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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, It 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 and salt marshes. Port Royal is located on the Northeast corner of the island and is bordered by Folly Field.
The community offers a peaceful and beautifully preserved natural environment. Some of the amenities to consider include Fort Walker, Fort Sherman, an Arboretum, the newly redone Port Royal Beach House, swimming pool, And the recent improvement project has seen the club’s amenities expand to include eight Har-Tru tennis courts, two pickleball courts and an expansive outdoor deck with beautiful golf views., Four Deco Turf II tennis courts (two are lighted), beaches, leisure trails, tennis courts, as well as the two 18-hole courses, Barony and Robber’s Row, you’ll find some of the most inspiring and challenging holes on Hilton Head Island.
Port Royal’s history stretches back centuries, to an age when Native Americans found these shores perfect for hunting and fishing. When Captain William Hilton bestowed the name “Hilton Head” to our island, it was in reference to the vast headlands in present-day Port Royal Plantation.
It was here that the Union Army made camp, in a small self-sustained town centered around what is now called Robber’s Row. Several decades later, as the Spanish-American war brought the threat of a maritime invasion, the army built a massive steam cannon in Port Royal. The remains of this magnificent weapon can still be seen today.