The best part about visiting Hilton Head Island is the stunning scenery and incredible ecosystem. Whether you’re out on the water, zip-lining over the marsh, or biking along the beach, you’re bound to spot some astounding local wildlife.
A few facts about Hilton Head Island’s one-of-a-kind ecosystem:
- The tide levels change up to 6-8 feet every 6 hours.
- During a king tide, the range can be up to 10 feet.
- The South Carolina Lowcountry has the second-largest tidal range on the East Coast.
- The outgoing tides carry large amounts of nutrient-rich food with them made up of decomposed plant vegetation, shrimp, crab, and more.
- South Carolina has about a half-million acres of salt marsh, which is more than any other Atlantic coast state.
- Spartina grass is the only plant that grows in salt water in temperate North America.
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If you’d like more information on things to do while you’re visiting the Low Country or would like to learn about real estate opportunities here on Hilton Head Island & Bluffton, SC, give Colleen Sullivan a call at 843.338.1708.