February 2022 Tide Chart [Hilton Head Island]

If you’re visiting our beautiful island during the month of February, it’s a good idea to know when High or Low Tide is happening before you plan your beach bike ride or sunrise stroll.

Fill out the short form below to receive your printable tide chart.

26th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration

This February, the heritage and history of the Gullah people on Hilton Head Island is honored with the month-long 26th Annual Gullah Celebration. Visitors from near and far will be able to experience the Gullah culture through a collection of events that highlight the food, music, and art of the Gullah people. Opportunities to learn more about Gullah history from firsthand information abound, making this celebration such a special experience.

For a schedule of the events being offered, see below:

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Arts Ob We People: Exhibit and Sale

February 1st-27th; 10:00am-4:00pm

Art League Gallery, 12 Shelter Cove Ln., Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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Freedom Day Celebration

Saturday, February 5th; 10:00am-1:00pm

Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park, 229 Beach City Rd., Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

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26th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration Opening Party

Wednesday, February 9th; 5:00pm-7:00pm

Art League Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Ln., Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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A Taste of Gullah

Saturday, February 12th; 12:00pm-3:00pm

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Ln., Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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Gullah Market: Arts, Crafts, Music, and Food

Saturday, February 19th; 11:00am-5:00pm

Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Dr., Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

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Celebration of African American Authors

Saturday, February 26th; 12:00pm-3:00pm

Rotary Community Center, 11 Recreation Ct., Bluffton, SC 29910

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14 Things to Do on Hilton Head Island for Valentine’s Day

There are plenty of ways to spend your Valentine’s Day this year on Hilton Head Island. Here are some ideas of how you can celebrate the day, rain or shine! 

Photo by Felipe Callado on Unsplash

Have brunch at Palmetto Bay Sunrise Café.

Known for their Stuffed French Toast and Crab Cake Eggs Benedict, Palmetto Bay Sunrise Café might just become your go-to brunch on the island! On a beautiful day, their dog-friendly patio is the perfect spot to sip on some coffee—or a mimosa!

Explore Hilton Head Island’s miles of bike trails.

A Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community, Hilton Head Island boasts more than 60 miles of beautiful pathways, making the island easy to navigate. If you’ve left your bicycles at home, stop by Wheelz of Hilton Head and they’ll get you ready to roll. Their location is also a quick ride from Coligny Beach if you’d like to take a spin along the waterline at low tide. 

Discover the Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum.

Climb to the top of what has become the symbol of Hilton Head Island to see amazing views. During your ascent, you’ll learn about the history of the island and of the Sea Pines property. The museum’s gift shop is a great place to find artwork, authentic models, books and more. 

Pick up something sweet at The Island Fudge Shoppe.

What is Valentine’s Day without chocolate? The Island Fudge Shoppe has a delicious collection of hand-dipped chocolates, homemade fudge, and more! Located in the Coligny Plaza Shopping Center, this island favorite will definitely satisfy any sweet tooth. 

Fly with Hilton Head Helicopter Tours.

A great way to make your 2022 Valentine’s Day incredibly memorable, Hilton Head Helicopter Tours offers an array of different tours ranging from a quick 8-mile loop, to longer trips focused on admiring the beautiful Lowcountry coastline and wildlife—monkeys included! You read that right; take the Monkey Safari Tour to fly over a secluded island where over 3,000 rhesus monkeys roam freely. 

Visit the Carolina Tasting Room.

Since 2015, the Carolina Tasting Room has been the go-to place to find locally sourced wines, beers, and other products. With over 50 Local and Regional Wines to try, you can quite literally taste the Lowcountry! This Hilton Head tasting room also is known for their wine smoothies in many different delicious flavors. 

Take a walk along the beach–any beach!

Hilton Head Island is home to more than 12 miles of pristine beaches. You won’t have to worry about a crazy amount of heat or humidity in February, so grab a sweater and enjoy all that the crowd-free coastline has to offer. You might even spot some dolphins! For more room to roam, check what time low tide is on our monthly tide chart

Relax at Fountain Spa.

Make sure to schedule in some time to relax and pamper yourselves this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a massage or design your own spa package. 

Take a private dolphin cruise.

Book a private dolphin cruise for just the two of you, or invite two more couples along to join in on the search for dolphins. A great way to see Hilton Head in all of its glory, your knowledgeable captain will navigate the water finding as many opportunities for you to see dolphins as possible.  

Play some mini golf.

Putt Putt is as fun a date idea as well as a staple to Hilton Head Island. Play a round at Legendary Golf for country-club style miniature golf, or at Adventure Cove if you’d rather continue the competition to the skee-ball lanes or air hockey table. 

Give virtual golf a try.

Whether you’re already a fan of virtual sports games or you’re looking to try something new this Valentine’s Day, Chronic Golf is the place to go! With a wide variety of multi-sports games and over 125 virtual golf courses to pick from, the two of you are guaranteed to have some fun—especially with a full menu and bar to order from!

Listen to a live jazz concert at The Jazz Corner.

Reserve a table to enjoy one of two live jazz concerts per night over dinner or drinks. This award-winning jazz club and restaurant has the perfect, intimate atmosphere you’re looking for to spend your Valentine’s Day evening. 

Celebrate on the Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise.

Vagabond Cruise is offering a Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise to make your February 14th one for the books! Upon boarding the Spirit of Harbour Town, you’ll receive a complimentary glass of champagne. Enjoy a delicious meal prepared by the award-winning chefs of the Sea Pines Resort all while taking in the gorgeous views and sunset


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Chamber Restaurant Week

January 29th-February 5th

The 14th annual Chamber Restaurant Week will kick off on Saturday, January 29th. With more than seventy restaurants participating, locals and visitors to both Hilton Head Island and Bluffton will be in for a treat! 

A highly anticipated celebration of local cuisine, contributing restaurants serve up specialty-priced or prix-fixe menus. Chamber Restaurant Week is also a time for introducing new dishes as well as celebrating crowd-favorites. 

Here is the 2022 participant list. 

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Winter Sunsets on Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island is known to have breathtakingly beautiful sunsets year-round. Finding the perfect spot to watch the sunset is always on visitors’ to-do lists, as it should be! 

Did you know that sunrises and sunsets during the winter months are scientifically proven to be more vivid and beautiful? 

Here’s the Scoop: 

With colder temperatures comes less humidity, generally speaking. When there’s significantly less water vapor in the air, the colors within a sunset are more striking. Water vapor molecules adhere themselves to the naturally produced and man-made particles in the air, causing the light to scatter and become less intense. Therefore, the less water vapor there is, the clearer the view! 

Another factor to consider is Earth’s tilt during this time period. North America’s prime sunset season is during the winter months because of the angle the sun is setting at, which actually makes sunsets last longer.

So, all in all, the combination of shorter days, longer sunsets, and brilliant hues are sure to stop you in your tracks!

Here are some fantastic spots to watch the sunset: 

The Beach

This is the obvious choice. Pick a beach, any beach! Who wouldn’t want to take a walk on the beach during sunset? In Hilton Head’s temperate climate, you’ll be comfortable while admiring the dazzling hues. If you’re a morning person, grab some coffee and head to the beach for sunrise!  

Along Broad Creek

Grab a bite to eat at either Fishcamp on Broad Creek, Up the Creek Pub & Grill, or the Old Oyster Factory for dazzling sunset views over the marsh.

From a Marina

Harbour Town in Sea Pines includes one of the best marinas on Hilton Head where you can find yourself enjoying an evening stroll, a bit of shopping, and a bite to eat. Take a gorgeous photo of the sun setting behind the Harbour Town Lighthouse, and head over for dinner and drinks at The Crazy Crab

Bonus—Speaking of the Crazy Crab, their additional location at Jarvis Creek is a spectacular waterfront dining option known for great seafood and gorgeous sunsets. 


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January 2022 Tide Chart [Hilton Head Island]

If you’re visiting our beautiful island during the month of January, it’s a good idea to know when High or Low Tide is happening before you plan your beach bike ride or sunrise stroll.

Fill out the short form below to receive your printable tide chart.