From May 1st through October 31st, sea turtles make Hilton Head Island their home. Many local sea turtles decide to pay their eggs on our beaches and soon after they start to hatch. According to the Sea Turtle Patrol Hilton Head, the group has found 134 total sea turtle nests on the island so far. Regular white lights can be distracting to newly hatched sea turtles and can deter them from finding their way into the ocean. It is strongly suggested that red-lights or orange-lights are used after dark.
- Outside Hilton Head can be found mid-island in The Plaza at Shelter Cove Shopping Center at 50 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
- Walmart has red-light flashlights available in their stores. Walmart on the island can be found toward the north end at 25 Pembroke Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
- Grayco is located near Sea Pines Circle and can be found at 6 Bow Circle, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
- Ace Hardware of Hilton Head is located at 3 Northridge Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
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