Sitting on the Dock of the Bay in Hilton Head
There something about sitting on a dock or pier that’s just good for the soul. The sights, sounds and smells of the marshlands and ocean air. The warbled calls of chuck-will-widows. You may even catch a glimpse of a dolphin playing. Gulls fly overhead and a breeze scoots across your arms. The sunshine and the water.
All of it makes you feel serene and good about life. While you’re vacationing on the island, why not fish or simply “be” at a Hilton Head pier? If you care to try your hand at fishing, be sure to pick up a license to do so. You can pick one up for about $11 at Walmart or True Value Hardware.
Hilton Head Fishing Piers & Nearby
Charles C. Haigh, Jr. Fishing Pier is one of the best in Hilton Head. Located on Highway 278 at Pickney Island. It’s open every day, year-round and there’s no fee to fish or just sit and relax along the pier. Plenty of parking and no fees to drop a line and catch a big one! Saltwater fishing.
Jarvis Creek Park is located on Jarvis Creek Road and offers up a serene atmosphere, complete with fishing docks, fitness trails, picnic and playgrounds and facilities. It’s a beautiful area to soak in all the local eco-culture.
Old House Creek Dock is located on 50 Sterling Point Drive. Private and peaceful, it’s the place to go to get away from it all. Bring a chair, a picnic and pack your fishing gear (or not) and enjoy this beautiful spot of solitude. If you feel like moving after sitting on the pier for a while, you can walk to over to Gullah Heritage Trail Tours and have yet another authentic lowcountry experience!
Daufuskie Island is accessible by boat from Hilton Head. An eight square mile island that takes you back to when the first settlers were here, its primitive beauty is something to see. Though there are a few resorts and residential communities, it remains unspoiled. Bloody Point Resort has a pier to wile away the hours.
Palmetto Dunes Resort has a harbor and deck that’s geared more toward shopping and dining and their marina has charter fishing and other nature tours. Click here for the map.
Those are a few of our favorite piers in Hilton Head. The island is known for its serene settings and laid-back ambiance. As they say in the South, “sit for a spell.” These piers offer the perfect place to do just that.
Make sure you have the perfect Hilton Head condo to come home to once you come back from fishing on the pier. Book online today!