When you think of summer, what comes to mind? Most people think of sun-soaked days, warm ocean breezes, and endless fun. Well, imagine a place where summer never seems to end, and every day feels like a vacation. That’s Hilton Head Island for you! Right at the heart of this coastal haven lies Harbour Town, a gem that sparkles even brighter during the summer months. There are so many Harbour Town activities to enjoy!
If you’re in search of a summer adventure, look no further. Elevate your experience by making Beachside Hilton Head your vacation rental! Our comfortable and stylish accommodations make the perfect home away from home just moments away from the sandy shores. Whenever you’re ready to explore, here’s your ultimate guide to the summer attractions and Harbour Town activities that make it a must-visit destination this season.
Play All Day at Gregg Russell Playground
Adjacent to Harbour Town’s main parking lot, you’ll discover the wonderful Gregg Russell Harbour Town Playground. This playground — named in honor of the much-loved entertainer — offers a nature-inspired play area. It boasts a remarkable tree house that sits within the embrace of a majestic Live Oak. Moreover, this playground has various play centers featuring swings, slides, and climbing structures, ensuring hours of entertainment and fun for the whole family. The kids will have a blast while the adults can take a break and relax!
Go on Kayak Tours
Set sail on a 90-minute guided exploration of the serene Calibogue Sound, immerse yourself in nature, or spot diverse wildlife from your vantage point. Suitable for groups of any size and all age ranges, H2O Sports’ kayak tours are also available with tailored options for children and teenagers. Amplify the charm of your adventure by booking a sunset kayak trip and marvel as the sky displays a vibrant palette of colors. Each tour includes a brief paddle training session, along with the provision of life jackets and paddles for your safety.
Explore Freshwater Lakes
Indulge in a 60-minute boat tour through the freshwater lakes of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. This journey provides a close encounter with the native flora and fauna of Hilton Head Island, where you might even catch a glimpse of the American alligator. A guided tour by H2O Sports is a perfect way to appreciate the island’s biodiversity and experience the thrill of seeing these creatures in their natural habitat. Remember to listen to your guide and keep a safe distance from the animals!
Join a Daytime or Sunset Dolphin Tour
Who can resist the charm of dolphins? These playful creatures seem to embody the carefree spirit of summer, and Hilton Head provides the perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with them! Hop aboard a daytime or sunset dolphin tour with H2O Sports and set sail to search for these majestic animals. The tours bring you up close to Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins in their natural surroundings and offer the chance to spot a range of shorebirds. Each journey is aboard a robust C-Hawk center console boat, comfortably accommodating 15 passengers.
For those seeking an adrenaline rush, parasailing with H2O Sports is the way to go. Imagine soaring above the water with the wind in your hair and the ocean stretching beneath you. It’s a thrilling experience that will make your heart race in the best possible way! Harbour Town offers parasailing adventures that leave you feeling invigorated and on top of the world. You can’t help but be filled with a sense of wonder and appreciation for the natural beauty around you. Try to keep your eyes peeled for marine life that you might spot from above!
Go on an America’s Cup Sail Boat Tour
Harbour Town provides the unique experience of sailing aboard the Stars & Stripes, an authentic 12-meter yacht that once sailed under the command of Dennis Conner during the America’s Cup. This opportunity of a lifetime allows you to soak in the breathtaking scenery, learn the ins and outs of sailing, and even take a turn at the helm. All voyages with Vagabond Cruise are under full sail, with afternoon and sunset sails available. You can only get this kind of sailing experience at Harbour Town, so take advantage of the chance to sail like a pro!
Walk Out on the Water at the Harbour Town Pier
The Harbour Town Pier is not just a place to stroll; it’s an experience in itself. See the iconic Harbour Town Lighthouse up close, take photos to commemorate your visit, and grab some delicious food at the waterfront seafood restaurants. After a day on the sea, nothing beats watching the sunset over Calibogue Sound as you stroll along the pier. Take a moment to bask in the sun’s warm embrace, enjoy the salty breeze, and watch boats come and go. It’s a simple pleasure that captures the essence of summer.
Come Home to Beachside Hilton Head in Summer!
As the sun dips below the horizon and the stars twinkle in the night sky, you’ll find yourself reminiscing about the incredible day you’ve had enjoying the various Harbour Town activities. When it’s time to rest and recharge, there’s no better place to call home than Beachside Hilton Head. With our unbeatable locations, comfortable accommodations, and warm hospitality, you’ll have everything you need for the perfect summer getaway.
Imagine waking up to the sound of the ocean every morning; that’s the kind of summer magic Beachside Hilton Head can offer! On this island where the fun never stops rolling, you’ll surely create memories that will last a lifetime. Harbour Town is calling, and the sun-soaked fun is waiting for you. See you soon!