Shipyard Resort Area

Hilton head island


  • Shipyard private beach access 
  • Miles of scenic trails 
  • Championship Golf & Tennis Center 
  • Centrally located to Hilton Head downtown 
  • Great location for family reunions, and gatherings 
  • Access to the Shipyard Beach Club 
  • 20 Tennis Courts located in Shipyard

For a tranquil Hilton Head retreat surrounded by subtropical foliage, moss-draped rustic oaks and serene natural beauty, the naturistic Shipyard Plantation offers the true essence and charm of the South Carolina Lowcountry.

Tucked away at the south end of the island before Sea Pines, Shipyard was the second plantation built on Hilton Head Island and is the smallest of the resort plantations at 800 acres. Shipyard is home to one of the biggest resort hotels on the island, The Sonesta Resort and is only minutes to the vibrant Coligny Plaza and Hilton Head’s downtown area. 

World-Renowned Golf & Tennis

The Shipyard Resort Area of Hilton Head features championship golf and tennis surrounded by majestic ancient oaks, tall pines and magnolias. The Shipyard Golf Club offers 27 holes of challenging play on three courses that are among the most popular on the island. Tee off on the challenging Clipper Course, the oak-lined fairways of the Galleon Course and the Brigantine Course with lagoons, ponds and Lowcountry wildlife!

Private Beach Access at Shipyard 

While most of Shipyard Plantation lies inland, guests staying at the Shipyard Resort Area have private beach access to a wide stretch of beautiful white sands and tranquil Atlantic waters from the Shipyard Beach Club, near the Sonesta Resort. The oceanfront beach club has a bar area, spacious deck and boardwalk through the low dunes down to the ocean. Take a scenic ride down to the beach or parking is provided at the Shipyard Beach Access parking. 

Scenic Trails &
Serene Natural Beauty

Shipyard features miles of scenic trails that wind through the plantation for walking, jogging or a leisurely bike ride, and a maze of picturesque lagoons and lakes for fishing and wildlife watching. Shipyard is a tranquil oasis that draws an abundance of wildlife including deer, egrets and herons and is one of the top places to see Hilton Head wildlife in their natural habitat.

Shopping & Dining in Shipyard

The Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island in Shipyard offers a diverse selection of dining options with low country cuisine, oceanfront terraces and live entertainment. There are also many enticing dining and shopping options within close proximity to Shipyard at the nearby Coligny Plaza, Harbour Town in Sea Pines and Shelter Cove Marina and Towne Center.

Disclaimer: The Shipyard Resort Area does not permit the use of electric bikes.

Where to Stay in Hilton Head’s SHIPYARD PLANTATION

Whether you’re booking a long weekend, annual family vacation or an extended snowbird escape on America’s favorite island, Sunset Rentals has the idyllic home-away-from-home in the quiet neighborhoods of Shipyard Plantation on Hilton Head Island. Our Shipyard Plantation area map will give you a good lay of the land when planning your stay in this scenic Hilton Head destination. 

The Beachwalk complex is the closest Shipyard villa complex to the Van der Meer tennis complex, the oceanfront Sonesta Resort, the Shipyard Beach Club and the beach! The complex is nestled in a natural Lowcountry landscape and features an on-site communal pool and easy access to the quiet beaches of Shipyard Plantation. 

Next to Beachwalk is the Colonnade Club, a collection of Hilton Head villas surrounded by tennis and golf and only a short walk to the beach. The Colonnade Club features a seasonally heated pool and spa, pool house and community gas grills for guest enjoyment. Please note these villas are not equipped with elevators and use of stairs is required.


The Cottages at Shipyard invite you to relax, unwind and switch to island time! Located in a tranquil setting amidst the Carolina palms and palmettos, the Cottages are a short walk or bike ride to golf, tennis, the Shipyard Beach Club and the Atlantic Ocean waters. 

Evian is one of Shipyard’s most scenic neighborhoods, a secluded oasis within the Shipyard Plantation overlooking a 5-acre lake with an old fashioned gazebo, benches and a sweeping footbridge. The complex is only a short walk or bike ride to the private beach access at the Beach Club. 

Shipyard Plantation’s Golfmaster condos are located near the entrance to the plantation with gorgeous low country scenery and resort-style amenities including a complex pool, on-site tennis, pickleball courts and leisure trails that lead to the Shipyard Beach Club and the white sands and calm waters of the Atlantic shoreline. 

If you’re searching for a private and pet-friendly Shipyard resort area vacation home, look no further! The Kingston Dunes neighborhood is tucked in historic oaks less than a mile from the Sonesta Resort, Shipyard Beach Club and the uncrowded beaches of Shipyard, Hilton Head. 


The Sailmaster vacation homes are nestled in the Sailmaster Commons neighborhood on Shipyard’s Brigantine Golf Course. and are only a short bike ride on the trails to the Shipyard Golf Club, Sonesta Resort and private beach access at the Beach Club. The complex features a beautiful communal pool and is perfectly situated for a relaxed golf getaway to Hilton Head Island.


Hilton Head’s Shipmaster villa rentals are located in the heart of the Shipyard resort area and are only a leisurely 15-minute walk or scenic bike ride to the beach. You’re centrally located to enjoy the best of Shipyard’s golf and tennis with an on-site pool and fairway views to relax and unwind on Hilton Head Island. 


Stay in the heart of Shipyard Plantation only minutes from the world-renowned Van der Meer tennis facility at the Tennismaster complex. Nestled in lush landscaping only a short 10-minute walk or bike ride to the beach, the Tennismaster homes and villas feature a sunny on-site communal pool for a refreshing dip at the end of your day of Hilton Head adventures. 

For a relaxing Hilton Head golf getaway, The Greens at Shipyard Plantation are ideal! The Greens are spacious townhomes set on the rolling fairways of the Galleon Golf Club across from the Van der Meer tennis complex and only a short half-mile walk or shuttle ride to the Shipyard Beach Club Atlantic Ocean! The complex features a newly renovated communal pool. 

The Waterford neighborhood of Shipyard is another golfers favorite on Hilton Head. Located on the Galleon Golf Course near the Shipyard Golf Club, each Waterford vacation rental looks onto the rolling fairways with golf course views. You’re only a short bike ride to the Shipyard Beach Club and the complex pool is only steps from each villa.

Shipyard Plantation offers a tranquil retreat for a golfing getaway, family vacation or extended stay on Hilton Head Island. Book online or call our professional vacation planners on 800-276-8911 to begin your Hilton Head Vacation in Hilton Head’s Shipyard Plantation resort area today!