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Mackay Creek — Hilton Head Island, South Carolina


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Separating Hilton Head Island from the mainland is Mackay Creek. The creek is also one of the waterways surrounding the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, along with Skull Creek and the Port Royal Sound.

Mackay Creek

Shannon O’Shea of Harrisburg, 2012 PA © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Bordered by salt marshes and majestic live oaks, Mackay Creek is popular with those who enjoy spending time on the water. Whether cruising the creek in manpowered kayaks or skimming the waters in a fishing boat, Mackay Creek offers spectacular views of the South Carolina lowcountry. Public boat access points to Mackay Creek include Buckingham Boat Landing and the C.C. Haig, Jr. Boat Landing.

Reflections on Mackay Creek


Photographer Shannon O’Shea of Pennsylvania, a frequent South Carolina visitor, says of her above photo: “Bringing home the last catch of the day.”

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Mackay Creek Info


Address: 55 Fording Island Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
GPS Coordinates: 32.226593,-80.791497


Mackay Creek Map





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