Our Favorite Coffee Shops & Cafes on the Island

Some people are the kinds that wake up, brew a pot of hot coffee, eat a slice of toast, and start their day. But there’s also the kind of person who loves to head over to a quant little cafe, sip on a latte, and savor over a chocolate croissant or quiche with a friend for a few hours to start their day. This post is for the second person. For the “coffee and toast at home” people, don’t worry– all of our vacation rental properties come with fully equipped kitchens, so your daily routine won’t be harmed in the slightest. These are our top Hilton Head Island and Bluffton Area cafe’s and coffee shops!

Maywood Davis Coffee and Tea:

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This is a new spot on the Island set in the “old log cabin” on 278! You may have seen this little wooden property before while driving down the island, where there was a gas station previously perched in front, but now Maywood Davis is brewing coffee and serving up sweet treats and baked goods Tuesday to Sunday. From pour over coffee, to espresso, and nitro cold brew, your coffee concoctions are all here. This is a fun little joint perfect for a low-key morning or afternoon pick me up.

The Purple Cow:

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The Purple Cow prides itself on housemade desserts, fun cocktails, and cafe delights! From the French Toast Donut (pictured as a sundae) to a strawberry, brie, and local honey sandwich, and a full selection of coffees and cocktails, the Purple Cow is not a place you should miss. Even better is that you will receive an exclusive Beach Properties Advantage Discount of 10% off of all food! It certainly pays to be a Beach Properties guest– especially when it comes to sweets and coffee!

Corner Perk:

Image may contain: drink, food and indoorIf you find yourself venturing out to Bluffton for some of the Old Bluffton feel, or to do a little shopping at the Tanger Outlets, DO NOT miss out on the Corner Perk. This adorable corner shop is practically famous to islanders and Bluffton residents alike. From their amazing coffee’s, awesome breakfast sandwiches and skillets, to their delicious cakes and sweets, this place is an absolute must go. Try one of Cooke’s Breakfast Skillets (pictured) with two fried eggs, and two slices of bacon piled atop the most perfect cheesy grits, and accompany it with their homemade Chai Tea Latte. You will not regret making your way down to Old Town Bluffton for this.

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Now get out of bed and get some coffee!

It’s time to start your day the Hilton Head Island way!

 

Party With A Purpose on Hilton Head

Get ready for the 9th Annual Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl! On December 10th, grab some friends and family and get together to show off your ugliest Christmas sweater. This event does not cost a thing unless you want to eat and drink at the multiple restaurants and bars along the route. Come on out and help raise awareness and funds for the Lowcountry Autism Foundation

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

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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.

 

 

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Dog Friendly Rental Homes & Villas

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Did you know Beach Properties of Hilton Head has a number of dog friendly homes & villas? Bring your pooch with you on your next vacation with us. Check out our list of properties that allow dogs. Click here for more information. Check out other specials we are running right now for fall & winter stays as well.

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!