What a great sunny winter day go to meet at the “Salty Dog” café and outdoor bar – one of Hilton Head’s most famous spots. And another great day vacay in Sea Pines Resort, S.C – the South Beach Marina Village.
When a sunny December day comes my way, I pop in my SUV and pay the $6 entry fee to get access to the resort for a day vacay. With my new home, I am only 15 minutes away, so it has become a weekly adventure to relax and reflect around at the resort.
This Resort Girl also needed a cool sweatshirt, so went to the Salty Dog store at the Marina. www.saltydog.com
They have a great selection of fun resort-themed apparel, hats and huggies, many of which feature the Salty Dog’s famous mascot, Jake the Dog. When visiting a store, I always ask about the top sellers to keep Resort Girls in the know. This time one is a new item and so cute – Salty Dog socks. They have paw prints on the bottom of each foot! What a conversation piece – and young RGs will love them as well.
After a little shopping, this Resort Girl was off on her next adventure – a sunshine-lit walk on the Marina Village boardwalk, visiting the shops and discovering water opportunities.
The brochure said the marina offers rentals for waverunners, kayaks and paddle boards. There are also many fishing opportunities as well as bike rentals. I have ridden my bike so many times from South Beach (there is an excellent and safe bike trail for the entire family.)
There is no beach parking there, so beware, but the Village offers a quaint Inn and condo accommodations around the area. www.SBInn.com
This breathtaking part of the Sea Pines is called the Calibogue Sound—a coastal inlet of the Atlantic Ocean. Here you can see the Harbour Town lighthouse from the end of the beach and also Daufuskie Island across the sound.
And when this relaxing day ended, I was joined by a local seagull on my walk back on the boardwalk – it was a sunny and memorable Resort Girl December day beach vacay!