• Hilton Head Hacks

    Who wants stress on their vacation?  Here is a collection of ‘hacks’ that you can use to make things go a little smoother and give you extra time on the beach without as much aggravation! Watch the moonrise instead of the sunrise Both the sun and the moon will rise over the ocean, and the view from the beach is spectacular – even if there are a few clouds.  But the sunrise is, like, really early, and if you are not a morning person, check the moon phases and ‘moonrise.’  The best time to do this is the few days right after a full moon.  The full moon rises at…

  • Yelp Top Rated Restaurants on Hilton Head

    So many restaurants – how to pick the best ones? We have some of our personal favorites (see Dining – Captains Walk 413 (cw413.com)), but there are lots that we haven’t even visited. Many consider Yelp a trusted source, especially when there are a lot of reviews. But since nobody wants to spend time searching for restaurants when they are hungry, we have gathered some of the top restaurants from several categories as a time-saver for you. You’re welcome! AMERICAN STU’S SURF SIDERating: 4.5/5 (312 reviews)1 N Forest Beach Dr Unit F-3 Hilton Head IslandCategories: American, Sandwiches CHINESE E-TANGRating: 4.5/5 (73 reviews)811 William Hilton Pkwy Ste A Hilton Head IslandCategories:…

  • 2022 Hilton Head Sea Turtle Report – A Very Good Year!

    We are now at the end of the 2022 Sea Turtle season, and it was a good one. While we didn’t top 2019, we came close – 2022 ended up being the third-best year for nests and the second-best year for hatchlings in the past 15 years! Each year the tremendously dedicated folks at seaturtle.org compile data from our very own Hilton Head Island turtle volunteers and make it available for everyone to see. We take the data, analyze it, and put it in easy-to-read graph form. In 2022 we had around 400 Loggerhead turtles nest on the island, many in Palmetto Dunes. We also had one Green turtle nest…

  • HUGE Hammerhead Shark

    On July 13, Chip Michalove, owner of Outcast Sport Fishing, reeled in by far the biggest hammerhead shark recorded off the coast of South Carolina. And after taking a photo with the animal, he followed his standard operations for large sharks – he quickly tagged and released her, and watched her swim off into the ocean a few miles off the shore of HIlton Head. Chip estimates that the shark was 13 1/2 feet long and, based on length to weight tables, probably weighed over 1,000 pounds. He catches and releases a number of great white sharks, but they are much bulkier. A similar length great white would be closer…

  • Real Estate Investment – Hilton Head Island

    Hilton Head Island real estate prices jumped at the end of 2021. One possible reason was that investors who were becoming wary of the stock market wanted another place to put their money. These people also saw inflation coming and know that real estate can be a great harbor when currency is losing value. Low interest rates were also a contributor. We purchased our first condo in 2017, and decided to buy a second unit in 2021. We had been visiting Hilton Head for about 30 years, so we know the area very well. Now that we have purchased two units, we have picked up some tips that potential buyers…