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Communities Near the Beach

Nothing says resort-style vacation living 24/7/365 like settling down in a community near the beach. For many retirees and active adults, there’s nothing better than quick and convenient beach access—and all that comes with it. Whether you prefer to partake in all the amazing watersport beach activities, enjoy a day of sun and sand with family, or stroll along beachfront boardwalks, the communities featured here are all surrounded by beach vibes. Explore these gated, 55+, and retirement communities near the beach to find your perfect home.

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Oak Island Estates

Caswell Beach, North Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Caswell Beach, North Carolina

This coastal North Carolina golf community offers a new clubhouse and 18-hole golf course, along with quick access to Caswell Beach, the Intracoastal Waterway, and charming downtown Southport. The clubhouse offers a restaurant & bar, pro shop, outdoor fire pit, and year-round events. Homes priced from $200,000 to $2 million; Lots from $50,000 to $500,000; Condos from $150,000 to $600,000. Read More...


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Ocean Ridge Plantation Presented by ASAP Realty

Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

90 holes of championship golf, coastal living, and protected woodlands are defining features of this community located between Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC. Amenities include three clubhouses, a private beach club, tennis, racquetball, swimming, fitness, a nature park, and a community garden. Lots from the $14,000 to $250,000; Homes from $325,000 to over $800,000. Read More...

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Porters Neck Plantation

Wilmington, North Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Wilmington, North Carolina

Located 4 miles from the scenic port city of Wilmington, North Carolina, Porters Neck Plantation encompasses 675 acres of coastland adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway. With a Tom Fazio 18-hole championship course, ranked “Number #1 on the North Carolina Coast” by Golf Digest, the community also offers tennis, swimming pools, a sports center, dining and social activities in a family-oriented atmosphere. Lots are priced from $120,000 to $315,000; Patio Homes, Custom and Resale Homes from the $275,000 to $849,000. Read More...


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Sea Trail Plantation

Sunset Beach, North Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Sunset Beach, North Carolina

This golf and resort community offers the best in coastal living, along with championship golf courses, resort-style amenities, and a wide variety of homes. Recreational offerings include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness center, walking & biking trails, tennis & pickleball courts, fishing ponds, and weekly activities for all interests. Myrtle Beach's Grand Strand is just 30 minutes away. Lots priced from $30,000 to $150,000; condos from $99,000 to $249,000; townhomes from $129,000 to $299,000; homes from $209,000 to $649,000. Read More...

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St. James Plantation

Southport, North Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Southport, North Carolina

Located on the Intracoastal Waterway, along the North Carolina coast near Wilmington and Southport, St. James Plantation offers numerous amenities: four championship Audubon-Certified golf courses, private beach club, full-service marina village, tennis courts, swimming pools, fitness centers, waterfront park, over 15 miles of walking and biking trails and 500 acres of nature preserves. Lots priced from $55,000 to $500,000; Condos and Townhomes from the high $100,000s to over $300,000; Custom Homes from $270,000 to over $1.5 million. Read More...

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Winding River Plantation

Bolivia, North Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Bolivia, North Carolina

This award winning master-planned community offers a waterfront club lifestyle with a 27-hole Fred Couples Signature Golf Course, tennis, swimming, deep water marina for boating and fishing, and more. The community is just 30 minutes from Wilmington, NC and one hour from Myrtle Beach, SC. Lots priced from $12,000 to $300,000; Homes, Townhomes, Villas & Condos priced from $100,000 to $1 million. Read More...


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Belfair

Bluffton, South Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Bluffton, South Carolina

This established golf and resort community is located five miles west of South Carolina's Hilton Head Island in the verdant coastal Lowcountry north of Savannah. Upscale amenities include two Tom Fazio golf courses, tennis, fitness, and both indoor and outdoor pools. Homesites priced from about $1,000 to $360,000; Homes priced from about $300,000 to $2 million. Read More...

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Berkeley Hall

Bluffton, South Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Bluffton, South Carolina

This traditional Lowcountry community is set on the Okatie River with homes featuring river, marsh, golf, lake and forest views. Two "core" Tom Fazio golf courses and a 30-acre golf learning center complete the golf experience. Other amenities include a Spa & Fitness Center, recreational River Park, and a clubhouse with concierge services. Lots priced from $1,000 to $525,000; Homes from $400,000 to $2 million. Read More...

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Brays Island

Sheldon, South Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Sheldon, South Carolina

A private residential sporting community located between Charleston and Savannah, combining world-class hunting and shooting facilities and over 60 miles of equestrian trails with traditional resort-style amenities including championship golf, tennis, swimming, fitness, dining and concierge services. Lots from $220,000 to $550,000; Homes from $1.495 million to $2.9 million. Read More...

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Callawassie Island

Callawassie Island, South Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Callawassie Island, South Carolina

Residents of this low-density 880-acre Lowcountry oasis enjoy privileged access to 27 holes of Tom Fazio-designed golf along with first-class tennis, fitness and swimming facilities at a prime location between Hilton Head and Beaufort. Homesites start at $10,000; Villas and Homes are priced from $165,000 to $1.5 million. Read More...

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Celadon

Beaufort, South Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Beaufort, South Carolina

Celadon is a wellness-centered community located in Beaufort, South Carolina designed to promote healthy living and neighborly interaction. Community parks, ponds, walking trails, and picnic areas allow residents to enjoy the natural surroundings. Lots are priced from $85,000 to $150,000. Condos and Single-Family Homes featuring Lowcountry architecture are priced from the $300,000s to the $800,000s. Read More...

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Colleton River Club

Bluffton, South Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Bluffton, South Carolina

Two superb golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye are the crown jewels of this acclaimed golfing community set on 1,500 acres of verdant coastal terrain near Hilton Head, South Carolina. The property features seven miles of scenic shoreline with deep-water docks, mature trees, elegant traditional architecture and a full complement of deluxe recreational amenities. Ready-to-build lots range from $100,000 to $1.5 million, with pre-built homes from $1 million to $3 million. Read More...

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Daniel Island

Charleston, South Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Charleston, South Carolina

Located within 15 miles of Charleston's historic district, Daniel Island is a 4,000-acre award-winning island town featuring traditional neighborhoods, a downtown, parks, marsh-lined rivers and creeks, and a private country club with golf courses by Tom Fazio and Rees Jones. A coastal setting and the Charleston harbor provides the island with a wide array of water sports and recreation. Homes priced from the $500,000s to over $5 million. Condominiums and townhomes price from the $200,000s to over $1 million. Homesites from the $300,000s to over $1 million. Read More...


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Dataw Island

Dataw Island, South Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Dataw Island, South Carolina

Located just east of the historic waterfront town of Beaufort, South Carolina in the heart of the Sea Islands, buyers at this secluded gated community gain access to a pair of golf courses designed by Tom Fazio and Arthur Hills, club facilities, tennis, marina and recreational boating. Lots begin at $15,000, with homes and villas priced from the $200,000s to $1.5 million, including new homes and resales. Read More...

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Fripp Island

Fripp Island, South Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Fripp Island, South Carolina

Beautiful Atlantic beaches, two championship golf courses and a barrier island location near Beaufort and Hilton Head make this South Carolina family resort an alluring destination for waterfront vacation rentals, retirement or beach home ownership. Lots priced from $74,000 to $1.25 million; resale Condos and Single-Family Homes from $119,000 to $2.1 million. Read More...


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Grande Dunes

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Nestled along Myrtle Beach's celebrated Grand Strand, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal waterway, Grande Dunes offers a par-71 golf course, an award-winning tennis and fitness center, and a 126-slip marina. Homesites priced from the $100,000s to the mid $500,000s; Condos priced from the $300,000s to over $1 million; Homes priced from the $400,000s to over $1 million. Read More...

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Habersham

Bluffton, South Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Bluffton, South Carolina

Habersham is an award-winning, coastal community in Beaufort SC offering real estate and waterfront living set amid a master plan by Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co. The town's marketplace offers shops, restaurants and a post office within walking distance of all homes. Parks, world-class amenities, walking trails and inviting front porches encourage neighbors to interact and get to know each other. The community has a deep water dock, river retreat and waterfront pool complex. Lots are priced from $50,000 to $400,000; Townhomes and Homes from the $200,000s to over $1 million. Read More...


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Haig Point

Daufuskie Island, South Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Daufuskie Island, South Carolina

Haig Point is an intimate, sea island golf community located on the northern tip of Daufuskie Island, SC, between Hilton Head Island and Savannah. Accessible only by private ferry, Haig Point’s amenities blend into the island’s natural beauty, including the 20-hole Rees Jones Signature Golf Course, an equestrian center, a fitness center and the Calibogue Club with views of the Calibogue Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Homesites priced from $65,000 to over $1 million; Homes from $325,000 to $3.5 million. Read More...

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Hampton Hall Club

Bluffton, South Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Bluffton, South Carolina

Located in the heart of Carolina Lowcountry, Hampton Hall offers a new style of living that was created to cater to the lifestyle of every resident, both golfers and non-golfers alike. Amenities include a Pete Dye golf course, tennis, sports complex, community clubhouse and golf house. Homesites priced from $59,000 to $149,000; Villas and Townhomes from $319,500 to $384,900; Homes from $489,900 to $964,900. Read More...


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Hampton Lake

Bluffton, South Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Bluffton, South Carolina

Located within 25 minutes of Hilton Head Island, Beaufort, SC and Savannah, GA, Hampton Lake offers a relaxed way of life centered around a 165-acre freshwater fishing and boating lake. Amenities include swimming, fitness, beaches, a spa, dining, community parks, trails, boardwalks and nature preserves. Homes from the low $300,000s to $1.8 million; Lots from $79,900. Read More...


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