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Hot Spots for Perfect Snapshots in Hilton Head

Michael Gonzalez



Jun 11 4 minutes read

Hilton Head Island is a premier beach destination that is also rich in history and culture and the unique beauty of nature.

Inspiring photographic and Instagrammable spots can be found in almost every corner. Whether you’re travelling by yourself, or tagging your family along, you’ll find that Hilton Head offers so many places where you can commemorate those memories in photos and social media posts.

Pinckney Island Refuge

Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, Bluffton, SC 29910

The salt marshes, forests and freshwater ponds that make up the Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge not only preserve the natural habitat and wildlife in the area but also make for great photo opportunities. This important link in the chain of wildlife refuges along the Atlantic Flyway attracts thousands of migratory birds annually, as well as providing a nesting habitat for colonial wading birds such as ibis, egrets, and herons. Even if you're not into birds, there are other creatures such as the bobcat, American Alligator, and a variety of colorful butterflies and other pollinators.

(Image Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters)

Harbour Town Lighthouse

149 Lighthouse Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Just under five decades old, the iconic Harbour Town Lighthouse has come to symbolize Hilton Head Island, and has even been seen around the world on television during the RBC Heritage Golf Tournaments. This postcard-perfect photo destination offers picturesque images from any angle you wish to take it. You can also climb the 114 steps to the top of the lighthouse and capture the beauty of Hilton Head from above. Prepare to be amazed by the panoramic views of the Island and its surrounding waterways and marshlands!

Fort Mitchel

65 Skull Creek Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Many new visitors are usually surprised to learn that the island was once home to  four military forts during the height of the Civil War. A lightly visited and scenic little parcel of Hilton Head Island's northwestern region, Fort Mitchel offers history buffs and nature lovers a glimpse of history while allowing them to enjoy a leisurely cool and breezy nature walk. Originally abandoned after the war ended, the fort was rediscovered in the 1970s, and while development blossomed around the region, the site of the fort itself was carefully preserved.

(Image Credit: Hilton Head, SC)

Shelter Cove Marina

1 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Shelter Cove Marina is the largest marina on Hilton Head. It has almost 180 boat slips and overlooks beautiful Broad Creek. It is the ideal location if you're looking for a perfect Hilton Head sunset photo, as the image of the sun as it starts to disappear behind the docked boats of the marina is simply breathtaking.

(Image Credit: MoodyGroove)

Any Hilton Head Beach

Being a beautiful island DOES have its advantages, and Hilton Head is surrounded by miles of beaches that offer gorgeous views. Take photos as you stroll along the sand and  enjoy scenes of waves, water sports, boats and more. Plus, don't forget those amazing sunrise and sunset views!

(Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

It's time to fall in love

Come around to Hilton Head!

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