6. Pinckney Island

Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge is located just off of Hilton Head Island with the entrance lying between the two bridges that bring visitors from the mainland onto the island.  This beautiful natural area has great trails for hiking and biking as well as amazing opportunities for photographers.

Leaving the busy commercial sections of Hilton Head and retreating to Pinckney Island will make you feel like you've stepped back in time.  Smell the fresh ocean air. Commune with the birds and wildlife.  Maybe even spot a gator.Pinckney Island is one of the best of many free parks available to visitors of the Hilton Head Island area.