Secluded in a hidden grove, Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina is a laid-back paradise in the heart of South Carolina's Lowcountry. At the center of Hilton Head Island, the marina is nestled near beautiful beaches, plush golf courses and a delightful community that makes you feel right at home.
The recently dredged marina along Shelter Cove Harbour has 190 wet slips on floating docks, as well as on-site, dry storage for kayaks. Easily accessible from the Intracoastal Waterway, the spacious marina can accommodate a variety of boats ranging from 15-150 feet. The facilities feature newly renovated restrooms and showers, complimentary laundry, bikes for slip renters and bi-weekly pump out. Also included are free Wi-Fi, on-site gas and diesel, plus tons of maintenance, cleaning and special services such as boat launch, tow, storm prep and trailer storage.
This destination embodies a warm community within its resort-style quarters offering more than 15 shops, multiple restaurants, and activities including on-site fishing, Eco- and dolphin tours, and water sport charters. Experience a variety of aquatic activities from surfing the waves along the shore to kayaking and lagoon fishing.
Lodging and upscale accommodations are offered at both Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina and across the street at sister property, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. A complimentary shuttle for guests runs from April to September.
The beautiful Shelter Cove promenade is packed with seven waterfront restaurants, jewelry, clothing and gift shops, and many activities. Check out the award-winning ELA's on the Water to enjoy fresh seafood and prime-cut steaks in a peaceful ambience or Scott's Fish Market, the area's largest outdoor restaurant specializing in locally sourced Lowcountry seafood for more than 30 years. After dinner, head over to Frosty's Italian Ice for homemade Italian ices and fudge or the lovely Hilton Head Social Bakery for delicious French sweets.
A few new additions include The Other Sister's Wine Bar, Dream Boutique or Pure Salt Studios, where you can experience a relaxing dry salt therapy session. Also, check out the new Memory Lane Portraits, where you can get professional beachside photos taken for any occasion.
Brad Marra, chief operating officer for Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort says accessibility is one of the best perks at this destination. "Shelter Cove Marina is the largest, award-winning deep-water marina on Hilton Head Island. The area is calm and gives boaters the option to dine and shop just footsteps from the dock," says Marra.
"Hilton Head Island is known for its natural beauty and wildlife and for a number of activities. Our region's main attraction would have to be golf, as well as the beach."
Dance the night away at Spring Music & Taste on the Harbour where local bands perform at the Neptune Statue at the marina on Thursday nights. This year's events run from March 26-May 14.
Catch the Hilton Head Art Festival along the promenade this Memorial Day weekend, featuring works from 100 artists.Also beginning Memorial Day weekend, don't miss this year's 32nd annual HarbourFest, with music, vendors, face painting, fireworks and entertainment from a locally famous clown named Cappy.