We have been staying on Hilton Head Island at a motor coach luxury resort for a week. Having never been here before, I am not sure what I was expecting, but after some limited exploration, the island is basically devoted to golf, tennis and the horsey set. Sometime after they build the causeway bridge in the mid 1950’s, developers came in and bought about 90% of the island and built gated home and resort properties and associated services and stores. Today, most off the island is off limits except for the place you are staying and a few exceptions where you can get inside the gates to view historic sites or pay to get to look around the stores and restaurants. I should note this is also true for our resort, which is gated and restricted to registered guests only.
There are only two small beach accesses on the island for the general public on the second largest barrier island on the east coast.
Our time here has been enjoyable, but since we are not currently into the main activities noted above, not all that interesting. We have enjoyed the resort, but that alone is not likely to bring us back to the area.