Hilton Head Island is the second largest barrier island on the East Coast and with 12-miles of white sand beaches there is something to do for every member of your family. Some of the most popular beaches are Coligny Beach, which is perfect for families; Folly Field Beach is a favorite beach for surfers; Driessen Beach, located mid-island is ideal for young children with its playground and a few picnic tables; Alder Lane Beach is a nice wide un-crowded beach and an easy bike ride from most south end locations. There are plenty other beaches from north to south, both private and public.
Besides great beaches, Hilton Head Island is also home to an abundance of wildlife like dolphins, Sea Turtles, alligators and different species of birds. Visitors can enjoy dolphin tours and sunset cruises, hiking in nature preserves, walking or biking along the beach, play tennis on over 300 Tennis Courts or play golf on island or off-island golf courses. You can also go shopping and dine in nice restaurants or just enjoy the majestic scenery of this island.
For the perfect vacation, consider choosing a Hilton Head vacation rental, whether you are looking for a condo, villa or a private home. There are vacation rentals for every budget as well as beach-front properties available for you to have easy access to the beach and water activities, there are also Hilton Head vacation homes on the interior of the island that are close to tennis courts, golf courses, hiking and in-line skating trails in the parks. Most home rentals are privately owned and give you more privacy and comfort compared to a hotel room. Hilton Head Island has more 6,000 rental homes and fourteen resort plantations giving the traveler a smorgasbord of homes to choose from to relax and enjoy during your vacation on Hilton Head Island.