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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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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 $189,000 to $200,000; Patio Homes, Custom and Resale Homes from the $500,000 to $990,000. 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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SeaScape at Holden Beach

Holden Beach, North Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Holden Beach, North Carolina

North Carolina's newest coastal gem with direct ocean access and amazing ocean views. Elegant clubhouse, private cabana, deep water marina with harbormaster's house and private boat launch, tennis courts, swimming pool, state-of-the-art exercise facilities. Lots start at $20,000; Homes priced from $400,000. 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 $200,000 to $500,000; Condos and Townhomes from the low $300,000s and up; Homes from $500,000 to over $1.5 million. Read More...

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Waterford of the Carolinas

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

Located along the Cape Fear River in North Carolina, Waterford of the Carolinas offers the best of coastal and city living. Resort-style amenities coupled with immediate access to downtown Historic Wilmington and Atlantic beaches give residents ample room to relax and explore. Most of the homes and lots are lakefront or offer water views. Lots priced from $59,900 to $269,900; Homes from $239,900 to $499,900. 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 $50,000 to $500,000; Homes priced from about $800,000 to $3 million. Read More...

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Berkeley Hall

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

Berkeley Hall is a gated golf community in Bluffton, SC, the heart of the Coastal Lowcountry. Anchored by two complementary Tom Fazio golf courses, the community features a myriad of private club activities to keep the whole family active and engaged. With peaceful and scenic surroundings, Berkley Hall blends finely crafted architecture and natural splendor. Lots priced from $50,000 to $1,200,000; Homes from $600,000 to $3 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 $350,000 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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Carnes Crossroads

Goose Creek, South Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Goose Creek, South Carolina

Carnes Crossroads is a thoughtfully developed, master-planned community located near Charleston and historic downtown Summerville. Here, charming neighborhoods flow naturally around beautiful parks, lakes and open green spaces. Carefully crafted homes and quiet, tree-lined streets recall the beauty and timeless traditions of the Lowcountry. A vibrant downtown area is continually attracting businesses, medical facilities and services of all kinds to the growing urban center. New single-family homes from 5 of the region’s top builders are priced from the $400,000s to the $700,000s. 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 $120,000 to $200,000; Single-Family Homes featuring Lowcountry architecture are priced from the $600,000s to $1.2 million. 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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Coosaw Point

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

Coosaw Point encompasses 400 acres of Lowcountry woodlands and wetlands at a scenic waterfront location, 10 minutes from Beaufort and an hour from Hilton Head. The riverfront clubhouse is the anchor of community life, with a variety of recreational amenities. A deep-water boat basin and community dock offer direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway. Lots priced from $75,000 to $200,000; Homes priced from $600,000 to $2 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

Beaufort, South Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Beaufort, 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 $100,000 to $500,000; Condos and Homes from the $200,000s to over $2 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 $150,000 to over $1 million; Homes from $325,000 to $3.5 million. Read More...

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