Hilton Head, located in the southeastern part of South Carolina, has been our preferred vacation destination for many years but we’ve decided we’re ready to take the plunge and live there permanently year round. We just never seem to tire of it!
Hilton Head has 14 miles of attractive beaches. It has about 20 golf courses, tennis courts and numerous dining establishments from casual to fine dining. The climate on Hilton Head Island is semi-tropical and feels delicious. The island is about 12 miles long and 5 miles wide and is regarded as the 2nd largest barrier island on the east coast of the United States. There are many activities that we enjoy like golfing, swimming, horseback riding and walking on the beach.
There are quite a few beaches for such a small island, but we have found that two of the best for families are Driessen Beach and Islander Beach Park. Driessen has the most amenities of all the area beaches, including a boardwalk, pavilion, playground, and easy to find metered parking. Both of these beaches are great places to catch some sun, build sandcastles, and play in the ocean waves.