A Green Peace


Leave your friends green with envy as you vacation and support a community that has been in the green from the get-go. Check out Hilton Head Island’s legacy. Did you know that it:

-- Is the nation’s first eco-planned community. There are more miles of Bike Paths than you will want to ride: http://www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov/publications/brochures/BikePathBrochure.pdf

-- Has a “Lights Out” program during turtle nesting season    to protect the loggerhead turtles. Over 155 nests were laid in 2012, some right in front of the house. 

-- Offers over 80 miles of public pathways and nature trails for biking and walking. Hilton Head is a silver level biking community and the bike path is contiguous to Pelican’s Perch  Plan to bike?  We can have bikes delivered before you even get here.  Just let us know

-- Is home to the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, covering 4,053 acres, it has a stunning array of birds and plant life. More than two-thirds of the preserve consists of salt marsh and tidal creeks.

-- Is one of the few places on Earth that bottlenose dolphins “strand feed.” At low tide, dolphins will herd fish into tidal creeks and together, create a wall of water that pushes the fish onto the muddy banks where the dolphins then feast.

-- Has a number of golf courses designated as Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries. This designation recognizes achievement in environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, outreach and education, public/member involvement, integrated pest management water conservation and water quality management.

-- Offers the Audubon Newhall Preserve, a 50-acre forest where native plant life and bird species are identified.

--Kayaking and canoeing - an ecofriendly way to see the island: http://www.hiltonheadisland.org/see-and-do/water-sports/kayaking/

-- Want to row or sail: http://www.islandpacket.com/2014/09/08/3302122_sailing-rowing-center-to-open.html?sp=/99/100/&rh=1

--Is a short drive from the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, a fantastic drive through wildlife preserve with gators a big as your car and birds, birds, birds.

-- Looking for other great things to do?  http://www.hiltonheadisland.org/see-and-do/outdoors-and-nature/

One of the latest things?  Electric bike rentals:  http://www.islandpacket.com/2015/04/09/3690841_uzip-electric-bike-rentals-now.html?rh=1

Hilton Head named Top Ten Island to Visit 2017 by Fodor: 




ECO-Activities abound

Whether by land or by sea, on your own or in a guided tour, you can tour turtle nests, kayak, sail, go on a dolphin cruise, fish (catch & release), bike, explore beaches, paddle through marshes, discover history and so much more. There is something for everyone.

More ways to get wet.

The Coastal Discovery Museum

Visit Daufuskie Island.

Birding is a Big Deal on Hilton Head, with over 200 species to see.  At our homes you will find hand made and decorated Blue Bird boxes and will see these beautiful birds in the yards. Look for the Osprey pair who fly over almost daily, searching the dune at the edge of the yard for prey. Their nest is at the top of the radio tower

on New Orleans Rd

1 block off Pope