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Itinerary: The Perfect Day at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

Updated: Mar 29

Three championship golf courses, tennis and pickleball, lagoon, and beautiful beach... if you thought Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort was the perfect place for a summer vacation, wait until you head across the road to Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina! There you’ll find even more fun in the sun, amazing restaurants, water adventures, live music, and some of the best sunset views on Hilton Head Island. Not sure where to start when it comes to planning your Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina day? You’re in luck! We’ve put together an itinerary for enjoying a perfect day at Shelter Cove.


Everyone knows that the day starts with breakfast, and those in the know will tell you that breakfast at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina starts at The Hilton Head Social Bakery. The authentic French pastries (baked onsite daily), delicious coffees, and friendly service provide the perfect start to your Shelter Cove day.

Once you’ve fueled up, head to the Marina Store to book yourself a morning of adventure. What do you fancy—a relaxed morning of fishing, a kayaktour, or a stand-up paddleboard session? At Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina, you’ve got your pick.


Looking for some of the best lunch restaurants in Hilton Head Island? You’ll find them at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina. Swing by San Miguel’s Mexican Café for some killer queso, nachos, or tacos, Scott's Fish Market for the freshest seafood, or Bucci & Murray’s for a classic pub lunch.


After you’ve dined, take some time to stroll the boardwalk at the Marina and check out some of the shops at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina. You’ll find local art galleries, clothing and souvenir shops, and even the perfect spot to grab an ice cream cone for dessert!

After a morning of water activity and a stroll, we bet you’re ready to sit back and relax. Luckily for you, there’s a whole marina of comfortable boats—many of which are available for boat charters. See if you can spot some dolphins or just enjoy the feeling of the wind in your hair as your capable captain takes you for a ride.


Nothing like an afternoon on the water to work up an appetite! Enjoy decadent Mediterranean cuisine at ELA'S On the Water. One of our favorite things about dinner at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina is the stunning sunset.

After your day at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina, you’re sure to have a camera filled with photos, a belly filled with delicious food, and a vacation filled with memories. Don’t forget to share your photos with #PalmettoDunes and follow Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all of the exciting things going on.


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