Hilton Head Island Activities

Hilton Head Island offers unlimited activities for visitors of all ages! As a semi-tropical coastal location our year round temperatures permit outdoor recreation at almost any time of the year. We have listed a number of popular Charter Fishing Guides, Sailing Charters, Bicycle Rental Companies, Golf Courses, Tennis Facilities, local parks and shopping for the occasional in-climate days. Once you have finished the day’s activities, our Restaurant Page offers a list of some of the Palmetto Sands Staff favorite Hilton Head’s eateries. Now that you have booked your Hilton Head vacation rental, it is time to kick back and truly enjoy everything our island has to offer. We welcome our guests’ input to our lists so please share any fine experiences you enjoy while visiting the island, we look forward to hearing from you!


All About Our Beaches
Soak up the sun and unwind as you discover true bliss on 12 miles of uninterrupted beach for swimming, walking, biking or just relaxing.

Island Dining
With more than 250 restaurants, the island is well known for its fresh seafood, southern style barbeque and don't leave without trying our Lowcountry Boil!

Adventures on the Water
Enjoy beach walks, kayaking, sailing, fishing, crabbing, sunset dinner cruises, paddle boarding, jet skiing and much more.

Fun for the Children!
Hilton Head Island is the perfect family destination. Children can enjoy a variety of day camps or special programs designed to engage young minds with hands on activities and experiences.

Hilton Head offers more than 40 golf courses, including the famous Harbour Town Golf Links, home of the PGA Tour’s popular RCB Heritage Tournament.

Grab your racquet and get into the swing of things on one of the more than 360 hard, clay or grass courts on the island. 

Biking on Hilton Head
Riding a bike on Hilton Head Island can be an adventure that the whole family can enjoy.  The flat landscape, over 108 miles of paved bike paths, and 19 miles of densely packed sandy beaches provide plenty of places to ride. 

Fitness & Health
Don't sweat it! When it comes to maintaining your physical health as well as your waistline, we have you covered. The Island is home to a handful of fitness centers offering a variety of options including cardio equipment, group classes, boot camps and yoga. 

Spa Services
Vacations are all about relaxation and rejuvenation. What a better way to accomplish both with an hour, half day or full day at the spa. While the men are out on the golf links, pamper yourself with a massage, manicure, pedicure, facial or all of the above!

Area Attractions
While the Island may be relatively small in size, it is certainly not lacking in diversity!  Spend an afternoon perusing our museums, historical ruins, or brushing up on local history. 

Horseback Riding
Hilton Head provides the perfect setting for a family trail ride.  If you dream of riding along amidst the mossy oaks or simply desire to introduce your family to the joy of horseback riding, please be sure to visit one of the area's equestrian facilities.

Visit areas like docks, bike trails, marshes and lagoons to see birds including Osprey, Heron, the Brown-headed Nuthatch, Painted Bunting, Red-shouldered Hawk, Pileated Woodpecker, Eastern Towhee and many others.