Wildlife on the Island

Are you ready to embark on a wild adventure in paradise? Hilton Head Island, nestled along the South Carolina coast, is not just a haven for beach lovers and golf enthusiasts — it’s also a wildlife wonderland waiting to be explored.

So, grab your binoculars and your sense of wonder as we take you on a journey through the island’s untamed beauty.

Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge

For nature lovers, Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge is a dream come true. Spread across over 4,000 acres, this sanctuary is home to an impressive array of wildlife. As you stroll down picturesque trails, keep your eyes peeled for alligators basking in the sun, deer gracefully grazing, and many bird species soaring overhead. It’s a symphony of nature that will leave you in awe.

Sea Pines Forest Preserve

Step into the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, an enchanting woodland that feels like a hidden gem. This 605-acre preserve is teeming with life, from ancient oak trees to elusive white-tailed deer. Take a relaxing stroll or hop on a bike to explore the serene trails. You may encounter turtles sunbathing by the lagoon or catch a glimpse of a playful raccoon.

Island Explorer Dolphin and Nature Tours

For those who prefer their wildlife encounters with a splash of adventure, the Island Explorer Dolphin and Nature Tours are a must. Cruise through the island’s waterways and witness dolphins frolicking in their natural habitat. The guides share fascinating insights into the local marine life, making this tour both entertaining and educational. It’s the perfect way to get up close and personal with Hilton Head’s aquatic residents.

Coastal Discovery Museum

Dive into the heart of Hilton Head’s natural history at the Coastal Discovery Museum. With exhibits showcasing the island’s diverse ecosystems and interactive displays for all ages, this museum is a treasure trove of knowledge. Attend a guided tour or a hands-on workshop to deepen your understanding of the local wildlife and ecosystems, ensuring a fun-filled and enlightening experience.

Audubon Newhall Preserve

Calling all birdwatchers! The Audubon Newhall Preserve beckons with its peaceful trails and diverse birdlife. From colorful warblers to majestic egrets, this preserve is a haven for avian enthusiasts. Don’t forget your binoculars and a camera to capture the beauty of these feathered inhabitants in their natural habitat.

Beachside Hilton Head

After a day of wildlife exploration, retreat to the luxurious accommodations of Beachside Hilton Head. Our exquisite rental vacation homes offer the perfect blend of comfort and style. Wake up to the soothing sound of the ocean and indulge in stunning views from your private balcony. With easy access to Hilton Head’s natural wonders, Beachside Hilton Head is the ideal base for your wildlife adventure.


From tranquil nature preserves to exhilarating dolphin tours, Hilton Head Island offers endless opportunities for wildlife enthusiasts. So, pack your bags and prepare to be captivated by the island’s untamed beauty. With its diverse habitats and abundant wildlife, Hilton Head is a paradise for nature lovers.

Whether you are seeking a peaceful escape or an adrenaline-fueled adventure, Hilton Head Island has something for everyone. Book your stay at Beachside Hilton Head today and embark on an unforgettable journey through the wild side of the island.