Harbor Island SC See + Do

Things to See + Do - Harbor Island SC

Note, there may be closures due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Experience the beauty of South Carolina's Lowcountry.

Once you've found a Harbor Island SC rental, it is time to start planning your activities for your vacation.

For most visitors, the beach is the Thing to Do.

Tide Charts

Harbor River Bridge Tides Johnson Creek Bridge, Hunting Island Tides

The following amenities are available at the Beach and Racquet Club, "The BRC":

  • Large Lap Swimming Pool & Kiddie Pool (Open April – October)
  • WiFi (network name Beach_&_Racket_Club)
  • Bike Rental (for HIOA office during the week. 843.838.5257)
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Court
  • Golf Putting Green
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Gym with cardio machines and weights
  • Playground
  • Horseshoes
  • Shuffleboard

Harbor Island SC is part of the Beaufort Barrier Islands Important Bird Area as designated by the National Audubon Society.

Check out the latest sightings on eBird:   Harbor Island and Harbor Island Beach

Information for Fishing and Crabbing on Harbor Island SC

Purchase your SC License Online

Surf Fishing on Harbor Island SC

Tip - North end of the beach is best

Crabbing on Harbor Island SC

harbor island sc crabbing and fishing dock
Crabbing and Fishing dock on Harbor Island SC

Crabbing: How To article from the Eat Sleep Play Beaufort website

With so much beauty, Harbor Island SC is a perfect place to work on your photography skills or to use it as a natural backdrop for a special occasion or family portraits.

Looking to book a photo session during your visit?  Here are some photographers that have worked on the island:

Cecillia Berger Photography

Christy Clark Photography

Craig Marsh

Delk Haigler

Eric Horan

Jessica Blackburn Photography

Lexie Murray Photography

One Eleven Photo

Phil Heim Photography

Wollwerth Imagery

If you are visiting from May through October, you may find evidence of sea turtle nesting and hatching.  Harbor Island has a Sea Turtle Nest Protection Program that is permitted by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

Links for more information:

You can support the Turtle Program through their Amazon Smile Referral Link.

When are the Turtle Talks?  Check out the calendar below

Near Harbor Island SC Things to Do

Hunting Island State Park

Harbor Island is about 2 miles from Hunting Island State Park, South Carolina's most popular state park with a large beach, Nature Center, and a Lighthouse.

Harbor Island Lighthouse

Many Harbor Island vacation rentals will include a Hunting Island Park Passport to use during your stay.  If not available, passes are available at the gate or online at the South Carolina State Parks Store.

Check out the Trails section below for a list of hiking trails at the state park.


EcoTours, Tours, Charters, and Excursions

Olde Beaufort Golf Club  - Miniature Golf coming soon!

Secession Golf Club

More Travel Resources

Links to other local and state travel resources:

Last updated 4/6/2020:  What is the list missing? Or did something close?  Please email or direct message us on Instagram to let us know if the See + Do list for Harbor Island SC needs to be updated.