SHOPPING & DINING
Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina is the perfect place in Hilton Head, SC for a bite to eat or some island shopping. We have 8 waterfront dining choices ranging from a local ice cream shop to fine dining at ELA'S On The Water. There is also a wide array of boutique shops all along the Shelter Cove Harbour promenade.
Please call individual shops & restaurants for hours.
Golf Clearance Pop-up Shop
Comfy waterfront French cafe to the right of Neptune's statue. Enjoy indoor and outdoor seating with an extensive wine menu.
Recent Review: To find excellence and waterfront WITH reasonable prices, is astounding! Bistro to me meant sandwich shop, but this is French dining, with sandwiches too. Escargot, French Onion Soup, French Dip sandwich, with "Tonight's Special's" shown as Mahi-Mahi and Filet Mignon. I may be back for supper!-Mac Smith, Google, March 2021
ELA'S On The Water
Award-winner waterfront restaurant featuring exceptional views of the water, fresh catch seafood, prime cut steaks and a sophisticated atmosphere. Enjoy live music and special events.
Recent Review: Wow what a treat to stop in Ela’s On the Water is. We enjoy all of our visits no matter if just cocktails or a delicious dinner. We are new to Hilton Head Island and Ela’s but we feel at home with their uber friendly owner, managers, and staff. We have enjoyed full three course meals as well as light bar dinners. Every dish is hot and delicious. We appreciate the delicious owner and Chef inspired recipes. We always look forward to our next visit. Cheers. -DfHRB, TripAdvisor, Feb 2021
Frosty's Italian Ices and More
This family owned and operated dessert shop is a local favorite! They specialize in homemade Italian ices, seasonal flavors of fudge, gelato and more!
Recent Review: BEST coffee and gelato and ice cream on the Island. And the staff is awesome. THANK you and God Bless- Cheryl Meneely, Google, March 2021
Hilton Head Social Bakery
A lovely little french bakery displaying a section of savory pastries, like Brioche, warm flaky croissants, artisan breads, chocolates, wedding cakes and custom-order cakes and more! Stop by for coffee or tea at the coffee bar, free WiFi and daily newspapers.
Recent Review: This bakery is absolutely amazing!! We ate here 5 times last week on vacation (yes I said 5 times). Everything we had here was absolutely amazing, it wasn't too sweet, the chocolate croissants and the Salmon Croissants were my favorite. Also the bread was so amazing, soft inside and a perfect crunch on the outside. You have to stop by the Social Bakery!! -Brittany Trujillo, Google, Feb 2021
San Miguel's Mexican Cafe
A laid-back festive Mexican joint with an outdoor bar & deck overlooking the marina with live music and Hilton Head Island's best margaritas. Happy hour is 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. daily.
Recent Review: We went twice during our stay in Hilton Head. They have a nice covered outdoor area overlooking the boats in the marina. Also, live music!!! Happy hour is reasonably priced. I had the steak tacos, my family had the chicken floutas and chimichangas. Portions are huge, and we had plenty of left-overs. I highly recommend San Miguel's for happy hour or dinner. -Q7937SXjennifers, TripAdvisor, Oct 2020
Scott's Fish Market
For over 30 years, Scott's Fish Market has specialized in the freshest seafood, hand cut steaks, homemade pastas and more! Enjoy Scott's waterfront outdoor seating and nightly entertainment (weather permitting) as well as water views from the inside tables.
Recent Review: Great experience here, overlooking the harbor. A bunch of covered and uncovered outdoor seating- they also had great heaters. Friendly wait staff. The seafood was excellent- our group had the Mahi and baked scallops. Not one thing left on the plates! Great drinks too, quite strong.- Sarah T, Google, March 2021
Top Dawg Tavern
Waterfront dining serving classic American fare in a family friendly atmosphere with multiple indoor/outdoor TVs for all the big games and kids room with interactive gaming floor, bubble machine, and chalkboard wall. Enjoy the waterfront views at the outdoor bar with a wide selection of cocktails, wine and craft beer. Our daily features include a weekday $8 lunch & happy hour, Sunday brunch, and (seasonal) live music on the patio.
Recent Review: Large bar, plenty of seating for outdoor dining, ceiling fans to keep you cool, and of course the amazing view of the harbour! Been there several times with friends and family and never had a bad experience. Give this place a try, you won't be disappointed!- Luv2PlanVacations, TripAdvisor, August 2021
The Other Sister's Wine Bar
Choose from a variety of selected local and imported wines. Enjoy daily tastings and wine by the glass, as well as gourmet meat and cheeses. Outdoor dining, bar and pet friendly.
Marina Ship's Store
The Shelter Cove Marina Ship's Store is your stop for summer gear and more! You'll find tackle, fishing gear, bait, snacks, refreshments, sun shirts, sun block, souvenirs and gifts as well as hats, shirts and Sperry shoes or flip-flops.
Southern Tide Signature Store
Southern Tide is a coastal lifestyle retailer with an array of apparel and accessory products for men, women, and children. The brand embodies a Southern state of mind, adventurous spirit, and premium style.
Visit our Signature Store website and learn more.
An upscale specialty food market. Items include olive oil, wild game meat, cheeses, salamis and more. Enjoy unique well crafted food for cooking, eating and entertaining.
Recent Review: We loved their variety of different speciality items & their location was so great as well! The owners were very friendly! Going back soon! -Josh N Kristen Jones, Facebook, June 2020
Christmas on the Harbour
A year-round Christmas shop with many one-of-a-kind holiday collectables.
Recent Review: Great little shop to find a few Christmas decorations.
Some decorations created by a local artist. They will ship purchased items home for you. -Dana Thompson, Google, March 2020
Local gallery featuring handcrafted works of over 400 North American craftsman from jewelry, blown glass and ceramics to furniture, metal and so much more.
Recent Review: A great gallery with an eclectic assortment of art and decorations.
The collection is quite eclectic, with a few painting, lots of glass things, and various other decorative items from light switches to wall sculptures.-Henry B, TripAdvisor, March 2021
Hilton Head Island gift and souvenir shop featuring clothing, home and garden accessories, artwork, jewelry, pottery and more.
Recent Review: Owner was very sweet & helpful. She has lots of nice apparel & lots of souvenir items to choose from. I definitely recommend visiting Neptune's Niche! -Lee, Google, Feb 2021
Tradewinds Trinkets and Treasures
Offers a variety of trinkets and treasures from unique jewelry and home decor to cute beach wear, totes and other stylish essentials.
Recent Review: Nice selection of souvenirs. Adult and kids clothing, jewelry, etc. Very cute gifts for young children at reasonable prices. -Laura Lawson, Google, March 2020
Local surf shop carrying surf and beach wear for the entire family. You'll find t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and more!
Dunes Real Estate
Dunes Real Estate is a leader in Hilton Head real estate companies and has been operating in the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton since 1979 helping both buyers and sellers fulfill their goals. In addition to the Shelter Cove Harbour location in the Harbourside I building, they currently have two other locations including one at the entrance to Palmetto Dunes Resort and the mainland office at the entrance to Moss Creek.
Recent Review: Just an amazing staff and if your looking for someone that is truly caring and professional to your needs and goals Ken & Clay Oliver is your duo team that will not disappoint. -Todd Willbur, Google, February 2021
Memory Lane Portraits
Memory Lane Portraits is a family beach portrait company that presents images to clients within 24 hours of their sessions. With state-of-the-art equipment and the latest technology, they are able to produce heirloom quality artwork for their clients. Enjoy peace of mind working with experienced competent professionals at Memory Lane Portraits.
Recent Review: Caitlyn was absolutely amazing. When I was stressed out about my big day she put my mind at ease and assured me that we had plenty of time and calmed my nerves. She was very patient with my children and I believe captured the exact essence of what we wanted. She was extremely personable and hilarious as well. She kept us laughing - which definitely helped for pictures!!! I cannot recommend Caitlyn enough. If anyone local to her is getting married they’d be sadly mistaken to not chose her and Memory Lane. Much, much love!!!!-Brynn Wesley, Google, Jan 2021
Pure Salt Studios
A state-of-the-art halotherapy and wellness studio, Salt therapy is a method of inhaling pure, dry, micronized salt air particles. The process supports and strengthens the body’s immune system by eliminating toxins and allergens that are trapped within the mucus lining of the respiratory system. Customers can enjoy heated massage chairs during their therapy session and special wellness classes. Learn more or book a service here.
Recent Review: Great experience. I love that the place is clean and the room is private for you and your friend(s). It was very relaxing, and although I didn't think I felt any benefit from it right away.....later that day I went up a flight of stairs twice that usually made be short of breath, with no breathing issues at all! I'm now a believer and will try to do this on monthly basis. Also the ladies that work there are super friendly! I highly recommend. -borntotravel999, Tripadvisor, Oct 2022
Salon Shelter Cove
Whether you are seeking a simple trim, a custom haircut, or a gorgeous up-do for a special occasion, Salon Shelter Cove's stylist are knowledgeable using the most up-to date techniques. They offer color and cuts, block color, balayage, braids, Brazilian blow outs, foil highlighting and true gray coverage.
Recent Review: Salon Shelter cove is a great salon! So clean & cute inside. You will feel welcome & appreciated! Betsy & Carla are awesome & I love the way Betsy does my hair! I have difficult, thick hair & she tames it every time!! -Amy Lee C, Yelp, Feb 2021