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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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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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K. Hovnanian's® Four Seasons at Carolina Oaks

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

Located in the scenic Lowcountry, this 55+ active adult community offers new homes just 20 miles from Hilton Head Island beaches and historic Savannah, Georgia. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, resort-style swimming pool, tennis & pickleball courts, bocce ball courts, walking & biking trails, dog park, community gardens, and more. Homes priced from the $400,000s. Read More...

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Kiawah River Estates

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

This waterfront community in the South Carolina Lowcountry is a short drive to historic Charleston and offers access to Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Exclusive amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, tennis & pickleball courts, a crabbing dock, fishing ponds, and more. Lots priced from $200,000 to $1 million; Homes from $700,000 to $2.5 million. Read More...

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Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head

Hardeeville, South Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Hardeeville, South Carolina

This Jimmy Buffett-inspired 55+ community is located in the heart of coastal South Carolina, minutes from Hilton Head Island. The community offers a laid-back lifestyle with resort-style amenities including a clubhouse, resort-style swimming pool, indoor and outdoor dining, fitness center, tennis & pickleball courts, pet spa, and a theater. Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC are within a short drive. Homes priced from the low $300,000s to the mid $400,000s. Read More...

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Liberty Hill Farm

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Located near Charleston, SC, in Mount Pleasant, Liberty Hill Farm is a master-planned community with superb amenities and signature K Hovnanian® Homes. With a plethora of nearby shopping, dining, and golf, this coastal Carolina community features a clubhouse, swimming pool, walking trails, and a community garden. Townhomes and homes start in the upper $600,000s. Read More...

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Oldfield

Okatie, South Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Okatie, South Carolina

Deep in South Carolina's Lowcountry, between Beaufort and Hilton Head, is the club community of Oldfield. Amenities include a Greg Norman golf course, Equestrian Center, Sports Club with 6 tennis courts, fitness center, resort-style swimming pool and lap pool, the River Club with fine and casual dining and the Outfitters Center - a hunting lodge with outfitters store and wildlife education center. Lots prices beginning at $175,000; Homes from $700,000 to $2 million+. Read More...

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Palmetto Bluff

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

Situated in the picturesque South Carolina Low Country along the May River, Palmetto Bluff offers an array of amenities including a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, a Sports Campus, an interior freshwater river system, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff--ranked the #1 Top U.S. Resort by the readers of Conde Nast--and a Spa. Lots ranging from 1/3 acre to 15-acre family compounds are priced from the $400,000s to $3.75 million; Homes from $2.5 million to $5 million+. Read More...

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Point Hope

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

This neo-traditional new home community is minutes from historic Charleston and offers a live, work, play lifestyle with a deep connection to nature. Amenities include an extensive trail network, swimming pool, parks, shops, restaurants, and businesses. Homes priced from the $500,000s. Read More...

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Port Royal Plantation

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

This private oceanfront community on Hilton Head Island boasts award-winning golf courses, a private beach club, tennis & pickleball courts, and multiple amenities to enjoy Lowcountry nature and wildlife. Hilton Head's popular attractions are just minutes from the community gates. Real estate options range from undeveloped homesites to bungalows to oceanfront estates. Homes priced from $700,000 to $8 million+; Lots from $125,000 to $2 million+. Read More...

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Rose Hill Plantation

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

This gated community in Bluffton, South Carolina offers the best in Lowcountry living, with a championship golf course, acres of parks & nature trails, deepwater access, fishing & kayaking, tennis & pickleball, swimming pools, equestrian center, and a lively community clubhouse. Lots priced from $60,000 to $400,000; homes from $300,000 to $1.8 million. Read More...

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Sea Pines

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Homeowners at this 5,000-acre oceanfront enclave on South Carolina's Hilton Head Island have access to four championship golf courses and five miles of pristine Atlantic beaches, along with a full-service marina, tennis and equestrian facilities, resort dining and a 603-acre Lowcountry nature preserve. Lots priced from $119,000 to $5 million, with condos, townhomes, villas and single-family homes priced from $170,000 to $8.7 million. Read More...

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Seabrook Island

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

This island resort community located 30 minutes from Charleston offers a South Carolina Lowcountry lifestyle, encompassing a wide range of housing options, Atlantic beaches and golf, tennis, equestrian and marina facilities. Lots priced from $250,000; new and resale homes, villas and townhomes priced from $300,000 to $6 million+. Read More...

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South Island Plantation

Georgetown, South Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Georgetown, South Carolina

This coastal South Carolina gated community set along Winyah Bay in Georgetown features new homes and an array of amenities near the historic downtown. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, walking & biking trails, fishing ponds, and a planned marina. Homes priced from $400,000 and up; Lots from $39,000 to $299,000. Read More...

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Sun City Hilton Head

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

The largest 55+ active adult community in South Carolina, Sun City Hilton Head is home to 36 holes of championship golf, three amenity centers, a sports complex, fitness centers, two social halls, parks, community gardens, biking and hiking trails and over 100 clubs and resident community groups. Located 15 miles from Hilton Head Island and Savannah, Georgia, this coastal South Carolina community offers low-maintenance homes and villas priced from the mid $200,000s to over $2 million. Lots priced from $55,000 to $189,500. Read More...

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The Reserve

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

Nestled between the Waccamaw River and the Atlantic Ocean, The Reserve is a private gated South Carolina community in the Litchfield area of Pawleys Island. Covering 700 pristine acres and providing the very best in Lowcountry living, this coastal South Carolina community features a Greg Norman designed golf course, marina, full-service clubhouse, tennis courts, fitness facilities, beach access, and more. The waterfront community’s premium South Carolina real estate includes single-family homes, townhomes, and condos priced from $300,000 to $2 million. Lots priced from $75,000 to $400,000. Read More...

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Wexford

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Wexford is a private gated community in the heart of the South Carolina Lowcountry on Hilton Head Island. With luxurious amenities and a resort-like setting, it is an ideal place for retirees, families, professionals, and people of all ages. The exclusive waterfront community is highlighted by a 37-acre inland harbor with 280 boat slips that provides direct access to the Lowcountry’s coastal waters. Other amenities include an Arnold Palmer designed 18-hole golf course, clubhouse, pool complex, tennis and pickleball facilities, fitness center, and various social activities and groups including the Wexford Yacht Club. Wexford features harbour and golf course homesites, priced from $100,000 to $700,000; and townhomes and homes from $800,000 to $4 million. Read More...

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Windmill Harbour

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Windmill Harbour is a 172-acre private community on Jenkins Island near Hilton Head, SC. Featuring 348 Charleston-style homes, a marina, and the South Carolina Yacht Club, it's ideal for boaters and families. Residents enjoy amenities like tennis courts, community events, and easy access to nearby cities. With its beautiful setting and rich atmosphere, Windmill Harbour is a premier yachting destination. Lots priced from the mid $200,000s; Homes priced from $800,000. Read More...

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Fairfield Glade

Fairfield Glade, Tennessee Communities Near the Beach
Fairfield Glade, Tennessee

This 12,500-acre community on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau encompasses five championship golf courses, 11 lakes for boating and fishing, marinas, fitness center, and tennis. Homes, Condos, Villas and Townhomes are priced from $300,000 to $1.2 million; Lots from $10,000 to $300,000. Read More...

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Bay Creek

Cape Charles, Virginia Communities Near the Beach
Cape Charles, Virginia

Bay Creek with a picturesque location that combines laid-back coastal living and beach-time adventures, it’s the ideal setting for families, golfers, nature lovers, and those looking to escape the busy city for a relaxed beach community. This unique master-planned community offers a variety of housing options. Homesites priced from the $100,000s; Condos/Townhomes from the $500,000s; Single-family homes from the $800,000s to over $2 million. Read More...

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