With more than 50 miles of paved bike paths on Hilton Head Island, there’s no shortage of places to ride your bike! Around every corner is a moss-draped live oak tree, blooming azaleas, beach views, golf courses, beautiful birds and so much more. We thought we’d share some of our favorite Hilton Head bike stops around Hilton Head Outfitters, which sits within Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort.
1) The Beach – One of the first stops on your bike ride must be the beach! Palmetto Dunes has 3 miles of beachfront and there’s nothing better than smelling the salty sea air and listening to the waves crash along the sand. If you want a bike that’s better for the beach, try our fat tire bikes, which make it easier to pedal in the soft sand.
2) The Dunes House – While you’re at the beach, why not head on down to the oceanfront Dunes House? The Dunes House, which is open to guests of the resort only, offers a casual menu for lunch and dinner, along with beer, wine and frozen drinks. There are also public restrooms, but not a lot of parking, so visiting by bike is best. Check out the Dunes House web cam to see what’s happening right now!
3) The General Store – Shopping for souvenirs, need some milk or got a hankering for some fried chicken? The Palmetto Dunes General Store has it all. Located close to the entrance of the resort, the General Store has a range of groceries, beach items, drinks and souvenirs, plus they’re known for their delicious fried chicken and cinnamon rolls in the morning. You’ll smell them before you even get to the store!
4) Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers & Pizza – Another great place to head within the resort is Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers & Pizza located at the Robert Trent Jones golf course. This restaurant, which opened last summer, is family friendly, open to the public, has a great golf course view and has live music and happy hour specials weekly. Check out the full menu.
5) Shelter Cove Harbour – Many people don’t realize that you can bike to Shelter Cove Harbour from Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. A special passageway gives cyclists and pedestrians access to Shelter Cove without having to cross busy Highway 278. Shelter Cove has all the shopping, dining and fun you could ask for. Enjoy the lovely marina views, charter a boat tour, listen to Shannon Tanner during the yearly summer HarbourFest, watch fireworks and more. Insider’s tip: It’s much easier to arrive and leave during the busy Harbourfest by bike than by car!
To help you get to all the above destinations, here is a great Hilton Head bike trails map for your reference. Print it out or pull it up on your smartphone and off you go!