You may think you know all the spots to Hilton Head Island, but have you heard of these?
- Audubon Newhall Preserve
This preserve is one that you may pass heading south bound on Cross Island, and is just after the Palmetto Bay Road light on your right. This preserve was established in 1965 in efforts to maintain the authentic sea island ecosystem. It offers plenty of walking trails with educational information about a variety of plants and animals. More importantly it offers an inside look into the wild that surrounds and makes up the island.
Parks Address: 88 Palmetto Bay Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
- Mitchelville Freedom Park
It may just seem like a park to some, but this is actually one of many major historic landmarks on the island. This takes you back into time to the first self-governed freedmen’s town of freed slaves in America. Be able to walk along trails that head toward the water and you will come across a deserted beach. What is a unique factor about this beach; is there are driftwood benches that were created by nature itself.
Park’s Address: 229 Beach City Rd Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
- Burkes Beach Folly
Even though this location may not be a Hilton Head Island secret, it is somewhere you will want to check out. This beach feels like your own private location, giving you the inspiration to just sit back and do nothing. The whole family can enjoy what this beach has to offer. There are life guards at this location and there is plenty of parking as well.
Parks Address: 60 Burkes Beach Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928