Hello, I will be visiting HHI for the first time this July and look forward to experiencing the different types of beaches -- sandy/swimming, wildlife, etc.
I was wondering if it's possible to walk continuously along the shore from Mitchellville Beach on Port Royal Sound, going around the "heel" of the island, until reaching the true Atlantic shore? What I see on Google maps satellite view is confusing me...
Also, I'm a landlocked northerner ignorant of sea life (or sound life). Are their more, fewer, or the same amount of sting rays, jellyfish, and sharks on the Sound versus an Atlantic beach? I'm guessing yes since I hear the Sound is so rich in wildlife, but it's just a guess.
If a person wants to just wade/shuffle slowly (not swim!) no more than waist deep, in the sea... would that be wiser in the Sound, or in the Atlantic, or is there no real safety difference?
Don't worry about alarming me, I'd rather be prepared. :) I just want to enjoy the beach safely. I plan to do any actual swimming in the pool.