Sea Pines is not solely about relaxing on wide verandas while taking in sweeping views of the Atlantic. There simply isn’t enough time in a day or a week to experience all that the community has to offer. The most obvious will be the rolling greens of three of the most celebrated golf courses in the region, Harbour Town Golf Links. They are often featured on the PGA tour, and with a par-4 18th hole, they are continually chosen by professionals and golf enthusiasts as some of the finest courses in the country. Designed by Pete Dye with consultation by Jack Nicklaus, they are an art form for both finesse and skill.
If the multiple par-3s don’t get your adrenaline going, then join the Smith Stearns Tennis Academy ran by Stan Smith, Billy Stearns and B.J. Stearns. There are several options for the tennis player in you including a little vacation play, joining a cardio tennis workout package or going for the big win with a tennis camp program or full-time tennis academy instruction. Let us know if you would like a tour of Sea Pines real estate that is for sale.
With such incredible access to water, sports on land may not keep your interest on a warm summer day. To get a bit of a core workout, grab a kayak or stand-up paddle board and head out to sea! Or cut loose with a group of friends with a ride on the Banana Boat. If you’ve got what it takes, then set out on a waverunner or really challenge yourself on water skis, a wakeboard or a knee board! With five miles of white sand beach, you have a bit to travel. If that doesn’t take it out of you, grab a game of beach volleyball with friends and cool down with a splash in through the gentle waves. Or take it all in with the best view around, and set off for the sky on a gentle parasailing adventure.
"Life is good in Sea Pines. There is so much to do and experience, it's the perfect place to buy a home. It's a paradise."
A key feature of Sea Pines is its focus on natural preservation and incorporating the beauty of Hilton Head in everyday life. Take advantage of any of the eco tours to explore 605 acres of teeming forest, hidden lagoons, wild salt marshes, traversing tidal creeks and long stretches of pristine beaches! Take a wagon ride through the woods or sail alongside the dolphins of the Atlantic. If you’re more of the rustic and wild type, then a visit to Lawton Stables is in order. The land takes on a new perspective from horseback! Or see the enthusiasm of children as they visit the small animal farm and connect with nature. To really experience the impact Sea Pines is having on the community, visit the therapeutic riding center as they offer equine therapy to people with special needs. This program is fully funded through private donations and has no cost for the participants.
When days of sports, sun, eco-tourism and animals, have left you tired and sore, it is time for a little self-love and whole lot of pampering. It is time for LeSpa! A full day package may be the easiest solution, or you can pick and choose treatments ranging from manicures and pedicures to a full-service hair salon or dive into silky luxury with an eclectic assortment of massage options, full body wraps and beautifying facials. When you feel renewed, it is time to upgrade your resort wear and perhaps pick out a few gifts for loved ones.
The shopping at Sea Pines is unprecedented. Grab a trolley and head into Harbour Town for more than two dozen designer apparel boutiques, unique gift and craft shops, art and design galleries, and hand-crafted jewelry stores. This is not a day to rush through busy locales or feel the hectic pace of completing the shopping list. Harbour Town was designed for a stroll. Surrounded by natural beauty and the sea breeze wafting in from Calibogue Sound, you will want to relax in one of the many available rocking chairs as you contemplate your next purchase.
While the ladies are away, all the seafaring gentlemen can head over to the Yacht Basin and set up their private fishing charter. In shore, off shore and deep sea fishing are all regular options for your day. There are four different boats in the fishing fleet and all large enough to accommodate the whole family or a group of friends. If managing the rod and reel is not your ideal relaxation, then simply kick back on one of the casual cruise options and see what Hilton Head Island has to offer off shore!
Sea Pines was not only created for adults. It was designed to be the premier destination for families. Let your little ones burn off that extra energy at the Gregg Russell Playground with nature inspired entertainment and a tree house to keep their imaginations going. For a cooler afternoon, take them down to the Harbour Town pool, and when they are ready for open waters, let their creativity soar on the one and only custom pirate ship as they fire the water cannons and save the day!
This merely scratches the surface of daily life in Sea Pines. A one night stay will definitely not be enough, but a lifetime might not be either!