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The Fourth of July has come to be one of the most highly anticipated summer holidays. What better way to celebrate than with a beach vacation? Watch the rockets’ red glare over the Atlantic when you plan a visit to experience the best of Independence Day on Hilton Head IslandOoh and aah over awe-inspiring fireworks displays. Spend your days lounging by the ocean. Have a cookout at your gorgeous vacation rental overlooking the water. Regardless of how you spend your holiday, you’re in for a treat.  

Read on to discover the best ways to celebrate the Fourth in the Lowcountry. Then, be sure to request a free copy of our 7-Day Itinerary for additional help planning your beach vacation!  

5 of the Best Ways to Celebrate Independence Day on Hilton Head Island  

Watch an Impressive Fireworks Display  

What’s a Fourth of July celebration without a jaw-dropping fireworks display? One of the best parts about visiting Hilton Head Island for the holiday is that you’ll find a wide variety of celebrations that draw locals and visitors alike! Some of our favorite places to see fireworks include:  

  • Shelter Cove Harbour | While Shelter Cove’s Signature Summer Event, Harbourfest, takes place all summer long, the Fourth of July celebration is really something special. Don’t miss out on music, fireworks, dancing, and more!  

  • Outside Hilton Head Fireworks Paddle | Paddle out onto Broad Creek to experience Harbourfest’s magnificent fireworks out on the water! This one-of-a-kind experience will surely create memories for you and your family that you’ll all remember for a lifetime.  

  • Sea Pines Harbour Town | Gregg Russell’s concerts are a family favorite that takes place on the island throughout the year. The Fourth of July concert is especially popularDon’t miss this amazing opportunity for wholesome family fun.  

Spend the Weekend on the Beach  

Of course, if you’re visiting Hilton Head, you’ll want to spend some time on the beach. The roaring ocean waves beckon, and immaculate seashells await your discovery. Sunbathe on the sandy shores or jump in for a refreshing swim in the saltwater. Build sandcastles with your kids or fly kites over the dunes. There’s no better place to create lasting memories with your loved ones.  

Some of our favorite local beaches include:  

  • Coligny Beach Park at Forest Beach | This entire beach park offers outdoor showers, bike racks, changing rooms, restrooms, and various lounging areas.  

  • Palmetto Dunes | Palmetto Dunes boasts three miles of pristine sandy beaches, ideal for bike riding, swimming, surfing, collecting shells, and more.  

  • Sea Pines | Sea Pines offers guests five miles of gorgeous shoreline. The Beach Club features amenities such as food service, a bar, picnic tables, showers, and kids’ activities.  

Travel Tip: Many of our properties reside within one of these great beach communities. That means you’ll have access to all of their outstanding community amenities, such as beach trolley access and more! 

Get out on the Water  

There’s no better way to spend your vacation in the Lowcountry than out on the water! Cool off from the summer heat with the cool breeze and a refreshing dip in the ocean. There are countless opportunities to enjoy the local waterways. Here are just a few of our favorite suggestions:  

Treat Yourself to Delicious Food  

Celebrating any holiday just isn’t the same without some great food! We don’t know about you, but eating out is definitely one of our favorite things about going on vacation. Maybe you’d like to host a family cookout at your vacation rental. Perhaps you’d prefer to try some of the best restaurants. You can even order a Lowcountry Boil for dinner from a local catering company. Here are some great options to consider:  

Travel Tip: Take advantage of Beach Properties’ Island Discount Program! You can receive discounts on everything from grocery delivery and shopping services to catering and personal chefs. You can also receive discounts at some of the best local restaurants 

Make Yourself at Home in a Beach Properties Vacation Rental   

If you’re planning 

a vacation to Hilton Head Island for Independence Day, you’ll need to make arrangements for a place to stay. For the most authentic beach experience, you’ll want to book a vacation rental. That way, you’ll have access to amenities such as grills for cooking out, private pools for lounging, and large kitchens for cooking. Beach Properties of Hilton Head has properties all across the island in a variety of different neighborhoods. No matter how large or small your group is, we’ve got the right vacation home for you. 

Each of our rentals has access to a private or community pool and comes with our Island Discount Program. You will receive a discount at hundreds of restaurants, shops, and outfitters.  

Check our availability and book your stay today!