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Fun Facts About Hilton Head Island

Posted by Kathy Zimmermann on Monday, November 12th, 2018 at 3:00pm.

Hilton Head Island is justifiably famous for its incredible beaches and its world-class golf courses. It is regularly voted one of the best vacation destinations in the world.

And while those sugar beaches and amazing golf courses are enough to bring in people from around the globe, there’s so much more to Hilton Head. The following are some fun facts about Hilton Head Island:

 --Hilton Head Island has bridges so it is not necessary to take a boat to get to the island

--There is an airport and it was recently expanded so direct flights are starting up in spring of 2019 to major markets like Washington, DC and Chicago.

--There are 42 square miles of semi tropical landscape on Hilton Head Island

--There are 50 miles of public pathways and nature trails

--The population is around 40,000 but there are 2.5M tourists that visit the island each year

--The median age is 55

--Average temperature is 70 degrees

--There are 12 miles of wide, hard packed beaches with lots of public access areas. The tide levels change as much as 6-8 ft. every 6 hours.

--There are 24 golf courses to play on the island

--There are 300 tennis courts with numerous surfaces including hard, clay and grass.

--Activities available on the island include: Breweries, distilleries, wineries, parks, arts and museums, worship, marinas, tennis and pickleball, golf, fishing and water sports, bike rentals and lots of beach activities.

--There are no neon signs allowed on Hilton Head Island. All signs are neutral and must blend with nature.

--Before the civil war, there were 2 dozen plantations growing Sea Island cotton. Now those plantations are large resort and residential communities.

--Hilton Head Island is one of the Sea Islands where the Gullah culture developed. The Gullah culture and heritage is displayed at the Coastal Discovery Museum.

If want to learn more about Hilton Head Island, please call Kathy Zimmermann at 843-633-3307.

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