Enjoy complete privacy by purchasing your own plot of Lowcountry paradise
Story by Julia White
Imagine a place of breathtaking beauty — a retreat from reality and a glimpse into paradise — and then imagine being able to call it your own. All of these private islands are currently for sale in Beaufort County and would be an amazing investment for permanent residences, business opportunities or just vacation getaways.
Location: 3 St. Helenaville Road, St. Helena Island
Details: This heavenly island is everything you could ask for and more. It is around 498 acres of magnificent and untouched land, full of wildlife, pristine views and is the perfect launching pad into the St. Helena Sound. The private island is located a short drive from Hilton Head and Edisto islands and mere minutes from downtown Beaufort. The island comes with city water and power, can be easily accessed by boat or vehicle and has exceptionally higher and better use potential than most local islands on the market. The property also includes a large historic lodge, guest cottages, a manager’s house, some equipment sheds and a deep-water dock.
Buy it: $24.5 million
Location: 101 Kingston Key Drive, St. Helena Island
Details: An island or the key to your heart? Kingston Key is 12 acres of breathtaking palm trees, live oaks draped in Spanish moss and a 2.5-acre, man-made lagoon. It includes a large, private dock and eight home sites that all have utilities and permits in place. Its impeccable location reveals scenic views of St. Helena Sound and the Atlantic Ocean and resides right off the Intracoastal waterway, which makes it an ideal location for boaters. The island is located eight minutes from Beaufort and has a gated, paved causeway that grants private access to this perfect getaway location.
Buy it: $3.75 million
10.5 Acre Island
Location: 40 Stedy Git in It Lane, Saint Helena Island
Details: This island is the Lowcountry personified. It is surrounded by gorgeous saltwater marshes, open land, bustling wildlife, a deep-water dock, a boat lift and is connected to the mainland by a bridge. The island features a well, a reverse osmosis water system and an installed septic tank. One of the most interesting things about the island is that the previous owners placed a conservation easement on the borders of the property and surrounding lands, which ensures that the habitat remains intact and continues to protect a nesting area for turkeys.
Buy it: $1.5 million
4.6 Acre Island
Location: 0 Barnwell Creek, Seabrook
Details: This alluring island property is 4.6 acres and is near the Intracoastal waterway and the Wimbee Creek boat landing. It is a small, relaxing retreat that presents the perfect opportunity to purchase your own private island, especially with its enchanting views and its prime, secluded location, not too far from the mainland.
Buy it: $95,000
Location: Station Island, Saint Helena Island
Details: This island lot is 61 acres of private, undeveloped land that is surrounded by beautiful greenery and water, making it an ideal place to fish, camp or simply enjoy nature. It sits at the mouth of Station Creek and the Port Royal Sound and already has a dock permit. Station Island has endless potential to grow into something truly magical.
Buy it: $250,000
North Breeze Island
Location: 18 N Breeze Island, Beaufort
Details: Take one look at this island, and falling in love will be a breeze. The island is divided into three sections of land that all connect and consists of 11.64 acres total. It is complete with large, beautiful pines and hardwood trees, surrounded by saltwater marsh and directly next to an intracoastal waterway. North Breeze Island has 11 deep-water lots, eight septic tank permits, four deep-water dock permits and a private bridge leading straight to the peaceful island.
Buy it: $2.2 million