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My sister won't stay at Hilton Head because of the "plantations", even though her husband would probably enjoy the golf.
As far as I am concerned the big black mark on Hilton Head is the signature lighthouse which masquerades as a real Aid to Navigation for mariners. It is not and never has been a real lighthouse. It is just a tourist attraction in the shape of a lighthouse.
I'm also against covenants and I think Hilton Head's are particularly egregious.
Except for our first trip, when we stayed at the Outdoor Resorts for one night, we've gone from Beaufort to Thunderbolt on each trip on the ICW.
So in 2005, we stopped by Hilton Head for a week when we were traveling by car. The main Hilton Head activities at this time of year (winter) are biking, tennis, and golf. None of those were of interest to us, but I wanted to see something of the island other than what we saw at the marina.
Hilton Head has been inhabited as early as 10,000 B.C.
It got its name when in 1663, it was surveyed by William Hilton, an English sea captain, sailing from Barbados. Hilton claimed it for the British crown, and named it for himself .. Hilton's Headland.
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