A wooden swing beside a picturesque pond at Hilton Head Lakes in Hardeeville, South Carolina

These communities in Coastal South Carolina have picturesque waterfront homes for sale.

South Carolina is home to more than a hundred active adult communities, and some of the most sought-after developments are located along the state’s scenic coastline. While there are many fantastic properties and homesites at each of these coastal communities, waterfront properties always have extra appeal with potential homeowners.

Here are five South Carolina communities near the coast with waterfront homes for sale.

Hilton Head Lakes - Hardeeville, SC

Low $300s - Mid $500s

As the only golfing community in Hardeeville that also offers boat access, the gated community of Hilton Head Lakes truly stands out when it comes to South Carolina communities with waterfront homes for sale. It’s made up of 600 single-family homes and has both new construction and resale options available.

Spanning 450 acres with a private lake, the community offers prospective buyers several floor plans. Homes within the community range from 1,298 to 2,375 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached two-car garages.

Along with the lake and 18-hole golf course, Hilton Head Lakes plays host to many amenities. The list includes a 14,000-square-foot clubhouse with a fitness center, a ballroom, a game room, and a snack bar. There are also multiple pools on the property as well as a sun deck, a playground, 12 miles of walking trails, and a boat launch. Additionally, there’s dedicated space for RV and boat parking.

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Hilton Head Plantation - Hilton Head Island, SC

Mid $300s - High $1Ms

View from a rocky shore of a distant beach near Hilton Head Plantation of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Plantation is located on the shores of the Port Royal Sound.

Located on the shores of the Port Royal Sound, Hilton Head Plantation is another active adult community with waterfront homes for sale. It features more than 4,200 single-family and attached homes as well as condominiums. Both new and resale homes are available with a wide variety of floor plans to choose from.

Hilton Head Plantation has various on-site amenities for residents to enjoy, including access to the Plantation House, the Spring Lake Pavilion, and the Dolphin Head Recreational Area, which boasts a clubhouse, a hobby and game room, a catering kitchen, horseshoe pits, and a BBQ grill. The community’s Spring Lake Recreation Area also has a long list of amenities, which includes an outdoor pool, 12 Har-Tru tennis courts, several other athletic fields, a fishing lake, two conservatories, and walking and biking trails.

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Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head - Hardeeville, SC

Mid $200s - High $600s

View of hammocks and kayaks stored on a lakeside beach with palm trees, located in the Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head community of Hardeeville, South Carolina

Notable amenities include a private beach area.

Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head will feature more than 3,000 single-family homes upon completion. The gated and age-restrict development has four home collections with more than a dozen floor plans. Homes range from 1,204 to 2,564 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached two- or three-car garages. Several plans also include a den area. 

Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head’s amenities include an expansive 290,000-square-foot retail center, a fitness center, an arts and craft studio, a pet spa, a theater, and a ballroom. Other notable amenities include a resort-style pool with a poolside bar; tennis, pickleball, and bocce ball courts; a dog park; and a private beach area. 

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Surfside Beach Club - Surfside Beach, SC

High $200s - Low $500s

Exterior view of a clubhouse in the Surfside Beach Club community of Surfside Beach, South Carolina

Surfside Beach Club provides easy access to both Surfside Beach Pier and the Atlantic.

With many homes sitting on large waterfront lots, the gated Surfside Beach Club features just under 500 single-family homes spread over 200 acres. The community offers six home series with a multitude of floor plans available. Plans range from 1,384 to 2,698 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached two-car garages.

Surfside Beach Club’s location provides residents with easy access to both the Surfside Beach Fishing Pier and the Atlantic Ocean. The community also offers its residents several amenities, including a clubhouse, a fitness room, a catering kitchen, meeting and card rooms, and a library. Outside, homeowners will find a pool and spa, a quoits pit, a gazebo, and walking and biking trails.

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Waterside Pointe - Myrtle Beach, SC

Mid $600s - Low $1Ms

Exterior view of the Waterside Pointe clubhouse on an overcast day, located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Along with its desirable waterfront location, the community will also offer its residents an expansive list of amenities.

Prospective buyers should consider Waterside Pointe when it comes to finding Myrtle Beach waterfront homes for sale. This gated 55+ neighborhood sits along the Intercoastal Waterway and will feature less than 50 single-family homes upon completion. Waterside Pointe offers a variety of floor plans that range up to 3,300 square feet with plenty of custom options.

Along with its desirable waterfront location, the community will also offer its residents an expansive list of amenities, which will include a clubhouse with a fitness center, an indoor pool, an arts and crafts room, a hobby and game room, and multipurpose rooms. Outdoor amenities include a resort-style pool, a lap pool, an event lawn, walking and biking trails, and scenic ponds. There are also bocce ball, pickleball, and tennis courts for residents to enjoy. Waterside Pointe homeowners also have access to all amenities at the Grande Dunes master-planned community, ranging from the 25,000-square-foot Ocean Club to a private beach.

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