Hilton Head Travel Guide

USA  #2 in Best South Carolina Beaches
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Free Things To Do in Hilton Head

If you have extra time, Mitchelville Beach is worthwhile.
  • #1
    Coligny Beach
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    #1 in Hilton Head
    Beaches, Free
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND
    Beaches, Free
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    Coligny Beach is by far the most popular beach in Hilton Head. The shoreline is scenic as can be and the adjacent beach park features a wealth of amenities perfect for beachgoers of all ages. Not only are there restrooms and showers but also separate changing rooms, plenty of benches

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  • #2
    Daufuskie Island
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    #2 in Hilton Head
    Beaches, Golf, Hiking, Natural Wonders, Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Swimming/Pools, Free, Neighborhood/Area
    TYPE
    Half Day to Full Day
    TIME TO SPEND
    Beaches, Golf, Hiking, Natural Wonders, Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Swimming/Pools, Free, Neighborhood/Area
    TYPE
    Half Day to Full Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    Daufuskie Island offers Hilton Head vacationers a getaway within a getaway. The island, located west of Harbour Town across the Calibogue Sound, feels like a world away thanks to its remote nature. Daufuskie is only accessible by ferry, has few inhabitants (around 300 full-time residents), is almost completely devoid of

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  • #3
    Mitchelville Beach
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    #3 in Hilton Head
    Beaches, Natural Wonders, Recreation, Swimming/Pools, Free
    TYPE
    Less than 1 hour
    TIME TO SPEND
    Beaches, Natural Wonders, Recreation, Swimming/Pools, Free
    TYPE
    Less than 1 hour
    TIME TO SPEND

    If you're looking for a quiet shore in Hilton Head, you'll no doubt fall in love with Mitchelville Beach (also known as Fish Haul Beach Park). Located on the northeastern end of the island near Hilton Head Island Airport, Mitchelville Beach is more secluded and more rugged than its southern

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  • #5
    Coastal Discovery Museum
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    #5 in Hilton Head
    Hiking, Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Sightseeing, Tours, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND
    Hiking, Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Sightseeing, Tours, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    If you're wanting a break from the beach, or need a family-friendly activity to keep your kiddos on their toes, make time for a visit to the Coastal Discovery Museum. The museum aims to educate visitors on Hilton Head's ecological and cultural history, offering up educational exhibits, expert lectures, live

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  • #6
    Driessen Beach
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    #6 in Hilton Head
    Beaches, Natural Wonders, Recreation, Swimming/Pools, Free
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND
    Beaches, Natural Wonders, Recreation, Swimming/Pools, Free
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    When locals want to escape the crowds of Coligny Beach, they often retreat to Driessen Beach. Located on the northeastern end of the island, Driessen offers a wide shore that stretches as far as the eye can see. The beach is so big that even if it's crowded, you'll still

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  • #7
    Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge
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    #7 in Hilton Head
    Hiking, Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Sightseeing, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND
    Hiking, Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Sightseeing, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    Hilton Head doesn't have a zoo, but that doesn't mean it's lacking in wildlife. To catch a glimpse of some of the island's longtime residents in their natural habitat, head to the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. Spread out across 4,053 acres, the refuge comprises Pinckney Island, Corn Island, Big

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