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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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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 $289,000 and up; Lots from $14,000 to $139,000. Read More...

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Spring Island

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

Private island community located in the heart of South Carolina’s Lowcountry, midway between Hilton Head Island and the coastal town of Beaufort. An Arnold Palmer golf course is the centerpiece, with 3,000 acres of lush maritime forest preserved for the exclusive enjoyment of no more than 400 families. Other amenities include a Sports Complex, an Outfitter Center, and an Equestrian Center with 35 miles of riding trails. Homes priced from $800,000 to $3.5 million; Lots from $100,000 to $1 million. Read More...

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Summers Corner

Summerville, South Carolina Communities Near the Beach
Summerville, South Carolina

This new home community offers a walkable lifestyle with an active village center, swim complex, 95-acre lake, walking trails, two on-site schools, and a performing arts center. Historic Charleston is just 35 minutes away. Homes priced from the low $300,000s to mid $400,000s. 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 $70,000s to $500,000; Homes from the $400,000s to $2 million. Read More...

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The Chamberlin

Hampton, Virginia Communities Near the Beach
Hampton, Virginia

Formerly known as the Chamberlin Hotel at Historic Fort Monroe, this luxury independent living community offers resort-style amenities, including an indoor heated pool, five-star dining, on-site hair salon and barbershop, housekeeping service, on-demand shuttle transportation, 24-hour concierge and more. Apartments priced from $1,800 to $6,000 monthly. Read More...

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Port Ludlow

Port Ludlow, Washington Communities Near the Beach
Port Ludlow, Washington

This waterfront resort and golf community on the Puget Sound offers a mountainside retreat while also allowing easy access to city life of Seattle, WA. The myriad of amenities include an 18-hole golf course, a marina with watercraft rentals, two clubhouses, walking and biking trails, and tennis and pickleball courts. Homes priced from $439,900 to $750,000. Read More...

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