Destination guide

Island time all year around

Shelter Cove is a breezy Mediterranean-style village in the heart of Hilton Head Island. It's set on Broad Creek and is surrounded by sandy beaches, world-class golf courses and lush nature reserves. There's a lively street scene to soak up, with plenty of places to wine, dine and relax. Whether you're planning a family getaway or a gents' golf weekend, Shelter Cove vacation rentals make it easy to slip into island time. From snowbirds to year-round residents, you'll find yourself immersed in a tightknit community of locals. Chances are, you'll soon be clinking glasses with your neighbors.

Things to do

Museum-hopping on Hilton Head Island

A day trip to Harbour Town is a great way to discover the island's colorful past. The village is centered on the candy-striped Harbour Town Light which now houses a fascinating local history museum. Climb to the top for sweeping views of Harbour Town Golf Links. Kids will love the Coastal Discovery Museum, a family-friendly learning center featuring interactive exhibits and nature trails. Traveling with little ones? With spacious living areas, Shelter Cove vacation rentals are made for creating family memories.


Shop, dine and play in Shelter Cove

Boasting beach boutiques and homewares stores through to cafes and seafood restaurants, Shelter Cove Towne Centre is Hilton Head Island's premier lifestyle destination. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the South Carolina sunshine, from dolphin-watching cruises and sunset sails to sport crabbing and fishing charters. Shelter Cove is just steps from Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. This puts you within striking distance of 3 challenging courses. Want to maximize your time on the links? Nothing says "golf weekend" quite like a Shelter Cove vacation rental with fairway views.


Summer days in Shelter Cove

Summer is high season in Shelter Cove, with flocks of sunseekers descending on Hilton Head Island. Crowds peak during the Memorial Day to Labor Day stretch. From weekly fireworks shows to sunset concerts, Shelter Cove treats visitors to a lively summer events calendar. Visitor numbers also spike during the annual PGA Heritage Tournament. It's held at nearby Harbour Town Golf Links, which makes Shelter Cove vacation rentals a great base for attendees. For deserted beaches and uncrowded links, consider visiting Shelter Cove in winter.

Natural features

Discover South Carolina's prehistoric past

Hilton Head Island sits in South Carolina's Lowcountry region, just 15 minutes away from the lush Sea Pines Forest Preserve, strewn with emerald green palmetto trees and moss-draped oaks. It's crisscrossed with walking trails and wetland boardwalks, making it easy to explore. More than 4000 years old, the Sea Pines Shell Ring is studded with fossilized oysters, clams and mussels. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it offers a unique glimpse of South Carolina's prehistoric past. Hilton Head Island also treats visitors to fantastic fishing, with the chance to reel in tarpon, cobia, sharks, speckled trout and more.

Can I find a vacation rental around Shelter Cove?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 141 vacation rentals near Shelter Cove. From 36 Condos/Apartments to 51 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Shelter Cove for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Shelter Cove?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Shelter Cove:

  • Sea Pines: 2,076 vacation rentals
  • South Forest Beach: 1,699 vacation rentals
  • North Forest Beach: 2,645 vacation rentals
  • Folly Field: 961 vacation rentals
  • Palmetto Bluff: 79 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Shelter Cove?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Shelter Cove. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Coligny Beach: 7,954 vacation rentals
  • North Beach: 1,139 vacation rentals
  • Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island: 2,900 vacation rentals
  • Sea Pines Forest Preserve: 8,209 vacation rentals
  • Folly Field Beach Park: 8,470 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Shelter Cove listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Shelter Cove?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 36 Condos/Apartments in Shelter Cove. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Shelter Cove include:

  • Villas: 51 rentals available
  • Houses: 50 rentals available
  • Resorts: 3 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Shelter Cove?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 111 vacation rentals with pool available in Shelter Cove. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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