Sunday, November 1, 2009

Beaufort, South Carolina to Harbour Town, Hilton Head, South Carolina

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Island Hopper departed the dock in Beaufort at 9:00 AM. Today's journey was only 27 miles, but the crew wanted to make Hilton Head a destination to visit. Temperatures in the 70's, skies sunny, winds 10 -15 SW and seas 1 -2 with a moderate chop. It was a beautiful and relaxing day on the water. Island Hopper pulled into Harbour Town Yacht Basin at 12:05 PM.

Harbour Town Lighthouse

Alligator On The Shore

Parrot At South Beach
South Beach Pumpkin Patch

Harbour Town Harbor

Goin Ashore......... The nation knows Hilton Head Island for the red-striped lighthouse and fine golf courses, but it is also a great family getaway with long beaches and walking and bicycling trails through its well-preserved natural areas. Dozens of restaurants cater to every ones tastes. Harbour Town Lighthouse History...

Bar and Ed at the Harbour Town Lighthouse

The 90-foot, red-and-white striped tower of the Harbour Town Lighthouse on Hilton Head Island is the visual centerpiece of the popular Sea Pines, located in Hilton Head South Carolina. Completed in 1970, this was the first privately financed lighthouse to be built since the early 1800s. Visitors who climb the lighthouse steps will find an excellent spot from which to view Hilton Head Island. Aside from the marvelous view of Harbour Town and Hilton Head Island, visitors are treated to The Shop At The Top – a wonderful Hilton Head shopping experience. Exclusive dealer for Harbour Lights Lighthouses, Pandora charms and bracelets, fine hand-made crystal collectibles by Crystal World, and many other Hilton Head collectibles. The Harbour Town Lighthouse on Hilton Head Island is a must see for anyone visiting Hilton Head South Carolina. The crew rode bicycles 9 miles round trip to South Beach to visit The Salty Dog. A must stop for all visitors. Tonight the crew is dining at Waterfront. It is located next to the lighthouse and serves wonderful seafood. It was a fabulous day of playing on Hilton Head.

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