A memorable experience, with something to do and see for everyone, no matter the age, no matter the interest: That's what you'll find waiting at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. Surf lessons at the beach or a guided fishing trip? Go dolphin watching or work on your golf swing? A day at the beach to soak in the sun; azure blue swimming pools and reading a current best-seller. It's all possible here at our Hilton Head luxury resort, including Tennis on 21 clay courts, golf on 3 championship courses, and dining choices that will please everyone from gramps to grandkids. Palmetto Dunes is the award winning oceanfront resort that’s by, for, and about the family ... and having the time of your life.
Get the most out of your vacation in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and catch a free ride with the Dunes Buggy. The Palmetto Dunes Buggy provides courtesy transportation within Palmetto Dunes and Shelter Cove Harbour. Visit the beach, golf courses, restaurants, shops and tennis courts as well as Shelter Cove Harbour, Shelter Cove Towne Centre and the Plaza at Shelter Cove. This is an on-demand service. Vehicles will be dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis, based on requests received. Vans generally arrive within 10 minutes of the request and are available seasonally April through September.
For vehicle passes, information on beach regulations, visitor information and more, please check the Resort Security Office Website.
Our family beach resort in South Carolina features three miles of pristine beachfront along the Atlantic Ocean. The wide, sandy beaches provide the ideal place to sunbathe, ride bikes, stroll, surf, swim, boogie board, collect shells or just relax. We even offer oceanfront vacation homes and villas just steps from the sand. So pick up your beach gear, rentals and extra sunscreen at the Oufitters kiosk located outside the Dunes House!
Palmetto Dunes and the surrounding area of Hilton Head Island offer more than 25 miles of paved bike paths ideal for exploring. Palmetto Dunes Outfitters offers the largest selection of bikes on the island.
One of the best ways to experience Hilton Head Island is by boat. At Shelter Cove Harbour at Palmetto Dunes, visitors can enjoy dolphin-watching tours, nature cruises, fishing charters, crabbing expeditions and more.
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort features three superb golf courses, rated four stars or higher by Fodor's Golf Digest Places to Play.
The Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course was named the "South Carolina Course of the Year" in 2003.
The Arthur Hills Course at Palmetto Dunes, was honored as the South Carolina Course of the Year for 2009.
The George Fazio Course presents a challenge to any accomplished golfer -- many veteran golfers regard the Fazio course as Hilton Head Island's true championship course.
The Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy provides a variety of programs throughout the year to help golfers improve their game. Take your pick from schools and clinics designed for juniors or adults that focus on your needs.
A one-of-a-kind 11-mile saltwater lagoon system winds through Palmetto Dunes, offering a leisurely path for kayakers of all skill levels to explore.
Along the marshes of Shelter Cove Harbour and Broad Creek, kayak-led nature tours, paddleboarding and other boating activities are available.
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort provides a wide range of activities for children, including biking, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Planned instructional activities centered around golf, tennis, boating, sport crabbing, nature, water skiing and surfing are also available on-site.
The internationally-acclaimed Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center features 21 (four courts are lighted for night play) clay tennis courts and 16 pickleball courts (all lighted for night play). The tennis & pickleball center offers a full schedule of seasonal activities, instructional programs and daily round robin tournaments, as well as the ever-popular Monday Night Tennis Exhibition.