Oceanfront Communities on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Island has made a name for itself for having breathtaking beauty, world-class golf, great food, and miles of incredible beaches. Hilton Head also features oceanfront real estate with many of its homes, villas, and townhouses from the southern end of the island in Sea Pines and all the way up the coast to Hilton Head Plantation. 

Read on to explore some of the Hilton Head waterfront real estate available and the communities with beach properties for sale. You can contact the Hilton Head Island real estate experts at Dunes Real Estate with any questions about homes for sale on Hilton Head Island. 

Sea Pines

Sea Pines is known for being the largest area on Hilton Head Island. Here, you’ll find 5,200-acres of an oasis just waiting for you to enjoy. Sea Pines waterfront properties for sale are often found on the “Gold Coast” of the community, stretching along the water of Beach Lagoon Road. One of the biggest draws to Sea Pines is its access to the deep water of Calibogue Sound and its incredible golf courses

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Forest Beach

The Forest Beach community is one of the original waterfront communities on Hilton Head Island. It sits along a three-mile stretch of beach in between Shipyard and Sea Pines. There are two areas of Forest Beach with one being North Forest Beach as the more residential area. The second area, South Forest Beach, is home to more seaside villas. If you’re looking for the best beach properties of Hilton Head, Forest Beach has plenty of options to choose from to accommodate any lifestyle! 

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Palmetto Dunes

Centrally located on Hilton Head Island, Palmetto Dunes has some of the most sought-after oceanfront real estate on Hilton Head, as it’s centrally located on the island. Palmetto Dunes features three miles of private beach access, world-class golf, 11-miles of navigable saltwater in the lagoon, a tennis and pickleball court, great restaurants, and so much more

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Folly Field

Sitting between Palmetto Dunes and the Port Royal, Folly Field is one of the oldest communities on the island. Folly Field homes for sale are in an ideal spot so you can get the most out of living on Hilton Head Island. You’ll have access to Folly Field Beach, great restaurants, shopping, golfing on one of the many famous golf courses here, and plenty of other Hilton Head Island activities. And, perhaps the most appealing feature of Folly Field is the access to Folly Field Beach. 

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Port Royal

Port Royal on Hilton Head is the only private planned residential community on the island with views of the Port Royal Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Residents of this community can walk directly onto the beach from their waterfront homes. There is a wide range of Port Royal real estate from beach bungalows to townhomes. The Port Royal Beach House is also another area where residents can access the beach –  it includes a private area, deck, and lockers for the beach. 

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Hilton Head Plantation

Hilton Head Plantation is one of the most sought-after residential communities on Hilton Head Island. Within its 4,000 acres, Hilton Head Plantation waterfront homes offer some of the best island living, giving residents views of the Port Royal Sound and Intracoastal Waterway. 

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Shipyard, SC, is centrally located on the Southeast coast of Hilton Head Island. Here, you’ll be surrounded by tall trees and beautifully draping Spanish moss. Many of the Shipyard, South Carolina’s homes for sale offer residents breathtaking golf and water views. If you’re looking for a blend of resort and residential living, Shipyard is one of the best! 

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Singleton, Burkes, and Bradley Beaches

In the communities of Singleton, Burkes, and Bradley Beaches you’ll find some of the island’s quietest and most affordable oceanfront home properties. This coastal area stretches across a portion of the northern half of the island’s oceanfront, between Palmetto Dunes and Folly Field. Each of these communities offers residents an abundance of natural beauty from the folly and marsh area dotted throughout. Here, you will also find a variety of real estate styles focused on single-family homes and lots.

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If you want to learn more about what it’s like to live on Hilton Head Island you can explore Hilton Head waterfront homes for sale. You can also create an account with Dunes Real Estate to save your favorite Hilton Head Island properties and get email notifications when similar South Carolina real estate becomes available. Or contact the Hilton Head Island real estate specialists at Dunes Real Estate with your South Carolina real estate questions.