Things to Do on Hilton Head Island

Things to Do on Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island is synonymous with golf, however there are many other activities in the area. Tennis, polo and other sports are available as well as beach fun, such as body surfing or swimming. Also there are swamps and a lighthouse to check out while visiting, or you could charter a boat for a fishing trip. The point is that no matter what your interests are, you are sure to find something to do in this beach haven.


South Carolina in general is a great place to go deep sea fishing, and Hilton Head offers several places where you can charter a boat and take a guided excursion. Outcast Sport Fishing and Mighty Mako Sport Fishing Charters are two such companies. They will help even the least experienced fisherman land a big catch as well as work with kids for a family experience. There are also party boats for charter that allow a bit more room for movement for children, but they are not necessarily the best fishing boats. Boats are available for half and full day charters, and the ones more conducive to sportfishing can usually hold between four and eight individuals.

Outcast Sport Fishing
43 Jenkins Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
(843) 290-0371

Mighty Mako Sport Fishing Charters
(843) 298-0366


If you are a golfer and in Hilton Head, you really must try to play at least one round before you leave. There are many resorts and courses, such as Palmetto Dunes. Palmetto offers three different courses, one of which has a hole right on the ocean. The only other course with the opportunity to golf by the sea is at the Sea Pines Resort on the Harbour Town Golf Links. This course was ranked one of the top 20 courses in the country by "Golf Digest." The resort also has two other courses to try out.

Palmetto Dunes
Hilton Head Island, SC
(866) 380-1778

Sea Pines Resort
32 Greenwood Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(866) 561-8802

Other Activities

There are many other activities, such as bird watching, shopping, tennis, swimming and lying out to catch a little sun. Nature trails and parks provide areas for walks and picnics away from the water, while kayaks and other water floats can be rented for use down at the beach. There is an Island recreation center where you can rent equipment for games such as croquet, and the center has some indoor sports opportunities on site like volleyball and basketball.

Island Recreation Center
20 Wilborn Road
Hilton Head Island
(843) 681-7273

Article Written By Tara Dooley

Tara Dooley has written for various websites since 2008. She has worked as an accountant, after-school director and retail manager in various locations. Dooley holds a Bachelor of Science in business management and finance.

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