Sea Pines is an idyllic coastal getaway in the heart of South Carolina. Whether you’re looking to relax on the beach or explore the great outdoors, there’s no shortage of things to do at this beautiful resort destination. From kayaking and fishing to shopping and dining out, you can be sure to find something that suits your tastes in Sea Pines.
Shopaholic’s Delight: Exploring the Best Shopping Destinations in Sea Pines
If you want to indulge in some retail therapy, you can certainly find plenty of options in Sea Pines:
The Shops at Sea Pines Center
The Shops at Sea Pines Center features a variety of stores and boutiques offering everything from trendy fashion items to unique gifts, home décor, jewelry, souvenirs, and more. You can find stores such as By Hand, Ink, Forsythe Jewelers, Pyramids, The Artists of Sea Pines, and Palmettoes, among others.
For services, you can enjoy some spa time at Le Spa or get your blood pumping at The Sea Pines Resort Fitness Center. You can also dine at C’est Bon or Giuseppi’s for some delicious eats.
Coligny Plaza Shopping Center
If you’re looking for a shopping paradise in Sea Pines, look no further than the Coligny Plaza Shopping Center. This spot is home to over 50 shops and restaurants that offer something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for stylish clothing, unique souvenirs, or just want to grab a bite to eat, Coligny Plaza has it all! The outdoor setting of this shopping center also makes it an enjoyable place to spend the day browsing.
You can grab some trendy clothing at Bennati’s or Frosty’s Closet. You can also buy gifts for loved ones at home in the Black Market Minerals shop or The Shell Shop. If you’re looking to kill time in the middle of your itinerary, you can drop by Coligny Theatre or Sound Waves – Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra.
Foodie Heaven: Indulging in Sea Pines’ Culinary Delights
Aside from its shopping centers, Sea Pines also offers a variety of culinary delights for foodies:
Enjoy relaxed dining with stunning golf course views at Fraser’s Tavern. The restaurant inside the Plantation Golf Club offers up a menu of sumptuous cuisines prepared with locally sourced ingredients.
If you’re in the mood for some seafood, they have Lobster Night on Wednesdays available for dine-in customers. They also have Lowcountry Boil Night on Fridays and Prime Rib Night on Saturdays.
Grab-and-go breakfast is available from 7:00 to 11:00 AM, while lunch and dinner are available from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
Salty Dog Cafe
Salty Dog is one of the most popular restaurants in Sea Pines. It offers an array of seafood, burgers, sandwiches, and other tasty dishes — all with a coastal flair. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed, making it the perfect spot to grab lunch or dinner with friends or family. Enjoy the scenic view from their outdoor patio as you enjoy your meal.
The restaurant is open daily from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM. They also have Happy Hour from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Their top dishes include the shrimp salad, fish sandwich, and hush puppies.
Truffles Cafe in The Shops at Sea Pines Center is renowned for its fresh, flavorful food. It’s known for creative sandwiches, exquisite salads, and savory soups. The cafe also offers a variety of desserts to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Take a bite of popular appetizers, such as their spinach and artichoke dip, tuna wonton, and coconut shrimp, before enjoying your entree salads including the curry chicken salad and napa salad.
For some light bites, you can opt for their mango chicken sandwich or lunch grilled mango glazed salmon. Try their blondie dessert, which is an original, homemade, blonde brownie with chocolate and butterscotch chips. It’s topped with warm vanilla ice cream and drizzled with chocolate and caramel sauce.
Links, which is located at the Harbour Town public golf course, specializes in American grilled classics. You should try their filet mignon or salmon. The Chateaubriand has also been praised for its tenderness and flavor.
Aside from the delicious dishes served, customers have also commended staff at Links on Tripadvisor for their warm hospitality. The restaurant also offers a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean, so you can enjoy your meal while taking in the sights and sounds of Harbour Town.
If you’re looking for a luxurious treat, CQ’s is the place to go. This fine-dining restaurant offers an extensive menu featuring classic American cuisine with a modern twist. The atmosphere is cozy and welcoming, perfect for romantic dinners or special occasions.
The restaurant also features photographs and memorabilia of Lowcountry culture, highlighting the unique history of Sea Pines. Relish in the flavors of local seafood and other delicious dishes prepared with fresh ingredients at this one-of-a-kind establishment.
Farm-to-Table Magic: Exploring Sea Pines’ Best Farmers Markets
Farmers markets are a great way to experience the freshest and most local produce in Sea Pines. From locally-sourced meats, cheeses, eggs, and bread to freshly-picked fruits and vegetables, Sea Pines’ farmers markets offer an array of delicious items at unbeatable prices:
Lowcountry Produce Market & Café
Lowcountry Produce at The Shops at Sea Pines Center is the perfect place to shop for local produce and artisanal crafts. Their Farmers & Makers market offers everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to artisan goods, barbecue, and pastries. The market is open every Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Lowcountry Produce also has a cafe that serves breakfast and lunch every day from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Enjoy an authentic farm-to-table experience with fresh ingredients and locally sourced meats.
The Fresh Market
The Fresh Market is your go-to spot for locally-sourced and organic produce, freshly baked bread and pastries, farm-raised meats, homemade jams and jellies, handcrafted cheeses, and more. This European-style farmer’s market is located in the heart of Sea Pines and features some of the finest local vendors. Whether you’re looking for a delicious snack or ingredients for that perfect dinner dish, The Fresh Market has it all.
Awe-Inspiring Adventures: Top Sightseeing Destinations in Sea Pines
No vacation is complete without experiencing the beauty of Sea Pines! Whether you’re looking for a leisurely stroll or an adventurous outing, here are three sights to see in this stunning destination:
Salty Dog Happy Hour Cruise
Book a Salty Dog Happy Hour Cruise and let the sights of Sea Pines take your breath away. Enjoy a relaxing sail down the Intracoastal Waterway as you watch dolphins play in their natural habitat and soak up views of the sun setting over Calibogue Sound.
A private cruise is perfect for sightseeing with family and friends. Spot the Eastern Brown Pelican, Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin, Osprey Fish Hawk, American Bald Eagle, Great Blue Heron and Egret, and American Alligator along the way.
The relaxing ride comes with a full bar and island-inspired food. Make the most of your time in Sea Pines and take this unforgettable tour.
Sea Pines Forest Preserve
The Sea Pines Forest Preserve is a breathtaking natural paradise that spans over six thousand acres of lush landscape and includes diverse plant and animal populations as well as historic sites such as an old-growth cypress tree. The preserve also offers miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, or nature walks.
The Stoney Baynard Ruins, located deep in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, are a must-see for any adventurer. This historic site was once an 18th century plantation and is now home to beautiful ruins that tell the story of its past. Enjoy a peaceful stroll through nature as you explore this piece of history.
If you’re into a spooky adventure, legend has it that the ghost of William Baynard can be seen wandering the site after dark. Are you brave enough to find out?
Making Waves: The Best Water Sports Activities in Sea Pines
Of course, you should make time for some water sports when you visit Sea Pines. Sea Pines offers some of the best water sports activities in the area, and there’s a wide variety of fun available for people of all ages:
Island Water Sports
Island Water Sports is a premier provider of water sports activities located in Sea Pines. Whether you’re looking to set sail or take a kayak tour of the island, Island Water Sports has something for everyone.
You can also embark on their eco and wildlife tours, which allow you to experience the beauty of Sea Pines from a different perspective. Their experienced guides will help you explore its natural wonders and learn about its diverse wildlife.
Additionally, their stand-up paddleboarding rentals provide great fun for all ages. All boards come with paddles, life jackets, and a leash, so you can safely explore the island’s coastal waterways.
Ride a parasail or jet ski at H2O Sports. Enjoy the stunning views of the ocean and beautiful coastline as you soar through the air or speed across the waves. They also offer dolphin tours and alligator tours for an even more unique experience. You can rent jet skis, sea kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards for some additional salty fun.
Lowcountry Watersports offers mini boat tours, pontoon rentals, creek cats, and other water sports activities. You can explore the picturesque tidal creeks of Sea Pines. Lowcountry Watersports also provides lessons and clinics for sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and more. Get your adrenaline pumping with a thrilling jet ski ride or try a relaxing sunset cruise with your friends.
Horsing Around: Exploring Lawton Stables
Lawton Stables is the premier stable in the area. It offers a variety of equine experiences for all skill levels. Experienced riders can choose from one-hour guided tours that take you through winding trails along the beach or into nearby forests. For newcomers, Lawton Stables offers riding lessons on their well-trained horses with experienced instructors by your side.
Nature’s Escape: Discovering Sea Pines’ Best Hiking Trails
Hiking is another way to completely immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Sea Pines:
Fish Island Sea Pines Forest Preserve
Fish Island is a unique Sea Pines Forest Preserve destination that offers a variety of outdoor activities. The preserve is located on the island’s north end and features an abundance of wildlife, natural vegetation, and wetlands.
A boardwalk meanders along the marsh, providing visitors with stunning views of the coastal landscape. For those looking to explore further, there are also various hiking trails winding through the preserve’s interior.
Audubon Newhall Preserve
For a nature-centered escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the Audubon Newhall Preserve offers a 50-acre sanctuary of diverse habitats and wildlife. This hiking destination made of interconnected trails is perfect for a leisurely stroll or a challenging hike.
With stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean framed by lush foliage, this tranquil spot offers hikers a unique experience of Sea Pines’ natural beauty. It’s open daily from sunrise to sunset for visitors of all ages. People with mobility challenges and other health issues can also enjoy the preserve’s accessible boardwalk and wide paths.
Book Your Dream Getaway
Get ready for your Sea Pines vacation today and be excited for the tranquility of this beautiful coastal town. With miles of trails to explore by bike, boat, or on foot, Sea Pines offers endless outdoor activities and plenty of opportunities for relaxation.
Book your house rental through Beachside Hilton Head for a truly unforgettable experience. With their convenient locations and luxurious amenities, Beachside Hilton Head makes it easy to create the perfect Sea Pines vacation.