Things To Do

  • 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:…

  • 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…

  • 140 Year Old Lighthouse a short distance from Captains Walk

    About 1.5 miles from Captains Walk is a small park that holds two of the oldest things on Hilton Head Island – a lighthouse built in 1880 and an oak tree that is between 435 and 450 years old. The lighthouse is no longer in service, and you can’t go up inside of it, but you can walk around the area and look at it and the beautiful tree.  There are also several other buildings on the site. To get there, turn left out of the Captains Walk parking lot and proceed about one half of a mile.  You will pass the Omni hotel and an entrance to the Lemington…

  • Where to see the sunset on Hilton Head Island

    Sunrise from Captains Walk is outstanding – a short walk to view it from the beach or, in colder months, the perfect view from our private balcony or even the master bedroom.  But since our villa faces mostly east, you will need to go somewhere else to view the sunset.  Here are some of our favorites. Skull Creek Dockside, Boathouse or Hudson’s 2 Hudson Rd, Hilton Head Island.  All three of these restaurants sit directly on the water of Skull Creek, facing Pickney Island, and offer fantastic sunset views, and the food at any of these is some of the best on the island. Shelter Cove Park 1 Shelter Cove…

  • Sea Pines Forest Preserve

    The Sea Pines Forest Preserve is one of the best places you have probably never seen.  Located within Sea Pines, you can easily get there by following 278 south (turn left out of Palmetto Dumes) straight through the round-about.  The fee for a day pass for a car is $8 which will allow you to explore the nature preserve as well as Harbour Town (with the lighthouse and restaurants) and the Salty Dog complex. A little difficult to find, the easiest way to get there is to take a brand new access road they made right after the community garden.  The main road jogs to the left and you will…