Four Scenic Views You Can’t Miss on Hilton Head Island

There are so many amazing views to catch on Hilton Head Island, but there’s a few, that seem to be the one’s you can’t help but take a picture of. This is our list of those must have views for your Hilton Head Island vacation!

  1. Sunset at The Skull Creek Boathouse: With live music, fresh seafood, and a view like this that is only obscured by the oak trees and Spanish moss, how could you not feel like you’re on vacation? sunset-photo-at-skull-creek-boathouse
  2. South Beach Marina: Home of the famous Salty Dog Cafe, South Beach Marina is full of fun, bright colors, that take you back to your childhood and bring a vintage vacation vibe full of memories! satly-dog-cafe-south-beach-marina2
  3. The Harbor Town Lighthouse: This view is iconic to Hilton Head Island, and whether you see it at sunset or in the middle of the day it is just as fulfilling. Hello, Hilton Head.gray-cloudy-skies-turned
  4. Is there really any view better than the view of the beach from your beach chair? We didn’t think so either…1

If you’re craving any of these views– especially the last one– go on our website to book a wonderful beach vacation home in Hilton Head Island where the views are spectacular and the memories are even better.

Unleash Your Pup on Hilton Head During the Fall and Winter Seasons!

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In the height of summer on the island, you likely won’t see any dogs on the beach… why is that? Because they are actually not allowed on the beach during the Summer from 10am-5pm due to high crowds and even higher heat!

The great news, however, is that your pup can roam free in the sand and water from October 1- February 28 whenever they please! Bring a tennis ball and let your dog swim to retrieve it, or laze the day away with your best friend by your side. The weather is so much more forgiving during the time of the year anyways, so your pup will surely thank you!

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If you and your pup need a vacation, click this link to our website to view our pet-friendly properties, so you can both travel luxuriously and be just steps from your beloved beaches! We can’t wait to see you and your fluffy friend!

Cycling Fun On Hilton Head

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Click here to view specials on bike rentals for Beach Properties of Hilton Head Guests.  Go on our website and look at our fall & winter specials and see how much you could save on your next vacation to Hilton Head Island today!

 

5 Great Places to Catch a Sunset on Hilton Head

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#1 Skull Creek– There are three great places off of Skull Creek that you can choose from to see a beautiful sunset. All three restaurants are in very close proximity of each other so don’t worry about a major difference between the three. Go check out the sunset at The Skull Creek Boathouse, The Charthouse Restaurant, and Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks.

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#2 Harbour Town-Check out the sunset at the Harbour Town Marina and Lighthouse, located in Sea Pines Plantation. Enjoy some great food, view some beautiful waters, and spot a dolphin or two while you’re out there as well.

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#3 Sea Pines Beach Club-Also located in Sea Pines, The Sea Pines Beach Club is a relatively new and very nice club house built right off of the beach. Enjoy a cold drink out on the deck near the pool looking out at the sunset painted sky.

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#4 The Dunes House-The Dunes House, located in the Palmetto Dunes Resort is also a great spot for all of you Palmetto Dunes fans. This is another great place to after a sunset after a nice day at the beach.

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#5 Dolphin Head-A great spot to see a sunset without a whole lot of people around is Dolphin Head Park. Many guests say this beach is very beautiful and easy to walk on for you and your dog. And you guessed it, it is a great place to see some dolphins as well as they return out to the ocean from feeding in the Port Royal Sound all day.

Sunsets aren’t just a summer time phenomenon on Hilton Head. Sunsets are beautiful year round here. Come vacation with us this fall/winter and holiday season over at Beach Properties of Hilton Head and save big with our current specials on a luxury home or villa. Enjoy a sunset of your own on the deck or patio of one of our ocean front properties! Click here to see why Hilton Head Island is an awesome place to vacation in the final months of the year.

 

 

How To Find Dolphins on Hilton Head Island

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Dolphins are not hard to spot in Hilton Head’s waters. Dolphins usually are spotted feeding at low tide each day in the near by creeks and rivers, such as Skull Creek, Chechessee River, Colleton River, and the Broad River. Use this tide chart to figure out the best time each day to go out and find Dolphins. At high tide, you can also find dolphins, usually socializing and playing in larger herd numbers. They are more playful and social at high tide because they have already eaten at low tide.

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Many of our properties at Beach Properties of Hilton Head are on great locations to see Dolphins. We also have several boating excursions on our Advantage Program that take you right out up close and personal with Dolphins. Check out our website and current specials going on for the holiday season to book your next vacation. Hilton Head Island is a great place to vacation in the final months of the year and especially a great place to spend your family holiday. Remember, there is nothing like a holiday at the beach!

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.

A Coastal Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is an awesome time to take a vacation to Hilton Head Island with your family and be thankful for each other as well as the views you can enjoy of the beach! Beach Properties of Hilton Head has many homes that can accommodate bigger groups of people, with some homes having 7 bedrooms! Another perk of staying in a vacation rental home as opposed to a hotel, is that you don’t have to give up the tradition of cooking all day with your family at home, as all of our homes and villas have fully functional and fully equipped kitchens with everything you would need to make an amazing turkey dinner– aside from the groceries of course! Here is some southern Thanksgiving recipe inspiration to add a little island twist to your traditional dinner– who knows, maybe you can make a new tradition here in Hilton Head!

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A little twist on your average stuffing that is sure to wow your family! Everyone loves a good lowcountry Shrimp and Grits, so why not incorporate it into Thanksgiving dinner!?

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound peeled, medium-size raw shrimp
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
  • 1 cup uncooked regular grits
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup fine, dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Devein shrimp, if desired.
  2. Bring broth, salt, and ground red pepper to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  3. Whisk in grits, and return to a boil; reduce heat to low, and stir in butter. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed then remove from heat.
  4. Stir together eggs, bell pepper, breadcrumbs, green onions, and parmesan in a large bowl.
  5. Gradually stir about one-fourth of hot grits mixture into egg mixture; add egg mixture to remaining hot grits mixture, stirring constantly.
  6. Stir in shrimp until well blended.
  7. Pour grits mixture into a lightly greased 11-x 7-inch baking dish.
  8. Bake at 325 degrees for 55 minutes to 1 hour or until mixture is set. Let stand 10 minutes.

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Is your mouth watering yet? Pecan Pie is a southern staple and a great addition for one of your many Thanksgiving dessert options! This Bourbon Pecan Pie adds an extra southern kick– perfect for a post-turkey dessert!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Pie Crust
  • 1 Cup Brown Rice Syrup
  • 2/3 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbs Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1 Tbs Molasses
  • 1/4 Cup Bourbon
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste or Extract
  • 1 1/2 Cup Pecan Halves
  • 3 Eggs, room temperature, beaten

Directions:

  1. In a small sauce-pot on medium low heat mix the brown rice syrup and sugar. As the mixture starts to bubble around the edges, whisk so that the sugar dissolves. Do not let this mixture come to a boil. Remove from heat and add the butter, molasses, bourbon and vanilla. Whisk to mix. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 325F.
  3. Toast the pecan halves for about 10-12 minutes until lightly toasted. They’ll toast further as the pie bakes.
  4. Arrange the pecans in the bottom of the pie, in an even layer with tops up.
  5. Once the brown rice syrup mixture has come to room temperature, add the eggs and whisk until ingredients come together.
  6. Gently, pour the sugar-egg mixture over the pecans.
  7. Bake for 45-50 minutes turning 1/2 way through baking. It’s done when the center is just set but still slightly soft. If the crust starts to get dark, place a crust protector over the top of the pie or use foil to cover the edges.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool overnight so that the custard has time to set. Cover when completely cool and store at room temperature for up to three days.
  9.  We recommend serving this up warm with some vanilla bean ice cream on top!

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If these recipes have you dreaming of a Thanksgiving getaway head over to our website and book your families Thanksgiving Beach Vacation today!

 

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.

Annual Community Thanksgiving on Hilton Head Island 2016

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Thanksgiving should never be a lonely day. Come out to Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks on Thanksgiving Day, November 24th 2016. Enjoy a FREE Thanksgiving meal from 11am-3pm. There will be lots of fellowship and entertainment for a festive atmosphere. All donations are forwarded to The Deep Well Project and Bluffton Self Help.

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The event is organized by St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church and Hudson’s. Transportation can be arranged if needed.

For more information call (843)505-1370 or go to the website.

Foot Golf on Hilton Head Island

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Hilton Head Island now has a foot golf destination! Head over to Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club to get in on the fun.  In case you don’t know what foot golf is, it is a growing activity nation wide that combines soccer and golf. It takes less than an hour to play 9 holes. You can bring your own soccer ball or let the club rent you one. Foot golf is open in the afternoons from Thursday to Saturday.

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Click here to check out some great fall & winter specials Beach Properties of Hilton Head has going on right now. Remember, golf can be played year round here on Hilton Head Island. Bring your family and spend your holiday vacation with us this year and try out some foot golf!