General Information

Charles Fraser developed the first plantation on Hilton Head Island in 1957, he instituted a master land-use plan that blended with and accentuated the natural beauty of the island. The second plantation to be developed for residential purposes was Shipyard. Much like its Sea Pines predecessor, Shipyard was developed with special consideration given to complementing rather than competing with nature.

There are approximately 2,100 density units in Shipyard with an unusual combination of resort, residential and commercial interests. Nestled among the trees are twenty-seven holes of golf, twenty tennis courts, a 338 room beachfront hotel, a world-class health spa, 255 residential lots, approximately 400 interval ownership units and 1,000 condominium units.

Dual access to Shipyard on Highway #278 and Pope Avenue makes Shipyard one of the most convenient locations on the island. Coligny Plaza is less than one mile away, and there is easy access to restaurants, stores, banks, movie theaters, a local hardware store, and the post office. Residents love the convenient location and the simplicity of Shipyard.

A major attraction for Shipyard residents is the community Beach Club on the oceanfront. The Beach Club is used over a third of the year for property owner events with thriving Men’s and Women’s groups, educational events and multiple social gatherings. There is a convenient walkway to the beach, restrooms, showers, and over 400 beach storage lockers that are rented by property owners below the Beach Club. This feature promotes more pedestrian and bicycle traffic to the beach as supplies remain in the locker.

Shipyarders believe that they have it all with convenience, a beautiful beach, old fashioned neighbors, and a tropical paradise to call home.

The commercial partners in Shipyard are the Sonesta Resort, Van Der Meer Tennis, Hilton Head Health, and Heritage Golf. All these entities have available links on the website,, and add a world-class resort feel to Shipyard.

Come to Shipyard for a visit, or drop anchor and stay forever!