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The Perfect Day at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina

Planning Your Vacation
mom and son enjoying ice cream at the marina with boats in the background

Photo Credit: lauren_birdflower

Three championship golf courses, tennis and pickleball, lagoon, and beautiful beach…if you thought Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort was the perfect place for a summer vacation, wait until you head across the road to Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina! There you’ll find even more fun in the sun, amazing restaurants, water adventures, live music, and some of the best sunset views on Hilton Head Island. Not sure where to start when it comes to planning your Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina day? You’re in luck! We’ve put together an itinerary for enjoying a perfect day at Shelter Cove.


Everyone knows that the day starts with breakfast, and those in the know will tell you that breakfast at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina starts at The Hilton Head Social Bakery. The authentic French pastries (baked onsite daily), delicious coffees, and friendly service provide the perfect start to your Shelter Cove day.

table and chairs overlooking marina of boats at Hilton Head Social Bakery

Once you’ve fueled up, head to the Marina Store to book yourself a morning of adventure. What do you fancy—a relaxed morning of fishing, a kayak tour, or a stand-up paddleboard session? At Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina, you’ve got your pick.


Looking for some of the best lunch restaurants in Hilton Head Island? You’ll find them at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina. Swing by San Miguel’s Mexican Café for some killer queso, nachos, or tacos, Bistro 17 for some light and delightful French bistro fare, or Bucci & Murray’s for a classic pub lunch.


After you’ve dined, take some time to stroll the promenade at the Marina and check out some of the shops at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina. You’ll find local art galleries, clothing and souvenir shops, and even the perfect spot to grab an ice cream cone for dessert!

After a morning of water activity and a stroll, we bet you’re ready to sit back and relax. Luckily for you, there’s a whole marina of comfortable boats—many of which are available for boat charters. See if you can spot some dolphins or just enjoy the feeling of the wind in your hair as your capable captain takes you for a ride.

family sitting on bean bag chairs on front of sailboat sailing into the sunset


Nothing like an afternoon on the water to work up an appetite! Enjoy fresh seafood at Scott’s Fish Market, decadent cuisine at Ela’s On the Water, or maybe just a glass of wine and a light bite at The Other Sister’s Wine Bar. One of our favorite things about dinner at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina is that it’s always accompanied by a show! Whether it’s local live music, the excitement of Shannon Tanner at HarbourFest or Parrot Palooza, or just the stunning sunset.

After your day at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina, you’re sure to have a camera filled with photos, a belly filled with delicious food, and a vacation filled with memories. Don’t forget to share your photos with #PalmettoDunes and follow Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all of the exciting things going on.

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