IMG_1311FRwebFlaunt it  Vacation Links…

It is a small island, but a big place.

To help you vacation on the island here are some vacation links. We have one of the best beaches in the low-country right here on “North Forest Beach” with lots of sand and room for running, biking, beach walkers and sunbathers. So enjoy what nature has to offer. For the more adventurous moments in your vacation we also have …Golf… Miniature Golf… Fishing… Boating… Sailing… Para-sailing… Jet skiing… Tennis… Fitness Centers… Racquetball… Wildlife viewing… Horseback riding… Coastal museum… Sight seeing… Festivals… The famous Harbor Town lighthouse… Live Theater… Cinema… Lots of Restaurants and shopping galore. Check these websites out for more information:


  • Beach, Water, Weather & Fishing Reports

  • Coastal Information

  • Family & Kids

  • Festivals and Events

  • Local Links

  • Restaurants serving up local "Fresh Local Harvest" Food.

    • Plum's of Beaufort
      “Dockage”. Local favorite for years. Dine outside looking over the water right in the middle of the shopping district.
    • Redfish
      Fresh fish and local produce…. and the customers write us all the time about their fabulous “Lobster ” Mac n’ cheese! Also a wine store to browse.
    • The Sage Room ~ HHI
      Intimate dining creatively using harvest from local farms and seafood.
  • Restaurants ~ Romantic, Scenic, Dockage

    • AJ's Dockside ~ Tybee Island, Ga
      “Dockage” (Free) “Scenic” Rustic on the dock open air dining. We were impressed with the Burgers and Seafood dishes. Bring bug spray.
    • Chart House
      “Scenic”~Of course if you are not venturesome and would rather rely on a well known restaurant chain for great dinner and sunset views this is your ticket.
    • Dining in Harbortown ~ Sea Pines
      ‘Scenic” ~ An array of restaurants with views that could please your palettes from Burgers to Seafood & Steak.
    • Ela's Bluewater Grille
      “Dockage” (Free) “Scenic”, Shelter Cove Marina. Lunch & Dinner, Casual, Burgers – Seafood
    • Hudson's ~ Seafood restaurant on the docks.
      “Scenic” and historic. This use to be where you could have a drink, eat a basket of Shrimp & Rock Lobsters, AND watch them unload the shrimp boats right in front of you to be processed. Times have changed some.
    • Michael Anthony's ~ Cucina Italiana & Cooking School
      “Romantic” top of the line restaurant for that special night out. Recommended by everyone who has eaten there with special cooking classes for honing your own skills.
    • Old Fort Pub
      ~ “Romantic” “Scenic”~ beautiful quiet historical spot with a innovative menu to dine watching the sunset in a lovely quaint wooden building on the ICW. You will love the atmosphere!
    • Plum's of Beaufort
      “Dockage”. Local favorite for years. Dine outside looking over the water right in the middle of the shopping district.
    • Santa Fe Cafe ~ HHI
      “Romantic and fun” rooftop dinners under the stars with live music and a southwestern flare.
    • The Crabshack ~ Tybee Island Ga
      “Dockage” (Free), Feed the Alligators and eat under the tree canopy overlooking the marsh. Fun for the Family.
    • The Pirates House Restaurant- Savannah, Ga
      Scenic~Well worth the trip for lunch or dinner and sight seeing! You get a real feel of history there…. and the food is good.
    • The Salty Dog~South Beach Marina
      Activities, restaurant outside on the docks and shopping in South Beach Marina.
    • The Studio
      “Romantic” eclectic menu for the sophisticated crowd who enjoy art and music with dinner. An experience!
    • Tubby's Tank House ~ in Thunderbolt Ga
      “Dockage” (Fee) at Bahia Blue for $10 and get $5 off your bill. Lunch & Dinner~$10-$20, American/Seafood. Fun place with good food. TV “Man vs Food” filmed here!
    • Up The Creek Pub and Grille
      “Dockage” (Free). Broad Creek Marina hosts this Seafood, Burger, Beer and entertainment Pub.
  • What to do...

  • Where to eat! Our customers recommend...

    • Hinoki ~ Japanese & Sushi restaurant.
      Best sushi in town. One of our personal favorites. Fresh, authentic and good service..
    • Market Street Cafe
      A local favorite! A touch of “Greek and Italian” dishes mixed in with with great soups, salads and wraps. A bike ride to Coligny Plaza from our rental home on North Forest Beach.
    • Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room ~ Savannah, Ga
      The best old fashion”Boardinghouse” style Mon~Fri lunch(only) around. Sit down to a great old fashion meal(See menu on website) and meet people from everywhere. One of our Fav places. Go early, there is always lines out the door!
    • One Hot Mama's American Grill
      Their cook has competed on TV. Specializing in ribs this is a local favorite.
    • Palmetto Bay Sunrise Cafe
      This is another local favorite! Breakfast all day and lunch. Very fresh country club style food. Popular after church on Sunday’s.
    • Skillets Cafe in Coligny
      Just down the street from 18Sandpiper. Great breakfast & lunch. We know! We have been there many times over the years.
    • The Fat Hen Restaurant ~ St Johns Island
      Old Huguenot/French Dining after touring the Tea Plantation & Distillery
    • The Sea Shack
      Want something fun and different for lunch? Even kids can like fish! This place has been on TV. Go for a basket of “Gator tail Bites” or a fresh caught fish sandwich served in a basket with real southern sides!
    • Wild Olive Italian Restaurant ~ St Johns Island
      Local wines and pasta is made in house.
  • Where to go...

  • The lawson’s spent a spring week at the home and enjoyed exploring the Island “Forest Preserve” (See guest photo album.) Of course Mr Lawson being an early riser was out and about with his camera and managed to capture a beautiful shot of a 18sandpiper sunrise from our beach!!!! Thanks Mr Lawson for the first sunrise picture. HEY! You could be right here on this page! If you have rented from us and have a vacation picture while here that is to cute for words, send it to us via e-mail, tell us what you liked most about your vacation and we will post it.