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Everything You Need For A Stress-Free Beach Vacation

August 7th 2017

Who doesn’t love a sun soaked vacation by the ocean? Especially on Hilton Head Island—the Best Island in the Continental U.S. according to Travel&Leisure Magazine! Guests simply can’t get enough of Hilton Head’s white sand, calm surf, stunning sunrises, and beautiful water.

Read on to find out why, and how, to plan your next family vacation to the beach.

Where to Play

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is perfectly situated on three miles of pristine beachfront in the heart of Hilton Head Island. With the wide, sandy beaches South Carolina is known for and refreshing Atlantic waters, our resort is the ideal place to plan your beach vacation.

Where to Stay

For vacationers truly beach bound, there’s no better accommodation than an oceanfront vacation home or villa. Not only are you only steps from the seashore, but the extra space allows families to spread out and enjoy down time between beach trips. On top of that, you’ll have access to a full kitchen and outdoor space. What more could you ask for?


Photo via @mikehikes626

How To Get There

At Palmetto Dunes you are always mere minutes from the ocean. If you aren’t up for walking, the best way to travel to and from the beach is by bike or, during the peak spring and summer season, the free Dunes Buggy Shuttle (reservation required).


Photo via @kmcamara

What to Bring

If you’ve got your swimsuit, sunglasses, and towel, you’re practically ready to go. Limited beach chairs and umbrellas can be found on the beach, and anything else you could ever need can be found for rent at Hilton Head Outfitters, including additional beach chairs and umbrellas, and rental gear for activities. They’re also stocked with sunscreen, beachwear, toys, and much more.

What to Do

The beaches of Hilton Head Island offer as much or as little activity as you would like. Spend the day relaxing seaside while enjoying the perfect beach playlist. Take a walk along our three miles of coastline. If the waters are calling your name, dive in for a swim or rent a stand-up paddle board or boogie board. If you want to take it up a notch, there’s nothing like a surf lesson. For something more low-key, you can always grab fishing gear and reel in the catch of the day. No matter what you choose, you won’t want to miss a day on the beach at Palmetto Dunes.

Where to Eat

Visitors who want a delicious meal but don’t want to leave the beach choose the Dunes House! Located midway along the three-mile stretch beach, this relaxed restaurant allows you to enjoy food, drinks, and fun with spectacular views of the ocean. Whether you visit for lunch or dinner, make sure you give their famous fish tacos a try!

Do we have you daydreaming of you next beach vacation? Start planning your Hilton Head Island getaway with Palmetto Dunes today!

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