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 Ln, Hilton Head Island. Almost right across the street from Palmetto Dunes, this large park has bathrooms, a play place for the kids, and is right in the middle of shopping and dining. The sunset view across the marsh is outstanding.
Shelter Cove Memorial Park
59 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island. Just north of Shelter Cove Park sits a rarely visited park that offers a sunset view over the marsh. The park has a small pier and easy parking.
149 Lighthouse Rd, Hilton Head Island. A classic, this sunset takes place over the water right at the mouth of a small harbor. A beautiful pier offers ample viewing locations. Harbor Town also has many restaurants, shopping, and even ice cream parlors.
Old Oyster Factory
101 Marshland Rd, Hilton Head Island. The sun doesn’t set over the water, but the view is unobstructed. This slightly upscale restaurant offers excellent seafood (and oysters, obviously) and is beautiful on the inside. One of the few restaurants on the island that is actually over the water.
Surprisingly we have never been to this restaurant, but after reading some of the reviews we will absolutely be by there on our next visit! From the website – “Sunset Grille is a casual fine dining restaurant established in 1996 by Linda and Hugh Lockman. Whether you are dining at lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch you will not be disappointed. Sunset Grille has been consistently recognized as one of Hilton Head Islands best kept secrets…”
It doesn’t look like they serve lunch in the off season, and like many restaurants on Hilton Head they are closed on Monday. But they may take reservations, so it is worth giving them a call.