Spring Break Basics for Hilton Head Island

One of the best destinations to spend your Spring Break, Hilton Head Island offers sunshine, picturesque beaches, and a remarkable amount of different indoor and outdoor activities for all ages. Once you visit Hilton Head in the spring, you’ll fall in love with the island’s charm, easy-going atmosphere, and seasonal festivals that highlight the Lowcountry’s finest cuisine, culture, and more!

Hilton Head Island’s springtime weather is arguably the best. The average temperature for both April and May lean toward the low seventies, making it a great getaway for vacationers who are sick of cold weather and even snow.

If you’re looking for something to do while visiting Hilton Head Island, it’s easy to think of the three B’s: beaches, bikes, and boats!

Beaches

Whether you’re making a day out of it or only spend a few minutes walking in the sand, I think we can all agree that heading to the beach is on everyone’s agenda. The town of Hilton Head has a great online resource of all the public beach accesses and parks on the island. The listed amenities are helpful when deciding which beach would be best for you!

The next time you find yourself at the beach looking for something to do or a game to play, try Sand Pictionary! Using the same concept and rules as regular Pictionary, you and your group can have some fun in the sun without hauling a bunch of equipment with you.

If you do end up bringing games and beach toys, always make sure you’re not leaving anything behind and fill up any holes in the sand you’ve dug—remember, Sea Turtle nesting season begins in May and ends in October.

Bikes

Wherever you’re staying on the 12-mile-long island, making your way to the beach isn’t a lengthy task at all. Sometimes it’s easier to bike to the beach than it is to drive there!

Whether you need a form of transportation or you’re wanting to explore the miles of public pathways, biking is a must when visiting the island. Another great place to ride your bike is on the beach, especially at low tide when there’s more room to explore.

Many visitors bring their own bikes, but it’s always a lot easier and less stressful to rent bikes and attachments for your stay on the island. Wheelz of Hilton Head is a trusted source for renting beach cruisers and other bicycle equipment for everyone in your party. If you’re not sure which size bicycle or type of attachment you’d need, visit their website or speak to one of the helpful team members over the phone.

Biking is such a popular activity on the island—especially during Spring Break—so make sure to reserve your bikes ahead of time if you decide you want to join in on the fun!

Boats

Who wouldn’t want to cruise around looking for dolphins or admiring the gorgeous sunset during their trip to Hilton Head Island? For more information on these private tours, check out Hilton Head Boat Charters. You can reserve any of their tours offered right on their website.

If you’re looking for a little more adventure, I hear you can sail through the surrounding waters with pirates looking for treasure! Pirates of Hilton Head are looking for future crew members ages 3-10 to explore the Calibogue Sound aboard The Black Dagger. A one-of-a-kind experience, this will probably be the highlight of your Spring Break!

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