BP Myth Busters: The Only Thing to do in Hilton Head is go to the beach…?

Hmm… as great as the beaches are, we beg to differ that they are the ONLY activity to enjoy here– there’s tons to do on Hilton Head Island! We’re busting this myth with 5 examples of other great activities on the island– other than the sand and sun!

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    The Sea Pines Forest Preserve is one of Hilton Head’s greatest treasures. From a myriad of wildlife, beautiful serene paths and bridges, and Spanish moss hanging all around, this is an oasis away from the beach, with hours of exploring for you to do. From the swamps, to the lakes, to the tree covered walkways, you truly feel as though you are in a different and very special untouched world. Another great piece to the forest preserve is the picnic benches overlooking the lake, for a picnic after a little exploring. The Sea Pines Forest Preserve is an absolute must on Hilton Head, and is so easily accessible from all of our properties— especially those that are in Sea Pines Plantation.
  2. Coastal Discovery Museum
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    Whether you’re into snakes, butterflies, turtles, or shells, the Coastal Discovery Museum in Honey Horn Plantation is the place for you. Between their educational tours and classes that run every day, to their fun interactive museum, there’s tons to do here. There is a butterfly enclosure, live snakes, a beautiful gazebo and dock that walk out over the marshes for a beautiful view, and amazing employees who are more than willing to give you some information about whatever you’d like! This is a great spot for adults and children alike, and a wonderful place to get out of the sun for a couple of hours.
  3. Old Town Bluffton
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    From Old Town charm, amazing restaurants, a bustling farmer’s market, and tons of shops and history, this is a great place to spend an afternoon strolling the oak draped streets in Bluffton. There has been a recent boom of business in Old Town Bluffton that has made it a great new hub for tourism just minutes off of Hilton Head Island. From cute boutique stores, an amazing and expansive farmer’s market on Thursday’s, and wonderful restaurants just oozing with southern charm, this is not a place to miss!
  4. Shelter Cove Marina & Shelter Cove Towne Center
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    With a myriad of shops, restaurants, entertainment, and much more, Shelter Cove has always been a famous Hilton Head Island stop. Recently, the Shelter Cove Towne Center opened up across 278 featuring even more shops, a great park, a wonderful view of the marsh and ocean, and restaurants, activities, etc. Both of these are great places to spend some time with your family, get out of the sun, and maybe even have a little shopping spree!
  5. Pinckney Island

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Maybe on your drive to or from Old Town Bluffton, you can make a stop at the Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge, nested right in between the two bridges that take you off of Hilton Head Island. This is nature at it’s finest, and more pure. From bird watching to just sitting down and taking in the sounds of nature uninterrupted, we recommend this spot for anyone just needing a little quiet getaway.

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That’s it for this myth, but we will be back with even more myth busting and tips! Follow this blog, or head to our website for more information on a vacation on Hilton Head Island with Beach Properties!

Holiday Movies in Coligny Plaza

From every Saturday and Monday until Christmas Eve, Coligny Plaza is hosting a FREE holiday movie for everyone to enjoy.

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Don’t forget to stop by the local shops and finish off the last minute Christmas shopping. There’s something for the entire family! Save your receipt and enter for a chance to win $1000.

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Enjoy these additional Holiday specials for your visit to Hilton Head!

Girls Getaway Weekend: Hilton Head Island Style

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Looking for a gorgeous place to relax and renew with your girls? Hilton Head Island is the perfect place! With beautiful beaches, amazing restaurants, wonderful spas, and so much more, your ladies will love this getaway plan. Here’s some planning inspiration to get you started!

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Where to Stay?

One of the best reasons to stay in a vacation rental home, is that you have privacy as well as an entire house to share! With a kitchen, multiple bedrooms, living rooms, and if you choose wisely, a porch with a beach view, you will be living the luxurious lifestyle and making memories you and your friends will never forget.

Beach Properties has tons of options for you to choose from, but here are just a couple of our favorites, that we think would accommodate a girls group wonderfully in terms of size and of course proximity to the beach and ultimate relaxation!

6 Armada: if you’re a beachy bunch with an eye for design.IMG_1377

8 East Beach Lagoon: if you’re a group looking for beachfront access and a classic coastal home to call your own for the week.

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18 Brigantine: If you’re looking for extreme luxury, and a beach view from a second story porch (just saying). IMG_0882

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What to do?

Beyond lazing by the pool and getting your bronze on, there are tons of fun activities for you and your gal pals to do! Here’s a few ideas…

If you’re the girl friends who love to shop: Shelter Cove Towne Center! This new shopping area overlooks the ocean and has tons of great stores to choose from.

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For the relaxation girls: Faces Spa

With our Beach Properties Advantage Card, you have access to deals at many different spas here on the island that are exclusive to us. Click this link for our page of deals!

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For the sporty squad: Sweat Bootcamp! This bootcamp is a great way to sweat it out with your girls led by trainer, Jen Edwards. Working out with a view, and feeling the coastal breeze makes your one hour sweat sesh easy! Plus, Jen offers a discount exclusively to our Beach Properties guests!

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Book your girls getaway today, at beach-property.com!!

Lets Toast to Another Year on Hilton Head

Village at Wexford 2016 Toast The Season

The Village at Wexford is feeling festive. Join them December 10th and 17th, from 10-5 for their Outdoor Market. Make sure to do some shopping before Santa arrives at 1:40 with Storytime. Afterwards, meet up at Santa’s House with Wine Tasting and Music. Donations during the event are greatly appreciated. All donations will support the Giving Tree of the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island

Bring In The Holiday On Hilton Head!

DECEMBER 1st

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Join us on Main Street to bring in the Hilton Head holiday spirit and start your holiday shopping! From 5-8 p.m. stroll along Main Street and enjoy holiday music broadcast live by Jeff T-Bone Taylor from 104.9 The Surf. Be one of the first 100 customers to receive a goodie bag filled with special offers from participating vendors. Enjoy complimentary refreshments, food tastings and additional discounts from participating businesses. See you there!

DECEMBER 2nd

Hilton Head Island Winter Wonderland Festival

Santa is coming to Hilton Head Island!! Take the kids to Shelter Cove to hang out with Mr. and Mrs. Clause. There will be hayrides, carnival games, petting zoo, children’s parade and much more!!! All of the proceeds benefit the Hilton Head Island Recreation Association Children’s Scholarship Fund. Check out Island Recreation. for more information.

2016 Taste of the Season

Curb your hunger at Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of the Season. Enjoy signature dishes from the Low Country’s top chefs of our area. The food choices are limitless, between seafood, southern soul food and creative concoctions, there is going to be a plate to please! Enjoy and don’t forget to participate in the silent auction. Maybe you will win the RBC Heritage Package!

DECEMBER 3rd

Gingerbread House Decorating

Are you a professional contractor? How about someone that just likes to make a mess? Get ready to put those skills to the test at the First Presbyterian Church’s Gingerbread House Decorating Party! Enjoy music, refreshments, and each others company while bringing out your inner child.

DECEMBER 2nd to 3rd

Town of Bluffton Weekend of Lights

Explore off Hilton Head Island into Bluffton to enjoy the annual Weekend of Lights. Join us on Bridge Street to start the festivities, and finish up the the fun on the 3rd with a Christmas Parade! Feeling creative? Register to be a part of the parade and create a Christmas float to bring in the holiday!

Check out these specials for your December visit to Hilton Head!

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Dove Street Festival of Lights

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Come out and enjoy the “Dove Street Festival of Lights” at Shelter Cove Town Center.

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The Festival starts on November 19th at 6pm and ends on December 31st. Every night at 6pm, the town center will be lit up.

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Enjoy spectacular lights, shopping and dining. Bring your family and friends and get into your holiday spirit.  This light festival is one example why Hilton Head Island is such a great place to spend your holiday. You should stay over with us this holiday season at Beach Properties of Hilton Head. Check out some of the great specials we have going on, helping you save big so you can bring all of your loved ones with you. Enjoy warmer weather, wide open beaches and roads, fresh & tasty local seafood, tons of activities, tons of savings and best of all, the holiday spirit of Hilton Head Island.

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Beach Properties of Hilton Head Mobile App

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We now have a mobile application for our guests to use while on vacation. It is available on android and apple phones. To download, go to the app store on your phones and type in “Beach Properties Hilton Head“. You will see our logo next to it. Yes, the app is FREE!

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The mobile app is great for our guests to use for a number of reasons. It can help you save money when looking for a particular activity or service on the Island. The app will list all of the partner businesses on our Advantage Program as well as the discount the business offers our guests.

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Find restaurants, services, and activities on the Island and be able to quickly contact them or navigate to their website if you are interested in them. For example, if you were sitting at your vacation rental and were thinking up where you wanted to eat later that evening, you can use the app to find a restaurant you like, view the discount you will receive, call the restaurant or make a reservation online with the click of a button.  You can even navigate to the restaurant with the click of a button.

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The app can also check the local weather in seconds with a live radar, and find activities to do when the weather is a little wet outside. You can even enter our photo contests and check out our social media!  There is also a customer service component to the app as well, making it easier than ever for guests to get in contact with property managers if they need assistance or have a question. Everything on the app is simple and requires again, just a press of a button.

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So as you can see, the app is designed to help our guests navigate the Island and save money without wasting time surfing the web through loading screens, clicking on various links or wasting phone battery.

Download today and know the area better than any local and never be lost again while vacationing on Hilton Head Island.

10 Things Not To Miss On Hilton Head Island

#1 Harbour Town Marina

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Located in Sea Pines, Harbour Town might just be the most iconic landmark in the Lowcountry. Harbour Town is filled with activities, restaurants, and shopping as well as beautiful yachts in the harbor. It is home to the Heritage Classic Professional Golf Tournament where every year people from all over the world come to watch talented professionals compete on the Harbour Town Golf Course.

#2 Shelter Cove Town Center

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A relatively new location on Hilton Head Island is the Shelter Cove Town Center located just down the street from the Palmetto Dunes Resort. The Town Center has a great venue for shopping and quality dining not to mention a vast array of festivals, live music and events in the Community Park Area.

#3 Lawton Stables

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Tucked away deep into the Sea Pines Plantation is Lawton Stables. Tourists and guests are often seen riding horseback from Lawton Stables and around the plantation.  It is a great place for horse lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

#4 The Coastal Discovery Museum

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The Coastal Discovery Museum, located at Honey Horn, offers a great selection of events for all to enjoy, especially children. Explore the cultural history and environmental aspects of Hilton Head Island.  Offering kayaking tours, shrimp trawling expeditions, Blue Crab Discoveries, and much more, the Coastal Discovery Museum never fails to wow its tourists and deliver a spectacular adventure.

#5 Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge

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Located 5 minutes west of Hilton Head Island is Pinckney Island, home to the Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge. The Lowcountry is well known for maintaining plenty of un-spoiled wild terrain for exploration.  This is a perfect place to walk on peaceful trails exploring nature and seeing plenty of wildlife. The best part of Pinckney Island is that it is FREE and open to anyone.

#6 Dolphin Tours

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Any resident of Hilton Head will tell you that Hilton Head Island’s waters are filled with dolphins. Take a guided dolphin tour from any one of the many charters and literally come with in a few feet from the oceans most loveable creatures!

#7 Fishing Charters

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Hilton Head Island has some great fishing. With 10 off shore man made reefs near by you will not be disappointed. The best way to experience off shore fishing on Hilton Head Island is to book a fishing charter with one of the island’s experienced fishing companies.

#8 Golf

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If there is one thing Hilton Head Island is famous for it is definitely golf. Hilton Head Island has a great selection of top notch, high quality courses. Many of them were designed and built by world famous golf course architects and former golf legends. With warm temperatures throughout the year, golf can be played in any month.

#9 Tennis

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If you love tennis then you are in luck. There are a lot of various spots to play tennis throughout the Island. A good place to start is in the Palmetto Dunes Resort, Sea Pines Plantation, or Shipyard.

#10 Island Cycling

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One very over looked activity on Hilton Head is cycling. Tourists love to ride bikes on the beach, especially at sunrise or sunset where you can catch some beautiful Carolina Sky. Enjoy over 60 miles of riding trails on the Island,such as in Sea Pines Plantation on the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Much of the Island’s south end is accessible via bike. Ride to dinner with the kids, or ride to the beach to meet up with friends. Enjoy a vacation without even needing to drive!

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Click here to see why Hilton Head Island is not just a summer destination but also a great place to vacation in the fall & winter months. Beach Properties of Hilton Head has been voted the best vacation company on the Island for the last 7 years! Click here to see how you could save on all of these activities above by being a Beach Properties guest. Beach Properties of Hilton Head has some spectacular offers for fall & winter stays going on right now. Go to our website to see how much you could save booking with us this holiday season!

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The Best Gift For Any Holiday!

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The best gift for anyone this holiday season is a new memory, for them to remember and cherish for the rest of their lives.  The best memories are those spent with loved ones and friends, especially while on vacation. Give your family the best gift of all this holiday season!  Come to Hilton Head Island and enjoy nice warm weather, practically empty beaches  all to yourselves, less traffic on roads and golf courses, plenty of activities and restaurants to keep your time and stomachs filled, and comfortable luxurious accommodations all while saving money.

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Beach Properties of Hilton Head has been voted the best vacation company on Hilton Head Island for the last 7 years in a row now. We have the best selection of high quality, luxurious  accommodations with top notch amenities, close to and on the beaches of Hilton Head Island. We have some great deals and specials for fall & winter stays this year to help you save money as well as our Advantage Discount Program which will also help you save money.

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Whether it’s a night out to dinner, a day at the spa, a short term gym membership, a boat excursion to see some dolphins, a shopping spree,  a private chef cooking gourmet meals for you on the beach, a zip-line course, or even a game of mini golf, we have you covered. With over 100 various local island businesses offering our guests a discount, you will have done more on your vacation with us and spent less than any other company could offer you on the island. You don’t even have to check in! We will ship you everything in the mail so that you and your crew can just drive right to your vacation property with express check in! Click here for more information on the perks of vacationing with us on Hilton Head Island this fall & winter.

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So give your holiday plans a little more thought and keep us in mind. Remember, there is no better holiday than a holiday spent at the beach!

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Hounds On The Harbour 2016

Bring your pooch to this event. Harbour Town in Sea Pines is hosting the 2016 Hounds On The Harbour Event on October 1st. This is the ultimate socialization event for man’s best friend. Pamper your dog with a pup cake walk, an agility contest, a dog/owner look alike contest and more! Come out and meet face to face with the various veterinarians, grooming services, boarding services, and trainers that the Hilton Head area has to offer you. The Hilton Head Humane Association will also be present with dogs available for adoption. The event will be held from 10am-1pm. Call the Sea Pines Resort recreation department for more info: 843-842-1979.

This is just one of many different festivals that Hilton Head has to offer in the fall and winter months. Come stay with us and enjoy a variety of different celebrations this year. Beach Properties of Hilton Head has some great offers going on right now for the fall/winter and holiday seasons. Click here to learn why Hilton Head is one of the best spots to vacation in the fall & winter.