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A Family Resort Designed to Make Lasting Memories

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is located at the heart of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina named the #1 Beach Town in the US by Parents Magazine. Palmetto Dunes’ three miles of sun-kissed Atlantic Ocean beachfront provide the perfect venue for three world-class golf courses, vacation rentals, a full-service marina, and an 11-mile lagoon system. The resort enjoys a well-earned reputation for creating unforgettable vacation experiences for the entire family. It’s no coincidence, as vacationers return year after year, many decide to make Palmetto Dunes their permanent residence.

Palmetto Dunes Buggy driving down street

You can drive yourself. But why would you?

Ride the Palmetto Dunes Buggy for free anywhere within Palmetto Dunes and Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina. Vans generally arrive within 10 minutes of the request and are available seasonally.

2023 Schedule:
March 13 - March 31: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
April 1 - September 4: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Car passes are required to access beyond the gated areas.

Family in coordinating shirts with Shannon Tanner on stage celebrating 30 years visiting Shelter Cove Harbour

Over five decades of world class service and natural beauty

Palmetto Dunes Resort may have begun as a golfing destination, but over the last five decades it has become so much more. This award-winning beachside family vacation spot on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Palmetto Dunes is a committed partner to preservation, both natural and historic. The Palmetto Dunes story is the story of Hilton Head.

From our guests

This is a fun Resort with lots to do. The quality is great and the nice weather always helps. The restaurants on site are good and they have many trails for walking and bikes. Easy to get to on island and to travel about. Ocean view was great and The Arthur Hills golf was very nice, but over priced.
Quick trip south to golf for the weekend, place we rented was upgraded recently and resort was top notch with staff everywhere that was very helpful and knowledgeable. Stop in the general store, it has all you need. It was like being a kid in a candy store. Will return again.
Easy walk to the beach. Very clean resort. Lots of stuff to do. We were very relaxed.
Overall great experience! Loved being able to access our rental with a code - hassle free when we came in pretty late. The location couldn’t be better, and the resort commodities meant we didn’t need to leave if we didn’t want to! We were very comfortable and felt almost like we were at home. Only cons: WiFi was terrible - constantly disconnecting even after a router & modem reboot, and the villa could have used some minor TLC (towel holder in bathroom almost torn off the wall, things a little scuffed up here and there)
Stucco vacation rental home with pool

Accommodations for every family

There’s a wide-variety of Hilton Head, South Carolina private home and villa rentals with stunning views of the ocean, golf course, resort or Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina to choose from. Plus, you’ll receive a ton of perks when you stay with us.

Young couple dining alfresco alongside a marina and enjoying wine and seafood.

Dining on local favorites

Experience the dining options at Palmetto Dunes, which include a wide range of restaurant choices from fine dining to casual favorites the whole island raves about. You’re never at a loss for something that satisfies.