Useful links and our favorite's.

Coligny Beach 2023 voted #12 best beaches is the USA

We have been coming to HHI for many years now, and it has become our favorite getaway spot. All year ‘round it has something to offer – we came to really enjoy the fall and winter here, and have found it a special place for the holidays, too.

General HHI Info

Beach Info

Coligny Plaza Info

Shelter Cove Town Centre 

Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

Seapines Resort

For the HHI foodies!

Here's a list of some of our favorite places to go for scenic sights, entertainment, and of course, phenomenal food and drink, in no particular order of importance. We are always exploring the island and discovering new places. As we find them, we will post ‘em up for you! If you have a favorite, let us know we will add it for others. Many will have music on select nights. 

Hudsons Seafood House    Traditional seafood on the water with beautiful sunsets.

Up the Creek Pub & Grill    Another local pub on the marsh, great views & food.

Nectar Farm Kitchen    Farm to table, favorite for breakfast and lunch. Also one in Bluffton, often has music.

Frankie Bones   This is the place to come to chill after a day on the beach, Sinatra could walk in.

Black Marlin Bar & Grill    Casual outdoor dining watching the boats come and go. Often has music.

Charbar Co. Burgers & Sushi    Funky decor, tasty burgers and sushi, two great tastes.

Holy Tequila Mexican Kitchen    Classic Mexican food and awesome and generous selection of tequila flights.

The Rooftop Bar at Poseidon    Come ready for fun, the restaurant, shops and the park. Usually has music. 

Aunt Chiladas Mexican    Excellent happy hour, margarita's and  great chips & salsa too!

Bad Biscuit   If you like traditional southern biscuit based food, this is the place to go. ye-haw!

Hilton Head Diner    A legendary place to go, breakfasts are our favorite there.

Red Fish    One of the two places we always enjoy. Exceptional food, wine and service, relaxing.

Gusto Ristorante     Our second favorite place, a visit to Italy without the flight.

Skillets Cafe & Grill    You can walk here from the condo and enjoy a fresh meal, anytime of day.

The French Bakery    A taste of Paris in Shelter Cove. The Crepés are to die for!

Lobster Bar    81 Pope Ave

Big Bamboo   Coligny Plaza, facing N. Forest Beach Dr. Good food, usually great music.  

Ice Cream   N Forest Beach Dr.  owner will help with food allergies and non-dairy       choices.

SERG Group Take Out Kitchen:   SERG Take Out Kitchen | Online Ordering ( Best choices from key Island Restaurants in their chain.  Get it frozen, cook at home. Good food, good prices and easy!     Located: 12 Capital Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926


The Jazz Corner:

Comedy Magic Cabaret


CHAIR RENTALS:      Shore Beach Service

Win😊eries, Distilleries and More

The following links are for those of you who like your adult beverages and other options.

Hilton Head Distillery  We discovered this gem several trips back, as we enjoy visiting wineries and distilleries. Who knew that HHI had such a wonderful secret hiding place off the beaten path, across from a little winery! They have some fine crafted rum, light spirits and, in our humble opinion, awesome whiskeys to choose from. We usually end up bringing back a few bottles to enjoy or give as gifts to like-minded friends. They have nice tastings too.

Across the street is the Island Winery They have barrel aged red wines, crisp white wines and unique Low-country specialty wines. Tastings are available.

Three years ago some folks in HHI decided to do The Ultimate HHI Beach Bar Crawl. Fun to participate in or simply watch!

For some fun outdoor places on or near the beach to hang out, listen to music, eat, drink or play, check these out:

The Low-country Celebration Park opened in December 2020. It is Hilton Head Island's newest park. Situated on a 10-acre site off Pope Avenue near the Coligny Beach parking lot, this amazing park provides active and passive recreational activities, amenities, and scenic views for families and individuals, organizations and community groups. The park is minutes away from the Town's award-winning Coligny Beach Park. While Coligny provides direct access to the beach, the new Low-country Celebration features attractions designed to help park visitors engage in play, discover the Island's environment and be part of cultural festivities. 

Holiday Inn Resort Beach House

HHI Beach and Tennis Resort

Marriott Grand Resort   And Loggerhead Bar/Restaurant. Access at Alder Lane, also offers bath facilities and beach access. This is open to the public via foot traffic, 5 minute walk to the right on S. Forest Beach Dr. to Alder Lane. 

 Hilton Head Hotline

Local Life   LOCAL Life is about living well in the Low-country.


Fishing adventures abound on HHI, and as an avid fly fisherman myself, stalking trout in NC/TN/GA/SC, I have always wanted to try my hand at stalking Red-fish, and was looking for a guide.

I found him. Capt. Mark Nutting of Loco Fly Charters is the guide I'd recommend.  He is experienced, personable and patient, all essential qualities in a fishing guide, especially a fly fishing guide. He'll get you onto fish, you'll have a blast doing it, whether a spinning rig or fly rod. Give him a call or email and tell him I sent you. 

Activities:  Pickle Ball Courts, (clinics and pick up a game most mornings), Gym, Basketball, senior activities, etc. 


One can not come to HHI and not think of golfing, for HHI is all about golf. HHI is home to more than 23 championship golf courses, and all except 4 are available for public play.  We enjoy golfing here, as we love to be on the grounds, the beauty, the flora and fauna, gators too! 

We are getting back into the game, so we look for 9 hole options and easier courses to play and have a list of our favorites.

Shipyard Golf Club offers 3ea 9 hole courses, the Brigantine, Clipper and Galleon and we prefer the Galleon.

The Galleon course Designed by George W. Cobb and built in 1970. These original nine holes of Shipyard Golf Club meander through large oaks and tall pines. Accurate placement of approach shots into heavily guarded greens is necessary on the Galleon course.

Dolphin Head Golf Club  is a semi-private golf course located on Hilton Head Island, SC.  Opened in 1974 as Gary Player’s first course in the Hilton Head, the club is nestled on the mouth to the Atlantic Ocean. The layout offers players of all skill levels an exceptional and challenging golf experience.

The heart of Palmetto Dunes  golf beats in the three legend-built courses that surround the golf resort, and while layouts may challenge, the experience always satisfies.

Here are more golf resources: HHI Golf  

Golf has been part of life on Hilton Head Island since 1962. Today, Hilton Head Island is home to more than 23 championship courses, both public and private, designed by renowned golf architects like Robert Trent Jones Sr., Pete Dye, and Jack Nicklaus. Golfers of all skill levels can enjoy exciting golf experiences including oceanfront courses, traditional parkland courses, and more, all played with a delightful side of Southern hospitality and year-round enjoyable weather. It’s not surprising that Hilton Head Island has been voted the #10 golf destination in the world by Golf Digest readers. In addition to being a fantastic place to play, Hilton Head Island also hosts some of the golf world’s top events. The Island is a PGA TOUR event destination as well as the host of the annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. 


FUN on the water:     Island Explorer Dolphin & Nature Tours   


WHEELZ:     Wheelz of Hilton Head | Bike & Golf Cart Rentals Hilton Head (  Bike and Golf cart rentals.   1 Executive Park Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


Transportation:  From Savannah to Hilton Head:  Native Islander's Transportation  Jamecca Ladson

On Island: THE BREEZE   Bus/Trolley very clean and efficient way to get around the island. It begins at Coligny Beach at 1pm, last trip is 10 pm. They are generous to let you off at non posted spaces if it is safe to park. Example Adventure Miniature Golf. FREE

WHEELZ ;  Club Cars for rent. Pope Ave    843-842-4446

 Savannah, GA   

One of the great things about HHI is the proximity to Savannah, GA, just 45 minutes south.  It’s an easy, scenic drive to visit a wonderful, historical, vibrant city. Lots to see and do there; it makes a great day trip. Take one of the many trolley or walking tours to get even more out of your visit.  If you love concerts check out the link below. 

Savannah Enmarket Arena | Savannah, GA - Official Website (


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