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Shipyard Plantation Vacation


Nestled on 800 acres between Sea Pines Resort Area and Palmetto Dunes Plantation on the south end of Hilton Head Island, Shipyard Plantation is the smallest and most serene resort area on Hilton Head. Shipyard Plantation abounds in natural beauty and offers visitors a welcoming vacation retreat away from the crowds yet within easy reach of Hilton Head’s best restaurants, shops, tourist attractions, and eco-adventures

Shipyard Plantation has two entrance gates, one on William Hilton Parkway (278) and one on Pope Avenue near Coligny Plaza. Winding roads and scenic trails lead through towering pines, tropical palms, moss-draped oaks, and scented magnolias to award-winning golf courses, top-rated tennis facilities, and private beach access at the Shipyard Beach Club. 

A vacation in Shipyard Plantation offers visitors the best of both worlds, a quiet island retreat with a relaxing coastal vibe and world-class resort amenities, and the top attractions, activities and events on Hilton Head Island just a bike ride away from your luxury Shipyard villa or vacation home. 


Private Beach Access

Guests of Shipyard Plantation enjoy private beach access to Hilton Head’s award-winning beaches at the Shipyard Beach Club, the finest beach club on Hilton Head Island! The Shipyard Beach Club is situated next to the exclusive Sonesta Resort on the northeast corner of the plantation with an oceanfront deck and bar to end your day of coastal experiences on the best pet-friendly beaches in South Carolina! 

The private beach access at Shipyard is a scenic bike ride from all Shipyard Plantation villa complexes and the beaches are seasonally lifeguarded for a safe family vacation on Hilton Head. Sunset Rentals have a wide selection of Beachwalk Villas near the Shipyard private beach access and we partner with Vayk Gear to provide our guests with complimentary beach gear on select rentals for classic beach days during your stay in Shipyard Plantation.


Tranquil Bike Trails

There are four miles of peaceful paved bike paths within Shipyard Plantation with a maze of lakes and lagoons for fishing, rolling fairways, and lush Lowcountry landscapes. Hilton Head Island is one of the most bike-friendly destinations in the US and the central location of Shipyard Plantation means you can literally bike anywhere! 

Exploring on two wheels is a fun activity for the whole family, eliminates the traffic and parking problems in peak season, and saves on hefty gas prices! Our complimentary Vayk gear includes not only top quality beach gear rentals, but top quality bike rentals for the whole family too. Stay in a participating Shipyard vacation home or villa rental, have your Vayk bike rentals delivered to your front door, and explore Shipyard Plantation, the beautiful beaches, and beyond by bike.


Award-Winning Golf Courses

The Shipyard Golf Club is part of the Hilton Head Island Heritage Golf Collection and features three championship golf courses – the Clipper Course and Galleon Course by George W Cobb, and the Brigantine Course by Willard C. Byrd. These award-winning golf courses are ranked among the best and most scenic golf courses in Hilton Head and cater for all levels of play, there’s even footgolf for the kids! 

Aside from legendary golf for the entire family, Shipyard Golf Club offers a family-oriented practice facility and driving range, a gorgeous outdoor patio overlooking the lagoons, and amazing pub grub with daily happy hours at the Brickyard Pub. Our Shipyard golf villas offer a tranquil retreat for the ultimate golf getaway in Shipyard Plantation. 


Top Tennis in the USA

Hilton Head Island is ranked one of the best tennis resorts in the US and is a top destination for tennis lovers. The award-winning Van Der Meer Racquet Club offers an exceptional tennis experience with 20 championship courts (including covered courts and night courts), basic clinics for beginners, world-class drill sessions for pros, professional junior clinics, and fun summer camps for the kids.   

If tennis is your game, Shipyard Plantation won’t disappoint! Our Tennismaster vacation villas are situated only minutes from the award-winning Van Der Meer Racquet Club, the Sonesta Resort and private beach access to miles of beaches, ocean activities, and classic beach days at Shipyard Beach Club.


Hilton Head’s Top Attractions at Your Doorstep

Shipyard Plantation lures vacationers seeking the seclusion and serenity of a private beach community yet easy access to the attractions and festivities that draw vacationers from around the world to Hilton Head Island. With Sea Pines Resort Area to the south, Palmetto Dunes Plantation to the north, the Village of Wexford near the Main Gate, and Coligny Plaza just a short bike ride away – you’re perfectly placed for the ultimate vacation on Hilton Head Island.   

Many of our guest simply stay close soaking up the serenity of Shipyard Plantation! When you’re not basking on Hilton Head’s best beaches, staying active with sports and wildlife viewing on the trails, you’ll find shopping, oceanfront dining, and luxury spa treatments at Sonesta Resort or settle in to your Lowcountry vacation home for quality family time, leisurely pool days, Lowcountry boils on the grill, and wildlife viewing or birdwatching from your own backyard.


Luxury Lowcountry Vacation Rentals

The quiet neighborhoods of Shipyard Plantation are home to luxury low-rise villa complexes and spacious family homes nestled in large old oaks with a choice of golf views, wooded view, or lagoon views. Whether you’re planning a tennis or golf getaway to Hilton Head Island, a family vacation with the kids, or a romantic escape for two in quiet seclusion (with bustling waterfront restaurants and bars a bike ride away!), Sunset Rentals has a luxury Lowcountry vacation rental in Shipyard to suit your style.

Take a tour of our exclusive selection of Shipyard Plantation vacation homes and villas, book online for the best rates and exceptional guest services from our local team and experience the beauty of Hilton Head Island from the serenity of the Shipyard Plantation Resort Area.

Beachwalk

2-3 Bedroom Vacation Villas

Closest Villa Complex to Shipyard Beach Club

On-site Community Pool

Colonnade Club

2-3 Bedroom Vacation Villas

Next to Beachwalk Villas

On-site Pool, Spa, and Gas Grills

Evian

2-3 Bedroom Villa Rentals 

On the Brigantine Golf Course  

Olympic Size Pool & Tennis Courts 

The Greens

2-3 Bedroom Vacation Villas

On the Galleon Golf Course

On-site Community Pool

Golfmaster

3 Bedroom Villa Rentals

On the Clipper Golf Course

On-site Community Pool & Tennis Courts

Sailmaster

2 Bedroom Vacation Villas

On the Brigantine Golf Course  

On-site Community Pool

Shipmaster

2 Bedroom Vacation Villas

On the Galleon Golf Course

On-site Community Pool

Tennismaster

2-3 Bedroom Vacation Villas

Near Shipyard Van der Meer Tennis Center

On-site Community Pool

Cottages

2-3 Bedroom Villa Rentals

Near Pope Ave Gate Entrance  

On-site Community Pool & Hot Tub

Windward Village

2 Bedroom Vacation Condos

Near Pope Ave Gate Entrance

On-site Community Pool, Hot Tub & Firepits

Gloucester Road Vacation Homes

3-5 Bedroom Private Vacation Homes 

Pet-Friendly & Pool Homes Available

Kingston Dunes Vacation Homes

3-4 Bedroom Private Vacation Homes

Pet-Friendly Options Available 

Sunset Rentals have been welcoming visitors to Hilton Head Island since 1993. Our exclusive Sunset Package offers a 48-hour worry-free guarantee and flexible cancellation policy, express check-in, a starter pack of vacation essentials, and bike and beach gear credit valued up to $350! 

You can book your vacation to Shipyard Plantation on Hilton Head Island with confidence and ease when you vacation with Sunset Rentals.


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