It’s officially September, but the weather is still warm and that means a variety of Lowcountry summer activities are continuing for a while yet!
Days spent splashing and relaxing poolside always bring joy, and evening walks (after the noseeums go to sleep) are especially lovely ways to spend your time, especially during a social-distant summer.
As we look to make the most of the remaining weeks of the season, you might be looking to try some new summer activities before the weather begins to cool. We’ve curated a list of things you can consider! Check out these ideas for some extra summer fun with friends and family this month.
Lowcountry Summer Activities: A Trip to the Beach
Is the backyard or community pool feeling a little too familiar? If you need a change of scenery, the beach is the perfect place to go. We are on the #1 island in the USA you know. Hilton Head Island beaches are some of the most stunning in the country. Consider a staycation and go all-in. Pack your bags and choose from house rentals, hotels and resorts!
If you’d prefer a day trip to feel the sand between your toes, here are some of our favorite beaches around the Lowcountry with easy parking and (mostly) few tourists:
Burkes Beach (must have beach parking pass) | Hilton Head Island, SC
Fish Haul Park | Hilton Head Island, SC
Hunting Island State Park | Hunting Island, SC
The Sands | Port Royal, SC
No matter where you go, try starting the day with sunrise at the beach. Every photographer will tell you this is a magical time to watch the waves wash over the sand. Not a morning person? Pack lunch in a cooler or wind down with a nice dinner at one of HHI’s many beach restaurants and watch the sky change colors.
Take in the scenery with a friend or loved one, read a book, or enjoy a moment of peace and people watching. The salty air and wind are the perfect reminders that summer (and summer fun) is still here!
Summer Activities: Go Biking
Skip the golf cart and pull your bike out of storage - or rent one! There are many local bike shops and clubs that offer day-long or week-long bike rentals. Get some exercise while traveling to a new spot!
Biking around the neighborhood is a great way to get some fresh air, but think about all the fun you could have if you biked somewhere new.
Where can you get a scoop of ice cream?
What about visiting your favorite coffee shop?
Bike around a nature trail you’ve never done before, or choose a new park to visit and make a little road trip out of it too.
Be sure to bring your sunscreen and bug spray. Create a day of it and bring a picnic basket to enjoy while you relax or play outdoors. An easy way to celebrate the last month of summer weather the Lowcountry way is to make sweet iced tea or lemonade. Bring some with you in a travel mug and toast to a great new ride!
Hilton Head Summer Activities: Water, Water, Water
Lowcountry summer activities should always include fun water adventures. If you aren’t a boater, there are so many ways to enjoy our seemingly endless miles of ocean, river, and marsh front landscapes. From paddleboarding to setting a crab pot, consider enjoying the water!
Sometimes simply taking in the view is all you need to fill your soul. If you haven’t been to Oyster Factory Park in Bluffton to experience the May River’s winding waters - what are you waiting for? Plus, you’ll see one of Bluffton’s architectural treasures: the Church of the Cross - one of the most photographed buildings in town.
But wait - what if you ARE a boater, but don’t own one yourself? You can rent a boat for a day, book a fishing charter, kayak with friends—there are so many options. Soak up the last month of warm summer breezes on the water.
If the kids are back in school, we know there is a different structure to the day, but that doesn’t mean summer fun is over, especially on the weekends! Treat the family to a water activity; being in nature is proven to relieve stress, reconnect you to each other, and be a great reminder of the good things in life.
We hope you are excited to try one of our Lowcountry summer activity ideas! The heat is breaking ever so slightly, and enjoying summer is a bit easier in September. With the new month, we hope you’ll try a new version of your summer favorites with one of these activities!
A trip to the beach is always a good idea. Embrace the warm summer breeze and refreshing salty air before the weather gets too cold.
Find a NEW place to go biking. From visiting your favorite coffee shop to setting up a picnic in the park, toss the bike in the back or rent one and enjoy something new.
Exploring the water is one of the world’s best stress relievers! If summer has been a rough one, treat yourself to a boat ride or try a different water activity; learning something new can be fun!
What Lowcountry summer activity is a MUST-DO for you before Fall weather arrives?
Share with us in the comments below!