Hilton Head Weather & Tides


Hilton Head Island is a beautiful semitropical island, which makes it ideal for fun and relaxation. Knowing the weather while packing and planning for your Hilton Head vacation is essential. See below for annual average temperatures on Hilton Head Island and what to expect during each season! Book a vacation rental to explore Hilton Head in every season!


Average Monthly Highs & Low

  • June 87° / 69°
  • July 90° / 73°
  • August 90° / 73°

With plenty of sunshine and warm summer temperatures, Hilton Head is a premier summer destination. Enjoy days on the beach, afternoons lounging poolside, and make summer vacation memories with family and friends. Rain showers are short and most often occur in the late afternoon. Summer is the perfect time to try your hand at watersports such as parasailing, water skiing, and jet skiing!


Average Monthly Highs & Low

  • September 85° / 68°
  • October 77° / 58°
  • November 70° / 49

In the fall, the sunny weather and warm temperatures remain while the summer crowds disperse for kids to go back to school and employees to return to work. Make the most of your Hilton Head vacation by booking a trip to get a late-in-the-year beach vacation to enjoy the most of island life. Temperatures are still warm enough to enjoy days on the beach even into October while attractions and sites may be less crowded and eager for visitors. Book a Hilton Head vacation rental to experience the easy off-season!


Average Monthly Highs & Low

  • December 62° / 42
  • January 60° / 39°
  • February 63° / 41°

With mild winter temperatures throughout the season, Hilton Head is an ideal destination for those looking to escape the cold. Temperatures may not be warm enough to make an ocean swim sound tempting, but heated pools make for the perfect relaxation and a walk on the beach can still be an inviting pastime. The holiday season brings with it an array of family-friendly events that can keep you entertained such as the Winter Wonderland Festival. Bring your loved ones together for time spent in a Hilton Head vacation rental this winter!


Average Monthly Highs & Low

  • March 70° / 48°
  • April 76° / 54°
  • May 82° / 62°

Celebrate spring with a Hilton Head vacation rental! With temperatures heating up and events on the rise, spring is another favorite time to visit Hilton Head Island. Book a tee time on a golf course, go shopping in Coligny Plaza, or opt for watersports when the weather calls for a swim! Visitors to the island can also take part in annual events like the Wine and Food Festival, the Hilton Head Seafood Festival, and Wingfest! Start planning a beach vacation to celebrate the end of winter and look forward to warmer days!


If you are looking to plan your day around the motion of the ocean, you'll want to plan ahead with Hilton Head tide charts. Find out when the tide will come in and go out for your fishing, boating, and swimming plans. Know when to move your beach gear up on the beach so it won't get wet and when is the best time to look out for seashells!

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