Port Royal Plantation 

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Port Royal Plantation is a private oceanfront gated community. It is a great place to live if you want to be near the beach and within arms’ reach of resort style amenities. There are no short-term rentals or public access golf courses inside the gate, and beach access is limited to residents and their guests.  Throughout this neighborhood residents enjoy the best of Hilton Head Island’s natural beauty. Moss draped live oaks, palmettos, and other tropical plantings as well as abundant indigenous wildlife create a much-coveted island aesthetic.  


Social life in Port Royal can be as quiet or active as you like. There are clubs for bridge, art, gardening and even the leisure sport pickleball. The Port Royal Beach House, a residents only meeting and event facility, provides gathering space where many of those clubs meet.



The Port Royal Golf Club features three 18-hole Golf Courses:  Barony, Planter’s Row and Robber’s Row. To book tee times, click HERE

The Port Royal Clubhouse is open to the public.  It is home to conference facilities, Robber's Row Grill, a pub-style restaurant.

Beach access to over 4 miles of beautiful beach is available through private beach walks and The Residents’ Club, which also features a full range of amenities. It features an Olympic size outdoor pool, a children’s pool and locker rooms.  An indoor facility is also available for residents use for private parties and gatherings.  

For nature lovers there is the Arboretum which consists of walking paths with native plants identified.  Port Royal is fortunate to have both fresh water and salt water fishing.  The fresh water lagoons contain large mouth bass and crappie.  Salt water fishing in the ocean and Fish Haul Creek produce spottail bass (red fish), flounder, trout, croakers and crabs.


The Port Royal Racquet Club features 16 courts and offers clay, hard, and grass courts.  You will sometimes find a famous tennis player practicing for Wimbledon here.  Four courts are private, eight are lighted. 


The Westin Resort is located just outside the security gate and offers a fabulous spa, gorgeous swimming pools, a fitness facility, restaurants and conference facilities. 

 Historic Port Royal Plantation is located where the Port Royal Sounds meets the Atlantic Ocean and where Captain William Hilton (Hilton Head’s namesake) landed in 1663.  It is also where the Union Troops came ashore during the Civil War in 1861.  Landmarks can be found throughout this plantation dating back to Civil War times.   

The Steam Gun - Located at the end of Fort Walker Drive are the remnants of a large cannon that was operated by pressurized air. It was built at the beginning of the century to defend against a possible coastal attack. In a park-like setting, parts of the turret cannon, steam piping and boiler rooms are visible.

Fort Walker was established in 1861, soon after South Carolina seceded from the Union by the Confederate Army near the end of what is now Fort Walker Drive. Historical markers at the end of Fort Walker Drive and the Beach House tell about it.

Fort Sherman was built by Union forces after Fort Walker was captured and has entrances on Sherman Place and Sherman Drive. The earthen walls built by the troops occupying the fort are now populated with trees and plants. Leisure paths wind through the area.  For more Port Royal history, click HERE



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