Harbour Town is “must do” – a great place for the whole family to spend a whole day. It is the center of activity within The Sea Pines Resort.
Start your day in a rocking chair under the Liberty Oak, an ancient tree that was saved from destruction by Charles Fraser during the construction of Harbour Town. Visit the Charles Fraser Statue, a tribute to the man who conceived and constructed this island’s first resort and residential plantation. Let your kids vent their energy at the Gregg Russell Playground.
Climb the 114-step Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum, Hilton Head’s 47-year-old signature landmark. When you reach the top, you must go outside and take in the 360-degree view. Shop in the charming Top of the Lighthouse Shoppe, and don’t miss their new the ground floor Maritime Gift Galley, a unique nautical shop and bookstore.
On the pier, you can select from any number of activities out on the water – pirate sails for the kids, sailing aboard the trimaran “Sumo”, nature tours, parasailing, wave running, boat rentals, charter fishing, and dinner cruises. All ages would enjoy a leisurely scenic nature cruise aboard the “Vagabond“, a dinner cruise aboard the “Spirit of Harbour Town”, or a crabbing adventure aboard the “Tammy Jane”.
At the Nature Center, located between the bakery and CQ’s, you can make reservations for any number of guided nature tours as well as activities for the youngsters. It also has live animal exhibits, hands-on displays, and nature-related merchandise.
Unless you’re staying within Sea Pines, there is a fee to pass through the gates, but it’s good for the whole day.For more information, contact:
Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum (843-671-2318)
Maritime Gift Galley (843-671-2318)
Pau Hana Sailing Catamaran (Outside Hilton Head) (843-363-9023)
Photography by Jeff Keefer (866-305-9814)
Spirit of Harbour Town (Vagabond Cruises) (843-363-9026)
Stars and Stripes (Vagabond Cruises) (843-363-9236)
Sumo Charters (843-671-4386)
Tammy Jane (Vagabond Cruises) (843-363-9023)
Top of the Lighthouse Shoppe (843-671-2310)
The Vagabond (Vagabond Cruises) (843-363-9023)