The secret is out about Seabrook Island, a small, secluded barrier island approximately 20 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina. Until recently, Seabrook Island has kept quiet about its properties, golf courses, and lovely beachfronts, allowing its neighbor Kiawah Island and Kiawah Island Golf Resort to bask in the spotlight. However, as Johns Island and Kiawah continue to grow in popularity, Seabrook Island has garnered more and more attention. Originally deeded by King Charles I in 1696 to English Proprietor Sir Joseph Blake, Seabrook Island exchanged hands several times before being officially incorporated in 1987. Today, the Town of Seabrook has a friendly population of approximately 1,700 residents, many of whom seasonally call this charming community home. So why are more and more buyers opting to purchase primary or secondary homes on Seabrook Island? Here a few reasons why Seabrook Island real estate is a coveted commodity:
Exploring the Charm of Seabrook Island
Recently renovated, the Seabrook Island Beach Club is a posh, beachfront facility designated for property owners and their guests. Here, residents can relax in reclining lounge chairs on the beach; frolic in the gentle saltwater waves; search for seashells; cool off in the resort-style swimming pool; play with kids in the separate children’s pool and splash area; or dine at the open air restaurant and bar, which features fresh seafood fare as well as casual lunch plates.
A Day at the Beach Club
Across the street, tennis aficionados play friendly games of tennis at the Seabrook Island Racquet Club, a nationally ranked top 25 tennis center by Tennis Magazine. On-site tennis professionals lead specialized clinics for both individuals and groups, and the club hosts several events and mixers throughout the year for fun yet competitive matches. In addition to its high ranking, Seabrook Island Racquet Club is the recipient of numerous accolades and awards from the popular Alan Fleming Tennis Tournament.
Game. Set. Match.
Golf enthusiasts enjoy teeing off on one of the two championship golf courses: Crooked Oaks and Ocean Winds. Designed by legendary golf architect Robert Trent Jones, Crooked Oaks features fastidious fairways, grand oak trees, and water hazards. With a USGA rating of 73, the 6,754 yard course appeals to all ages and abilities. By contrast, Ocean Winds golf course, designed by William Byrd, is a challenging greenbelt with elevated terrain, dense foliage and fauna, and narrow fairways. As the name implies, players must take into account the Atlantic breezes, which becomes a factor on the back nine as the course runs alongside the ocean. Members and guests appreciate the leisurely pace of both courses, a primary benefit of private, uncrowded courses. The property includes a 40,000 square foot practice facility, personalized instruction and group clinics led by professional trainers, and a Golf Pro Shop.
Greens for Days
Seabrook Island Equestrian Center is the only facility in South Carolina that affords advanced riders the opportunity to trot along the beach on one of the stable horses. An exuberant experience, riders lead their horses along the North Beach shoreline, taking in the thrill of the open space and the scent of salt-infused air. Novice riders may participate in private individual or group lessons at the center, which features a spacious riding ring and course jumps. Seasonal and full-time residents are pleased to board their horses at this premier facility, which boasts 42 stalls, a riding ring, wash racks, and nature trails.
Located on Kiawah Island, Freshfields Village is an upscale town center that features a wide array of dining options, specialty shops, and consumer services. From wine bars to coffee presses, Fresh Fields is the local social spot for Seabrook Island residents. The venue hosts numerous events each week such as jazz night, yoga workshops, Sip & Stroll, Music on the Green, Starlight Cinema, wine tastings, and Fit with Fido.
A Shopper’s Paradise
In addition to the aforementioned amenities, perhaps the biggest draw to Seabrook Island is its quiet demeanor. The frill-less community invites residents to relax and unwind, using nature as its sole form of entertainment. The Seabrook Island Nature and History Group (SINHG) creates and manages the five walking trails and learning stations around the island. Flanked by wildlife, oak trees, and lush vegetation, these trails remain in their natural state; therefore, bicycles are not permitted on the trails.
A Hiker’s Dream
Interested in moving to the Seabrook area? Check out these available listings today! For more information about Seabrook Island or to book your Seabrook Island vacation, contact our real estate experts at NV Realty Group.