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Palmetto Dunes Real Estate

Palmetto Dunes Resort

Palmetto Dunes Resort is one of Hilton Head’s all-inclusive oceanfront destinations. It includes three main developments covering over 1,826 acres: Palmetto Dunes, Shelter Cove, and Leamington. When you consider the three miles of pristine beaches on the Atlantic Ocean, the three championship golf courses designed by Fazio, Trent Jones, and Arthur Hill, the twenty-five-court Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, and Shelter Cove Harbour, it is no wonder why Palmetto Dunes is so popular! 

Properties found in the resort are popular for investors, annual vacationers, and new residents. Owners and visitors can access the beautiful beaches by way of the Dunes House Pavilion, and on many of the residential streets in Palmetto Dunes. Bike paths meander throughout and connect all three developments. You can even safely cross the highway between Palmetto Dunes and Shelter Cove on a bike path that goes under Hilton Head Highway 278. 

One can rent bikes, kayaks, canoes, surfboards, and buy beach chairs/toys, resort wear, fishing rods, and other vacation necessities at Palmetto Dunes Outfitters. In addition, the Palmetto Dunes General Store has everything, such as snacks, drinks, ice cream, breakfast and lunch items, and a wide assortment of groceries. If you are looking to fish, the General Store even stocks fresh bait! 

One unique feature of the resort is the eleven-mile lagoon system filled by the waters of Broad Creek. The lagoons provide a peaceful habitat for fish and waterfowl, and make for unmatched, stunning scenery. It also provides endless hours of enjoyment for canoers and kayakers as they travel by many homes and villas throughout the resort. Fishing is also a popular pastime enjoyed by many along the lagoon system. Palmetto Dunes Resort also provides complimentary transportation between Palmetto Dunes, Shelter Cove and Leamington, as well as the Shelter Cove Towne Center and Shelter Cove Plaza, by way of the Palmetto Dunes Buggy. 

Shelter Cove is a 230-acre marina community centered on a 15-acre harbor. As Hilton Head Island’s deepest marina, Shelter Cove provides direct access to Broad Creek and the Intracoastal Waterway. At the heart of Shelter Cove is its famous King Neptune Sundial, one of the largest working sundials in the world.

Short-term rentals are permitted in Palmetto Dunes and Shelter Cove, offering investors and vacationers options for other avenues of generating income as a homeowner by renting their property. 

Palmetto Dunes Amenities: 

Gated Community: Private, Gated, 24-hour Security 

Golf: Three Public Courses: Arthur Hills Golf Course and Clubhouse, George Fazio Golf Course, Robert Trent Jones Golf Course 

Tennis: 25 Courts at Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center 

Fitness and Recreation: Leamington Recreation Center with Pool, Pavilion, Boat Dock, Fishing, Sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Bicycling, 11-mile Lagoon System 

Shopping and Dining: Shelter Cove Towne Center, Shelter Cove Plaza, Palmetto Dunes Outfitters, Palmetto Dunes General Store 

Local Attractions: Shelter Cove Marina, King Neptune Sundial 

Beach Access: Dunes House Pavilion, Leamington Pavilion, Disney Resort Beach Pavilion 

Palmetto Dunes Fees: 

Annual Home Fee: $1,900

Transfer/Initiation Fee is 1/2 of 1% of sales price due at closing

Fees Last Updated: February 19, 2024


Located within the beautiful Palmetto Dunes Resort, Leamington, a private residential community, offers over 460 acres of wooded, golf, and lagoon views. Residents of Leamington, Palmetto Dunes, and Shelter Cove have full ocean access to three miles of sandy beaches as well as world-class golf courses, tennis, and walking and biking trails. 

Leamington is home to the Arthur Hills Golf Course, the historic Leamington Lighthouse, and a private beach pavilion on the Atlantic Ocean. The neighborhood also boasts an incredible recreation center, complete with a heated pool, kitchen and barbecue facilities, kayak and canoe storage, ramp access to the 11-mile lagoon, and a playground for children. Leamington is the only community within Palmetto Dunes that allows residents to use private golf carts for personal transportation within the community, and for trips to the beach. 

An 11-mile lagoon, which is shared throughout the Palmetto Dunes Resort, wanders through a wildly beautiful ecosystem of live oaks, palm trees, and marshland, home to hundreds of wading birds, fish, and other wildlife. Leamington lagoons are perfect for fishing, kayaking and electric

boating. Biking and walking paths also meander throughout Leamington, making it one of the best locations for getting closer to nature. 

Leamington Amenities: 

Gated Community: Two private, gated entrances on Hwy 278 and Ocean Lane; 24-hour On-site Security 

Golf: Acclaimed Arthur Hills Golf Course; Pro Shop; Driving Range and Putting Green Tennis: Located nearby at Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center 

Fitness & Recreation: Private, Heated Pool; Walking/Biking Paths; 11-Mile Lagoon for Canoeing, Kayaking, Fishing, and Boating; Kitchen and Barbecue Facilities; Children’s Playground 

Marina: Shelter Cove 

Dining: Private Beach Club Pavilion with dining facilities 

Beach Access: Private ocean access for all Leamington residents 

Leamington Community Fees: 

Annual Home and Home Sites Fee: $3,232

Residential Enhancement Fee: ½ of 1% of purchase price, maximum $9,177

Annual Villas Fee: $923 with no Enhancement fee 

Optional Club Memberships Available 

Fees Last Updated: February 19, 2024

***Please note that while information is deemed reliable, accuracy is not guaranteed and all information should be verified by the appropriate third parties. Listed Fees may not include all Fees associated with a Community and home ownership.