Port Royal

Port Royal is a premier private oceanfront residential community located on Hilton Head Island, SC. With approximately 1 mile of beautiful beach where the Port Royal Sound meets the Atlantic Ocean. Residents can walk, unimpeded and unobstructed, directly along the island’s quietest beaches. Many residents of Port Royal enjoy activities such as kayaking, tennis, pickleball, saltwater, and freshwater fishing. The community offers swimming in the Associations Olympic-sized pool, farming, sailing, playing golf and so much more! Enjoy the miles of pristine beachfront, exclusive amenities, 3 challenging golf courses. 

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $2.4M
Lowest Price $775K
Highest Price $6.3M
Total Listings 10
Avg. Days On Market 33
Avg. Price/SQFT $603

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Homes, Homesites & Villas

Set along nearly 12 miles of stunning beach where Port Royal Sound joins the Atlantic Ocean, Port Royal exemplifies the beauty and tranquility of Hilton Head Island living.

Here, exclusivity and serenity abound in the island’s only completely private seaside residential community. Homeowners enjoy a friendly community ranging from young families to retirees sharing miles of pristine beachfront, three outstanding golf courses and luxurious amenities. And just beyond the front gates, a location right on the island’s “heel” places you in the heart of everything the island has to offer.

With over 900 single-family homes, homebuyers have plenty of real estate options that present a display of views from freshwater lagoons and manicured golf courses to saltwater estuaries and the dunes, beaches, and waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Port Royal Sound. Since much of Port Royal sits on elevated ground, the views from most homes are spectacular. Homesites range in size from 1/4 acre to well over 1 acre, perfect for a primary residence or a second home near the ocean. Home prices start at around $450,000 for entry-level bungalows and can reach upwards of several million dollars for prime oceanfront estate-sized homes. For those looking to build their dream homes from scratch, there are less than 75 undeveloped lots in various sizes.

Port Royal

A Day in the Life

Port Royal Aerial
Port Royal Golf

Port Royal Sign

Port Royal Beach
Port Royal Golf Course

Port Royal’s history stretches back centuries, to an age when Native Americans found these shores perfect for hunting and fishing. When Captain William Hilton bestowed the name “Hilton Head” to our island, it was in reference to the vast headlands in present-day Port Royal Plantation. 

It was here that the Union Army made camp, in a small self-sustained town centered around what is now called Robber’s Row. Several decades later, as the Spanish-American war brought the threat of a maritime invasion, the army built a massive steam cannon in Port Royal. The remains of this magnificent weapon can still be seen today.

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Amenities

As much acclaim as Port Royal has earned for its stunning natural beauty; it’s equally renowned for its rich wealth of amenities.

Those who simply want to soak in that natural beauty will find endless trails to explore, guiding through serene forests to plentiful lagoons for fishing. Residents looking to stay active will find ample opportunities among the many tennis courts, pickleball court, and golf courses of the plantation.

Some of the available amenities and attractions include:

  • Arboretum full of wildlife and native plant life
  • Oceanfront beach house and pool
  • Private beach access paths
  • Four Deco Turf II tennis courts (two are lighted)
  • Pickleball court
  • Miles of serene leisure trails
  • Freshwater and saltwater fishing lagoons
  • Fish Haul Farm with individual beds perfect for the gardener at heart
  • Historical sites - Fort Walker Park and Fort Sherman

Golf at Port Royal

While membership in Port Royal Club is not mandatory, it is a popular option for property owners looking to experience the finest in Hilton Head golf and recreation. Among the three 18-hole courses, Barony, Planter’s Row, and Robber’s Row, you’ll find some of the most inspiring and challenging holes on Hilton Head Island. And the recent improvement project has seen the club’s amenities expand to include eight Har-Tru tennis courts, two pickleball courts, and an expansive outdoor deck basking in golf views.

Hilton Head Island is home to more than 24 championship courses, both public and private, designed by renowned golf architects like Robert Trent Jones Sr., Pete Dye, and Jack Nicklaus. The following is a list of public golf courses on Hilton Head Island including oceanfront courses, traditional parkland courses, and more.

  • Atlantic Dunes at the Sea Pines Resort
  • Harbour Town Golf Link
  • Heron Point by Pete Dye at the Sea Pines Resort
  • Arthur Hills in Palmetto Dunes
  • George Fazio Course in Palmetto Dunes
  • Robert Trent Jones Course in Palmetto Dunes
  • Barony Course in Port Royal
  • Planter's Row in Port Royal
  • Robber's Row in Port Royal
  • Brigantine/Clipper Course in Shipyard
  • Clipper/Galleon Course in Shipyard
  • Galleon/Brigantine Course in Shipyard
  • Arthur Hills in Palmetto Hall
  • Robert Cupp Course in Palmetto Hall
  • Country Club of Hilton Head in Hilton Head Plantation
  • Bear Creek Golf Club in Hilton Head Plantation
  • Dolphin Head Golf Club in Hilton Head Plantation
  • Oyster Reef Golf Club in Hilton Head Plantation
  • Golden Bear Golf Club in Indigo Run
Port Royal Racquet Club Golf at Port Royal

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