Rain in the Forecast? Top Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Hilton Head

The first piece of advice I’m going to give you is this: don’t let your weather app scare you. More times than not, the scary-looking week filled with thunderstorms that will “surely ruin your vacation,” might turn into two afternoon-long bursts of weather that will help knock out some humidity and keep the island looking as green as ever. That is unless your weather app is tracking a hurricane–then, yes, definitely take the weather seriously. Here’s my second piece of advice: rain in the forecast or not, it’s always a good idea to pack a rain jacket when you’re visiting the island, especially in the summer months.

So if your beach day does get rained out, the good news is that there are plenty of indoor activities around the island and surrounding areas to choose from. Here are a few of our favorites:

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Stop by the Coastal Discovery Museum

A Smithsonian affiliate, this museum captures Hilton Head’s heritage and wonderfully showcases the island’s history and natural landscape. Sitting on a piece of history itself, the Coastal Discovery Museum is located on Honey Horn Plantation, 68 acres that are filled with trails, gardens, and fascinating exhibits. Visiting the Coastal Discovery Museum is always a great way to keep your group entertained and out of the rain for about an hour or two. This activity is free of charge, but donations are always appreciated.

Although the entire property might be a little harder to explore when it’s raining, you can always return to walk the boardwalks through the Jarvis Creek salt marsh and stop by to say hello to the Marsh Tacky horses. The Honey Horn property also hosts the island’s farmers market every Tuesday from 9 am-1 pm.

70 Honey Horn Dr., Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 | (843) 689-6767 | CoastalDiscovery.org

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Visit the Sandbox Children’s Museum 

The Sandbox has become one of Hilton Head’s favorite destinations for both visiting families and locals. The Sandbox has two convenient locations: one on Hilton Head Island and one at the Tanger 2 Outlets in Bluffton. Both locations offer children a hands-on, interactive experience they won’t soon forget. Children of all ages will love the flight simulator where they can “navigate the friendly skies” in a real jet, listen to commands from air traffic control through their captain’s headphones, and even don a pilot costume to complete the experience. Transition from air to sea as you explore their 48” saltwater aquarium filled with unique sea creatures. Little artists will love the rhythm and hues art room, and no visit is complete without a stop in the Loggerhead Sandcastle where children are surrounded by sand, sea, and sky. Kids can put on hard hats and construction gear while working with giant lego blocks or take a trip to their grocery corner. There’s something for everyone at this family-centered attraction (you’ll want to check it out even if it’s not raining)!

80 Nassau St | Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 | (843) 842-7645 | TheSandbox.org

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Make a Reservation at The Art Cafe 

The Art Cafe is a paint-your-own pottery studio that promises to be a family favorite activity. The Art Cafe is open Monday – Saturday and a reservation is required. When your family arrives, you’ll have the opportunity to pick out a piece of pottery to paint, and their friendly staff will help get you started. Upon completion, the team will glaze and fire your artwork for you. Try to plan this activity during the early days of your visit because your piece won’t be finished until 3 days later (don’t worry though. They’ll arrange to have your pieces shipped if you’re leaving soon after your visit). Enjoy food and drinks while you paint including beer and wine for the grown-ups! 

 5 Lagoon Rd | Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 | (843) 785-5525 | ArtCafeHHI.com

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Catch a Movie

Hilton Head has 3 theaters for your movie-viewing pleasure ensuring that no rainy day is a washout! Relax in electric reclining lounge chairs while enjoying something from the beer and wine bar during a trip to Northridge Cinema 10. If independent films are your thing, visit Coligny Theater. Hilton Head Island’s first theatre caters to an upscale adult audience. If you’re hoping to catch a new release while relaxing in luxurious reclining seats, Park Place Cinema is just what the doctor ordered. The cafe & lounge has a full food menu and offers beer, wine, coffee, and ice cream. 

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Do a Little Shopping 

Coligny Plaza is the perfect destination for some rainy day shopping. There’s plenty of cover as you wander from store to store and there’s something for everyone.

Here are some must-see shops:

  • Island Girl – clothes, accessories, and footwear for women
  • Coastal Sunglasses–wide selection of name-brand sunglasses
  • HH House of Jerky – Over 60 varieties of jerky!
  • HH House of Popcorn – Over 75 flavors of gourmet popcorn!
  • The Island Fudge Shoppe – Homemade fudge, hand-dipped chocolates, candies, and more. 
  • Mingles Gifts & Collectibles – easy-living clothes and jewelry, hand-crafted items, home accents, wall art, garden decor, special souvenirs, wine accessories, pet gifts, shell crafts, gourmet foods, and year-round Christmas.
  • Haskins & Co. – stylish, designer dresses, jewelry, bags, and much more. 
  • Hilton Head Toys – Surfer Dudes, Spike Ball, and a large assortment of other beach toys and games.
  • Camp Hilton Head – wide variety of t-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, pants, hats, glassware, trinkets, jewelry, picture frames, and other collectibles.

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Atomic VR Virtual Reality Arcade

 Fun for everyone 8 and over! Atomic Virtual Arcade offers players an unlimited amount of entertainment. With 4 VR gaming stations available, you can explore the virtual experiences with your friends and family, go online and play with others around the world, or take on your own battles. Become immersed in a virtual reality video gaming world.

38 Gateway Circle | Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 | 843-505-7182 | AtomicVRHHI.com

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Adventure Cove Mini Golf & Arcade

Even if you can’t play a round of mini golf due to the rain, this miniature golf course has a trick up its sleeve: an arcade! A fun spot to keep the friendly competition going, this arcade has a variety of games and of course, a counter full of great prizes. Plus, you can always revisit to play a round or two of putt putt when the sun comes out.

18 Folly Field Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926 | (843) 842-9990 | AdventureCove.com

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Chronic Golf 

Check out the Lowcountry’s first indoor golf and multi-sport simulation sports bar. Choose from over 100 golf courses and 13 other sports to play from the comfort of your own bay/living room area. Use their top-of-the-line Srixon and Cleveland golf clubs and Full Swing Simulators. 

59A New Orleans Rd | Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 | 833-987-GOLF | MyChronicGolf.com

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Catch a Ride on The Breeze Trolley 

Guests love “catching the breeze” to connect to some of the island’s favorite destinations. Access shopping and groceries, the best island restaurants, any of the Hilton Head beaches, and all of the island activities. The 2 Breeze Trolley routes promise to connect you to your favorite on island destination hassle-free! Download their route map and schedule here. 


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Visit One of the Best Festivals in the South

66th Beaufort Water Festival

July 15-24, 2022

Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park

If you happen to be visiting Hilton Head Island during mid-July, take our advice and plan on spending at least one day at the Beaufort Water Festival. Hop in the car and take the beautiful, one-hour drive to Hilton Head’s Lowcountry neighbor, Beaufort, South Carolina.

First hosted in 1956 and considered one of the biggest outdoor festivals in the south at the time, the Water Festival has grown year after year into the can’t-miss lineup of events that it is today. Completely organized and produced by local volunteers, this event not only shows off the beauty and charm of Beaufort, but the community’s love for the area as well. This year, there will be ten days full of activities for all ages, as well as exciting, live entertainment nightly.

Every year, the Concert in the Park brings some pretty big names to the stage, with this year’s headliner being the Eli Young Band. Slotted for Saturday night on July 16th, this country music sensation will share the stage with openers, Tyler Reese Tritt and Kidd G. Tickets are on sale now.

Every day holds something new in store. Want to enter a badminton, bocce ball, or fishing tournament? Cheer on teams during the famously hysterical Bed Race, watch a ski show or air stunt show, and don’t forget to be downtown for the Water Festival Grand Parade! You’ll even have the opportunity to take a tour of a shrimping boat, a real Lowcountry experience. There are also chances every day to stroll through the Festival Arts & Crafts Market to shop from local artists and vendors. These are just a handful of events scattered throughout the duration of the festival, but for the entire schedule of events, click below:

Full Festival Schedule of Events


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July 2022 Tide Chart [Hilton Head Island]

If you’re visiting our beautiful island during the month of July, 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:


Fourth of July Events on Hilton Head Island

There is always something to do on Hilton Head Island, especially during the summer months. Add a holiday into the mix, and visitors are in for a real treat! If you’re celebrating Fourth of July with us, here is a rundown of some events and activities that’ll be held on July 4th.

USA 5K

8:00am

Coligny Beach

1 Coligny Circle, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Start your holiday with a morning run (or walk) on the beach! All ages and skill levels are invited to the USA 5K, produced by the Hilton Head Running Company and benefiting the Hilton Head Island Sea Turtle Patrol. All participants receive a festive t-shirt and finishers medal. This run will be held entirely on the beach at low tide, so expect hard, flat sand and plenty of room to run or walk.

Register here!

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36th Annual Firecracker 5K

8:00am

Jarvis Creek Park

100 Jarvis Park Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Celebrate Independence Day at the annual Hilton Head Firecracker 5K! This family-friendly race and walk is Beaufort County’s oldest and largest race. Beginning at 9:00am, there will be three runs for kids that will be separated by age and distance. After the run, join in on the celebration at the post-race party and barbecue. Participants are welcome to enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers, and two complimentary beers for those that are 21+. Have a blast with games for kids, the Patriotic costume contest, and a DJ on site. Can’t be there the day of? There’s a virtual run available!

Register here!

HarbourFest at Shelter Cove Harbour

Shelter Cove Harbour

1 Harbourside Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Listen to a live, patriotic performance by local favorite, Shannon Tanner, either at the 6:30pm or 8:00pm show. This family-friendly event features entertainment and activities for kids by Cappy the Clown from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Enjoy a pleasant evening in the Harbour with waterfront dining and shopping. The night will end in a dazzling firework display at 9:00pm.

Click here for the map of the complimentary shuttle provided for the event.

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The Nice Guys at Coligny Plaza

6:30pm-8:30pm

Coligny Plaza Center Stage

1 N Forest Beach Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Visit Coligny Plaza for a live performance by The Nice Guys, a local band known to cover today’s latest hits. Every Monday you can find them on Center Stage, and the Fourth of July is no different!

Check to see what other local bands are playing at Coligny Plaza throughout the week.

Approximately 1:30pm-2:00pm

Hilton Head Island Coastline

A South Carolina tradition that you don’t want to miss this Fourth of July, Salute From the Shore is a way that those enjoying their day on the beach can take a moment to honor our country’s armed forces. This military flyover stretches the length of South Carolina’s gorgeous coast starting at 1:00pm–so keep an eye out on the sky! Dress in your red, white, and blue, and head to the beaches to see a combination of fighter jets and personally-owned vintage military planes pass by.

Harbour Town Fireworks

Approximately 9:00pm

Harbour Town in Sea Pines

Make your way into the Sea Pines property to enjoy the Fourth of July Fireworks over the famous, Harbour Town Lighthouse. Set next to the gorgeous Calibogue Sound, enjoy the night’s festivities including food and live music before the firework show commences. Arrive a few hours early to grab a bite to eat, to do a bit of shopping, or visit the Lighthouse Museum before sundown.

Please keep in mind that there is a gate fee to enter the Sea Pines property.

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HarbourFest Fourth of July Fireworks

9:00pm-9:30pm

Shelter Cove Marina

1 Harbourside Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

The grand finale of that night’s HarbourFest, enjoy spectacular fireworks over the Shelter Cove Marina.

Click here for the map of the complimentary shuttle provided for the event.


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What to Do for Father’s Day on Hilton Head Island

Will you be vacationing in Hilton Head Island during Father’s Day weekend? Treating Dad to some well-deserved beach time is probably enough to make his day. If you do want to plan something special for the day, we’ve come up with a few ideas that are sure to be a hit!

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All Things Golf

            Something tells me that Dad might be the one that schedules the tee times. In any case, Hilton Head is known for having award-winning golf courses—and plenty of them! For the sake of this guide, we won’t get into the nitty gritty of every golf course on the island, since avid golfers have probably already done their research. Instead, let’s look at the other options that might better suit the family whose golfing abilities (and interests) might be across the board.

            The next-best, and most obvious choice would be to go mini golfing. A great way to spend an hour enthralled in some friendly competition, mini golf is a fun option that the whole family can do! That is of course, if your family isn’t known to get a little too competitive. Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us. There are multiple mini golf courses located throughout Hilton Head Island, each of them is designed with a unique theme and offer different courses for differing skill levels.

            A relatively new addition to the island, Chronic Golf is an exciting, high-tech spin on your typical golf game. Because this experience is completely indoors, you can enjoy this activity rain or shine! The simulation sports bar is great for all ages and includes thirteen sports games in addition to the 100 golf courses offered. Sit back and relax in your private simulation bay, and order a tasty dish or beverage to enjoy while you play.

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Birds-Eye View

         Taking a helicopter tour might be something you wouldn’t normally think of doing, but is something you definitely do not want to miss.  By far the best way to see our beautiful island, Hilton Head Helicopter Tours offers numerous tours that can even take you to surrounding areas like Tybee Island, downtown Savannah, and Daufuskie. Great for all ages, this exciting experience pairs breathtaking views of the Lowcountry with a unique way of learning more about the area. With a wide array of options that consider time, budget, and interest, there is sure to be a tour for you.

Here are some of our favorites:

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Adventure, Anyone?

How about surprising Dad with a little adventure this Father’s Day? Plan on taking a trip to Adventure Hilton Head, where you can have fun for an hour or two, or even the whole day! There are three thrilling activities to choose from that are sure to be a hit:

The ZipLine Canopy Tour is great for explorers aged ten and above who are looking for a thrilling way to see the natural beauty of Hilton Head from a totally unique perspective. With seven ZipLines total, a swinging sky bridge, and a spiral staircase within the trees, you’ll be able to see scenic views of Broad Creek. We recommend making reservations for this activity in advance!

If you’re feeling a little more adventurous–and you’re definitely not afraid of heights–challenge yourself with the Aerial Adventures High Ropes Courses. There are four different courses ranging in difficulties between beginner and kid-friendly, to challenging and are considered expert-level. Each course has an array of activities that are at appropriate heights above the ground, and you may try out as many courses as your time allows. Similar to the ZipLine Canopy Tour, make sure you reserve ahead of time and everyone in your group is at least five years old.

For those of you who’d rather stay on the ground, try out the new GoKarts! Race around the track as a single rider, or buddy up in a two-seater kart. Check out the age, height, and weight requirements before making reservations.

Photo by Adventure Hilton Head

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June 2022 Tide Chart [Hilton Head Island]

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

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


Hilton Head Island’s Sea Turtle Season

There is only one thing that can rival the excitement of summer vacation on Hilton Head Island, and that’s sea turtle season!  The long stretch between May and October welcomes the island’s most seasoned visitors—Loggerhead sea turtles.  The local community and non-profit groups such as Sea Turtle Patrol HHI and Turtle Trackers of HHI, work tirelessly to protect these endangered creatures.

Never touch adult or baby sea turtles. Report any stranded, injured, or deceased sea turtles on one of Hilton Head Island’s beaches.

Once the sun goes down and beachgoers have left for the day, the stage is set for nesting sea turtles to make their way up the beach to lay their clutch of eggs.  After finding a nesting site that’s dark and quiet, the female may lay an average of 110 eggs per clutch, and 4 clutches per season.  Loggerheads are also known to nest at least once on what is considered their natal beach, or the beach where they themselves hatched.

If sea turtles are disturbed while nesting, they will return to the water and try again later that night or within a few days.  The egg’s survival is dependent on whether or not the sea turtle finds a fitting site to nest, so it is crucial that our beaches maintain the necessary conditions.

Lights Out

You might’ve already heard the term, “Lights Out for Sea Turtles!” Although it doesn’t necessarily affect the interior of the island, it’s important for everyone to know.  Beaufort County has a lighting ordinance set from May to October that prohibits visible light on beaches, including houses, resorts, as well as flashlights.

Why is this important? Not only do nesting sea turtles keep away from brightly-lit areas on the beach, there’s a possibility that once hatched, the babies might get distracted by other light sources that are in the opposite direction of where they need to go.  Sea turtles are phototactic creatures, meaning that they are drawn to light.  In this case, baby sea turtles are hard-wired to know that if they follow the moonlight reflecting on the ocean’s waves, they’ll make it to the water’s edge.

Clean Up

When you’re ready to leave the beach for the day, make sure to pack up all of your gear and take it with you.  Personal property left unattended overnight will be disposed of.  Beach furniture and larger objects can pose as obstacles for nesting sea turtles, sometimes even entangling them!

Hilton Head does a great job at providing trash cans in convenient locations along the island’s beaches, so even if you happen to spot a stray piece of trash that wasn’t yours, please pick it up on your way out.

Keeping our beaches clean helps the entirety of island wildlife, not just sea turtles.

Fill in Holes

Although it’s a sad thought to build a sandcastle and moat only to have to knock it down again, we need to keep the beaches as level as possible.  It’s important to limit the number of obstacles both adult and baby sea turtles could potentially come into contact with. Volunteers who walk the beach do a great job at filling holes and flattening sandcastles each evening. Their time would be better spent educating beachgoers about sea turtles if everyone did their part in preparing the beach for the night.

Keep Off the Tracks

If you’re out for an early morning stroll and happen upon some wavy-looking tracks in the sand, make sure to stay off of them!  It’s important to leave the sea turtle’s tracks intact so that Turtle Patrol knows where to find the nest. Once the nest has been found and marked, Turtle Patrol will make x’s through the tracks.

Sea Turtle Patrol HHI

This volunteer-based 501C3 non-profit organization is responsible for searching beaches on Hilton Head Island for turtle tracks and nests. After a nest has been found, it is marked and entered into the SCDNR database for further monitoring throughout the 45-day incubation period. After the hatchlings emerge, the team then inventories the nest 3 days later.

Click here for more information.

Check on the latest sea turtle nest count on Hilton Head Island here!

Turtle Trackers of Hilton Head

Also a 501C3 volunteer-run organization, the Turtle Trackers of Hilton Head’s main mission is to assist in the preservation efforts of endangered sea turtles that nest on Hilton Head, as well as educating the public about the best ways to protect hatchlings headed to the ocean. You can help the Turtle Trackers by cleaning up after your day at the beach as well as flattening any sand structures you made or fill any holes you’ve dug.

Click here for more information.

Turtle Trackers’ Turtle Talks

8:00pm-9:00pm, FREE to attend

Every Monday from June 6th through August, except on July 4th

Lowcountry Celebration Park Pavillion; 94 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


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Memorial Day 2022 Events on Hilton Head Island

On the last Monday of May, our Nation honors the brave men and women who died while serving in the United States military. Memorial Day Weekend is also the unofficial start to the summer season, meaning more Americans pack their suitcases and travel over the three-day weekend–or longer! If you’re headed out for a weekend getaway, keep the significance of the holiday in mind and find ways to honor the fallen soldiers who fought for our freedoms. If you’re visiting Hilton Head Island, here are two ways to observe the holiday:

Hilton Head Freedom 5K Run & Walk

The 7th Annual Hilton Head Memorial Day 5K Run & Walk, presented by the Palmetto Running Company, is a family-friendly event that honors those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Strollers and dogs are welcome, with custom medals given to the top 3 dogs! In addition to medals given to division winners, there is also a “Best Costume” Award, so make sure to dress in your patriotic best!

There will be no same-day registration, so make sure to register in advance here!

A portion of the proceeds as well as all donations will be given to the Semper Fi & America’s Fund. For more information about this fund, click here.

Monday, May 30th

Port Royal Plantation

10 Clubhouse Dr., Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


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Basic Guide to Beach Safety

It’s that time of year again when the idea of walking ankle-deep in the refreshing Atlantic, building sandcastles, and soaking up the Carolina sunshine becomes a little bit more irresistible.  Although Hilton Head’s temperate weather allows locals and visitors alike to visit its beautiful beaches year-round, there’s an explosion of activity that begins every year around Memorial Day that brings more tents and towels to our beaches.  The summer season is an exciting time buzzing with more people to meet and more chances to make lasting memories with friends and family.

As you prepare for your upcoming summer vacation to Hilton Head Island, make sure you brush up on your beach safety.  Don’t allow the anxiety of what could go wrong deter you from having fun during your vacation. On the other hand, you also don’t want to get caught unprepared if something does happen.  Here are some things to keep in mind before you head to the beach:

What to Bring

Water

It’s easy to become dehydrated at the beach, especially if you’re chasing down frisbees or playing in the waves.  Make it a point to bring an ample amount of water for everyone in your group.  Not a fan of water?  I know it might be tempting to stock up on just soda and sugary juices, but any sports drink with electrolytes is a better replacement.

Another thing to keep in mind: alcoholic beverages are not allowed on any of Hilton Head Island’s beaches.

Sunscreen

An important beach staple, sunscreen should always have a spot inside your beach bag.  There’s always someone in your group who forgets to apply sunscreen, and depending on how long your beach day is actually going to last, it’s a good idea to reapply throughout the day especially if you’ve been in and out of the water.

Out of sunscreen? Stop by one of the local gift shops or grocery stores on the island and pick up some reef-friendly sunscreen that will not only protect you, but ocean life as well! 

First Aid Kit

Having a first aid kit on hand when traveling is a good idea in general.  You never know when a rogue scraped knee or bee sting will surprise you.  Accidents do happen, and if you end up losing a wrestling match with your beach umbrella, it’s always handy to have a stash of your own band aids and other supplies, especially if there’s no lifeguard around. 

Of course, some injuries do require medical attention, so don’t hesitate to seek emergency care if necessary.

Water Safety

Here are just a few of the main water safety tips. Some of the following tips may sound like common sense, but they’re good to brush up on if you haven’t visited the beach in a while.

  • If you know you can’t swim, stay out of the water.
  • Never overestimate your swimming ability.
  • Never swim alone.
  • Always supervise your children, even if you are located in a guarded area.
  • Remember to enter the water feet first—don’t dive.
  • Ask the lifeguard why he or she is flying a yellow caution flag.

Click here for additional water safety information or if you’d like to know where Beach Patrol is located.

-Rip Currents

The chances of rip currents increase with higher surf levels, as well as with weather activity, so before you even unfold the beach chair, check with the lifeguard on duty and keep an eye on your weather app.

The best things to do if you do happen to be caught in a rip current:

  1. Don’t panic or fight the current.
  2. Swim sideways, or parallel to shore until you’re outside of the rip current.
  3. Let the current pull you out, and then swim parallel to shore once you’re outside of the current.

Click here to learn more about rip currents.

Stingrays

Most injuries caused by stingrays seem to happen during the months of May through June.  Whether one can pin that on stingray mating season, feeding habits, or just bad luck, there are ways to help limit your chances of getting injured.  As you splash around in the water, remember to shuffle or drag your feet.  Believe it or not, stingrays only attack you if they feel threatened, and accidentally stepping on one does in fact fall into that category. 

What happens when you’ve been injured?  The injury should be cleaned and disinfected immediately, and hot water seems to help with the pain from the stingray’s toxins.  It’s always a good idea to seek medical treatment, especially if there are any spines that remain or if the injury in the chest, neck, and head area.  Injuries from a stingray normally cause severe pain, weakness, and nausea.

Please keep in mind that we are not medical professionals, and this guide should not replace medical treatment.

Jellyfish

Although you might not see a jellyfish in the water before unintentionally bumping into it, you can steer clear of any dead jellyfish on the beach—they can still sting!  If you’re terrified of a jellyfish sting ruining your beach day, keep a bottle of vinegar as well as a pair of tweezers in your beach bag. Rinsing the sting with vinegar is said to keep the stingers from firing any additional jellyfish venom.  Tweezers can help pluck any remaining tentacles off of the skin—the scraping method is now thought to cause more pain.  Similar to stingray injuries, soaking the skin in hot water seems to ease the pain more than cold water does.  

Please keep in mind that we are not medical professionals, and this guide should not replace medical treatment.

Local Beach Regulations

When visiting a beach—especially one you’ve never been to before—it is always smart to read up on all of the local beach regulations to help keep you and everyone else around you safe.  Click here for a link to Hilton Head Island’s local beach regulations.


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Bluffton Mayfest 2022

The first Saturday of May, Bluffton becomes host to one of the best spring festivals in South Carolina.  Located in charming Old Town, those wanting to join in on the festivities should expect more than 150 artists and food vendors, live music playing on two stages throughout the day, as well as a fun-filled schedule of events:

Pie Eating Contest

11:30am | Dubois Park

Ugly Dog Contest

  1:00pm | Heyward House

Derby Hat Parade

  2:00pm | Martin Family Park Stage

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Admission is free to all guests. Complimentary parking will be at Red Cedar Elementary, and includes a complimentary shuttle to the festival area.

Click here for additional information.


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