Imagine horseback riding on the beach right in your backyard. Yes, here you can at Seabrook Island, located in one of the best places to live in Charleston SC. Recognized as one of the finest racquet clubs in the world, the gated community satisfies the craving of uncrowded beaches, superb golf, first class tennis and horse activities. In our collection of the best South Carolina golf communities with luxury beach homes, the oceanfront community shares an entrance with Kiawah Island.
Seabrook Island recently invested over $1 million dollars in the new Seabrook Island Racquet Club and Pro Shop. With 15 clay tennis courts, it's unlikely you'd have to wait for a court to play. Weekly round robins, matches and tennis lessons are available to members. The annual Alan Fleming Championship is hosted at Seabrook Island, named the South Carolina & Southern Tournament of the Year. Over 250 competitors traveling from across the nation, coming to the island hoping to win the silver cup.
SEABROOK ISLAND AMENITIES
- 24 Hour Manned Gated Entrance
- Two 18 Hole Championship Golf Courses
- The Crooked Oaks Course designed by Robert Trent
- The Ocean Winds Course designed by Willard Byrd
- 36,000 Square Foot Golf Clubhouse
- Beach Clubhouse with outside Tiki Bar
- Oceanfront Resort-style Swimming Pool
- The Lake House with Wellness Amenities
- Resort-style Swimming Pool
- Indoor Swimming Pool
- Fitness Center
- Community Library
- Seabrook Island Racquet Club and Pro Shop
- 15 Clay Tennis Courts
- Equestrian Center
- Miles of Bicycle Trails
- Nature Trails
- Private Wide Sandy Beach
There are two golf courses at Seabrook Island; The Crooked Oaks Course designed by Robert Trent and The Ocean Winds Course designed by Willard Byrd. The Ocean Winds Course greens were renovated in 2004 upgrading to Champion Ultra Dwarf Bermuda Grass. Both golf courses are Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary courses.
The island community has two clubhouses plus the wellness amenity area named The Lake House. The new 36,000 square foot golf clubhouse has panoramic views of the ocean and golf course. The Beach Club has two oceanfront swimming pools, outside dining and bar, gift shop and a recreation room and The Lake House, where you will find a fantastic fitness center, a lakefront outdoor swimming pool, an indoor swimming pool, a gorgeous library, and more. The equestrian center has 16 club horses, 42 stalls, short-term boarding and everything you would expect of a modern equestrian facility. It's hard to find a finer mix. To us, Seabrook Island is one of the best places to live in Charleston SC.
You'll find when owning a second home, the social clubs are Seabrook Island are very active, more than 25 of them. The Natural History Group is the largest with 400 members and enjoy life at its fullest living in Charleston. Social clubs have a choice of more than 30 excursions annually, to Lowcountry points of interest. There is a strong sense of community here.
If the thought of sporting activities wears you out, grab a lounge chair and soak up the sun on three miles of secluded white sandy beaches near luxury beach homes. The North Beach on Seabrook Island is one of the widest beaches in the Carolina's. Pelican Beach is closest to the Beach Club. The island has four nature trails winding through its salt marshes, dunes and trails weave under canopied ancient live oaks. Pleasing to the soul, listen to birds and the sounds of wildlife in the marsh as we did during our visit. Miles of flat bicycle trails wind through the neighborhoods.
When you pass through the security gates, you feel a sense of security and exclusivity. You'll find Seabrook Island is popular for second and vacation homes. Although Baby Boomers are discovering the secret of the island for a primary residence. Families who own a boat, dockage is available at the Bohicket Marina Village, walking distance from the entrance gate. Freshfield Village in the same area is a nostalgia town square, home to a farmer's market, restaurants, post office, drycleaner, pharmacy and more shops are also just outside the gates of the island. Downtown Charleston is about 25 miles away where you will find great medical care, seafood restaurants, boutiques and festivals year round.
Lowcountry architecture is the flavor at one of the finest South Carolina golf communities, luxury beach homes with wide white front porches with natural cedar exteriors. Single family homes for sale at Seabrook Island start in the mid $300k's, villas in the mid $100k's and lots are still available under $80k. Choose from 30 neighborhoods within Seabrook Island. Home location choices are lakefront, equestrian, lagoon, golf, oceanfront or wooded. Approximately 1,000 of the 2,600 homes planned are built. Seabrook Island approved builders include Palmer Construction, Solaris, R M Buck Builders and McGuire Custom Homes. Owning a second home is easy in the Lowcountry.
The low cost of living combined with the affordable home prices at Seabrook Island is a winning combination for budget conscious Baby Boomers searching to live in a beautiful beach atmosphere.