The Best Seafood on Hilton Head #1 – Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks. Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks offers an extraordinary seafood and Lowcountry dining experience. #2 – The Crazy Crab. #3 – Fishcamp on Broad Creek. #4 – Poseidon Coastal Cuisine.
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Hilton Head Island is justifiably famous for its incredible beaches and its world-class golf courses. It’s regularly voted one of the best vacation destinations in the world.
Hilton Head Island , sometimes referred to as simply Hilton Head , is a Lowcountry resort town and barrier island in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. It is 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Savannah, Georgia, and 95 miles (153 km) southwest of Charleston.
Myrtle Beach is a larger city than Hilton Head , giving it less of that small island feel. On Hilton Head Island, the beach is a bit more accessible with most hotels and vacation rentals located close enough to walk to the beach .
Where to Kayak on Hilton Head Island Broad Creek. One of the most popular places to kayak on Hilton Head is in Broad Creek. Jarvis Creek. If you’re looking for a smooth, easy trip, then head out to Jarvis Creek. Palmetto Dunes Lagoon Channels.
Shrimp season usually opens sometime between May and June and runs through December.
Lowcountry. What is likely the most famous South Carolina seafood concoction of all can be found in the Lowcountry islands off the coast. Lowcountry Boil, also known as Frogmore Stew, is basically a steaming pile of fresh boiled shrimp, crawfish or crab, potatoes, sausage and yellow corn on the cob served in a heap.
Hilton Head ranks as the second snobbiest place in South Carolina. And it’s so snobby it actually has a moat around itself to keep the common folk out. In fact, you need to pass the snobby tourist test in order to gain entrance.
The best time to visit Hilton Head is April and May as well as September and October. Spring and fall offer fewer crowds and lower lodging rates all the while maintaining temperatures that are still beach-friendly. Summer is also a great time to visit the island, as the weather is perfect for swimming in the ocean.
It’s shark season! Long known as a primary breeding ground for many species, the local waters near Hilton Head Island host many types of sharks , including hammerheads, tigers, blacktip, spinners, sharp nose and bonnet-heads, just to name a few. In the last few years, even great whites have been captured here.
While there are many different species of snakes inhabiting Hilton Head Island , a few stand out. Species that draw the most attention and concern are venomous—copperheads, water moccasins (cottonmouths) and Eastern diamondback rattlesnakes .
The largest freshwater reptile on Hilton Head Island is the American alligator ( Alligator mississippiensis). During our coldest months, alligators hibernate in freshwater ponds and lagoons, often digging down into the mud.