Fun Facts About Hilton Head Island, SC

Hilton Head Island is home to a few residents and visited by millions every year. With average temperatures in the 70s, golf, restaurants, and nearly 12 miles of beach access, it’s no wonder why this is a popular vacation spot.

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  • Hilton Head has fewer than 40,000 year-round residents.
  • The island has 2.5 million visitors a year.
  • The island is 12 miles long and 5 miles wide.
  • The adult turtles that come on the island can weigh up to 400 pounds and live to more than 100 years.
  • Hilton Head Island has it’s own airport.
  • There are more than 250 restaurants on the island.
  • Local words are uniquely pronounced…
  • In the last decade, bird watchers have seen over 350 species of birds on the island.
  • There are no neon signs on the island.
  • Hilton Head has over 50 miles of public pathways and nature trails.
  • The island has no public transportation system, but you can rent a bike to ride around.
  • The island has 10,000 bike racks where you can lock your bike.
  • There are 24 on-island championship golf courses for you to play.
  • The red and white lighthouse was never intended to be a real lighthouse — it’s a tourist attraction.
  • Hilton Head Island is bigger than Manhattan (but Manhattan has 40 times more people living there than Hilton Head):
  • The allegators on the island can grow up to 12 feet long.
  • The island has over 300 tennis courts.
  • Baynard Mausoleum is the oldest structure on the island (built in 1846).
  • Hilton Head has 6 public marinas.

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