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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Bike Trails Hilton HeadWith approximately 64 miles of impressive paths on the island for bikers and pedestrians, which one is best suited for your outdoor excursion? Our top five trails offer a wide range of gorgeous scenery, local wildlife, and island living on and off the beaten path. The insider tips will help you personalize the length of your journey, meet your fitness goals, and consider the weather conditions.  

  1.  Pickney Island is located off the bridge to Hilton Head Island. The nature preserve is an excellent opportunity to experience a flourishing, undisturbed ecosystem and wildlife native to the area. There are 19 miles of semi-groomed trails that you can travel for an hour or all day. A great start to the day is an early morning hike or bike to spot a bobcat,…

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Q. What popular sport serves friendly competition for all ages and is simple to learn?

A. Pickleball

Q. Where can you play pickleball year-round in a fabulous setting?

A. Hilton Head Island

Q. What do you get when you combine pickleball and luxurious island living?

A. The perfect match!

Why pickleball?

Pickleball Hilton HeadFresh air, friendly competition, healthy exercise, and socialization are just a few of the reasons pickleball is rapidly gaining popularity in Hilton Head Island and across the United States. Its appeal begins with the game’s simple rules and a mild learning curve shaped like the gentle sunset over the ocean! Since the badminton size court is shorter than a tennis court, there is less area to cover, and players can pass the fun back and…

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Indulge in the well-preserved, natural beauty of Hilton Head Island’s breath-taking ecosystem because a friendly smile is contagious, especially when it comes from a dolphin! Whether you look up, down, right, or left, the circle of life surrounds Hilton Head Island with lush landscaping, carefree animals, and abundant sea-life. Set your watch to island time, breathe in the fresh outdoor air, and uncover nature’s finest!\

KayakIn the Water  

A scenic water excursion on a kayak, paddleboard, or boat lets you discover a habitat swimming with life! You don’t have to travel far off the coast of Hilton Head to see a loggerhead sea turtle, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, or even a huge manatee surface for a quick breath. Although a dolphin can hold its breath…

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Hilton Head AirportARRIVALS

Hilton Head Airport lands convenience with each plane that glides through the clouds and smoothly touches down on its 5000 feet of runway. Fresh air, sweetened with fragrant hibiscus plants, greets you as you step off the plane directly in the center of beautiful Hilton Head Island. You can walk to the baggage claim in less than a minute and then head outdoors to easily accessible transportation. Reservations at Hilton Head Airport’s car rental agencies or taxi and limo services transition you quickly from the air to land transportation. Most island destinations are less than a 10 to 20-minute drive, starting from the airport’s ideal location at 130 Beach City Road.

DEPARTURES

Leaving the sandy beach, golf courses, and friendly islanders…

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Hilton Head Island’s cultural landscape blossoms with new life as the warm sunbeams of spring gently coax nature to emerge from its winter slumber! This season’s biggest catch is the refreshing entertainment for residents and visitors. 

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 Dive into spring with invigorating performances and shake off the cold during the Wine and Food Festival.

 March 7-14, 2022, International Piano Competition

Spring is often heard before it is seen, as choruses of songbirds return to announce the arrival of spring, along with splendid music from the Hilton Head International Piano Competition. Budding young and talented piano players compete from March 7-14. You can experience recitals in-person or on a YouTube Channel. Children and students are free for all…

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Or, at leastMovement Mortgage we know people who have answers!  Matt Topping and Kieron O'Grady of The Lowcountry Lending Team at Movement Mortgage can answer your questions on the lending process.  They were recently named  #1 in the COUNTRY for condo lending for Movement Mortgage for the 3rd year in a row.  WOW! 

"WE LOVE CONDOS!!!  We’re also very happy to announce we have an “in-house” solution for the Fannie/Freddie Loan Level Pricing Adjustments that are just starting to take effect that allow us to offer much lower rates for most 2nd homebuyers in our market compared to other lenders. " Matt Topping.

  

If you have questions, they have answers!  Reach out to them below & check out their blog at blog.movement.com  

Matt Topping  Kieron O'Grady

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Hilton Head PupA dog may start as a pet, but their playful companionship and unconditional love soon make them a cherished family member. As you prepare to head out, your heart melts as their tender puppy eyes look up at you and silently beg to come along! Don’t shut the door on your pooch’s adventures any longer! Hilton Head Island’s sub-tropical oasis is the ultimate destination for dogs and their families. Your canine companion will leap at the chance to visit the places listed below, so prepare to spend more coastal time with your best friend.

BEACHES

In Hilton Head, your tail-wagger can jump the waves, dig in the sand, and explore the shore with you every day before 10 AM or after 5 PM. You can even unleash and use voice commands before 10 AM or after 5 PM…

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A BEACHFRONT HOME FOR SAND DOLLARS, STARFISH, and JELLYFISH 

Strolling along the soft sandy beaches in Sea Pines, Forest Beach, Palmetto Dunes, or other beaches in Hilton Head Island, you may find some buried treasures that are extremely valuable!  Low tide is an ideal time for a beach walk as the coastal beach expands and small tidal pools form. Marine life flourishes in Hilton Head’s well-protected oceanfront, and it is a natural home to sand dollars, starfish, and jellyfish, yet, as you will discover they are not quite what their names imply!  

SAND DOLLAR

Its actual value exceeds a genuine dollar because the interesting details of an eccentric sand dollar are priceless!  Close yet brief observation of this spiny skinned disk’s underside will…

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