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About Us

Experience Our Storied Destination

More than 60 years ago, Sea Pines visionary and founder Charles Fraser created an environmentally friendly community that was among the first of its kind. Ever since, The Sea Pines Resort has welcomed generations of travelers and guests to experience a resort unlike any other in a beautiful Lowcountry location situated within the Sea Pines community.

Harbour Town Yacht Basin

Inspired by a harbour in Portofino, Italy, Charles Fraser's vision for the yacht basin was to attract mariners to Hilton Head Island, while preserving the island's natural landscape. His unique foresight resulted in a design that preserved a centuries-old live oak, in lieu of additional slips, and included the construction of the island's iconic Harbour Town Lighthouse.

RBC Heritage Presented By Boeing

Sea Pines founder Charles E. Fraser established the Heritage Classic in 1969 with Arnold Palmer winning the inaugural tournament and giving Pete Dye’s Harbour Town Golf Links national recognition. In the ensuing decades, the tournament has not only raised millions for charities through the Heritage Classic Foundation but it is also credited with putting Hilton Head Island and The Sea Pines Resort on the world map.

Sea Pines Forest Preserve

Since 1970, the Sea Pines Forest Preserve has been a protected area for wildlife habitat and outdoor exploration. Following the construction of the first trails in the early 1970s, the preserve has grown to include bridle paths, wetland boardwalks, bridges and fishing docks, creating even more ways for visitors to explore and enjoy this stunning and pristine part of Hilton Head Island.

Harbour Town Lighthouse

The symbolic beacon was designed to attract people to Harbour Town, envisioned by Fraser as a fun, lively gathering spot for both the Sea Pines community and the island. Construction of the 90-foot white-and-red-striped structure began in 1968 and years later, the interior of the lighthouse was turned into a museum, offering visitors a colorful history of Hilton Head Island. 

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Do I need a gate pass to visit restaurants and the beach at The Sea Pines Resort?

Your party must have a gate pass to enter Sea Pines by car, bicycle or foot, and it must be shown at the security gate. Registered lodging guests of The Sea Pines Resort will receive two passes upon check-in. Guests at The Sea Pines Resort’s golf courses and restaurants may request a gate pass in advance of their confirmed tee time or reservation; they may also request gate fee reimbursement (minimum purchase of $25). 

Where can I access the beach at The Sea Pines Resort?

The Sea Pines Resort offers select homes and villas with convenient beach access. Our property search tool allows you to identify properties that are on the beach, a walk to the beach or a quick and easy bike ride to the beach. If you have questions about our ocean-oriented properties, please speak with a reservations specialist. 

The world-class Sea Pines Beach Club also offers guests convenient beach access, along with a variety of dining options, the Surf Shop, bike racks, family-friendly restrooms and outdoor showers.

Is there parking at the Sea Pines Beach Club?

To provide the most enjoyable beach experience for our valued guests, we offer preferred parking at the Sea Pines Beach Club and Plantation Golf Club exclusively for registered guests of The Sea Pines Resort. Available during the busy spring months running through Labor Day weekend, this complimentary guest benefit ensures resort guests receive exclusive priority parking. Non-guests and visitors of Sea Pines may utilize the complimentary beach shuttle service provided by Sea Pines Community Service Associates, Inc. (Sea Pines CSA).

How do I get to the Harbour Town Lighthouse?

The Harbour Town Lighthouse at The Sea Pines Resort is located at 149 Lighthouse Road. Parking is available nearby at Harbour Town.

Is there valet parking at Harbour Town?

The Sea Pines Resort proudly offers seasonal valet service in Harbour Town through the summer season. Simply leave your vehicle at the loop along Mariner’s Way anytime between 11am and 11pm and then enjoy all the dining, shopping and activities while letting us park your vehicle. When you’re ready to leave, you’re welcome to send us a text and we’ll have your car ready for you. We’re happy to offer this premium service for just $10.

What are the resort amenities offered at The Sea Pines Resort?

Guests of The Sea Pines Resort are entitled to valuable privileges courtesy of the Guest Amenity Card. This unique convenience is available only to those who reserve Hilton Head Island accommodations through The Sea Pines Resort, providing all the more reason for you to book your reservation exclusively with us. You will receive your Guest Amenity Card upon check-in at The Sea Pines Resort Welcome Center.

Complimentary amenities include reduced rates on tennis and pickleball court time at Sea Pines Racquet Club and access to The Sea Pines Resort Fitness Center and Harbour Town Pool. Click here for more information on the many special privileges afforded to you as a guest of The Sea Pines Resort.

How do I access the Sea Pines trolley?

The Sea Pines trolley offers you an easy, convenient way to get around Sea Pines and visit your favorite locations. Take advantage of this complimentary service, courtesy of Sea Pines Community Services Associates, Inc. (Sea Pines CSA).

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