A Visitors Guide to Shopping on Hilton Head Island

There are so many reasons to visit Hilton Head Island, it’s no surprise our slice of paradise is consistently voted one of the world’s favorite islands and the top island in the US. The top attraction that draws visitors from around the globe to Hilton Head is the stunning natural setting with pristine sandy beaches, scenic waterways, lush wildlife preserves and secluded outdoor activities. But there’s more! 

The appeal of the natural beauty of Hilton Head Island is enhanced by the luxury plantations, quaint villages and scenic marinas with an abundance of eateries serving the finest Lowcountry seafood and southern fare and upscale shopping destinations for the ultimate shopping experience on Hilton Head.   

Slow down your pace, switch to island time and indulge in some family-friendly retail therapy and island style shopping on Hilton Head Island. Whether you’re shopping for necessities, picking up fresh produce or seafood from a market or searching for a unique Hilton Head souvenir or gift to take home, you’ll find it all on Hilton Head Island.


Coligny Plaza

Slip away from the beach for a one-of-a-kind shopping spree at Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head’s favorite shopping destination since 1955, just steps from the ocean. The Coligny Plaza is located oceanfront in Hilton Head’s downtown Forest Beach area and has everything you need for your Hilton Head Island vacation with the best shopping on the island. Coligny Plaza welcomes beach-goers for a laid-back shopping experience at over 60 specialty stores and fun outdoor kiosks, with year-round entertainment and the best oceanfront dining on Hilton Head. 

Shelter Cove 

Shelter Cove is Hilton Head’s premier waterfront shopping destination, just off the Intracoastal Waterway across from Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. The Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina is a hub of activity with cruises and nature tours, water sports, fishing charters, live entertainment, fun festivals and Mediterranean-style island style shopping. Browse the boutiques, gift stores and the eclectic Nash Gallery along the harbour side promenade, then make your way to the nearby Shelter Cove Town Center. 

Shelter Cove Town Center is Hilton Head’s newest shopping attraction with an open-air waterfront village, palmetto lined walkways and tranquil views of Broad Creek and the Lowcountry marshlands. With over 30 charming boutiques, specialty stores, enticing eateries and a community park and playground for the kids, you can shop to your hearts content at Shelter Cove. 

The Harbour Town Shops at Sea Pines 

The Harbour Town Shops are located in the upscale Sea Pines Plantation, home to the Hilton Head’s legendary landmark, the candy-cane Harbour Town Lighthouse. The Harbour Town Shops offer visitors to Hilton Head a leisurely shopping experience surrounded by the scenic Harbour Town marina scattered with luxury yachts, sailboats and over 20 boutiques, galleries, gift shops, coastal treasures and unique dining experiences. Climb to the top of the lighthouse for the perfect souvenir and lasting memories of your vacation from the Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum and Gift Shop. 

Main Street Village

Step back in time with an old-fashioned shopping experience in Hilton Head’s Main Street Village, home to the island’s oldest and traditional family-owned stores. The quaint shopping area has tree-lined walkways with unique shops and some of the best restaurants in Hilton Head. There’s no big-box stores on Main Street, just a small town island shopping experience.

Tanger Outlets Hilton Head

Go for the big savings on designer brands at the Tanger Outlet Stores, just over the bridge in nearby Bluffton, SC. Hilton Head’s Tanger Outlets has a variety of over 90 top outlet stores, curbside pickup if you choose to avoid the crowds and a variety of onsite restaurants and eateries. For trinkets and treasures,  stop by the quaint shops in Old Town Bluffton before heading back to the island. 

Hilton Head Island Seafood & Farmers’ Markets 

Your island shopping experience on Hilton Head is not complete without a visit to a local farmer’s market, the perfect place to pick up fresh, local produce and savor the flavors of the Lowcountry with a home cooked farm-to-fork meal in the comfort of your Hilton Head vacation home.


Stay with Sunset Rentals!

Sunset Rentals represent over 225 of the most trusted vacation rentals in the top resort areas of Hilton Head. From the shores of the pristine Atlantic coastline to the rolling fairways of Hilton Head’s award-winning golf-courses, our vacation rentals are perfectly placed to experience Hilton Head Island’s top attractions and world-class shopping destinations.

Browse our rentals on Hilton Head Island online, book direct or call our on-island team on (800) 276-8991 today to guide you to the idyllic home-away-from-home on Hilton Head Island.

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