Harbor IslandCoastal South Carolina
For those seeking to live in one of the most charming South Carolina beach communities along the edge of the azure Atlantic Ocean will find Harbor Island in Beaufort South Carolina the perfect escape from everyday life. The coastal neighborhood spreads across 1,400 acres and is located on the northernmost island between Hunting Island and St. Helena Island in the Sea Islands chain of South Carolina.
There is a small causeway across Johnson Creek connecting Fripp South Carolina and Harbor Island to Hunting Island on the south side, and a swing drawbridge crosses the Harbor River and connects Harbor Island to St. Helena Island on the west side. The private gated island is home to some of the most beautiful unspoiled beaches in the Carolinas and affordable beach homes.
HARBOR ISLAND AMENITIES
- Gated Entrance
- Beach & Racquet Club
- Three Swimming Pools
- Fitness Center
- Two Clay Tennis Courts
- Basketball and Pickleball Court
- 2.5 Miles of Pristine Beach
Living at Harbor Island means sharing the landscape with an incredible array of wildlife. The nearby Beaufort Barrier Islands Important Bird Area is a rookery in which over 200 species of birds thrive. The freshwater lagoons and sandbars here provide ample nesting opportunities for the thousands of wading birds including threatened species. Every spring, at high tide under a full moon, thousands of Horseshoe crabs lay their eggs here, which provide food for the birds during their annual spring migration. In the summer months the island’s beaches are protected nesting sites for endangered Loggerhead turtles.
Here in one of the finest South Carolina beach communities you’ll find a mixture of homes styles ranging from single family homes to beach villas. There are also a handful of homesites available to build your dream home. Homes begin in the low $300k’s, condos/villas under $200k and homesites in the mid $100k's. Many of the homes are right on the ocean, while all are within easy walking distance of the beaches on these Sea Islands of South Carolina. Bird lovers will appreciate the marsh-view homes, where they can watch the life cycle and migration of numerous protected species. Shrimp boats and dolphin are always roaming the waterways of the Harbor River.
Just 14 miles east of Beaufort, Harbor Island also lies halfway between Charleston and Savannah and is away from the MCAS AICUZ fly zone. On the island, residents have access to quaint restaurants, a farmers market and beach shops. Unlike many of the busy barrier islands, Harbor Island is tucked at the end of the island chain away from traffic congestion and tourists. The nearest best schools are St. Helena Elementary, Lady's Island Middle School, Beaufort High School and Beaufort Academy.
Our real estate score for Harbor Island in Beaufort South Carolina is 74.
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Fripp Island Company originally developed Harbor Island on St. Helena Island.
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