Sea Pines has been the “dreamland” destination of visitors and residents to Hilton Head Island since 1960. Charles Fraser’s vision for Sea Pines was developed after traveling to many resorts during the 1950’s and determining that instead of overpowering the land with buildings and enterprise, a retirement, resort, residential development could be created where humans and the natural environment dwell in harmony and as a result the genius of the term “eco-friendly” or “environmentally sensitive” development. Sea Pines has been the vanguard for ecologically responsible development for others throughout the world. As a result of Charles leading this idea of development with land use covenants that provide environmental protection Hilton Head Island has experienced controlled growth and even today the success of his vision continues to be observed by all who live here and visit.
Sea Pines is a world class resort with an incredible recreational atmosphere which has served as a playground and a place to replenish the soul for many corporate leaders, artists, writers, and families for over 45 years. With over 5,000 acres of coastal forest that has been sensitively developed along side the Atlantic Ocean with 5 miles of sandy beaches and 3 miles of sound and intracoastal waterways the natural amenities are unmatched along the eastern coastline. Other amenities include; Four 18 Home Golf Courses including the famous Harbour Town Golf Links which hosts the annual Verizon Heritage of Golf PGA tournament, 3 Tennis Centers and home of former U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion Stan Smith, 2 marinas and the most photographed Lighthouse - Harbour Town Lighthouse - along the Atlantic Coast, 25 miles of bike trails and walking paths, Beach Clubs and access throughout the resort, Private Clubs, Shopping, Gourmet and Casual Dining, Waters Sports, Kids Activities, Ecological Tours, Horseback Riding, Deep Sea Fishing and more.