- Beach House
- Historical Sites
Port Royal Plantation
Captain William Hilton and his sailing vessel the “Adventure” landed on Hilton Head Island in 1663. He observed a headland at the entrance of Port Royal Sound which became known as “Hilton’s Headland” and ultimately Hilton Head Island. Today, Port Royal is a private residential beach community on Hilton Head Island with single family homes and home sites. There are no condominiums and short term rentals are not allowed. It is built along beautiful beaches reaching the point where the Atlantic Ocean is joined by Port Royal Sound. You will find stunning oceanfront and ocean oriented homes as well as homes overlooking golf courses, lagoons, salt marshes and the Port Royal Sound.
Port Royal Plantation Amenities
The Port Royal community offers a peaceful and beautifully preserved natural environment. Some of the amenities to consider include Fort Walker, Fort Sherman, an Arboretum, the Port Royal Beach House, swimming pool, beaches, tennis courts, golf courses and leisure trails.
You will find the Historic Fort Walker site there, which is where Confederate troops congregated during the Civil War. The Union troops invaded in 1861, which is when this stopped. Their legacy is the Union Army’s Fort Sherman, which is also worth a visit.