It’s heating up here on Hilton Head Island and there is no greater time to visit Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort than the summer. With an array of activities available for everyone in your family, we can guarantee a goal-worthy summer vacation. And while you countdown the days, we’ve compiled the ultimate 2019 Summer #Goals Checklist of things to do at Palmetto Dunes and Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina.
Nothing says summer vacation like hitting the beach and there is no shortage of them on Hilton Head Island. Grab your beach bag, rent an umbrella and chair, and prepare to unwind on the three miles of sandy beachfront here at Palmetto Dunes.
Looking for a little adventure? We’ve got you covered! Head over to the Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina and partake in one of the many water activities available daily. From boat tours and cruises, water skiing, kayaking, and paddle boarding, to pirate ships and dolphin tours, there is something for everyone in the family.
May we suggest: Family Ski Day, a private and custom adventure available for those of all skill levels. With cruises leaving daily at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, grab your group and choose your adventure—tubing, water skiing, knee boarding or wakeboarding, and prepare for a jam-packed day of fun on the water.
Further explore the Marina by booking one of our many fishing charters. Never fished before? No worries! No matter your experience level, one of our many seasoned fishing captains will customize your adventure. Fishing charters are scheduled daily with an added bonus of evening “Shark Trips”—a three-hour shark fishing adventure exclusively offered in the summer months.
Grab a bike from Hilton Head Outfitters and make use of the over 50 miles of paved bike paths that surround the resort and Island. With bike rentals available for family members of all ages it’s easy to take in the breathtaking views that the Island has to offer.
Our suggestion: Change up the scenery and ride down to the beach and cycle on the sand!
Foodies rejoice! There is no shortage of restaurants on location at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort for whatever your taste buds desire. From grills to cafes and pub fare, prepare for a truly indulgent culinary experience at either The Dunes House, Alexander's Restaurant, or Big Jim's BBQ, Burgers & Pizza. Make your way over to the Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina and sit portside while enjoying fresh seafood at the award-winning Ela’s On the Water. Or enjoy some live entertainment at Bucci & Murray’s Pub on the Harbour. Additional dining options at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina include San Miguel's Mexican Cafe, Scott's Fish Market, Bistro17, and Mediterranean Harbour Bar & Grill. With so many options, we can guarantee no one will leave hungry.
Our summer tip: Quench your thirst at one of the many Happy Hours available nightly throughout the summer months on the Marina, from wine, local draughts, margaritas, and more!
With three award-winning courses to choose from, Palmetto Dunes is a golfer’s paradise. With daily lessons and clinics available all summer long, whether you are a beginner or seasoned pro, we’re here to help you with your game. To get started, head to our Robert Trent Jones course and learn tips from former PGA Tour player Doug Weaver and staff at the free golf class and exhibition held every Monday at 4pm throughout the summer months.
It wouldn’t be summer on Hilton Head Island without HarbourFest! Celebrating 31 years, this annual event takes place weekly throughout the summer months and is perfect for the whole family. Prepare for live music and entertainment, arts crafts, kid’s activities and more!
Our tip: Head over Tuesday night (June 11- August 20) for the weekly firework show that’s sure to wow the whole family!
With so many things to do at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort this summer, we can’t wait to see what you get up to! And while you daydream about your stay, check out our available vacation rentals to make your reservation.