Beaufort Co. Town Named "Best Beach Town in America" - Local news, weather, sports Savannah | WSAV On Your Side

Beaufort Co. Town Named "Best Beach Town in America"

Posted: Updated:
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -

Its summer and Hilton Head's beaches are filled with families splashing in the surf or sunbathing in the sand.

"It seems like its supposed to be a family destination, the people are very kind, and nice you know, they're not obnoxious people," said Tim Walsh.

"You can like play in the sand and ocean while your mom and dad are up there doing whatever they want... Relaxing," said his daughter, Madalyn.

Reasons like this helped make Hilton Head the "Best Beach Town in America" according to 'Parents' magazine.

The publication lists the island's 12-miles of sandy beach as well as family-friendly restaurants as some highlights, and local officials are thrilled with this designation.

"People are inundated with travel information, absolutely inundated with a million different resources to choose from, so when something like Parents magazine says we are the number one beach town in America,or Condinats Traveler says we are one of the top islands, which they have, it kind of shortcuts things for people, its somebody else saying that's a great place you need to check it out, and a lot of families actually follow suit and do that," said Charlie Clark of the HHI-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce.

For the Kindall family--who travel from Connecticut-- its a safe place for their children.

"We never worry about anything when we come to Hilton Head, and the beach in particular, we never worry about anything like that," said dad, Paul.

And they urge everyone to experience this piece of paradise for themselves.

"Come here! Definitely come here... There's free parking, its easy to get to the beach, there's always space for everyone on the beach, its not crowded, lots of fun huh?!"

To read the Parents Magazine Article, log onto http://www.parents.com/fun/vacation/10-best-beach-towns/

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • April Mugshots

    April Mugshots

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:48:25 GMT
    James SiebenthalJames Siebenthal
    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
  • Update: Police Identify Man Killed in Single ATV Crash

    Update: Police Identify Man Killed in Single ATV Crash

    A man was killed this afternoon in an ATV accident on Hillary Lane in Walthourville in Liberty County. The man struck a tree and was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident occurred shortly after 6:30 pm
    A man was killed this afternoon in an ATV accident on Hillary Lane in Walthourville in Liberty County. The man struck a tree and was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident occurred shortly after 6:30 pm
  • Shooting at Waters Ave. and 38th Street in Savannah

    Shooting at Waters Ave. and 38th Street in Savannah

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:43:34 GMT
    Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police have the area of Waters Ave and 38th Street cornered off with crime scene tape. Around 12:45 p.m. police were called to the scene where they found a man in the street shot. The SCMPD Spokesman, Julian Miller, said the victim was in a white sedan when shots were fired from another car striking him. The white sedan came to a stop in a yard. The man was taken to the hospital. The victim's name has not been released yet or his condition. Police do not have a...
    Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police have the area of Waters Ave and 38th Street cornered off with crime scene tape. Around 12:45 p.m. police were called to the scene where they found a man in the street shot. The SCMPD Spokesman, Julian Miller, said the victim was in a white sedan when shots were fired from another car striking him. The white sedan came to a stop in a yard. The man was taken to the hospital. The victim's name has not been released yet or his condition. Police do not have a...
Powered by WorldNow

1430 East Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31404

Telephone: 912.651.0300
Fax: 912.651.0320
Email: newsemailalert@wsav.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.