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hilton headJanuary might be the coldest month on Hilton Head Island, but that doesn’t mean it’s the worst time to visit. In fact, there are so many things to love about Hilton Head Island in winter time. Here are 10!

 

1)    It’s quiet – The crowds of summer are long gone and you’re much more likely to find a beach all to yourself or a quiet bike ride along the island’s 50 miles of bike paths. If you head out on a kayak or canoe through the 11-mile Palmetto Dunes lagoon, you might only run into the occasional local, which makes for a peaceful journey to clear the mind.

2)    See more wildlife – With fewer people on the island, our fantastic wildlife are more likely to make an appearance. Keep an eye out for dolphin close to shore and in inlets and channels, go bird watching around ponds and the lagoon system that runs just behind Hilton Head Outfitters. You might even spot the occasional otter in our lagoon!

3)    Fishing is abundant - Fishing around the island is plentiful come winter. The reaction of the fish is slowed so if you can find a big school, you can sneak up on them to see if they’re going to bite. More on winter fishing on Hilton Head Island.

4)    70-degree days – While it might not be 70 degrees EVERY day, there are plenty of days that do see 70 degrees or warmer during winter. We might have the occasional cold snap, but it’s always punctuated by a nice sunny mild day soon after.

5)    Better weather for sports – Playing golf or tennis during the more humid summer months can be challenging to say the least. Fall, winter and spring are all ideal times to enjoy time on Palmetto Dunes’ three award-winning golf courses and 26 tennis courts.

6)    It’s warmer than where you are! Unless you live in Florida or California, we’re betting Hilton Head Island is warmer than wherever you are located in the United States or Canada. So no matter when you come, it’ll likely be a weather improvement :) .

7)    Beachcombing – With fewer people combing the shores, you’ll have your pick of shells if you head out after a storm or high tide. More Hilton Head beachcombing tips.

8)    It’s less expensive – With Hilton Head Island’s peak months coming June-August, you’ll spend less on your Hilton Head vacation by coming during winter. In fact, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort offers two-bedroom vacation rentals starting at just $159 per night for winter 2014-2015 complete with a kitchen, washer/dryer and more.

9)    It doesn’t snow here – Once in a blue moon, we may have the occasional flurry or ice, but it’s a real rarity and it doesn’t last long. Fact is… it just doesn’t snow on Hilton Head Island, so if you want to get away from the white stuff and wiggle your bare feet in the  sand instead of strapping on boots to shovel snow, come on down!

10) You can wear shorts – Yep, even in winter you just might be able to wear shorts. That’ll feel good after a long winter of jeans, sweatshirts, mittens, coats and hats! On those 70-degree days, you might even be able to sneak on a pair of flip flops!

 

What are your favorite things about winter on Hilton Head Island? If we can help you with a Hilton Head fishing charter, Hilton Head bike rentals, Hilton Head kayak rentals (or canoe), let us know!

Last year, we got plenty social with you, continuing our Facebook page, Twitter account, Island Adventure blog and debuting on Pinterest. Here were some of our most popular posts, tweets, blogs and pins of the year!

 

Facebook

Our Facebook friends loved a Halloween post that featured a pumpkin with the Carolina Moon design carved into it. It was liked and shared more than 200 times!

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Twitter

Our top tweet of 2014 was celebrating our pick as the No. 4 attraction in all of Hilton Head by TripAdvisor‘s 2014 Traveler’s Choice Awards! Thanks to all your great reviews we scored this incredibly amazing honor!

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Island Adventure Blog

It seems our audience loves kayaking, because our blog post on 10 Fun Facts About Kayaking really struck a chord. It was the most popular blog posted in 2014 and listed information about kayaking’s history, how it’s a great form of exercise and even tips on how beginners can learn to kayak.

Pinterest

This shark fishing pin did the trick on Pinterest with the most repins to date. Want to catch a fish on Hilton Head Island! Let us set you up on a Hilton Head fishing charter with Captain Trent

Thanks for a great year on social media and sharing all of our fun posts. Do let us know what you’d like to see more of and be sure to follow us on all the accounts below:

Hilton Head bikingHop on a bike on Hilton Head Island and everywhere you turn will be something beautiful to gaze upon. With our 50 miles of paved bike paths that wind throughout the island, you’re likely to come across all forms of nature, wildlife, ocean views and so much more.

 

Here are 7 things to keep an eye out for on your next Hilton Head bike ride:

 

1)    The ocean – At Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort alone, you’ll find 3 miles of beach, while the island overall boasts 12 miles of beach. Go for a bike ride on the beach for the best views, but even if you’re not riding on sand, you’re sure to catch plenty of ocean landscapes as you wind through creeks, marshes and inlets.

2)    Lowcountry birds – As you pedal along, be sure to keep your eyes open for our many lovely Lowcountry birds. Look for species like ibis, blue heron, pelicans and of course the plentiful seagull.

3)    Alligators – You may come across the occasional alligator sunning himself, but not to worry. If you leave him alone, he’ll leave you alone. Instead, marvel at this amazing dinosaur and move on along.

4)    Golf balls – Hilton Head is also nicknamed “the golf island,” because golf courses dot the island, so you’re sure to come across plenty as you ride along. You just may come across a stray golf ball or two from the golfer who went a tad far afield from his intended target.

5)    Azaleas – Come to the Lowcountry during spring and you’ll be wowed at the magnificence of our colorful azaleas. Huge bushes of azaleas in all colors from red and pink to white and coral take over the island and are a show in and of themselves.

6)    Dolphins – As you cross over various waterways, look for dolphins who sometimes swim into creeks and inlets that are still partially saltwater. You may be surprised to find one of these friendly creatures spouting water from its blowhole, jumping out of the water or frolicking close to you.

7)    Shells – Especially if you head to the beach on your bike, you’re likely to find plenty of shells including the lettered olive, the state shell. Be sure you leave any shells that still have live creatures in them, but otherwise collect them for memorabilia or later craft projects. Read our beachcombing tips.

 

For more information about Hilton Head bike rentals, visit www.hiltonheadoutfitters.com or call us at 866-650-4132.

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