Hilton Head is perfect for families looking to slow down. You'll find two notable beaches here: Alder Lane Beach and the ever-popular Coligny Beach Park. For a break from the sands, take a stroll (or bike ride) through Harbour Town and climb to the top of the lighthouse. Golf courses and tennis courts abound here as well, if your family wants to stay active while on vacation. .. Read More
Indian Shell Ring - Forest Preserve
Make sure to visit the 4,000 years old Native American site nestled inside the Forest Preserve. This unique ring, one of only 20 still remaining, is a national treasure now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Once inside the Sea Pines Plantation (all-day entrance pass purchase required per car), admission to the Natural Wonder Forest Preserve and Indian Shell Ring is free.
The Shell Ring interior was kept clear and used as a common area. Most likely people from different clans gathered for feasts, celebrations and trade. They brought food and items not commonly found on the island. The Indians chose this site on purpose. Nearby they could easily harvest shellfish and fish from what once was a salt marsh – part of a tidal basin that joined the Atlantic Ocean near present day Sea Pines Beach Lagoon.
Sea Pines Forest Preserve, Hilton Head Island, SC