Head Island or simply Hilton Head is a Low country
resort town located on an island of the same name in Beaufort County, South
Carolina, USA. It is 20 miles (32 km) north of Savannah, Georgia and 95
miles (153 km) south of Charleston. The island gets its name from Captain
William Hilton. In 1663, Captain Hilton identified a headland near the entrance
to Port Royal Sound, which he named "Hilton's Head" after himself.
The island features 12 miles (19 km) of beachfront on the Atlantic Ocean
and is a popular