The Natural Wonders of Harbor Island (and Surrounding Areas)
Do your soul some good and go to the beach. There's no place better
for this than Harbor Island, S.C., where your soul is enriched not
only by the sights and sounds of the ocean but by the wonders of
wetlands, marsh, and rivers. All of these ecological marvels, and
their varied inhabitants of the scaled, feathered, and sharp jawed
variety, are within sight, or within walking or paddling distance,
of your beach front villa.
At Harbor Island, S.C. the awe-inspiring joys of nature abound.
There are 2.5 miles of un-crowded, un-spoiled beach awaiting you as
you step out of your ocean front unit directly onto the boardwalk
and to the beach. Dolphins swim so close to the shore, you can
almost make eye contact with them. If you’re lucky, you can spot
loggerhead turtles during their nesting season (May-August). The
wetland next to the beach club (a few minute walk from the villa),
is full of egrets, herons, and other fowl, who are careful to stay
out of reach of the resident gators (don’t worry, the area is
fenced). The pool at the beach and tennis club abuts the marsh, so
you can have a view of nature while you sunbathe or keep one eye on
your kids in the pool or adjacent playground.