After you’re done with the beach and the golf course, there is still plenty to see and do on Hilton Head Island. Listed below are a few places of interest that we love visiting:
Coastal Discovery Museum
Explore and learn about the Lowcountry’s natural history and cultural heritage on the 68 acre Honey Horn property. The Coastal Discovery Museum’s nature trail, gardens, stately oaks, native butterfly enclosure and Marsh Tacky horses are just a few of the family fun experiences that the museum offers.
Harbour Town Marina
Harbour Town Marina is one of the most well known and popular spots on Hilton Head Island. It is home to the recognizable landmark – Hilton Head Island lighthouse. The marina is filled with relaxing rocking chairs, amazing boats, local boutiques, and great restaurants.
Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge
Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge is a 4,053 acre refuge that includes four islands and a number of small, tidal hammocks. It has over 14 miles of hiking and biking trails, and you are able to explore salt marshes, tidal creeks, forest land, brushland, and fresh water ponds. Along the way you will see a vast range of plant and wildlife.
Suggested Hiking/Biking Trips:
All trips begin and end at the parking area half a mile from the refuge entrance; distances are round-trip, and estimated times are based on a leisurely walking pace, allowing for periodic stops to observe wildlife.
– Ibis Pond: 1.2 miles; 1 hour, 30 minutes.
– Shell Point: 4.6 miles; 4 hours, 15 minutes.
– Starr Pond: 2.0 miles; 2 hours, 30 minutes.
– Osprey Pond: 3.0 miles; 3 hours.
– Nini Chapin and Barker Ponds: 3.6 miles; 3 hours, 30 minutes.
– Bull Point: 5.0 miles; 5 hours.
– Dick Point: 7.4 miles; 6 hours, 30 minutes.
– Clubhouse Pond: 6.2 miles; 5 hours, 30 minutes.
– White Point: 7.8 miles; 7 hours.
Lawton Stables & Petting Zoo
Located at Sea Pines, Lawton Stables offers one-hour western-style trail rides for children and adults. The trail rides go through the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, allowing you to experience the area up close and at a leisurely pace. Also available are pony rides for kids under seven, hayrides and professional training and riding lessons.