General Interest Blog Posts

Pickleball Revolution – October 2018

October 9th, 2018

Summer at the Palmetto Dunes Pickleball Center is about people and families coming together to enjoy some fun, exercise and a little friendly competition. It’s gratifying to see that pickleball is ranked up there with biking and putt-putt golf when it comes to family-fun activities. This summer, pickleball court rentals were dominated by families with… Read More…

Visit the King Neptune Statue at Shelter Cove Harbour

September 27th, 2018

The towering 12-foot bronze statue of Neptune, which doubles as a larger-than-life sundial, serves as an iconic symbol of Shelter Cove Harbour at Palmetto Dunes, welcoming visitors to the entrance of the popular waterfront dining and shopping location. Designed and installed by sculptor Wayne Edwards, this much-loved statue serves as a tribute to Neptune, the… Read More…

Gulf Fritillary Butterflies

September 25th, 2018

Throughout most of the year on Hilton Head, butterflies can be seen gathering nectar or flying along roadsides and waters’ edges. The fall in particular is a great time to spot butterflies along their migrations. These beautiful creatures come in a spectacular range of colors and the gulf fritillary is no exception, with its bright… Read More…

Hilton Head Island History

September 18th, 2018

Early History The Sea Pines shell ring is one of the first pieces of evidence of human occupation on Hilton Head Island. It can be seen near the east entrance to the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. The ring, one of only 20 in existence, is 150 feet (46 m) in diameter and is believed to be over 4,000 years… Read More…

What’s SUP? Standup Paddleboarding Appeals to Adventurers.

September 18th, 2018

Standup paddleboarding, or SUP-ing, is generally considered to be a new addition to the leisure activity and sporting scene. If the scores of people signing up for Intro to SUP classes with Outside Hilton Head are any reflection, its popularity is continuing to grow among adventurers of any generation. Interestingly enough, the phenomenon of SUP-ing is… Read More…

Beyond Sake: How to Pair Wine with Japanese Cuisine

August 22nd, 2018

By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery Japanese restaurants are ideal destinations for groups with different food preferences. Sushi and sashimi provide the opportunity to experience the true essence of fish, from cooked and familiar to raw and exotic. Subtly flavored noodle dishes such as udon, soba and ramen make a hearty comfort meal. Tempura cuisine is… Read More…

Pickleball Revolution: What is Pickleball?

August 15th, 2018

By Mark Anders, Head Pickleball Pro at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort Some people think that pickleball is a game for “old people” or for people “who can’t play tennis anymore.” I’ve heard tennis friends disparagingly describe it as “not a real sport.” I understand these sentiments, being a fully addicted “tennisholic” for most of my… Read More…

Getting to Hilton Head Island

August 8th, 2018

By Grace Barkley   Paradise doesn’t have to be so far away. There are many options for getting to Hilton Head Island by car, plane and train.   If you are close enough to drive, Hilton Head is easily accessible by I-95’s South Carolina Exit 8. You’ll head down 278 through Bluffton passing a multitude… Read More…

A Spanish Mackerel Adventure

August 8th, 2018

Article and photo by Miles Altman, Bayrunner Fishing Charters Casting a line for these roaming marauders offers unforgettable summer excitement. “I’ll be on Hilton Head next week and would like to charter you to do a little fishing,” Doyle Evans said in his thick Oklahoma drawl. Doyle and I had become friends years before, but… Read More…

Pairing the Right Wine with Oysters

July 27th, 2018

By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery What you need to know to create the perfect pairings. Exploring oysters on the half shell has become just as adventurous as sampling wines. Thanks to advances in oyster farming and the growing popularity of raw bars, oyster tasting has advanced to the point of being akin to wine tasting…. Read More…