Hilton Head is an ideal boating community located on an island of the same name at the extreme southern edge of South Carolina. There are many sheltered bays and a very large marina at Harbour Town. This area of just under 35,000 is known for its beautiful beaches and fabulous golf courses. The population is 34,000, and many of these folks are retired. The Island swells to almost 300,000 people during the busy summer tourist season. The area tends to be quite exclusive and most of it comprised of planned developments, usually referred to as "plantations". The Heritage Classic Tournament is an important yearly event that takes place at one of these, Sea Pines Plantation. The Harbour Town Lighthouse from that area is pictured above. Hilton Head is located in Beaufort County. .