Shipyard Plantation covers over 800 acres of land on beautiful Hilton Head Island. With a full spectrum of amenities, Shipyard Plantation is known as being both a residential as well as a resort community. There are at least 2,000 homes and villas, consisting of single family homes as well as condo residences and rental properties. While this plantation has little actual beachfront property it makes up by being value oriented with easy access to the beach and to the very popular south end of the Island. Two entrances into Shipyard, one off of Hwy 278 and the other off Pope Avenue, puts you moments from anywhere on Hilton Head.
Anchored by the Sonesta Resort (formerly the Crowne Plaza Resort), 20 tennis courts at Van Der Meer Shipyard Racquet Club and the 27 holes of Shipyard Golf Club, you may just stay in Shipyard and never leave. Bicycling is great in Shipyard too, as there are more than twelve miles of bike paths. Villas and condos are the major vacation rental properties in Shipyard but there are also a few 3 - 5 bedroom vacation homes. Villa complexes that are within a walk to the beach are Beachwalk, The Greens, and Tennismaster while others just a bit further are Shipmaster, Evian, Colonnade, Southwind, Spinnaker and Waterford. Choices are 1 - 3 bedrooms and most of them are townhomes or flat units, with a few on the 2nd floor of a building.
Shipyard is home to 27 holes of splendid golf. The Shipyard Golf Club is a local favorite managed by the Heritage Golf Group. With three 9-hole resort golf courses, built within Hilton Head Island's beautiful natural setting of majestic Carolina pine trees, this club offers golfers the challenge and beauty of a world-class golf course. One of Tennis Magazine's '50 Greatest US Tennis Resorts' The Van Der Meer Shipyard Tennis facility has 20 courts (13 Har-Tru and 7 hard) of which 8 are lighted and 3 are indoor/lighted. Stay in a home or villa and take clinics or lessons for both golf and tennis during your stay.
Shops, restaurants and activities are right outside either entrance gate. Close to the Hwy 278 entrance is The Village at Wexford with all kinds of food options as well as speciality shopping. There is also New Orleans Road with its string of shops and culinary delights. Choices abound off of every exit of the Sea Pines Circle from the Island Crossing center (home to a Publix, Walgreens, Starbucks) or Palmetto Bay Road and great restaurants like Smokehouse, Redfish and A Lowcountry Backyard, to name just a few. Then there is Hilton Head Plaza (home to the 'Bermuda Triangle') and Park Plaza off of Greenwood Drive (the entrance to Sea Pines) where you will find Harris Teeter, Park Plaza Cinemas and more dining options. And finally, Pope Avenue runs beachward off the Sea Pines circle, past the lovely Compass Rose Park and all the way down (beyond the second entrance of Shipyard) to Coligny Circle, which includes wonderful dining, shopping and activities for the whole family at places like Heritage Plaza, Circle Center and Coligny Plaza.
Centrally located Shipyard puts you close to Palmetto Bay Marina, just down Palmetto Bay Road under the Cross Island Expressway. On your way to the marina with its activities such as parasailing, fishing, jet skis rentals or taking a leisurely tour on a boat like the catamaran Pau Hana, you will also pass by the Broad Creek Boat Ramp as well as Crossings Park and Bristol Sports Arena that includes a skate park with restrooms, trails and multiple fields.
Enjoy your Vacation and Relax in this Island Oasis!