Bicycling on the Beaches of Hilton Head Island

Bicycling on the beach here on Hilton Head Island is one of my favorite beach activities.  The weather is perfect today and expected to be the same for the next few days.  If you are on vacation I hope you brought your bike or plan to rent one.  We have 12 miles of beautiful hard packed sand for beach riding and also over 50 miles of bike paths through out the island.  Take off on your bike and explore the islands beauty while enjoying the ocean breeze on your face.  Find the closest access to the beach and you will be on your way for a fun experience.  You will likely see dolphin jumping and swimming just off the shore, Pelicans diving for fish or skimming gracefully inches above the ocean, shrimp boats trolling by and of course an assortment of shells along the sand.

Gotta go, I am off to the beach on my bike!  Keep in mind you should plan your beach bike trip on Hilton Head Island at low tide or at least 3 -4 hours after high tide.  There are numbered markers along the way so be sure to notice the number on the marker where you start.  The markers are spaced every 1/8 mile.

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Create your own memories on Hilton Head Island

With over 12 miles of beaches on Hilton Head Island you are able to enjoy the beach “doing your own thing”.  This is my grandson at the end of a fun day exploring and being the captain of his own boat!  On our bike ride earlier in the day we enjoyed watching dolphin jump and play in the waters just off the beach!  Hilton Head Island beaches have hard packed sand at low tide – perfect for bike rides!Jackson 1

Give Palmetto Sands Vacation Rentals a call and let us get you scheduled for your next vacation memories. 843-689-5900

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Sun dogs on Hilton Head Beach

Walking the beach on Hilton Head Island at sunset is one of my favorite activities!  The sunset is always amazing and occasionally spectacular!  I caught this double sun dog on the beach near South Forest Beach recently.  Sun dogs are created when light interacts with ice crystals in the atmosphere, they appear as tiny rainbows or mini suns. Sun dogs are best seen and are most conspicuous when the sun is low. Hope you have a chance to catch a great sunset or sunrise during your Hilton Head Island vacation.

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The Nutcracker

Nutcracker » Hilton Head Dance Theatre

If you plan to be on the island during this time frame you will want to see this classic Holiday performance!

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23rd Annual Hilton Head Island Bridge Run

Hilton Head Island Bridge Run and The Palmetto Sands Staff

The Palmetto Sands staff has committed to the Hilton Head Island Bridge Run 2014!  Come join us for the 2014 Hargray Hilton Head Island Bridge Run Saturday, November 15th at 8:00 am. The 10K Road Race, 5K Fun Run & Health Walk will start and finish at Crossing’s Park and take runners over the scenic Broad Creek on the Cross Island Expressway. The 10K & 5K Road Races will feature all standard race divisions. All participants will receive a colorful Bridge Run Tech t-shirt.

An award ceremony featuring refreshments, live music, and door prizes will be held following the race.

The Hilton Head Bridge Run has hosted over 10,200 runners and walkers and has raised more than $ 40,000 for the area charities since 1992.  The Low Country tradition continues in 2014 when more than 500 men, women, and children will challenge themselves and the elements during the 23rd Annual Hilton Head Island Bridge Run.


See you there!


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HarbourFest at Shelter Cove

Summer Evenings from mid June through mid August at Shelter Cove Harbour

Shelter Cove Harbourfest Fireworks

HarbourFest, Shelter Cove Harbour’s signature summer event, occurs June through August. During HarbourFest, Shelter Cove features live entertainment seven nights a week, plus unforgettable food, arts and crafts from an array of vendors, bouncy houses, fireworks and a flurry of fun activity. There is no admission charge for HarbourFest!

Family entertainer, Shannon Tanner, has been a fixture at HarbourFest since 1988 and is celebrating his 25th year at Shelter Cove Harbour! Shannon’s light-hearted performances include sing-a-longs, pop music, classic tunes, and his own original songs.  Memorial Day – Labor Day, Shannon plays Monday – Friday with two shows at 6:30 and 8:00 pm.

This year, Cappy the Clown will be at Shelter Cove Harbour Memorial Day through Labor Day to delight audiences with fun entertainment and activities. Cappy will be at Shelter Cove Monday – Friday from 6:00-9:00 pm.

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The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance

Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival is one of the annual marquis events in Hilton Head. October 25 – November 3, 2013 Hilton Head Island is best known best for its fabulous family friendly beaches and, and endless number of top ranked golf courses, its something else that takes center stage the first weekend in November – world class automobiles and auto racing enthusiasts. Playing host to some of the country’s finest collector automobiles, Hilton Head Island sets a beautiful backdrop with its majestic live oaks and draping Spanish moss. With everything from jaw-dropping classics to two-wheeled machines to wooden boats to amazing beach mobiles, Hilton Head Island brings out the car lover in all of us.

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New Inventory of Homes and Villa’s coming soon!

Coming soon in 2013 we will have several new homes and villa’s for you to choose from for your next trip to paradise!  Keep checking the website for pictures and descriptions!

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We’re Moving to our New Office…

Effective Friday October 26, 2012  We are moving to 22 New Orleans Road, Suite B!!

After 4 years in our location we are moving across the street and a little south on New Orleans Road.  Stop by and say Hello!

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Election Day!

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