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It’s All About Water Fun In The Lowcountry

Living the dream, playing in the waters of the Lowcountry,

Hilton Head Island, Palmetto Bluff and Bluffton

I’m always grateful to live here in the Lowcountry of Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Palmetto Bluff. We are beyond spoiled by the beauty and fun that nature provides us here.  It is very rare that my real estate clients don’t mention some interest in water, whether a desiring a home or vacation property with a water view of the ocean, marsh, river or lagoon or water activities that are important to them such as kayaking, boating, sailing, fishing or swimming.  Maybe you’ve thought about this water lifestyle and realized it could be just the new life you are looking for….

HHI Windmill Harbour kayak at sunset
Sunset kayaking, with a dog and dolphins on HHI, what an evening!
HHI yachts and boats, fishing
Kayak ready for fishing, HHI Boat Show held at Windmill Harbour

There are so many fabulous communities and areas around HHI that support water interests. 

Windmill Harbour

One of the communities that comes to mind quickly is Windmill Harbour with the South Carolina Yacht Club.

“One of only three private locked harbors’ on the east coast, Windmill Harbour Marina on Hilton Head Island, SC offers an unparalleled combination of convenience and security. The marina’s 15.5 acre harbour boasts 258 Hilton Head boat slips, offering many for rent or sale. Transient dockage is available. Our remarkable harbour offers a safe, tide-free haven protected by a lock system directly off the Intracoastal Waterway. The Windmill Harbour Marina lock is 75′ long by 19′ wide,” quoted directly from the website for Windmill Harbour Marina.

 This is a beautiful marina to stroll around, the pier is fabulous for dolphin watching and all of the amenities are within comfortable walking distance of the homes. The sunset views are breathtaking from Windmill Harbour whether on your sailboat or from your posh townhome.

Marina on Hilton Head
Windmill Harbour marina holds a variety of boats surround by beautiful homes
HHI Windmill Harbour marina
A view of the lock system for the marina at Windmill Harbour
HHI Windmill Harbour home
Windmill Harbour home with spectacular marsh view
Hilton Head Island Windmill Hourbour
Windmill Harbour home deepwater view, a great place to watch the dolphins and boats

Palmetto Bluff

Another community that calls out to be recognized for beauty and activities around the water is Palmetto Bluff.  Palmetto Bluff is along the historical May River in Bluffton which is famous for oysters among other unique contributions. Many of you are like me and will love the combination of serenity and amenities offered here! To me, Palmetto Bluff is ideal Lowcountry living. From the variety of pools, May River cruises, kayaking the interior waterways and river, paddle boarding with the dolphins, great fishing and beaching, plus a full-service drydock and boat storage and launching for quick river access and cruising- there’s absolutely no shortage of water recreation you can enjoy when living in Palmetto Bluff.  Homes and lots range from private acreage on the river to peaceful easy maintenance lots on manicured ponds and inland waterways.

Palmetto Bluff boat storage and drydock
Drydock storage at Palmetto Bluff, easy way to take care of your boat in the neighborhood
Palmetto Bluff May River view
Boats having fun on the May River from Palmetto Bluff
Swim walk a breathtaking view of the May River at Palmetto Bluff
Palmetto Bluff waterviews
Rocking, enjoying the easy life at Palmetto Bluff

Hampton Lake in Bluffton

Another Bluffton community where water is a central part of the lifestyle is Hampton Lake, featuring freshwater lakes. Instead of the golf course first envisioned for the Hampton Lake area, the developer recognized interest in the water lifestyle thus the golf course became a string of freshwater lakes stocked with a good variety of fish.  This weekend I was showing property there and we stopped by the marina to take a look at the boats of various sizes and styles for the community homeowners. While hanging out, we tossed in some fish food conveniently located in a gumball-type machine – how fun! In a flash, bass and sunfish popped up for a meal, we had a good time watching the free-for-all under our feet.  Hampton Lake allows boats with small engines, kayaks and canoes.  Some of the homes have a dock right in the backyard and owners can drive their boat around to the amenities area for a swim, meal or workout. What a fun time!

Hampton Lake beach
Hampton Lake in Bluffton, cozy firepits and sandy beach on the lake
Hampton Lake boating
Hampton Lake has a variety of boats residents can enjoy
Owners can drive their boats right up to go to the amenities
Hampton Lake pool
Hampton Lake in Bluffton, cozy firepits and sandy beach on the lake

Ready to call these waters home?

These are just a few of the HHI and Bluffton communities that I can suggest to water lovers like me- check out other blogs on our KW Elite Agents website to see more.

Definitely check out homes to enjoy the water lifestyle using our easy on-line home search and even better—Your BEST option is to simply give us a call to set up an appointment to see the HHI, Bluffton and Palmetto Bluff communities and homes. 

If you love the water too, don’t wait another minute to buy a home or vacation home in HHI, Bluffton or Palmetto Bluff and jump in the ocean, pool or boat!  You have many choices and endless opportunities for enjoyment. I can already see you smiling out there on the water next to us!

Do you have a favorite “water” story from HHI or Bluffton that you’d like to share?  We’d love to hear it!

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