Summer SC Road Trips

Do you find yourself needing to just “get away?” Maybe for the day or a short weekend trip! Below are some fun and exciting places to travel to from your home here in Shipyard! Below are a few of our favorite spots around! BLUFFTON Old Town: Local shops and eateries are located on Calhoun Street. These fun shops will have a great selection from small bites to unique gifts. The Burnt Church Distillery located on Bluffton Road is a newer addition to the area and are a hit with the local Bluffton population. HILTON HEAD ISLAND Beaches: Even though we …

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Alligator Mating Season

 Mating season is from late April to June. During this time, they are likely to wander through lagoons as they search for a mate. In the evening or through the nights, males “bellow” as he tries to attract a female. After a courtship in which the male claims a territory and courts a female, the female lays between 20-60 eggs near a body of fresh water and covers them with trees branches, leaves, and other vegetation. Be aware of your surroundings because they are not easily spotted. Because female alligators are very protective, never come between a mother alligator and …

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Hilton Head Beaches

Hilton Head Island’s official beach season is April 1st through September 30th of each year. All of the beach is public, from the ocean to the high water mark. Access to the beach, however, is often private. Find more information at the Town of Hilton Head website. The Town provides beach access at the following locations: Alder Lane Burkes Beach Coligny Beach Driessen Beach Fish Haul Folly Field Islanders Beach NOT Allowed on the Beach, Dunes or Adjacent Waters Possession or consumption of alcohol, beer or wine Littering (items left overnight will be removed) Glassware (bottles, containers, etc.) Shovels, except those …

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Snake ID

As the weather starts to warm up, many people start working outside in their yards or taking long walks through the woods and trails. Keep an eye on the ground though, because our scaled neighbors could be hiding. Within South Carolina there are a total of 38 snake species, but only 6 are venomous. Here is an easy way to identify snakes and the best advice to not get bitten? LEAVE THEM ALONE.

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February Spotlight

To celebrate everything Shipyard Owners and Groups do, we have created a monthly celebration called the Shipyard Spotlight. The goal will be to honor a group of people or a person that has done something extraordinary, gone beyond the call of duty, or something exciting within the Shipyard community. This month we are celebrating the Birds of Prey Group and our very own Sgt. Thompson! Have you or your group done something like this? Send pictures and a description to communications@shipyardhhi.com to be featured in the next issue.

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Wildfire Safety

People often think that dangerous wildfires occur only in the western United States, when in fact there is high fire activity in the south.  Think of all the natural vegetation we have here! Weather, topography and fuel are all elements together that determine how likely we are to have a fire, how fast a wildfire will burn, the direction a wildfire will burn, the intensity  and our ability to control the fire. More people are now living in high vegetation areas and with more people using our wildlands, there is a greater chance of a fire starting.  Today’s wildfires can …

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January Shipyard Spotlight

To celebrate everything Shipyard Owners and Groups do, we have created a monthly celebration called the Shipyard Spotlight. The goal will be to honor a group of people or a person that has done something extraordinary, gone beyond the call of duty, or something exciting within the Shipyard community. This January we are celebrating the Birds of Prey Group and our very own Sgt. Thompson! Have you or your group done something like this? Send pictures and a description to communications@shipyardhhi.com to be featured in the next issue.

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December Shipyard Spotlight

To celebrate everything Shipyard Owners and Groups do, we have created a monthly celebration called the Shipyard Spotlight. The goal will be to honor a group of people or a person that has done something extraordinary, gone beyond the call of duty, or something exciting within the Shipyard community. This December we are celebrating the Women’s Club of Shipyard. A group of our ladies completed a walk to raise funds for breast cancer! Way to go ladies!!! What is Breast Cancer? Well, cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. Breast cancer is also …

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Top Island in the U.S. : Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Based on 800,000 readers, Condé Nast Traveler has chosen Hilton Head Island as the No. 1 Island in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive year. Read more about what makes the Lowcountry the place to be here! In addition to this great honor, the Savannah/ Hilton Head International Airport was named the top airport in the U.S. for the second year in a row. Thank you to everyone involved!

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Turtle Trackers

Have you heard about Turtle Trackers? Did you know there are over 350 turtle trackers on Hilton Head, many of whom are right here in Shipyard? In fact, the Shipyard chapter is in its fourth year this season. Sea Turtle nesting season begins in May. The Turtle Trackers are a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is “to assist with the preservation efforts for endangered sea turtles nesting on Hilton Head Island, and to educate the public for the protection of our sea turtle hatchlings heading to the ocean.” There are currently 6 chapters island-wide: Sea Pines (the founding chapter), Forest …

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