Plantations are gated residential and resort
communities that offer amenities to those who reside or rent within. Special
passes are required for access to vacation properties. Those who rent
within a plantation receive those passes with their welcome packages.
Sea Pines Plantation is the
oldest and best known plantation on Hilton Head Island. It is home to the
world famous Harbour Town yacht basin, Harbour Town Golf Links, and the
South Beach Marina. Golf, tennis, shops, restaurants, leisure trails, and
an oceanfront beach club are some activities and interests enjoyed by Sea
Sea Pines Plantation provides (for a nominal charge) daily visitor
passes for those staying outside the plantation who want to visit the
marinas, shops, and restaurants.
Shipyard Plantation offers
golf, tennis, and beach oriented properties. These properties are just a
short ride to shopping, dining, and other activities available in the
adjacent Forest Beach area. Activities in Shipyard include golf, tennis,
leisure trails, and an oceanfront hotel complex with a restaurant and
The other plantations on Hilton Head are residential though
a few have public golf courses and some have restaurants and marinas.