When it comes to serene, picturesque places in the coastal Carolina area, few places offer what Palmetto Bluff in Hilton Head, South Carolina does. With a rich history, Palmetto Bluff is truly one of a kind. Sitting on over 20,000 acres, you can discover Southern charm, secluded forests, miles of picturesque beaches, walkable suburbs, fishing charters, gorgeous golf courses, and more.
With so much to offer, it’s no wonder Palmetto Bluff is a go-to destination for homebuyers. If that sounds like you and you’re considering Palmetto Bluff real estate, there’s something you need to know before you do:
What to Know Before Buying
In the excitement to explore and enjoy all Palmetto Bluff has to offer, homebuyers will move, settle in, and not know what to do next. With so many Palmetto Bluff activities waiting to be discovered, it’s easy for new homeowners to get overwhelmed and feel out of place. That’s why we highly recommend paying Palmetto Bluff a visit before buying your dream home. Spending a quality visit is an excellent way to get a lay of the land, scope out your favorite spots, and know exactly what kind of home you’re looking for.
Our Top 15 Things to Do in Palmetto Bluff
From boat tours to golf courses and everything in between, Palmetto Bluff has something for everyone. We picked our top 15 favorite things to do in Palmetto Bluff, SC so you can spend less time thinking and more time doing.
1. Horseback Riding
Despite being a “beach town,” Palmetto Bluff has an amazing selection of horseback riding to choose from. Our favorites include Longfield Stables, Rose Hill Equestrian Center, Rose Dhu Equestrian Center, Daufuskie Trial Rides, Lawton Stables, and Moss Creek Equestrian Center.
2. Petting Zoo
Palmetto Bluff has a great selection of petting zoo options, from horses and donkeys to goats and sheep. Our picks include the Daufuskie Community Farm and Lawton Stables, but there are plenty to pick from.
Visiting Palmetto Bluff means hitting the water, and one awesome way to do that is by picking up a paddle board. With so many lakes to choose from, Palmetto Bluff will keep you on your toes. We love paddleboarding with the folks at Outside Palmetto Bluff Store & Activity Center and Stand and Paddle.
4. Hiking, Biking, Golf Carting
With over 20,000 acres to its name, Palmetto Bluff offers some fantastic trails for hiking, biking, and even golf carting! It’s a wonderful way to enjoy the beautiful weather the neighborhood has. Take a bike ride, hike, or golf cart on the Old Palmetto Bluff Road Trail, Calder Trail, Wilson Village Trail, and many more.
Not only is South Carolina a golfer’s destination—it’s also home to a very special Jack Nicklaus golf course, the May River Golf Club. Beautiful and deceptively difficult, this course demands the very best out of every player. In addition, you can find dozens of both full and mini golf courses all around the town.
If you’re more of a tennis person, Palmetto Bluff’s got you covered. Our favorites to serve up at are the Tennisclub of the Lowcountry at Rose Hill, as well as the Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center, in addition to the many open courts waiting for you.
7. Water Skiing
If you’re looking for some water adventure, look no further than water skiing in Palmetto Bluff. With so many rivers to boot, we love taking up the challenge with Outside Palmetto Bluff Store & Activity Center, Lowcountry Watersports, Island Water Sports, Sea Monkeys Watersports, and H20 Sports.
8. Jet Skiing
If you’re most of a jet skier, Palmetto Bluff’s got you covered, too. There are endless options for renting and enjoying a jet ski and exploring the open water. Our picks include Sea Monkeys Watersports, Island Water Sports, H20 Sports, and more.
Ready to take to the skies and see things from a new perspective? With so many landscapes and gorgeous sunrises and sets, parasailing is a must while visiting Palmetto Bluff. We recommend going with Sky Pirate Parasailing, Parasail Hilton Head, and Outside Palmetto Bluff Store & Activity Center.
10. Book a Fishing Charter
There’s taking a fishing charter… and then there’s taking a fishing charter in Palmetto Bluff. If you’re ready to get some serious catches, book a fishing charter during your visit. With veterans like May River Excursions, Hilton Head Fishing Charters, Palmetto Lagoon Charters, and Off the Hook Fishing Charters, you’ll feel like a fore aft expert in no time.
Looking for some more water adventure? Look no further than kayaking in Palmetto Bluff. We love going with Outside Palmetto Bluff Store & Activity Center, H20 Sports, and Island Water Sports.
12. Explore Wilson and Moreland Villages
Once you’ve soaked up weeks worth of adventure in one visit, it’s time to decompress in two special villages. Wilson Village offers fine dining and boutiques shops, all nestled around mature oak trees, brick sidewalks, and Lowcountry architecture. Moreland Village connects modern style homes with old hiking trails, offering a quiet and woodsy vibe. Plus, the Moreland Landing boat ramp makes getting into the water a snap.
13. Check out Palmetto Bluff Shooting Club
Ready to throw some sporting clays and get shooting? Look no further than the Palmetto Bluff Shooting Club, located at the Montage Palmetto right in the heart of Wilson Village. Explore 15 different shooting stations and a gamut of methods and materials.
14. Enjoy the Luxurious Montage Palmetto Bluff
After you’ve exhausted yourself with water sports, hitting 18 holes, riding horseback, and shooting some clays, it’s time to get some well-needed rest. There’s no better place than the luxurious Montage Palmetto Bluff, one of the most exclusive resorts in the Carolinas. This river house is nestled perfectly in the maritime forest, making the Montage the premier spot for upscale fine dining, sports, community events, and so much more.
15. Explore Palmetto Bluff Homes
Now that you know what living in Palmetto Bluff would be like, it’s time to explore some beautiful homes. Across four distinct neighborhoods—Wilson Village, Moreland Village, River Road, and Moreland Forest—lay incredible properties, homes (and guest homes), and more, waiting for you. All neighborhoods are walkable (or golf cartable), so we highly recommend you spend a few days to enjoy what Palmetto Bluff real estate has to offer.
Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it with us. At The Pattisall Group, we’ve assisted families actively considering properties in the Hilton Head Island, South Carolina area for over 20 years. We’ll help you understand the competitive market, offer flexible financing, and are committed to finding your perfect property. No matter what you’re looking for, our mission is making you the perfect Palmetto Bluff offer. All you have to do is say “Yes!”
1. Can you walk around Palmetto Bluff?
Yes! Our town is very walkable, bike-friendly, and golf cartable.
2. Does Palmetto Bluff have a beach?
Not on the coast, but Palmetto Bluff offers dozens of lakes for water sports, as well as close proximity to Daufuskie Island.
3. Can you drive to Palmetto Bluff?
4. How many plantations are in Palmetto Bluff?
15, all with excellent history and charm to explore.