The giant bronze statue of Neptune, Shelter Cove Harbour’s most famous landmark, furnishes an ideal family photo. But look a little closer. This is actually one of the world’s largest working sundials, with the king’s long trident spear serving as the time indicator. If you aren’t there during daylight hours, come back, then challenge your scientific abilities by reading the graph etched into the platform telling you how to adjust for correct time any month of the year.
Neptune’s Watch is not the only thing that draws people to Shelter Cove Harbour. It is the Island’s largest deep-water marina. It is from this marina that you embark on some of the Island’s most popular water activities – dolphin and nature tours, numerous watersports and fishing charters.
There are numerous opportunities to see live entertainment year around. Perhaps the highlight is the summer “must do” Tuesday night fireworks displays.
This Mediterranean-style village, located on the “sunset” side of the Island, is convenient to all areas of the Island. It is centrally located at 1 Shelter Cove Lane, just off the William Hilton Parkway (US 278) across from the entrance to Palmetto Dunes. The Harbour backs onto Broad Creek, which bisects the Island like the laces on a tennis shoe. The village is surrounded by a number of harbor-oriented first-class villas and condos, and also features a number of waterfront shops and restaurants that are open year around.
For more information, contact:
Backwater Cat Adventure (843-300-8556)
Capt. Hook Party Fishing Boat (843-785-1700)
Crabber J II (Adventure Cruises) (843-422-5110)
Dolphin Seafari (843-785-2345)
The Holiday (Adventure Cruises) (843-785-4558)
Outside Hilton Head (800-686-6996)