Sea Pines Forest Preserve Fishing DocksHilton Head Island’s true and beautiful environment can be found undisturbed in Sea Pines Forest Preserve at 175 Greenwood Drive, located inside the incredible Sea Pines community. You can hike the scenic 3.3-mile walking trail to discover historic landmarks and experience a peaceful wildlife habitat. A stroll on the boardwalk, around the picturesque lagoon, or along the shaded nature path will let you escape from today’s busy world into 605 acres of refreshingly calm outdoor space.  

History

  •   Native American tribes once called Sea Pines Forest Preserve home. The nomadic Indians would hunt and fish in the Atlantic Ocean and fresh water in the maritime forest. You can visit the 4000-year-old Indian Shell Ring, a nationally registered historic…

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Children on Beach with Turtle NestOne of Hilton Head Island’s first residents arrived in a remarkably designed and sturdy mobile home. The loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta), with its heart-shaped carapace, or shell, found our tropical climate and soft, sandy beaches to be the ideal nesting place. Its solid house, a protective exterior shell that covers most of its body, also functions as a float that allows the turtle to rest its flippers and enjoy the refreshing waters surrounding Hilton Head Island. 

One loggerhead sea turtle is a 35-year-old Hilton Head Island native. It’s early May, and she is finally feeling mature enough to start her own family! After mating at sea, our familiar coastline calls her home, and she is drawn back to Hilton Head’s pristine shore to lay her eggs in…

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