We're planing a first time family trip to Hilton Head next summer and I'm a little overwhelmed. We'll have 3 kids with us (14, 12 and 1 year). We'd like to stay in an area where we have the option of walking some days or nights to dinner, breakfast, for a drink, etc. We'd like a house with our own pool rather than staying in a resort. From what i can gather that would mean that we would want to be in either the North Forest Beach area within walking distance to Coligny Plaza - which i've found many rentals that fit that bill. However, i just read about Shelter Cove Marina/Palmetto Dunes and it seems there are SO many more restaurants and shops in that area that i am thinking that's where we would want to stay. I'm not sure how large or spread out the area is. Would i want to search for houses in Palmetto Dunes that indicate they are in walking distance to Shelter Cove?