Welcome to Hilton Head
Hilton Head’s rich history started thousands of years ago with seasonal occupation by native Americans, continued with European exploration, the Sea Island Cotton trade, and was a base of operations for the Union blockade of the Southern ports during the Civil War. The Town of Hilton Head incorporated as a municipality in 1983 and is highly regarded for its eco-friendly development. Known for breathtaking natural beauty, Hilton Head is committed to preserving the natural landscape and has passed strict building guidelines and architectural standards to ensure that structures blend in with the environment rather than compete with it.
Hilton Head Island, with its 12 miles of pristine beach, its world-acclaimed golf courses with their emerald fairways, its meticulous landscaping, its famous tennis facilities, its resort communities which offer an unmatched level of privacy and an outstanding array of amenities, is an escape to paradise. Our subtropical locale, award-winning beaches, more than 100 miles of scenic leisure paths crisscrossing the island, 24 world class golf courses, 250+ restaurants, myriad outdoor activities, cultural offerings, shopping experiences and friendly people make Hilton Head Island the renowned destination for which it is known.