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Oceanfront Communities

The ocean breeze, beautiful sunrise and sunset views, and laidback lifestyle are what make oceanfront living so desirable. Oceanfront communities capture the beach lifestyle and pair it with resort-style amenities and beachfront homes and condominiums. With thousands of miles of coastline, the East Coast of the United States offers a wide selection of coastal real estate and some of the best oceanfront retirement communities. Active adults looking to retire in an international location often choose Caribbean retirement communities in places such as Mexico and Costa Rica. Explore these oceanfront communities to discover the best beach communities to retire in and luxury beachfront homes for sale.

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Ocean Ridge Plantation

Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina Oceanfront Community
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 $18,000 to $250,000; Homes from $325,000 to over $800,000. Read More...

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Porters Neck Plantation

Wilmington, North Carolina Oceanfront Community
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 Oceanfront Community
Sunset Beach, North Carolina

This gated 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 Oceanfront Community
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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The Bluffs on the Cape Fear

Leland, North Carolina Oceanfront Community
Leland, North Carolina

Only 15 minutes from Wilmington, this gated waterfront community offers the convenience of living near an appealing small city, combined with easy access to exceptional boating, fishing, beaches and golf along North Carolina's Cape Fear Coast. Featured amenities include a lakeside clubhouse and a private beach club; amenities include a private marina and waterfront park. Homesites priced from $70,000 to $300,000; Custom Homes from $380,000 to $1 million. Read More...


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Winding River Plantation

Bolivia, North Carolina Oceanfront Community
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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Brays Island Plantation

Sheldon, South Carolina Oceanfront Community
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 $175,000s to $895,000; Homes from $700,000s to $2,995,000. Read More...

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Callawassie Island

Callawassie Island, South Carolina Oceanfront Community
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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Colleton River

Bluffton, South Carolina Oceanfront Community
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 $50,000 to $1.5 million, with pre-built homes from the $700,000s to $3 million. Read More...


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Coosaw Point

Beaufort, South Carolina Oceanfront Community
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 $50,000 to $325,000; Homes priced from $475,000 to $1.5 million. Read More...


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Cresswind Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Oceanfront Community
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

This new Grand Strand active adult community combines a selection of new two- and three-bedroom homes with a community clubhouse, tennis courts, swimming and fitness facilities in a location close to The Market Common commercial center and Myrtle Beach State Park. Customizable homes are priced from the mid $200,000s to the $400,000s. Read More...

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Daniel Island

Charleston, South Carolina Oceanfront Community
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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Fripp Island

Fripp Island, South Carolina Oceanfront Community
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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Haig Point

Daufuskie Island, South Carolina Oceanfront Community
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 $189,000 to $3.5 million. Read More...

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Hilton Head Plantation

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Oceanfront Community
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Plantation, a 4,000-acre master-planned community located on the northern tip of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, offers a diverse selection of homes for sale with numerous resort-style amenities. Here, residents have access to four golf courses, more than two miles of beaches, an on-site marina, multiple clubhouses, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness and tennis centers, an extensive trail system and numerous recreation areas. Lots from $125,000 to $1 million: Homes priced from the low $300,000s to $3.5 million. Read More...


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Islands of Beaufort

Beaufort, South Carolina Oceanfront Community
Beaufort, South Carolina

Choose from a selection of traditional Lowcountry homes and residential lots for sale at this park-like waterfront community set within the Beaufort city limits, 30 minutes from the beach and less than an hour from Hilton Head and Savannah. Lots are priced from $25,000 to $550,000; Homes from $400,000 to $1.4 million. Read More...


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Palmetto Dunes

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Oceanfront Community
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

This renowned golf and beach resort community has been ranked among the top 25 of Travel + Leisure magazine’s list of “World’s Best Family Resorts.” There are three miles of sandy beaches stretching the length of the community, three award-winning golf courses, a full-service marina, an oceanfront pool, walking & biking trails, and an 11-mile lagoon for fishing and kayaking. Vacation rentals available. Lots priced from $200,000 to $4 million; Villas from $180,000 to $3 million; Homes from $525,000 to $8.9 million. Read More...


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Sea Pines

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Oceanfront Community
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 Oceanfront Community
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 $50,000 to $1.3 million; new and resale homes, villas and townhomes priced from $100,000 to $7 million. Read More...


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Seabrook Plantation

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Oceanfront Community
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

This coastal South Carolina community is conveniently located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway just minutes from the Grand Strand. Amenities include a private beach club, lakefront clubhouse, fitness center, resort-style swimming pool, walking trails, shuffleboard, horseshoes, and a putting green. Homes priced from $361,990 to $421,990. Read More...


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