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Hilton Head average daily maximum temperature

A semi-tropical barrier island sounds like something from Caribbean, but Hilton Head Island, famed for its beaches and golf courses, is just off the coast of South Carolina.

Hiring a car in Hilton Head Island

If you're planning on taking a flight to Hilton Head Island directly then your best bet is to pick up car hire from Hilton Head Island Airport as the majority of car hire companies are based here. Among those offering Hilton Head Island car hire are the US national brands and ones more familiar to an international traveller. If you are looking for a bargain and want to pick up cheap Hilton Head Island car hire then there is a local company based here that can sometimes offer the best deal.

Places to visit in Hilton Head Island

Before you arrive and settle into a hotel Hilton Head Island offers you should plan which beaches and golf courses you most want to spend your time at. Whilst you're there you can also go kayaking, play tennis and bike around the island on over twenty-five bike paths. The area is great for dolphin spotting too, take a guided boat tour and you are almost guaranteed to see them.

General Advice on Hiring a Car

When you purchase car hire you are entering into a contract with your car hire company. Always check their terms and conditions before you buy to make sure you're aware of your responsibilities when you collect your car in Hilton Head, and any additional charges.


Here's a few things to watch out for:

  • Almost all car hire companies add a mandatory fee for drivers under the age of 25.
  • Check what level of insurance is included for the hire car in Hilton Head. In particular check how much the excess is (the amount you need to pay in the event of any accident) you may want to take out additional insurance.
  • Check what the fuel policy is with your car. Don't forget to fill up the tank before you drop it off if you've agreed to return it full!
  • Find out if there's a maximum daily mileage - especially if you're planning to do a lot of driving in Hilton Head!
  • You'll need to pay a deposit (or pre-approve one) to pick up the car. Most car rental companies will only accept credit cards for this.

  • If you'd like more advice on common charges (and what you can do to avoid them) read our complete guide to car hire.