Path to a beach with small waves and long pier

If you want this view to be your everyday, these South Carolina communities can help.

The appeal of South Carolina’s scenic coastline is undeniable. Every year hundreds of thousands of tourists flock to the state’s sandy beaches to bask in the warm South Carolina sun and relax by the water. However, tourists aren’t the only ones heading to the coast of the Palmetto State, large numbers of active adults are making the move to settle down in the same vibrant beach towns.

Here are six South Carolina communities near the beach to consider that not only offer a desirable location near the coast, but also an array of popular amenities and housing options: 

Cameron Village - Myrtle Beach 

Mid $100s - High $200s

Myrtle Beach’s Cameron Village is a small, beach community that’s made up of less than 400 homes with a mixture of single-family and attached residences. Both new construction and resale properties are available with price points starting in the mid $100s.

There are eight different floor plans to choose from within the neighborhood that range from 1,446 to 3,179 square feet of living space and can have between two to four bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, and two-car garages. Amenities in Cameron Village range from a clubhouse and outdoor pool to tennis courts, walking trails, and a playground perfect for visits with grandkids.

Del Webb at Grande Dunes Myrtle Beach

High $200s - High $400s

Also conveniently located near the sandy beaches and endless entertainment options of Myrtle Beach, the age-restricted community of Del Webb at Grand Dunes Myrtle Beach will boast a total of 524 homes upon completion.

The neighborhood has new and resale homes on the market with a variety of single-family and attached homes from which to choose. Floor plans are highly customizable with sizes ranging from 1,656 to 2,565 square feet of living space. Plans can have anywhere from two to four bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, and two-car garages.

Del Webb at Grand Dunes Myrtle Beach also boasts a long list of amenities, which includes indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, two 18-hole golf courses, several athletic courts, an on-site restaurant, and more. 

Hilton Head Plantation - Hilton Head

Low $400s - High $1Ms

For an active adult community located right on the water consider Hilton Head Plantation, which sits above the shorelines of the Port Royal Sound and Skull Creek.

The neighborhood boasts two miles of sandy beachfront, a full-scale marina, and fishing lagoons. Along with the desirable waterfront location, the community is also conveniently located near several different shopping centers and dining destinations.

Homes within the development are available as new construction and resale with single-family and attached home options. Additional perks of living at Hilton Head Plantation include access to a myriad of amenities from multiple clubhouses and multiple pools to tennis, bocce, and pickleball courts. 

Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head - Hardeeville 

Mid $200s - Mid $300s

Residents can bask in the feeling of being on a permanent vacation at Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head. The popular community features a substantial amount of resort-style amenities that range from its own private beach area to poolside grilles and cabanas to a 290,000 square-foot retail center.

Final plans for the development include a total of 3,000 single-family homes that range from a little over 1,500 square feet to more than 2,500 square feet of living space. There are several different floor plans to consider that can have two to three bedrooms, plus a den, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and a three-car garage. 

Sun City Hilton Head - Bluffton

High $100s - High $800s

With over 8,000 homes within its gates, the age-restricted Sun City Hilton Head is South Carolina’s largest active adult community.

It’s made up of a combination of single-family and attached homes that are available as new as well as resale. There are several dozen floor plans for potential homebuyers to contemplate with sizes ranging from just over 1,000 square feet to almost 3,000 square feet of living space.

Noteworthy amenities that stand out among the long list of amenities within Sun City Hilton Head, include a 45-acre town center and amenity complex, social hall, 540-seat performing arts center, and a grand ballroom. Outdoors, residents can take advantage of a 20-acre fishing lake, three golf courses, four resort-style pools, gardening plots, a fitness trail, and R.V. and boat storage.