and turf. Patrons may dine indoors, or on their attractive screened porch. Large groups are easily accommodated. Dinner is served seven days a week from 5 p.m. An excellent Early Bird menu is available between 5-5:45 p.m., which features choice of soup or salad, one of 11 entrées and iced tea or lemonade for $15.99. House wine is $3.50 a glass. Nice casual dress. Reservations accepted.

Kingfisher Seafood & Steak House (Menu, p. 52) 18 Harbourside Ln. (Shelter Cove Harbour), Hilton Head, 843-785-4442, www.kingfisherseafood.com. Seafood/ American. The Kingfisher has pleased islanders and visitors since 1992. The Kingfisher’s excellent water view is free. Fresh fish, steaks, prime rib, chicken and pasta are served in spacious, comfortable dining rooms overlooking Shelter Cove Harbour and Broad Creek. All tables and two outside decks have water views. Patrons in the lounge enjoy steamed crab legs, oysters and shrimp, plus live music. It is the island’s only restaurant with nightly live entertainment (in season) for your listening and dancing pleasure, and no cover charge. Please refer to the menu in this section for details. The

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101 Marshland Rd., Hilton Head, 843-681-6040, www. OldOysterFactory.com. Seafood/American. Large, very attractive restaurant boasting panoramic marsh and water views, and specializing in fresh seafood and “some of the best steaks on Hilton Head.” Great food. Recently recommended in “Off the Beaten Track” column of The Wall Street Journal. Recipient of Wine Spectator magazine’s “Award of Excellence” for the wine list and knowledge of wine. Especially popular choices include grilled salmon, fried shrimp and scallops, filet mignon, Key lime pie, and a wide variety of oyster appetizers. Family oriented restaurant. Children’s menu available. Very large parties can be accommodated easily. Newly expanded outdoor seating. Dinner every night from 4:45 p.m. The bar is open from 4:45 p.m. “until.” Happy Hour 4:45-8 p.m. in the bar and lounge area. Casual dress. No reservations.

Red Fish (Ad, p. 47)

8 Archer Rd. (about one mile from Sea Pines Circle), Hilton Head, 843-686-3388, www.redfishofhiltonhead.com. Seafood/American. AAA Three Diamond restaurant. Red Fish specializes in beautifully prepared seafood and steaks. Diners may choose from a 1,000-plus bottle selection of wines from around the world to enjoy with their meals or to take home. Although tables have white tablecloths, Red Fish is very much a casual restaurant. Its decor is contemporary and unusually attractive. Patrons may dine inside or outdoors. Private dining room for large parties. Red Fish serves lunch and dinner. $14.95 multi-course early dining specials from 5-5:45 p.m. features soup or salad; choice of seven entrées; and complimentary glass of iced tea, lemonade or chef’s choice of wine.

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Sea Shack (Menu, p. 54)

6 Executive Park (off Pope Avenue), Hilton Head, 843-7852464, www.seashackhhi.com. Seafood. Sea Shack serves up one of the island’s most extensive menus of seafood served lots of ways, including grilled, blackened, fried, and more. Its many longtime customers have great affection for its unassuming down-home premises. Very reasonable prices. Locals love it. Family-friendly. Take-out, kids’ menu available. Separate checks are no problem. Sea Shack was voted “Best Seafood Dive” by Coastal Living magazine in June 2011. Open MondaySaturday for lunch (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) and dinner (5-9 p.m.).

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FEATURE NIGHTS HHI Location Only

Village at Wexford,

HAPPY HOUR MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 4-7 at the bar.

Hilton Head • 686-6736 Mon.-Sat. 11:00 am - 10 pm “Bar Open until” Sun. Brunch - 9 am-2 pm Sun. Lunch - 11-5, Dinner 5-10

MONDAYS-Chef’s Specials TUESDAYS-Award Winning Baby Back Ribs $18.99

1 Sheridan Drive, Sheridan Park

WEDNESDAYS-Certified Angus Prime Rib Starting at $15.99

Facing Highway 278 Bluffton • 815-6736 (Same Schedule as Village at Wexford)

THURSDAYS-Live Maine Lobster. Must Reserve by 5:00 pm Wednesday Market Price

British Open Pub, Sun City

FRIDAYS-Our Famous Fish & Chips $12.59

(Open to Public) 705-4005 8 am-9 pm • 7 Days a Week Sunday Brunch - 9 am-2 pm Sunday Lunch & Dinner until 9 (Sun City menu will differ somewhat from this one)

SATURDAYS-Chef’s Specials

Okatie Creek Golf Club pastry. 23.99 17.59 honey glaze.

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Appetizers Alligator Tail Calamari Crabcake Scallops Shrimp

Oysters Popcorn Scallops

7.95 5.95 5.95 8.95 5.95 7.95 5.95

Sandwiches

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Fried, Grilled or Blackened on Kaiser Roll Choice of Two Sides and Hush Puppies Crabcake 9.95 Flounder 9.95 Grouper 10.95 Catfish 9.95 Shrimp burger 10.50

SEA SHACK

Po Boys

Soups

Different Selections Daily Cup 3.75 Bowl 4.75 Quart 12.75

On a Bed of Mixed Greens

Grilled or Blackened Scallops Tuna Chunks Shrimp

13.95 14.95 11.95

"Voted Best Seafood Dive" by Coastal Living Magazine June 2011

6 EXECUTIVE PARK ROAD OFF POPE AVENUE 785-2464 BLACKBOARD SPECIALS

Grilled, Fried or Blackened Choice of Two Sides and Hush Puppies Lunch Dinner Shack Attack Combo14.95 16.95 Crabcake, Fish, Shrimp, Scallops, & Oysters Crabcakes 11.75 11.75 Calamari & Salsa 8.50 9.50 Shrimp 10.95 11.95 Popcorn Shrimp 9.50 10.50 Scallops 13.50 14.50 Catfish 9.95 11.95 Oysters 12.50 13.50 Popcorn Scallops 10.50 10.50 Peel & Eat Shrimp 1/2 lb. 10.50 1 lb. 13.95

Includes Choice of Two Sides Lunch Dinner Wahoo 13.95 15.95 Tilapia 9.95 11.95 Mahi 11.95 13.95 Triggerfish 14.95 16.95 Tuna 14.95 14.95 Flounder 10.95 12.95 Salmon 11.95 13.95 Grouper 13.95 15.95 Jerk Grouper 13.95 15.95 Snapper 13.95 15.95 Sword 13.95 15.95 Salmon & Crabcakes 14.95 16.95 Buffalo Shrimp PoBoy 11.50 11.50 Buffalo Gator PoBoy 11.50 11.50 Gator Nuggets 14.95 14.95 Fried Soft Shell Crab 13.95 13.95 Popcorn Scallops 10.50 10.50 Frog Legs 9.50 9.50 Conch Fritters 9.50 9.50 Shrimp Croquettes 9.50 9.50

Coleslaw - Hush Puppies - Potato of the Day - Mini Salad - Veggie of the Day - French Fries - Applesauce

Based on Availability. PRICES VARY Prepared Grilled, Fried or Blackened.

Platters

Sides 2.25

Combos

Choose 3 for 16.95 Choose 2 for 14.95 Popcorn Shrimp - Calamari Shrimp - Scallops - Tilapia Clams Crabcakes - Oysters Gator Nuggets - Catfish - Conch

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3.95 - 4.50 Key Lime Pie Blueberry Key Lime Pie Sweet Potato Cheese Cake Strawberry Keylime Pie

Grilled or Fried Choice of Two Sides and Hush Puppies Clam Oyster Shrimp Scallop

8.95 11.50 10.50 12.50

Burgers

Grilled on a Kaiser Roll Choice of Two Sides and Hush Puppies 8 Ounce All Beef Hamburger 7.95 Shrimp Burger 10.50 Chicken Fillet 7.95

For the Guppies

Choice of Two Sides and Hush Puppies Chick Bits Chicken Fingers Cheeseburger Fish Nuggets Popcorn Shrimp Fish Sandwich

5.50 4.75 5.50 6.25 5.75

FAMILY FRIENDLY . . . FAMILY FUN HILTON HEADS BEST KEPT SECRET

TAKE OUT AVAILABLE

SERVING LUNCH MONDAY-SATURDAY 1 1:00 AM - 3:00 PM

SERVING DINNER MONDAY - SATURDAY 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

PRICES & ITEMS MAY VARY DINE IN OR TAKE OUT

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17.99 Specialty Features

(4:30 - 6:00) includes salad

Mon Crab Lovers

Lobster or Crab Leg Lowcountry Boil

Crab Legs, Lowcountry Crabcakes

Honey Pecan Chicken Crab Stuffed Tilapia Southern Shrimp & Grits

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Prime Rib

slow-cooked 15 hrs

Wed Filet & Lobster Tail Thu Seafood Lovers Whole Crispy Flounder

Cabernet Filet & Mushrooms Scallop Seafood Combination Fri Lobster Lovers Bourbon Kabobs - Any 2 Whole Lobster, Lobster Thermidor Filet/Chicken/Shrimp Lobster & Mussel Pasta

Sunday Brunch (9 am - 2 pm) menu sampling: featuring

Crème Brulee French Toast Honey Pecan Waffle Bananas Foster French Toast Omelets

Eggs Benedict

Quiche

Crabcake Steak & Eggs Prime Rib Salads

Sandwiches

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Burgers

BOTTOMLESS Mimosas, Bloody Mary & Screwdrivers !!

Hilton Head’s only flaming Tableside Desserts!!

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Steak Lovers

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*Award-Winning* Bourbon Ribeye Crab or Bleu Cheese Stuffed Filet

formerly of

Fitzgerald’s for 30 years!

Complimentary Tableside Photo!

Bourbon BBQ Babyback Ribs Bone-In Stuffed Pork Chop

5.95 Lunch Days Mon ALL Angus Burgers Tue ALL Crisp Salads w/ Chick, Filet, Shrimp or Salmon Wed ALL Fresh Wraps w/

Chick, Filet, Shrimp or Salmon

Thu

ALL Entrees

Fri

ALL Sandwiches

Award-Winning Steaks & Seafood Fun for Everyone

New Location Features

Master & Private Dining Full Bar & Wine Cellar Outdoor Seating Intimate Booths Ideal for Large Groups/Private Parties Family Friendly South Island Square - Hwy 278 841 William Hilton Pkwy Palmetto Dunes

Hwy 278 Business

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PAULIE’S PIZZA HILTON HEAD 1034 WILLIAM HILTON PKWY, (843) 785-3510 SUNDAY - WEDNESDAY 11 AM - 10 PM THURSDAY - SATURDAY 11 AM - 12 AM

FRESH ITALIAN SALADS TRADITIONAL ITALIAN SALAD Fresh romaine lettuce, mushrooms, black olives, garbanzo beans, red onions and cherry tomatoes. Topped with our Italian dressing. Large 8, Small 4 *Add fresh gorgonzola or mozzarella. 4 ANTIPASTO SALAD Crisp romaine lettuce, roasted red peppers, kalamata olives, capicola, fresh mozzarella, freshly shaved Pecorino Romano, cherry pepper, pepperoncini peppers and red onions topped with our homemade Italian dressing. Small 7, Large 12 SPINACH SALAD Fresh spinach, dried cranberries, candied walnuts, fresh apple slices and gorgonzola cheese, topped with fresh, thick-cut bacon and a sweet balsamic vinaigrette. Small 7, Large 12 ARUGULA SALAD Fresh arugula, fresh-cut orange slices, cracked black pepper, sea salt and pine nuts, lightly topped with fresh-squeezed orange juice and olive oil. Small 7, Large 12 ITALIAN CHOPPED SALAD Crisp romaine lettuce, Pecorino Romano, cherry tomatoes, red onions, black olives, garbanzo beans, prosciutto and pepperoncinis. Tossed in our Italian dressing. Small 7, Large 12

PAULIE`S APPETIZER PAULIE`S COAL FIRED WINGS Marinated overnight using a blend of Italian herbs and spices, then baked in our coal oven and served with focaccia bread and caramelized onions. 12 wings per order $18 MEATBALL DISH 4 handrolled meatballs simmered in our homemade marinara and served with fresh italian bread. 7 FRESH MOZZARELLA DISH Our fresh, handmade mozzarella served with delicately cut Prosciutto Di Parma and fresh basil. Drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. 11

SPECIALTY COAL FIRED PIZZAS *Available in a Small (12-inch) or Large (16-inch) *No changes can be made to specialty pies PAULIE’S SIGNATURE PIZZA Voted World’s Best Pizza in the open region class at the Las Vegas Pizza Expo 2011! San Marzano tomatoes sautéed with garlic and oil, and topped with Pecorino Romano and fresh basil. Small 18, Large 21 MATTHEWS CHICKEN PARMESAN PIZZA Fried breaded chicken parmesan, marinara sauce, chopped garlic and fresh mozzarella, topped with grated Pecorino Romano. Small 18. Large 21 THE B.L.T. PIZZA Fresh mozzarella , cherry tomatoes, coal fired bacon and balsamic vinaigrette topped with fresh arugula. Small 18, Large 21 FRESH MOZZARELLA PIE Fresh mozzarella, sliced cherry tomatoes, olive oil and fresh basil. Small 16, Large 19 THE ANGELO PIE Fresh mozzarella with ricotta cheese, fresh figs and thin slices of prosciutto. Topped with arugula and shavings of Pecorino Romano. Small 18, Large 21 CAROLYN’S EGGPLANT PARMESAN PIZZA Fried, breaded eggplant parmesan, our fresh marinara sauce, fresh chopped garlic and fresh mozzarella, topped with grated Pecorino Romano. Small 18. Large 21 MEATBALL PIE Handmade meatballs, fresh mozzarella and marinara sauce, topped with grated Pecorino Romano. Small 18. Large 21

TRADITIONAL PIZZAS

CREATE YOUR OWN PIZZA

*Available in a Small (12-inch) or Large (16-inch) PAULIE’S TRADITIONAL PIE Fresh, hand-sliced mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes, grated Pecorino Romano, olive oil and fresh basil. Small 14, Large 16 PAULIE’S TRADITIONAL WHITE PIE Fresh mozzarella, fresh ricotta, Pecorino Romano, olive oil and fresh, chopped garlic. Small 16, Large 19

*Toppings available on traditional pizzas only Small 12” is $2.00 per topping Large 16” is $2.50 per topping ItalianSausage • Meatballs • Capicola • Pepperoni Anchovies • Mushrooms • Black Olives • Spinach Coal-roasted onions • Sun-dried tomatoes Roasted Red Peppers • Green Peppers

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BRICK OVEN CHICKEN Half an organic free range chicken, grilled and drizzled with a light Southern style barbeque sauce. Served with Boursin cheese Carolina stone ground grits and creamy coleslaw. 22.99

OYSTER ROCKEFELLER 1/2 Dozen 9.99 Dozen 17.99 OYSTER SAVANNAH 1/2 Dozen 9.99 Dozen 17.99

PETITE FILET and vegetables.

HOT COMBINATION ROCKEFELLER AND SAVANNAH 1/2 Dozen 9.99 Dozen 17.99 FRIED CALAMARI SHRIMP COCKTAIL ESCARGOT PUFF STEAMED CLAMS GRILLED SHRIMP SMOKED SALMON STEAMED SHRIMP

9.99 8.99 9.99 8.99 11.99 11.99 11.99 1/2 LB. 9.99 1 LB. 17.99

SOUPS AND SALADS SEAFOOD GUMBO SOUP DU JOUR DINNER SALAD CAESAR SALAD SPINACH SALAD GREEK SALAD

21.99

FILET MIGNON

4.50 4.50 3.75 6.49 6.99 6.99

NAKED FISH Brushed with olive oil, lemon juice and grilled.

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NEW YORK STRIP served with baked potato and vegetables. 28.99

ENTREES

BROAD CREEK BOIL Seasoned and steamed shrimp, sausage, red bliss potatoes and corn on the cob. 19.99

MEDITERRANEAN GRILLED SALMON Fresh Atlantic Salmon, grilled and topped with a Mediterranean style olive tapenade and drizzled with a balsamic reduction. Served with Boursin cheese Carolina stone ground grits and julienne vegetables. 22.99

Jumbo lump blue crab cakes served over whipped potatoes, vegetables and topped with chili lime tartar sauce. 26.49

SEAFOOD MEDLEY An array of fresh broiled seafood consisting of seasoned shrimp, scallops, fish filets, an oyster Savannah and an oyster Rockefeller, topped with a light red wine demi glace. Served with rice and vegetables. 23.99

ADD AN OSCAR TOPPING Top your Steak, Chicken or any entree with asparagus spears, crabmeat, and bearnaise. 8.50

PEPPERED MAHI-MAHI Grilled, peppercorn seasoned filets, served over a bed of vegetables, potatoes and topped with fried julienne leeks. 23.99

BUILD YOUR OWN COMBO Add a side order of grilled Scallops, or Shrimp to any entree. Add a 4 oz. jumbo lump crabcake.

FRESH BROILED SEA SCALLOPS Lightly breaded jumbo sea scallops, broiled in garlic butter and sherry, topped with diced tomatoes and a lemon buerre blanc. Served blanc.whipped Served with rice and 24.99 with potatoes andvegetables. vegetables. 25.99

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FRIED SEAFOOD DINNER Fried Shrimp, Tilapia, or Oysters. Choose one, two, or a combination of all three! Our fried seafood is lightly dusted with wheat and yellow corn flour and cooked to a golden brown in pure Soybean Oil. Served with french fries and coleslaw. 23.99

Voted Favorite Restaurant

For Best Water Views, Seafood & Crab Cakes, plus Favorite Chef Franz Auer By the Readers of Hilton Head Monthly Magazine

101 Marshland Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 843.681.6040

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Pancakes & Waffles

“Where All the Locals Meet”

STACK’S

STACK’S BIG BREAKFAST Three eggs any style, Sausage, Bacon, Ham, Home fries or grits, pancakes or toast

FRESH FRUIT WAFFLE Belgian Waffle Golden Brown Pecan Waffle E MAD Fresh Fruit Pancakes “HOME AUCE” S Blueberry Pancakes FRUIT Strawberry Pancakes Peach Pancakes Chocolate Chip Pancakes Harvest Wheat Pancakes

Fresh Whole Wheat flour blended with toasted ground Pecans.

Buckwheat Pancakes

FRESH FRUIT PANCAKES

OMELETS

$8.00- $10.00

PANCAKES SERVING BREAKFAST & LUNCH UNTIL CLOSING - 7 DAYS 6:30 AM UNTIL 2:30 PM.

Lump crab, sliced avocado topped w/ hollandaise sauce & capers.

The “Big Omelet”

“This one has it all” Four-egg omelet with bacon, sausage, ham, shredded beef, red & green peppers, mushrooms, onions and choice of cheese.

$8.25 - $10.15

Creme Brule French Toast

Thick sliced French style sourdough, soaked in the best cream, vanilla and Grand Marnier. Grilled and topped with our own Creme Brule sauce and caramel

Banana’s Foster FrenchToast Bananas Crepes

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Join us for Lunch!

Florentine Benedicts Smoked Salmon Benedict

STACK’S BURGERS, SANDWICHES & WRAPS

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Fresh Fruit Crepes Strawberry Crepes

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL Served from 6:30 - 8:30 am Two Eggs, Bacon or Sausage $5.10 Grits or home fries & toast

Directions/Location

Business hwy 278 next door to Red Roof Inn and across from Longhorn Steak House. South of Shelter Cover and 2 Miles north of Sea Pines circle.

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Western Omelet Steak & Cheese Omelet Spanish Omelet

Eggs Benedict Crab Benedict

Savory Crepes

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Fluffy omelet folded over sauteed spinach, grilled chicken, mushrooms, onions and choice of Feta or Swiss cheese

Low Country Omelet

THE BENEDICTS

Stack’s Original Creations: $7.40 - $10.00

A three egg omelet served with choice of Pancakes or Toast & Grits or Home fries Florentine Omelet

Hollandaise sauce.

Low Country Crepes

Two light and delicious crepes filled with lump crab and jack cheese & avocado topped w/ hollandaise sauce & capers.

Homemade Bread Pudding Homemade Quiche Served with fruit

EGG BASKET

$7.25 - $10.00 Three Eggs Prepared Your way, served With Pancakes or grits & toast.

Bacon & Eggs Sausage & Eggs Country Ham & Eggs Steak & Eggs Pork Chop & Eggs

BACON LETTUCE & TOMATO HAM & CHEESE REUBEN GRILLED CHICKEN PHILLY CHEESESTEAK BACON CHEESE BURGER MUSHROOM SWISS BURGER COBB BURGER FISH SANDWICH GRILLED OR FRIED SOUP & SANDWICH

CAESAR

Kid’s Menu Take out Available Phone # 843-341-3347

SUPER SALAD BOWLS

Served in a Crisp Tortilla Bowl

All menu items and prices subject to change

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HARBOUR LOUNGE HAPPY HOUR 5-8pm Come for Happy Hour, stay for dinner and our fabulous entertainment! Call 843-785-4442

KINGFISHER S E A F O O D PA S TA & S T E A K H O U S E

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, Information may change. Check for the latest info.

$6 doz. Shrimp • $5 ½ dz. Oysters $16 Full lb of Snow Crab Legs $4 Well Drinks • $3 Wine $2.50 Kingfisher Draft Full menu available 18 Harbourside Lane Shelter Cove Harbour Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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Pete Carroll

Jazz & Blues

Acoustic Wed

Earl Williams

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Entertainment Are you not entertained!?! Obviously, you don’t know where to look. Hilton Head Island and the surrounding area is loaded with entertainment options such as live music, karaoke, team trivia, bar bingo, stand-up comedy or dance parties. Performers and schedules are subject to change without notice. Alligator Grille: Live music Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, starting at 7 p.m. Please call 843-842-4888 to confirm or for more information.

Casey’s Sports Bar & Grill: Karaoke on Tuesdays and Fridays, Team Trivia on Thursdays. Call 843-785-2255 for more information.

Big Bamboo: Live music. Mondays, John & Taylor, 8 p.m.; Wednesdays, Reggae Night; Thursdays, All Jimmy Buffett Classics, with Jack, 6:30 p.m.; Fridays, All Beatles, with The Beagles; Saturdays, John & Talor, 6:30 p.m., Reid Richmond, 10:30 p.m. Please call 843-686-3443 to confirm schedule or for details..

Chart House: Mellow live music! Outdoors on the deck or in the lounge, depending on the weather, Friday-Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Please call 843-342-9066 for more information on entertainment.

Bistro Mezzaluna: Live entertainment and dance floor. Teri Rini Powers & Co., Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. Also DJs, Cheryl/Christime’s Live Cabaret other evenings. Please call 843-842-5011 or visit www.bistromezzalunahhi.com for present schedule, reservations and information.

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Daniels Steakhouse, Tapas Bar & Nightclub: Dance floor with live music and DJs nightly. Late Night Ladies’ Night, Wednesdays from 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; Latin Nights, Thursdays from 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m., includes free salsa dancing lessons from professionals (9:30-11:30 p.m.); DJ and Dance Party every Friday-Saturday from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Please call 843341-9379 for schedule, more information.

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Mellow Mushroom: Trivia contest every Wednesday night at 9 p.m. Karaoke Saturdays at 10 p.m. Please call 843-6862474 for more information. One Hot Mama’s: Live music in the courtyard, 6-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday. Please call 843-785-3900. Parrot Cove Grill & Bar: Listen to Shannon Tanner perform on nearby stage, 6:30-9 p.m., Monday-Friday in season. Live entertainment on patio Saturday-Sunday overlooking Shelter Cove Marina. Please call 843-341-3500 for more information. Paulie’s Coal Fired Pizza: Live entertainment. Please call 843-785-3510 for more information. Phillys Cafe & Deli: Live music from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays. DryDock: Live music. Please call 843-842-9775 for schedule, information. Fiddlehead Pizza: Live music in the beer garden Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Please call 843-757-6466 for schedule, information. Hilton Head Brewing Co.: Live music on the deck, 5-8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday. In season. Karaoke Sundays, starting at 10 p.m. Please call 843-785-3900 for schedule, information. Hinchey’s Chicago Bar & Grill: Live entertainment by local artists suppertime on the deck (in season) and late night inside. Never a cover charge. Please call 843-686-5959 for schedule or more information. Kingfisher Seafood & Steak House: Live entertainment nightly or almost every night, and no cover charge! Entertainers with dinner often include Earl Williams (jazz, blues, variety), David Wingo (classic rock from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s), Pete Carroll (acoustic guitar) and Joseph the Magician. Plus fireworks (Harbourfest) on Tuesdays during the summer. Now featuring Hilton Head Comedy Club upstairs ($12 cover charge). Check for dates. The excellent water view is free! Fresh fish, steaks, prime rib, chicken and pasta are served in spacious, comfortable dining rooms overlooking Shelter Cove Harbour and Broad Creek. Patrons in the lounge enjoy live entertainment and four TVs. Casual dress. Limited reservations available. Call 843-785-4442 or go online to www.kingfisherseafood.com. Main Street Cafe & Pub: Todd Merideth plays classic guitar Tuesday nights. Please call 843-689-3999 for more information.

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Remy’s: Live entertainment six nights a week. Please call 843-842-3800 for schedule and more information. Salty Dog Cafe: Live entertainment in season most nights. Please call the Salty Dog at 843-671-CAFE for more information. San Miguel’s: Live entertainment in season. Overlooking beautiful Shelter Cove Harbour. Please call 843-842-4555 for more information. Santa Fe Cafe: Mellow guitar and song on the attractive upstairs veranda. 7-10 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday. Please call 843-785-3838 for more information. Scott’s Fish Market: Live entertainment seven nights a week, 5:30-9:30 p.m., outdoors, in season. Enjoy great local performers as you look at sunsets, nearby boats and the harbor. Please call 843-785-7575 for more information. Skillets: Gordon Persons plays Big Band sounds. FridaySunday 6-9 p.m., and for Sunday brunch from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Please call 843-785-3131 for more information. Skull Creek Boathouse: Every Monday is Reggae Night with live music beginning at 7 p.m. Live entertainment during summer months with monthly Full Moon parties. Please call 843-681-3663. Smokehouse Ribs, Rhythm, Brews: Live entertainment. Friday and Saturday nights. Please visit www.smokehousehhi.com for complete schedule, or call 843-842-4227. Up the Creek Pub & Grill: Frequent entertainment. Please call 843-681-3625 for schedule. Wild Wing Cafe: Tuesday trivia night. Live entertainment Thursday-Saturday, from 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Please call 843785-9464 for confirmation and more information.

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The Excitement Continues! John Morris Russell, Principal Conductor

MASTERWORKS SERIES NEW BEGINNINGS | Oct 22, 2012 | 8pm CELEBRATE! | Dec 3, 2012 | 8pm TRIUMPH | Jan 28, 2013 | 8pm COLOR AND LIGHT | Feb 25, 2013 | 8pm TRANSCENDENCE | Mar 25, 2013 | 8pm SEASON FINALE | May 6, 2013 | 8pm

SUNDAY MATINEES NEW BEGINNINGS | SUN, OCT 21, 2012 | 4PM TRIUMPH | SUN, JAN 27, 2013 | 4PM COLOR AND LIGHT | SUN, FEB 24, 2013 | 4PM

LIGHT CLASSICAL SERIES JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH | NOV 12, 2012 | 8PM FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN | JAN 14, 2013 | 8PM ANTONIO VIVALDI | FEB 11, 2013 | 8PM

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Shared Ownership on Hilton Head! A Potential Bargain!

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ould you like to have outstanding Hilton Head accommodations at guaranteed attractive prices for many years into the future? Would you like to be able to trade your Hilton Head place to stay for upscale accommodations around the country or around the world, including Hawaii, the Caribbean and Europe? If so, please read on! You can obtain these benefits by purchasing the right “shared ownership” property on Hilton Head, one of the world’s most famous upscale resorts. If you buy with the right objectives, shared ownership property can be a truly outstanding opportunity.

Guarantee Future Vacations at Today’s Prices There is no doubt about it: Upscale vacation accommodations are expensive, and getting more expensive each year. However, to go first class, vacationers must accept annual increases in prices unless they can afford to own a vacation place of their own. If you buy shared-ownership property, you effectively join with other like-minded people to purchase accommodations that would not be practical for you to buy on your own. Both use of the property and expenses associated with its construction and management are shared. One of the most attractive benefits of shared ownership is that the “real” cost of your vacation accommodations should never increase, or at least, it will increase relatively little. The expense of your share of taxes and fees, of course, will go up over time. However, the value of included amenities for which you otherwise would pay cash, such as golf, tennis, beach access, etc., very likely will increase at about the same rate.

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Amenities Are Outstanding The most important reason most people would purchase a vacation in the first place is for their own pleasure and that of their families! One of the best aspects of most shared-ownership properties is that they genuinely are upscale, with all of the comforts of home and then some. Many boast such bells and whistles as DVD players, multiple flat-screen TVs, stereos, wet bars, hot tubs, etc. Most also boast outstanding amenities packages that may include free or reduced-rate golf and tennis, use of boats, use of bicycles, use of private plantation facilities, etc. The value of these amenities often is much greater than people suspect (often in the hundreds of dollars a week), and should increase every year.

You Can Trade for Vacations Elsewhere One of the most exciting aspects of shared ownership projects is the ability to trade for accommodations elsewhere. Hilton Head is a wonderful place to visit, but occasionally you may want a change of pace. Alternatively, you may prefer to spend some time here each year and some time at other vacation spots. Most Hilton Head shared-ownership properties are associated with RCI (Resort Condominiums International) or II (Interval International), or have a comparable arrangement with another group. Association with RCI or II permits Hilton Head owners to trade their vacation weeks on Hilton Head for vacation weeks in resorts around the world for a modest fee. Both RCI and II have standards that must be met before properties are accepted, so you may be confident that the property that you trade for will be attractive. If you want to be especially sure that you are going to be in a quality property, be sure that you’re trading for an RCI Gold Crown or an II five-star property.

There is a downside to trading for properties elsewhere. Not every location will be available exactly when you want it, and some are available only occasionally for trade. However, truly desirable properties usually are available most of the time. And if you wish to trade for accommodations at a particular resort in Hawaii or the Caribbean, and you cannot arrange it when you wish, having your time on Hilton Head is not a bad consolation!

You Often Can Rent Your Property One of the major changes on Hilton Head over the last decade is the improvement in opportunities to rent vacation weeks to people who wish to vacation on Hilton Head. Most major timeshare marketers have rental divisions. There also are several independent firms that specialize in rental of shared-ownership properties. Of course, it also is possible to rent through your local newspaper or a notice on the bulletin board of a club at home. As a general rule, however, using or trading your shared ownership property usually is more appealing, since you must pay a commission to the rental firm you use. Furthermore, it is not always possible to find a renter at the exact time you want one.

Visit At Least One Shared-Ownership Property! You should seriously consider visiting at least one shared-ownership property to learn more about the opportunities that are available. If wonderful vacation accommodations and exciting vacations for yourself and your family are your objective, you may be very glad you took the time to investigate! In any event, you will have learned more about a vacation accommodations alternative that has been selected by millions of Americans.

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Your Scenic Driving Tour H

ilton Head Island, one of America’s premiere resort and residential communities, has so much to offer that it is almost impossible to experience it all during one visit—or to be realistic, even during many visits. With countless scenic attractions, 12 miles of ocean beach, more than 200 restaurants, nearly 100 miles of fairway, hundreds of tennis courts, dozens of interesting neighborhoods, unspoiled nature preserves and sophisticated shops, a person could spend months getting to know even the best parts of Hilton Head. The purpose of this scenic driving tour is to help you to sample many of the good things on Hilton Head that have made it attractive to many discriminating people. It includes harbors, salt marshes, fairways, neighborhoods, selected hotels and much more. One of the best parts of the tour is that it is free, except for fuel for your car and the $5 per vehicle daily entry fee at Sea Pines Plantation. We have provided you with a suggested tour itinerary (beginning below) and a full-page tour map in this section. We have identified several restaurants that you may wish to consider as part of your tour. All are among Hilton Head’s better restaurants. Some offer excellent water and marina views. Several restaurants located on the tour route that serve lunch—listed here in their order along the tour—include Truffles Cafe (both in Sea Pines Center and off Pope Avenue), Plantation Cafe, Sea Shack, Casey’s, British Open Pub, Hilton Head Diner, Fuddruckers, and the French Bakery (tucked away in Pineland Station Mall). Many vacationers plan the scenic tour with the intention of stopping off at one of the preceding restaurants. For more information, please refer to our “Restaurants & Dining Out” section.

of the way south from the northern end of the island. It is not necessary, however, to begin your tour at Sea Pines Circle. If it is more convenient, or if you do not wish to take the entire tour at once, simply start at any point on the tour and proceed as directed thereafter. You also may wish to visit only selected stops on the suggested tour. If time is limited, read through the descriptions of the various stops, and decide which would be of greatest interest to you. You’ll need two hours or more to complete the entire tour, even if you never leave your car, so plan accordingly.

A Word of Caution Parts of this tour are within Sea Pines and Hilton Head Plantations. Both are private plantations that will give you permission to go to selected destinations. While you are within their boundaries, please do not stray off of this suggested route. There have been instances of substantial fines being imposed for “just driving around” private neighborhoods. Actually, “just driving around” the private plantations is not necessary to acquaint you with what makes Hilton Head attractive.

Getting Started From just south of Sea Pines Circle, proceed toward Sea Pines Plantation on Greenwood Drive. Greenwood Drive, an extension of William Hilton Parkway (Highway 278), which brought you onto Hilton Head, is halfway around the circle from the end of William Hilton Parkway. Bear right as you approach the Sea Pines entrance gate, and purchase a pass (currently $5 per vehicle for a day) from the security guard. When you purchase your pass, ask about the free shuttle service to Harbour Town, which you may choose to use if Sea Pines Plantation is crowded and you wish to stop at Harbour Town. Drive south into Sea Pines, along Greenwood Drive for about one mile. Turn right onto Plantation Drive. If you see horses and stables on your right, you have gone too far!

Stop 1: Harbour Town, and Stop 2: Harbour Town Pier Harbour Town may be the best known of Hilton Head’s scenic attractions. The marina is a popular stop for yachts traveling up and down the Intracoastal Waterway, which extends from New York to Key West. Harbour Town has numerous shops and several restaurants.

Where to Begin Your Tour Your suggested tour begins on Greenwood Drive, just south of Sea Pines Circle. Sea Pines Circle is at the intersection of William Hilton Parkway (Highway 278) and Pope Avenue, about two thirds

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To reach Harbour Town, proceed along Plantation Drive to Lighthouse Road. Notice the pleasant homes, many built along the fairways of the Heron Point Golf Course, as you drive. Turn right onto Lighthouse Road at what seems to be the end of Plantation Drive (actually, it continues after a jog to the left), then continue along Lighthouse Road to Harbour Town. Harbour Town, like Shelter Cove Harbour (farther along your tour), is considered by many to reflect much of the essence of Hilton Head. It and Shelter Cove Harbour are two places where you should get out of your car and walk. If you continue as far as you can go on Lighthouse Road, you will find yourself in one of the most scenic parking areas anywhere. If there is room, park your car overlooking Calibogue Sound. If the lot is full, you should turn around and retrace your steps. You will see additional parking on the right (preferably) or left as you return along Lighthouse Road. After you have parked, walk to the harbor. There is a walkway that goes all the way around it. At one end is the famous red and white Harbour Town Lighthouse. There is a pier at the base of the lighthouse that will take you well out into

Calibogue Sound. It is almost like being in a boat without leaving shore. Three of Hilton Head’s tour boats, the new, beautiful Spirit of Harbour Town, the 82-foot ultra-yacht Vagabond, and the sailing yacht Stars & Stripes operate from the Harbour Town pier. Each offers an outstanding way to see Hilton Head from a different and totally delightful perspective. The Spirit of Harbour Town even offers an elegant sunset dinner cruise. Please refer to our “Boating, Cruising & Fishing” section for more information. Topside Waterfront is a great place to stop mid-tour for a great dinner complemented by an outstanding view of Calibogue Sound. Crazy Crab, at the base of the harbor, also is a great place for either lunch or dinner. Please refer to our “Dining Out” section for more information. If you want a truly outstanding scenic tour from the water, include a cruise from Harbour Town, South Beach Village or Shelter Cove Harbour (the latter two locations are farther along your route) as part of your itinerary! After strolling out to the end of the pier, return to the path around the harbor. Visit some of the shops and galleries. Or, just sit back and relax on the

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old-fashioned rockers overlooking the yachts in the harbor. Before you leave, be sure to stroll all the way around the harbor until you are opposite the lighthouse. Notice the elegant yachts as you walk. When you reach the end of the path, you will be standing just past the 18th green of the famous Harbour Town Golf Links, home of the prestigious RBC Heritage golf tournament. As you return, you may wish to take the first walkway (really a lane) on your right and explore the residential area on foot.

Stop 3: Baynard Ruins Park After you are finished touring Harbour Town, return to Lighthouse Road and return the way you came in. Turn right onto Plantation Drive, the second major street on your right. As you drive along southern Plantation Drive, note the lovely vistas on your right leading up to the Harbour Town Golf Links Clubhouse. Also glance down the fairways and streets on your left. They are representative of many of Hilton Head’s nicer golforiented neighborhoods. Baynard Ruins Park is on your right just after you pass

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Baynard Cove Road and Marsh Drive. If you wish, park your car at the entrance, and explore the ruins of the pre-Civil War home of William E. Baynard. The ruins consist of foundations left when a Confederate raiding party razed the structure following the occupation of Hilton Head by Union forces during the Civil War. The Baynard home had been the long-time headquarters of a 2,450-acre cotton plantation.

Stop 4: South Beach Village After visiting Baynard Ruins, return to Lighthouse Road and turn right. Proceed to the traffic circle. Turn right onto Greenwood Drive (the first right, a quarter of the way around the circle). Follow Greenwood Drive to its end, then turn right onto South Sea Pines Drive. Follow South Sea Pines Drive south until you see New England–style South Beach Village on your right. As you drive south along South Sea Pines Drive, notice the attractive homes and panoramic marsh views. When you reach South Beach Village, you may wish to stop for a stroll. You will find boats, charming shops, and an overall atmosphere that is both pleasant and rather quaint. The Gypsy, the Drifter and the Boomerang, offering tours and fishing, operate from South Beach. Please see our “Boating, Cruising & Fishing” section for more information.

Beach Drive to Coligny Circle. Turn left onto Pope Avenue (three quarters of the way around Coligny Circle). Drive along Pope Avenue to Sea Pines Circle (the next traffic circle), go a quarter of the way around the circle, then travel north on William Hilton Parkway (Highway 278).

Stop 6: Shelter Cove Harbour Continue north about three miles to Palmetto Dunes. Turn left at the traffic light at the entrance to Palmetto Dunes to reach Shelter Cove. Then proceed several hundred yards and you will be at the center of the Shelter Cove Harbour area. Shelter Cove Harbour, a Mediterranean-style harborside village, is another area where you should park your car and take a pleasant stroll. Shelter Cove boasts pleasant shops and restaurants, numerous boats and yachts, and lovely water vistas. Shelter Cove is Hilton Head’s largest harbor. As you stroll, notice the Holiday, which offers an excellent opportunity to see Hilton Head from a different, interesting and thoroughly entertaining perspective. The 70-foot party fishing boat Captain Hook and other boats offer opportunities for deep-sea fishing. For more information, please refer to our “Boating, Cruising & Fishing” section. If you like Shelter Cove (and you will!), consider returning for happy hour or dinner at Kingfisher Seafood and Steak House or another restaurant. Or, plan your tour for just before or after lunch,

dinner or happy hour. For more information, refer to our “Dining Out” section.

Stop 7: Palmetto Dunes When you are ready to leave Shelter Cove Harbour, return to William Hilton Parkway and proceed directly across it onto Queens Folly Way. The Hilton Head Marriott Beach & Golf Resort is at the ocean end of Queens Folly Way. Notice the attractive fairways and large lagoons on your right and left. At the end of Queens Folly Way, go all the way around the traffic circle, return to William Hilton Parkway, turn right, and proceed north.

Stop 8: Port Royal Resort Continue north on William Hilton Parkway. Turn right at the entrance to Port Royal Resort (several miles north), onto Coggins Point Road. Make the second possible left turn (about 100 yards before the Port Royal security gate), and proceed to the end of the road. If you look to your left you will see the unusually attractive Port Royal Clubhouse. More about that later! Turn right, and proceed to the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. If you have time, park in the lot in front of the Westin, go inside and stroll through the premises. The Westin is a remarkably attractive resort hotel.

Stop 5: South Forest Beach After leaving South Beach Village, from South Sea Pines Drive, continue straight ahead (do not turn back onto Greenwood Drive) all the way through the eastern portion of Sea Pines. When in doubt, bear right. You will see attractive neighborhoods and golf vistas along the way. After you exit through Sea Pines’ Ocean Gate, bear right as you travel onward. Soon you will be on South Forest Beach Drive. South Forest Beach has Hilton Head’s largest concentration of oceanoriented hotel, motel and villa (condominium) accommodations. As you drive north, you will see several hotels and motels, plus numerous villas. Proceed north along South Forest

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If you do not wish to stop at The Westin, make a U-turn at the entrance to the hotel and return to the Port Royal Clubhouse. If you wish, park your car and stroll around it, too. You will find a putting green, croquet facilities, a pro shop, a driving range and all of the other amenities usually associated with a fine golfing facility—plus three challenging 18-hole golfing layouts.

Stop 9: Fort Mitchel and Hilton Head Plantation Fort Mitchel, deep in Hilton Head Plantation, is the last stop on the scenic tour. Please note that the security staff will not admit you to visit Fort Mitchel after dark or if you arrive at dusk. The area is very dark and not suitable for visiting late in the day. Fort Mitchel, built in 1863, served as a base for the Union Blockade of Confederate supplies to Savannah and Charleston. It is a classic example of a seacoast earthworks gun battery of the Civil War era. The remains of the earthworks plus two Civil War cannons are at the Fort Mitchel site. Pathways wind among the ruins, with signs along the way to explain

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the significance of each section. There are two special benefits to visiting Fort Mitchel. First, visitors see large parts of Hilton Head Plantation, one of our island’s non-resort-oriented plantations. Second, Fort Mitchel has a lovely view of Skull Creek and the marshlands beyond. To reach Fort Mitchel, return to William Hilton Parkway, and travel north (turn right) until you reach the entrance to Hilton Head Plantation, and turn right. Ask the guard at the security gate for a pass to Fort Mitchel. Remember, your pass is valid only for travel directly to and from Fort Mitchel. Proceed straight ahead to the end of Whooping Crane Way, then turn left onto Seabrook Drive. Follow Seabrook Drive to Skull Creek Drive, and turn right. There are signs for Fort Mitchel, the Country Club of Hilton Head and other destinations at the intersection of Seabrook and Skull Creek Drives. The entrance to Fort Mitchel is on the left, a short distance down Skull Creek Drive. Park your car in the large lot, and stroll around Fort Mitchel. Even though your route is directly to and from Fort Mitchel, you can’t

help but notice the pleasant homes, the extensive Spring Lake Recreation Area at the intersection of Whooping Crane Way and Seabrook Drive—complete with Spring Lake Racquet Club, a large swimming pool, a picnic grove and two large structures for gatherings of plantation residents—and the fairways that may be seen threading their way through many of the plantation’s neighborhoods.

Stop 10: End of Your Tour When you are ready to leave the Fort Mitchel area, return to William Hilton Parkway (Highway 278) by simply reversing the route you followed from William Hilton Parkway to Fort Mitchel. We hope that you enjoy this scenic tour and that it helps you know Hilton Head much better than you did before you began. If you see some areas you especially like, why not return to them for a longer visit? Finally, if you find any of our directions unclear, if you have a problem with access to a plantation, or if you have any comments or suggestions concerning our tour directions, we would very much appreciate hearing from you! Please contact us at (843) 681-3800.

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Going to the Beach

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he beaches on Hilton Head Island rank among the most beautiful in the world, according to Travel + Leisure magazine. Hilton Head boasts 12 miles of ocean beach, plus additional stretches of beach facing Port Royal and Calibogue Sounds. The sand of our ocean beaches (except just below the dunes) is very firm, providing an excellent surface for walking, jogging, games of many types and even biking. Most of Hilton Head’s ocean beaches are backed by natural dunes. Many also are lined by towering pines, live oaks and palmetto trees. At low tide, almost all of our beaches are very wide. Even at high tide, most still remain wide enough for most beach activities except, perhaps, for bicycling. Bikes travel best on the hard-packed portion of the beach covered by water at high tide. Clams, mole crabs and a variety of miniature sand dwellers hide beneath the surface of our beach, filtering sea water for sustenance and waiting to become

food for the shore birds that abundantly populate our coastal island. Sandpipers, with their fast feet and short beaks, feed on one level of the subterranean creatures, while the sanderling with its longer beak reaches to a layer below. Loggerhead turtles, an endangered species, come to shore during the summer months to bury their eggs in the soft sand. Late-night visits to the beach may provide a view of one of these rare animals, which weigh around 200 pounds. When you are at the beach, please do not walk on the dunes or pull bikes across them. Dunes are remarkably fragile, and even seemingly modest wear can be the start of wind or water erosion. There are plenty of boardwalks and other commonly used access points that make starting a path of your own unnecessary. Similarly, please do not pick the sea oats or other beach vegetation. These plants are very attractive if left undisturbed, and are important to the preservation of the dunes.

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Public Access The entire beach is public, from the ocean to the high water mark. Many island beaches are easily reached by the general public. However, some access points are intended only for owners of immediately adjacent property, and for guests staying in those properties. The Town of Hilton Head Island provides public beach access points at the following locations: • Alder Lane Beach Access, off South Forest Beach Drive • Burkes Beach Access, at the end of Burkes Beach Road • Chaplin Community Park, off of William Hilton Parkway • Coligny Beach Park, off Coligny Circle • Driessen Beach Park, at the end of Bradley Beach Road • Fish Haul Park, at the end of Beach City Road • Folly Field Beach Park, off Folly Field Road • Islanders Beach Park, off Folly Field Road • Mitchelville Beach Park, off Beach City Road There are 23 metered spaces at Alder Lane, 54 metered spaces at Folly Field and 13 metered spaces at Burkes Beach Road. The parking fee for metered spaces is a quarter for each fifteen minutes. Additionally, there are 207 spaces at Driessen Beach Park for long-term parking. The fee is a quarter for each thirty minutes during the week. Parking spaces at Islanders Beach Park are always reserved for annual beach passes. Parking at Driessen Beach Parks for annual beach passes is reserved from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking is free at Fish Haul Park, Mitchelville Park and Coligny Beach Park. Handicap parking is available at no fee at all beach parks. Restrooms, changing areas, sand showers and vending are available at the beach parks.

Designated Swimming Areas Hilton Head beaches generally are quite safe, although there sometimes is a noticeable undertow at the north island beaches if the weather and tidal conditions are right. There are official,

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designated swimming areas at Alder, Coligny, Driessen, Folly Field and Islanders beaches, with clearly marked boundaries. Lifeguards are stationed at these areas during the beach season for assistance and beach information; if the yellow caution flag is flying, please ask a lifeguard before entering the water. Umbrellas, chairs and various forms of water-oriented sports equipment are available for rent in these areas.

Prohibited Items and Activities Alcohol is banned! Alcoholic beverages of all types are prohibited on Hilton Head’s beaches. The ban is intended to make Hilton Head’s practices consistent with those on most other East Coast beaches, and to help preserve the pleasant, family-oriented nature of our beaches. If you are accustomed to having a beer or other alcoholic beverage on the beach, please obey the law, and avoid taking a chance of having your day ruined by a fine or even less pleasant penalty! The following are prohibited on all Hilton Head beaches: • Alcoholic liquor, beer, wine • Glass (bottles, containers, etc.) • Littering • Indecent exposure (nudity) • Disorderly conduct • Disturbing the peace • Unauthorized vehicles • Fires and fireworks • Shark fishing • Removal, harming or harassment of any live beach fauna (sea turtles, sand dollars, conchs, starfish, etc.) • Removal, alteration or damage to dunes, sea oats, or other dune flora • Operation, launching or landing of unauthorized motorized watercraft • Unauthorized commercial activity • Sleeping on the beach between midnight and 6 a.m. • Unauthorized wearing of lifeguard emblems, insignias, etc. • Solicitation or distribution of handouts • Kites not under manual control • Stunt kites 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., April 1 through September 30 • Sand-sailing For the added protection of sunbathers and swimmers, the following

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activities are prohibited in designated swimming areas between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., April 1 through September 30: • Fishing or surfcasting • Surfboards, boogie boards, etc. • Frisbees or other team sports involving a ball • Games with metal components

Animals on the Beach Animals are not permitted on the beach between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. from the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day. Other regulations regarding animals on the beach: • Animals must be on a leash between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. from April 1 through the Thursday before Memorial Day. • Animals must be on a leash between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. from the Tuesday after Labor Day through September 30. • At all other times, animals must either be on a leash or under positive voice control. • Persons in control of animals on the beach are required to remove and properly dispose of the animal’s excrement.

Specific Beaches Sea Pines Beaches Limited Access Sea Pines Plantation beaches are broad and usable at either high or low tide. They are especially untouched in the South Beach area. Access to beaches on Sea Pines Plantation is limited largely to property owners and visitors with accommodations on the plantation. All plantation property owners, residents and overnight visitors may reach the beach at the Sea Pines Beach Club (see 1 on map), where there is ample parking. There also are numerous beach walk access points on Sea Pines for residents and visitors in a position to walk to the beach. Parking is not available near most beach walks. The Tower Beach Club, in the South Beach area, provides access and parking for property owners.

North and South Forest Beach Public Access and Limited Access The public beach immediately adjacent to Coligny Circle and the Holiday Inn (see 3

on map) probably is the most frequently used beach on Hilton Head. All on-street parking close to the beach, including in and around Coligny Circle, is prohibited. However, there is a large town parking lot opposite the Holiday Inn Oceanfront. The entrance is from Pope Avenue, directly across from Lagoon Road (see map). Parking is free. The Beach Park adjacent to Coligny Circle includes attractive landscaping and a beach pavilion. There are public rest rooms, a public changing area, water fountains, showers for sand removal, a sheriff ’s substation building, bike racks, telephones and vending machines. There also is a drop-off area where beach-goers may be dropped off with whatever they wish to carry to the beach before the driver proceeds to the town lot or elsewhere. If the town parking facilities are full, some alternatives are to find a place to park in a non-posted area farther away from the beach or to go to the north island beaches. The town government is quite serious about enforcing its parking regulations. All violators will be subject to ticketing, having a “boot” placed on one of their wheels, or towing. The beach south of Coligny Circle is a limited-access beach, with access available to property owners and visitors staying in hotels, motels and condominiums in the area. The beach is broad and very attractive. In general, the number of people on the beach declines as one walks north or south from Coligny Circle and the Holiday Inn. If you like to have relatively few people share the beach with you, find an access point somewhere near the Marriott Grande Ocean Resort and walk south. One such access point is Alder Lane, just south of the Marriott Resort. There are 23 metered spaces available on Alder Lane, across South Forest Beach Drive from the Marriott Grande Ocean Resort. On-street parking is prohibited in nearby areas. Beach-goers must be dropped off and park cars elsewhere if a metered space is not available. The beach area that is to the immediate north of Coligny Circle is a limitedaccess beach.

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Beach and Folly Field/Starfish Beach (see 6, 7, 8 and 9 on map) all are accessible to the public. The beach park at Driessen Beach is relatively new. It has 212 parking spaces, rest rooms, vending machines, etc. There is no parking at Singleton Beach. Burkes Beach has 13 spaces. Chaplin Park, located between Burkes Beach Road and Singleton Beach Road, has 100 spaces available for beach parking. There is no charge for parking at Chaplin Park. There is beach access. North island beaches are broad and flanked by sand dunes. Except for the area at the entrance to Folly Field/Starfish Beach, overcrowding normally has not been a problem. Even on major holidays, just a short walk north or south probably will lead to satisfactorily few people immediately nearby. The limited-access beaches of Palmetto Dunes Resort and Port Royal Plantation are within walking distance for those who enjoy a pleasant, leisurely stroll, although you might find them to be a bit far for carrying all your beach equipment. There also are rest room and other public facilities, plus 52 metered spaces, in the Folly Field Beach area. Parking is

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prohibited on the sides of streets where there are no meters. Most people probably would find the Driessen Beach and Folly Field Beach (locations 8 and 9) to be the better of the four north island alternatives. Substantially more people traditionally have chosen the Folly Field Beach (9) than any of the other north island beaches. Note that parking at Driessen Beach Parks is reserved for holders of annual beach passes from, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Caution: Mud Flats Finally, a word of caution. Areas in and near mud flats and salt marsh can be very soft, with the result that an unwary walker can sink into mud that can be as much (we are told) as a couple of feet or more deep. So, please do exercise caution near salt marsh and mud flats. Mud flats typically are found on the immediate coastline NOT bordering the ocean (such as on Port Royal and Calibogue Sounds), and also around some streams and inlets. However, to the best of our knowledge, there are no mud flats present near any of Hilton Head’s oceanfront beaches.

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Hilton Head Island Vacation Guide Fall 2012  

The Complete Hilton Head Island Vacation Guide gives visitors an overview of the Island, full of ideas for things to do, attractions to see,...

Hilton Head Island Vacation Guide Fall 2012  

The Complete Hilton Head Island Vacation Guide gives visitors an overview of the Island, full of ideas for things to do, attractions to see,...