If you're searching for the ultimate in seaside living, your search may end with Windmill Harbour. This private, residential community is located at the entrance to Hilton Head Island.
Windmill Harbour offers you pristine waterways, panoramic views, serene living and the finest of amenities such as their unique lock-controlled harbor. When you purchase a home within the private 172-acre community, you will quickly learn to love this unique slice of Lowcountry living. Choose from estate and patio lots, condos and townhomes overlooking tennis courts, landscape views, the harbor or sound.
A little-known fact is this private community is technically located on Jenkins Island, which is connected by causeway to Hilton Head Island. As with most islands, the activities center around the water. So it's easy to understand why the focal point of Windmill Harbour is the 15-acre inland harbor, with 250 boat slips and lock system.
The advantages of the lock-controlled harbor are many, but it provides 24-hour-a-day security and minimizes tidal fluctuation and depth changes. Boaters within the lock are also protected from hull damage due to marine life or strong currents. Just outsides the lock is access to the Intracoastal Waterway. There are several coves and creeks perfect to lay anchor and stay awhile.
Windmill Harbour is also home to the S.C. Yacht Club. Unlike other communities in the area, membership to the Yacht Club is not a requirement for residents. However, boaters and non-boaters alike will enjoy the club's fine dining, social events and tennis. The vision of the S.C. Yacht Club was for the club to be reminiscent of the early social gatherings held on Hilton Head Island with legendary real estate developer Charles Fraser.
Other features include the community pool, oak-shaded brick walking paths and two ocean piers for fishing, kayaking and dolphin and sunset watching. The "pocket-parks" located in the community's common areas are similar to the popular squares in nearby Savannah, Ga.
Windmill Harbour is not governed by Hilton Head Island, but is part of Beaufort County. However, residents still have a Hilton Head Island zip code and children attend Hilton Head Island schools.