South Carolina Beaufort County Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island is a large barrier island located in Beaufort County
. Isolated until the mid-20th century, electricity came to the island in 1950 and a two-lane swing bridge made the island accessible to cars in 1956.
Today, Hilton Head Island is such a popular golfing and vacation destination the population as much as quadruples during the summer months.
The mainland Town of Bluffton
is the closest town to Hilton Head. It is immediately across the Intra-Coastal Waterway on US 278. Here is a map of the Beaufort area
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