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Hilton Head Island Weather

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Hilton Head Island’s subtropical weather allows you to enjoy the breathtaking coast and surrounding ‘Lowcountry’ all year round. Here, untouched beaches are interspersed with fresh and seawater swampland. The mild temperatures allow you to spend plenty of time outdoors and the opportunities are endless with over 20 golf courses, 100 miles of cycling paths, 12 miles of sandy beaches, horse riding, tennis courts and much more!

Temperatures in winter are mild at around 60°F and in summer there are beautiful, warm beach vacation temperatures in the 80s F. The Atlantic Ocean water has swimming temperatures all year round and its water temperature is never colder than 70°F.

Hilton Head Island is a rather dry vacation destination with a range of around 6 days of rain in winter to a maximum of 10 days of rain in August.

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Averages Hilton Head Island

  J F M A M J J A S O N D

High °F

60° 62° 69° 76° 82° 87° 89° 88° 84° 77° 69° 63°

Low °F

40° 42° 49° 56° 64° 70° 74° 73° 69° 59° 50° 43°

Sun

6h 7h 8h 9h 9h 9h 9h 8h 7h 7h 6h 6h

Rain Days

8 6 7 5 6 7 9 10 8 5 5 7

Water °F

52° 54° 59° 67° 75° 82° 84° 84° 80° 73° 63° 54°


Hilton Head Island Weather by Month

Best Time to Visit Hilton Head Island

You will find stunning weather with little rain in Hilton Head Island at any time of year. Spring and fall are particularly pleasant as you have full on beach vacation conditions and it’s not too hot with temperatures in the high 70s F. It’s also not too busy.

Summer of course is ideal for a beach vacation, especially with children, with air temperatures in the high 80s F and the Atlantic Ocean water temperature of 82°F.

In winter Hilton Head Island has pleasantly mild temperatures with highs in the 60s F- perfect for enjoying all of the great outdoor activities that Hilton Head Island has to offer!

Note: The official hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean is on from June to November.

Things to know about Hilton Head Island

GOLF, NATURE AND CYCLING ON THE BEACH Hilton Head Island is a stunningly beautiful island which simply invites you to relax. With over 20 golf courses which are beautifully embedded in the nature, it’s also a paradise for golfers. Houses and shops are aesthetically integrated amongst the vegetation which gives you the feeling of a nice and quiet place rather than a tourist hotspot.

The island offers beautiful, wide, white sand beaches where you will find people sunbathing as well as jogging or cycling. Yes, cycling- that's because the sand close to the water is very hard which allows you to cycle! A very unique and special experience!

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Hilton Head Island man fishing jetty water sunrise sky
Some of the best beaches include the most celebrated and popular Coligny Beach. The Mitchelville Beach (aka Fish Haul Beach Park) is a more secluded and more quiet place. The Driessen Beach on the other hand is where locals often head to in order to escape the tourists during the summer months.

A ferry day trip to the Daufuskie Island is another fantastic way to find some peace and quiet. There are some hundred-year-old Spanish moss oak trees and historic sites to explore.

The most populated part of the island is the southwest. When entering you have to buy a day ticket for $5. You will be able to see some stunning property as well as South Beach and Harbour Town. Here you will find a marina with restaurants and small shops and boutiques. It’s a really pleasant place and from the deckchairs you can watch the world go by.

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Hilton Head Island lighthouse marina boats sunset
If you would like to explore some nature you can choose from 2 perfect wildlife refuges.

The Sea Pines Forest Preserve is situated on the southeast of the island and invites you to explore stumpland, diverse forest vegetation, flower fields as well as small lakes. And you will be able to spot one or more alligators as well as all sorts of birds!

The Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge lies on the border between the island and the mainland. You should really take some time to explore it - it’s a huge area and ideal for cycling around. In between the forests and fields you will see everything from singing birds and waterbirds to butterflies and dragonflies.

Additionally, you could visit the Coastal Discovery Museum which is also an ideal place to see with children.

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