Hilton Head has been a popular destination in the winter for owners of Seawatch and Ocean View for many years. The smaller crowds means getting a prime reservation at your favorite restaurant and shopping without waiting in lines. The weather is warm enough for outdoor activities like playing tennis, hitting your golf ball, and walking on the beach. Consider a trip to Hilton Head during the winter – you’ll love the culture, weather & things to do in the off-season!

Average Temperatures in the Winter in Hilton Head

Pack your jackets, but not your ski gear!

December

  • Average High: 62 degrees
  • Average Low: 43 degrees

January

  • Average High: 60 degrees
  • Average Low: 40 degrees

February

  • Average high: 63 degrees
  • Average low: 42 degrees

You Can Still Play Golf & Tennis.

Book your ideal tee time at one of the many championship courses around Hilton Head: Harbour Town Golf LinksGeorge Fazio Golf Course, Country Club of Hilton Head and Robert Cup Course are just a few of the choices. One owner, an avid golfer, suggests “On island, the Port Royal Barony course is in close proximity to the Island Club where accuracy of mid-range and short irons are challenged rather than distance and big greens abound to test ones putting ability. If a par three is your choice, then the Sun City Argent Lakes courses the best bet.”

You can also reserve a tennis court at the Tennis Center at the Island Club, where you can still play in the winter! Check their events calendar for scheduled events and activities. Fees may apply and equipment rental is available.

Take a leisurely bike ride along the 50+ miles of bike trails around Hilton Head. Be sure to download the guide, Bicycling on Hilton Head Island for information on rules and regulations, helpful tips and a map of the pathways.

A Day Trip to Beaufort.

Spend the day in the quaint coastal town of Beaufort, about thirty minutes from the resort, which features a main street with local boutiques and restaurants. If you’re a fan of Forrest Gump, The Big Chill, GI Jane or The Prince of Tides, book a tour with Beaufort Tours to see the movie locations.

Long Walks on Uncrowded Beaches.

Long walks on the beach are a favorite activity of guests in the winter in Hilton Head. The crisp breezes, sounds of the ocean waves, and the gorgeous scenery without large crowds on the beach are perfect for a conversation, photography, and exercise.

Learn something new.

Hilton Head is home to the Heritage Library, a research center for genealogy: “one of the most comprehensive libraries of its kind in the region, with microfilm readers, computers, high-speed Web service and collections of books, microfilm, microfiche, CD-ROM, manuscripts, periodicals, video tapes, audio tapes, and maps.” The center offers a calendar of educational programs including classes, lectures, history programs, tours of Fort Mitchel and more.

Enjoy the Arts.

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina features plays, including Mary Poppins and The Mousetrap this winter. For music lovers, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra hosts concerts throughout the year.

And of course, relax.

And last, but not least…….just relax and enjoy some much needed downtime. Read a book on your balcony, watch television in your living room, slow-cook your favorite soup in your kitchen. Ocean View and Seawatch are nestled within the 27-acre community of The Island Club, which offers beach access, a 13-acre lagoon, the Island Club Tennis Center, a gazebo area, a playground and many other amenities. Stock your condo with the necessary supplies and you won’t have to leave again until check-out day.

See Also: SPM Vacation’s Things to Do on Hilton Head Island