Visit Harbor Island SC

Harbor Island is a small coastal community located between Saint Helena Island and Hunting Island State Park along U.S. Highway 21 in South Carolina's Lowcountry.


The island is remote, but still convenient to the historic cities of Beaufort and Charleston, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia.

Visit via Car

Most travelers visit Harbor Island via car.  Here are some approximate driving distances for travel to Harbor Island SC:

To access the island, you must first cross the Harbor River Bridge from Saint Helena Island on Sea Island Parkway (US Route 21); the Bridge is currently undergoing a replacement project so be cautious for the construction team and delays.

After crossing the Bridge, the security gate entrance to Harbor Island is on the left at 1 Harbor Island Drive.

Note:   Most online maps for Harbor Island addresses will use the post office mailing address, Saint Helena Island instead of Harbor Island.

If you continue past the Harbor Island security gate for about 2 miles, you will arrive at Hunting Island State Park.


Visit via Plane

Two airports serve the Harbor Island and Beaufort SC area:

Savannah-Hilton Head Island International Airport is the most convenient airport.   Flights are available on Air Canada, Allegiant,  American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Sun Country, and United Airlines, and there are car rental options at the airport.

Charleston International Airport is also convenient to Harbor Island SC with flights on Southwest Airlines.  There are also car rental options.

Visit via Train

The Yemassee, SC Amtrak Station is about 40 miles from Harbor Island SC.  There are no car rental options, however Uber has service in the area.


How do I find a Vacation Rental on Harbor Island SC?

Booking directly is usually the best way to find the lowest price for a vacation rental.  Check out these Harbor Island SC rentals:

You many also post in our Facebook group to inquire about specific available dates.

Owners or managers wishing to advertise their properties on this website may contact us through email or direct message on social media to be added.

For last minute rentals, Airbnb is always a great option.


Is there anything to do?

You can do a little or lot on your Harbor Island SC vacation.  Just relax or plan it all out with our list of things to See + Do for island activities, parks, outdoor recreation, historic sites, and museums.


Where can I buy fresh produce, seafood, and groceries for my visit?

Need beach snacks, salad, and sandwich fixings? Or do you need the ingredients for Frogmore Stew?  Our Eat + Drink list for Harbor Island SC is necessary because a good meal with family and friends is usually a vacation highlight.


About Us

Visit Harbor Island SC was created to provide vacation travel planning resources for this lovely South Carolina island. This website started an idea in a Facebook Group of Harbor Island SC Homeowners and Visitors because there was a lack of current online information about the island from a local perspective.

This website and the Facebook group are independent and not sanctioned by any of the Harbor Island Owners Associations; check out our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for more information.