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Are you planning a destination marriage proposal on Hilton Head Island? Planning the perfect proposal is no easy feat, especially when you’re going to pop the question in an unfamiliar area. Our slice of paradise on the South Carolina Coast boasts 12 miles of pristine beaches and great waterfront views, so there are plenty of romantic spots to pop the question during your Hilton Head Island getaway. Read on for five of the best places to propose on Hilton Head! 

Request our free 7-Day Itinerary when you’re ready to start planning your romantic getaway. This planning tool contains local insight on how to spend each day of your Hilton Head Island vacation! 

4 of the Best Places to Propose on Hilton Head 

Below, we’ve highlighted four of the best places to propose on Hilton Head Island. After you choose the perfect proposal spot, consider hiring a Hilton Head Island photographer to capture the moment!  

HHI Beaches 

Hilton Head Island is known for its beautiful beachesNaturally, the beach is the most popular spot to pop the question on Hilton Head Island! A few of our favorite sandy spots to propose are Forest Beach, Palmetto Dunes, and Sea Pines. No matter which stretch of sand you select, consider timing your proposal around sunset. There’s no more romantic backdrop for a marriage proposal than an Atlantic Ocean sunset. It makes for great photos, too! 

Before your trip, be sure to check out the Hilton Head Island sunset times to coordinate the perfect proposal!  

Harbour Town Lighthouse 

The Harbour Town Lighthouse is one of Hilton Head Island’s most iconic sights. This impressive, red-and-white-striped lighthouse is the perfect backdrop for your marriage proposal. Once a working lighthouse, the inside of the Harbour Town Lighthouse has been transformed into a museum.  

Here, you can learn about the lighthouse’s creation and history, as well as journey up the 114-step staircase that leads to the top. Once you reach the top, step outside for panoramic ocean views. It’s just perfect for popping the question!  

Daufuskie Island 

Vacations are all about new experiences and lasting memories. Check both of those items off your Hilton Head Island bucket list with a horseback ride on the beach! Dafuskie Trail Rides offers several private tours of the island.  

If you’re planning to pop the question during your horseback ride, we recommend booking their Engagement/Proposal Package! This package includes a private, 1.5-hour beach or oceanfront ride-for-two, transportation to the island and barn, a bottle of Prosecco, and optional dinner reservations.  

Waterfront Restaurants 

A dinner proposal is perhaps the most traditional type of proposal. Plan a fool-proof dinner proposal at one of the waterfront restaurants on Hilton Head Island! Three of our favorites include Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, Ela’s Blu Water Grill, and Skull Creek Boathouse. All these restaurants boast incredible waterfront views and delicious food. Even better, there will be plenty of people around to take photos of your proposal! You may get a free dessert, too! What could be sweeter than that? 

Weddings on Hilton Head Island 

 After your engagement on Hilton Head Island, our area is sure to hold a special place in your heart. In fact, many couples return to the island to tie the knot! Here are a few of our favorite wedding venues on Hilton Head Island to consider for your big day: 

  • Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort 

  • Sea Pines Beach Club 

  • Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort 

  • Beach House 

  • Sonesta Resort 

  • Marriott Resort 

Book a Romantic Rental with Beach Properties of Hilton Head Island 

Stay near the best places to propose on Hilton Head with Beach Properties. We offer an extensive selection of Hilton Head Island vacation rentals. With nearly 400 rentals to choose from, you’re sure to find one that you and your sweetheart will love! 

Take your romantic getaway to the next level with one of our oceanfront rentals. There’s nothing more romantic than a post-proposal champagne toast on your private, ocean-facing balcony! You can also surprise your special someone with an in-home spa experience as part of our concierge services. 

Browse a complete catalog of our Hilton Head Island vacation rentals to start planning the ultimate marriage proposal!