What sea creature loves to call Hilton Head home? Loggerhead Sea Turtle of course!
Something unique about Hilton Head Island is that the Loggerhead Sea Turtles love to nest on our beaches between May and August. The massive females always get their pick of the prime real estate pieces at night. Females will dig their nests, deposit on average about 120 eggs, and then cover their nests back up with sand to shield from predators. Only two months later will little two-inch baby turtles will emerge and make their way back to the water.
They will spend about 25 or 30 years growing into adulthood from that point on. Here on Hilton Head we love our sea neighbors and love to keep them safe. Local groups such as Hilton Head Island Sea Turtle Protection Project managed by the Coastal Discovery Museum help keep a close eye nests and love educating the public as well. If you ever have vacationed here during May through October and are oceanfront remember to turn all lights off after 10 pm.