Harbour Town is the heart of Hilton Head Island for dining, fishing charters, cruises and watersports. Clustered around the Yacht basin it has everything you need to enjoy this beautiful barrier island lifestyle to the full.
Harbour Town is arranged around the local lighthouse and marina and is the perfect place to enjoy window shopping and browsing. There are about two dozen small shops selling home accents, boutiques with accessories, gift shops, jewellery shops and local art galleries. It is also a great place for dining out from your holiday rental in Harbor Town, with more than enough restaurants to allow you to dine somewhere different every evening. During the day boat trips are offered for dolphin-spotting and deep sea fishing, an exciting activity for all the family. Kayaking, cycling, hiking, tennis, golf or visiting one of the local beaches will fill every day with pleasant activities in a beautiful climate. For children, the Kidzone next to the Liberty Oak Tree always has activities and things to do and the Gregg Russell playground is nearby.
The 90-foot high red-and-white candy-striped lighthouse is a local landmark and you can climb the spiral staircase to the top for great views of Calibogue Sound and the island. There is even a Shop at the Top. The Lighthouse Museum is another popular place to visit. The self-guided “Legends Tour” highlights the rich history of the island and includes the history of the lighthouse and has some Civil War exhibits. Shelter Cove Marina is another lovely destination with shopping, cruises, concerts and fireworks in a Mediterranean Village setting. Further afield, historic Savannah is well worth taking a walking tour and downtown Beaufort has delightful homes and a scenic waterfront lined with fishing and shrimping boats.
Harbour Town holiday rentals have mild winters and hot summers. Daytime temperatures drop to an average 15°C (59°F) in the winter and rise to a sticky 33°C (92°F) during the summer months. The area has sunshine and showers all year round which are heavier between June and September.
The nearest main airport to Harbour Town holiday rentals is Hilton Head (HHH) Airport which has several domestic flight connections to other US cities. It is 48 miles away and is a pleasant drive along the US-278. Charleston International (CHS) Airport is 109 miles from the centre of Hilton Head Island. This busy airport has over 120 flights per day with Delta, American Eagle, Southwest Airlines, US Airways and United Express. A hire car is the best way to travel from Charleston Airport, along the US-17 Savannah Highway and the US-278 to Hilton Head Island.