: Johnsons Creek Tavern or Boondocks
: Johnson Creek Tavern & The Shrimp Shack
At Harbor Island, the awe-inspiring joys of nature abound. There are two-and-one-half miles of uncrowded, unspoiled beach. Dolphins swim so close to the shore, you can almost make eye contact with them. If you are lucky, you can spot loggerhead turtles during their nesting season (May to Aug.). The island also is full of egrets, herons, and other birds, who are careful to stay out of reach of the resident gators. Ibis and large wood storks often can be seen feeding in the marshes. The pool at the Beach & Racquet Club abuts the marsh, so you can have a view of nature while you sunbathe or keep one eye on your kids in the pool or adjacent playground. Sunset views over the Harbor River from the Beach & Racquet club pool are simply spectacular. Nearby historic Beaufort abounds with sightseeing opportunities including horse & buggy rides through the historic district, an enormous water front park on the Intracoastal Waterway, and numerous shops and restaurants.