Hilton Head Island Beach Treasure Hunt

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Can you find these 5 items at the beach by your

Beach Properties Vacation Rental Home?

  1. A Hermit Crab: if you find one of these shells don’t take them home! There is a good chance that shell is a little hermit crabs home and if you wait long enough, he will probably crawl out of his shell and walk around!hermit-2
  2. A Dolphin Swimming in the Ocean: Have no fear if you see something like this swimming in the distance! These are just our playful dolphins swimming through! 3050e5ec5e55b9bdceb616f161334317
  3. A Sand Dollar: You may find one washed up in the waves, or even feel one under your foot as you play in the water, because sand dollars are plentiful here in Hilton Head! If you happen to find one far from the water, be sure to throw it back to its home in the ocean!3371502500_28b937937b
  4. A Sandpiper: These cute little birds love to sit by the crashing waves and eat up tiny crustaceans in the sand! 9fc919f6c45704956d3969dc34551ddd
  5. A Beautiful Sunset View: Why not finish off your scavenger hunt with the best prize of them all– a gorgeous sunset! There are plenty of these to find in Hilton Head so this one shouldn’t be too hard to check off your list!hilton.head.jpg

We hope you had fun finding all of these fun creatures and sights! Or if you were just looking at the post for some vacation inspiration, head on over to our website and book your vacation with us now!! How can you resist those adorable dolphins, and a view like that!

A Frequently Asked Question About Hilton Head

Perhaps one of the most common questions we get asked is:

“What is there to do on Hilton Head – besides golf and tennis?”

Our response?

“Oh boy.. do you have a few minutes?”

Hilton Head Island has so much to offer for a variety of interests, tastes, and activity levels that it would be near impossible to list everything there is to do, so we wanted to give you an overview of some of our favorites!

There are great festivals year-round on Hilton Head and the fall season brings some that have been drawing both locals and visitors for years:

In September you have the Italian Heritage Festival, the Salty Dog Cafe’s Annual Fall Festival and Lowcountry Boil, and the Harbour Town Fall Fest.


While October gets really rockin’ with the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance.  This mega-event is rivaled only by the Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival.  The Salty Dog Cafe has got their Annual Oyster Roast, Lobster Fest, and Shrimp Festival, so they pretty much have all the shellfish covered!

bluffton arts & seafood festival

By the way, children’s activities are plentiful here:  Besides the natural draw of the beach and all that has to offer for children of all ages, one of our favorite places is the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn.  With its trails, gardens, butterfly enclosure, and interactive experiences like “Lowcountry Critters” kids will be both entertained and enriched.


In Sea Pines, you will find a petting zoo at the Lawton Stables, as well as pony rides and trail rides on horses.

Also in Sea Pines there is the Forest Preserve, a 606-acre nature preserve where you can fish, visit historical sites, or just hike through the amazing natural landscapes of Hilton Head. You can go on a hayride through the Preserve each Thursday, or take an alligator & wildlife boat tour.

Alligator Catching Some Rays

Kayaking is a favorite activity in Palmetto Dunes which has an 11 mile lagoon system where you will be able to view golf courses, nature, and beautiful homes from the water.

hilton-head-island-travel-deals-and-packages We can’t leave out the Forest Beach area—home to Coligny Plaza and a variety of entertainment and activities held there throughout the year. For adults, the Tiki Hut Bar has beachside bar service and great live music! Add these to the numerous restaurants and shopping establishments all within walking distance, and Forest Beach is a happening place!


Rainy days are chock full of activities too. Kids can visit The Sandbox, an interactive children’s museum located on Pope Ave, or they can burn their energy at the Island Playground located just off the Island. Adults can get their shop on at one of the two fabulous Tanger Outlet Malls, also located just off Island, or some of the nifty, unique shops and galleries around the Island.


Hilton Head has 3 movie theaters, 2 of which are small, independent houses that venture into foreign and offbeat fare, and then there’s The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina which has plays, musicals, and special performance events.

And hey!  Did we mention miniature golf?


Bottom line?  Wherever you decide to stay on Hilton Head Island, whether it is a home or villa, there is always something to do — and oh yeah, you can play golf or tennis too!!

Book Your Next Hilton Head Island Vacation Now!

Booking Your Hilton Head Vacation Rental Online is Easy & Secure!!

Beach Properties of Hilton Head understands that your life is busy, busy, and busy!!  

Often, taking a vacation is the only way you find time to relax and spend quality time with your family and friends. 

We took this into consideration when desiging our website, and included the ability to book your Hilton Head Island Vacation Rental online.  Using our secure online reservation system is quick, easy and safe!

To assist you in this process, we have put together a video which will help guide you through the process of making a reservation online.  Check out the video here!  And as always, you can contact us if you have any questions!!!

Top 10 Things You Should Bring On Your Vacation to Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Not sure what to bring on your Hilton Head Island vacation?….

Here are our top 10 recommended items


10. A healthy sense of adventure.  Adventure you ask??  There are so many unique and adventurous activities you can do while on Hilton Head.  There is parasailing, deep sea fishing, dolphin cruises, treasure hunting, special events and more!!  Adventure is everywhere !!! 

 9.  Beach Supplies – Chairs, Towels, Umbrellas and toys!!  There are a number of companies you can also rent these items from.

 8.  Bikes.  Hilton Head Island has the most extensive bike trails I have seen anywhere.  In fact, it is a major means of transportation here on the Island.  I realize some guests might be flying in, and for them I highly recommend renting bikes from one of our Preferred Vendors.  It’s amazing what you will see while on a bike.

 7. A Great pair of shoes.  Why?  Because you have to visit one of the our nature preserves, or take one of the many nature walks to learn about Hilton Head and the creatures who share the Island with us.  One of the more popular walks is to see the Sea Turtle nests and learn how to keep them from becoming endangered.

 6.  Golf Clubs or Tennis Racquet.  Hilton Head Island has a multitude of golf courses and tennis facilities.  And discounts are a plenty!!! 

 5. Sunglasses . . . . multiple pairs!!!  This should be self explanatory, but the sun shines almost every day on Hilton Head  🙂

 4. Dressy Clothes – At least one set of dressy, yet casual clothes so that you can enjoy an “adult evening” out.  There are a number of nanny services on the Island that will come and entertain your children while you and your significant other take time to have a date night.  Your evening can start with Happy Hour, lead to a gourmet dinner and end with a visit to one of our lounges, or clubs. 

 3. A Book – At the beach, poolside or on your private patio or balcony are all great places to relax and enjoy the latest best seller.  Hilton Head is a relaxing and laid back vacation destination.  Your will love the peace and quiet while you escape through the pages of a good book.

 2. An Empty Stomach – Did I mention the restaurants!  There are so many I can’t even count them all.  Food choices range from Greek to Italian, from gourmet to bistro and from seafood to pasta.  Hilton Head Island is the home to so many great eating establishment you could do nothing else but eat if you choose.

 1.  SUNBLOCK Need we say more !!!!

Tour of Hilton Head Island Vacation Homes

Each year Beach Properties of Hilton Head takes pride in representing the nicest homes and villas on Hilton Head Island, and each year we are fortunate to be able to add to our selection of vacation properties for rent.  In our last blog, we took a look at the newest additions to our villas and condos.  This week, we would like to introduce the newest homes to our company.  

 Our first stop is 39 Woodbine Place in Sea Pines.  This is a 3 bedroom and 2 bath home ideally located near the Sea Pines Beach Club.  This home has been recently updated and provides spacious comfort for your family to relax and enjoy their vacation.  There is a Master bedroom suite with a Queen bed and it’s own private bathroom.  The other two bedrooms each have a Queen bed and share a bathroom.  One of them also has a built in bunk bed which is a great space for children!!!  With a private pool situated in the courtyard, there is ample room for all !

 Our second stop is also in Sea Pines and is located just a short walk to the South Beach Marina.  14 Bald Eagle is a 5 bedroom, 5 ½ bath home located second row from the beach.  All 5 bedrooms offer a private bathroom, and the Master bathroom has a large soaking tub, separate shower and a split, double vanity.  The large kitchen opens into a small living area. Also on this level is a formal dining room and a large, open living area that leads out to the patio and pool.  Outside, there is a private pool and plenty of patio space for relaxing.

 Our final stop is an absolute gorgeous brand new 4 bedroom, oceanfront home in Palmetto Dunes – 10 East Wind.  Construction of this home was just completed, and the home was featured on the 2010 Hilton Head Architect Tour of Homes.  There are three bedrooms and a den with sleeper sofa, all with private bathrooms on the second level, along with a granite bar and sitting area.  Upstairs is the Master bedroom suite with private bathroom, a cozy sitting area off the gourmet kitchen and gorgeous views of the ocean from the large, open living area .  The large pool and hot tub are located oceanfront providing access to your private beachwalk.  This home has it all!!!!

 These are just a few on the beautiful home Beach Properties of Hilton Head represents.  We encourage you to take a look at our website, and give us call for your next vacation rental.

Why Stay in a Vacation Rental on Hilton Head Island?

Before I moved to Hilton Head Island, I would visit about twice a year. At first I always would stay in a hotel near the beach. It was probably my fourth visit to the Island that I discovered the ease and convenience of staying in a vacation home or villa.

For me the most important reason I started staying in a vacation rental was because it was like staying in my own home—but with better views and much better weather!!! My family was able to spread out and we enjoyed the proximity to the beach the villa offered. We also stayed in a vacation home one year when my brothers and their families, as well as my parents, joined us for a week. It was a great way for everyone to see one another and still have room to “get away” from each other.

The year we stayed in the vacation rental home, we loved having a private pool to ourselves. It was used the whole week by my young nephews as well as me. The home we stayed in also had a number of games, books, and even a foosball table. There were two different living areas so the kids were in one, while the adults were able to relax in the other — without having to listen to Barney!!! There was so much room to spread out and be comfortable—it was like being at home.

Many people talk about the cost of renting a vacation home or villa. Believe it or not—it was actually less expensive than other options. We saved by cooking a few dinners at the home in the fully equipped kitchen as well as most of our breakfasts. We even saved on entertainment by having our own private pool and playing the games already in the house. Because of what we saved, we took an amazing private catamaran cruise our last night on the Island !!!

Take a look at the vacation homes and villas Beach Properties of Hilton Head has to offer. You can also save a little extra by reserving one of their Hot Deal properties!!!! Most importantly, be comfortable on your vacation. Beach Properties of Hilton Head is a locally owned and operated company and we care about your vacation!!

Check back next week…we will be discussing Biking on Hilton Head Island.