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Forest Beach Real Estate

Beach Living on Hilton Head Island

Forest Beach real estate belongs to an oceanfront community located on the southeastern end of Hilton Head Island. It is a three-mile stretch of pristine white sand beach, and is one of Hilton Head’s original beach communities. Forest Beach offers excellent oceanfront real estate, stunning landscapes and an ambiance unlike any other community on the island. Many of the island’s first beach homes were built in Forest Beach, so there is an array of small bungalows, magnificent mansions, villas, inns and hotels comprising this exceptional are of the island.

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26 Carters Manor, Hilton Head Island, SC - $4,695,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 8 Beds
  • 9 Baths
  • 7,000 SQFT
  • 113 DOM
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Newly Renovated 7000 Sq Ft Oceanfront Estate W/ 2 Private Pools + Detached Guesthouse & Brand New Private Beach Walk. An Unrivaled Oceanfront Masterpiece Heavily Remodeled In 2020 By Tom Peeples Builders Featuring 8 Beds/9 Baths, 3,000 Sq Ft Outdo...

24 Jacana Street, Hilton Head Island, SC - $4,250,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 7 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 5,100 SQFT
  • 116 DOM
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Fantastic Oceanfront Opportunity On Hilton Head Island. 7 Bedroom, 7.5 Bath Home With Spectacular Oceanfront Views Up And Down Forest Beach. Enjoy The Private Pool & Hot Tub With Views Of The Ocean, Great Living Spaces Across 2 Stories, Huge En-su...

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28 Carters Manor, Hilton Head Island, SC - $3,995,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 8 Beds
  • 9 Baths
  • 7,000 SQFT
  • 177 DOM
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Newly Renovated 7000 Sq Ft Oceanfront Estate W/ 2 Private Pools + Detached Guesthouse & Brand New Private Beach Walk. An Unrivaled Oceanfront Masterpiece Heavily Remodeled In 2020 By Tom Peeples Builders Featuring 8 Beds/9 Baths, 3,000 Sq Ft Outdo...

17 Dune Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC - $3,350,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 7 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 3,484 SQFT
  • 163 DOM
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This Oceanfront Beauty Is Located On The Corner Of Dove Street & Dune Lane And Has 7 Bedrooms, 7 Full Baths Spanning Over 3350+ Sq Feet. Unique Features Include A Courtyard, Master Bedroom With Private Balcony. Enjoy The Salt Water Breezes From Th...

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20 Knotts Way, Hilton Head Island, SC - $1,999,500

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 6 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 5,500 SQFT
  • 54 DOM
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If You Searching For A Large North Forest Beach Home, With An Elevator That Services All Floors From The Garage Up This Is The Home. Knotts Way Is A Private Paver Road With Only Four Homes Located Near The End Of North Forest Beach Drive. There Is...

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10 N Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC - $1,875,000

Residential, Condominium
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,033 SQFT
  • 191 DOM
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Like Being At Sea! This Beautifully Updated, Oceanfront Villa, Is In The Complex's Premier Location; Building Three, Built Directly Paralleled To The Beach. The View Is An End Location, Affording Panoramic Views Of The Ocean, North To South! G...

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116 Dune Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC - $1,599,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,564 SQFT
  • 165 DOM
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Second Row Ocean Oriented Home With On Ocean View In North Forest Beach On Hilton Head Island,sc Is Steps Away From Beach Access To One Of The Best Beaches In The World. Corner Lot With Plenty Of Parking And An Oversize 2 Car Garage With Extra Sto...

66 Dune Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC - $1,598,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,645 SQFT
  • 43 DOM
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Ocean View With Southern Charm. 2nd Row, Charleston-style Charmer In North Forest Beach Is Directly Across From Beach Access. 5 Bed, 5½ Ba, Over 4645+ Htd Sf Furnished Home. Open Floor-plan W/ Great Flow, Magnificent Kitchen Offers 3 Sinks, Doubl...

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27 Mallard Road, Hilton Head Island, SC - $1,500,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 6 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 3,484 SQFT
  • 2 DOM
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27 Mallard Is A Short-term Rental Machine, Producing $138k In 2020 (ytd) & $126k In 2019. Beautiful, Contemporary Home W/heated Pool, Generous Bedroom Separation, Inviting Common Areas, And Only Steps To The Beach. New In 2020/2019: Roof, Ac Unit,...

6 Sea Hawk Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC - $1,425,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,225 SQFT
  • 11 DOM
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Never Rented, 3br/3ba Pristine 3rd Row Private Home In North Forest Beach Has Exclusive Private Beach Access. Expansive Outdoor Deck With Hot-tub. Full-size Lot. Cathedral Ceilings And Expansive Windows With Hunter-douglas Automatic Shades. Privat...

7 Cassina Lane E, Hilton Head Island, SC - $1,390,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,100 SQFT
  • 387 DOM
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Gorgeous In Ground Pool; Beautiful Wooded Access To Beach, Convenient To Sea Pines And Coligny, Very Attractive Neighborhood. Please Visit Both Houses. Viewing Week Of November 1-8, 2020 Refreshments Available In Rerigerator- Masks And Booties Ava...

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5 Bayberry Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC - $1,299,999

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,533 SQFT
  • 453 DOM
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3rd Row Ocean In South Forest Beach. Charming Beach Home Built In 2001 As A Second Home And Meticulously Cared For. Excellent Floor Plan,open, Bright And Great Bedroom Separation.5 Bedroom (plus Loft) And 4.5 Baths, Large Great Room,formal Dini...

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More on Forest Beach Homes For Sale

Many of the island’s largest and most luxurious homes and villas are located in Forest Beach, all within a beautiful, panoramic, quiet, non-gated residential neighborhood. Forest Beach homes for sale and villas are either on the ocean or are just a short walk to it. A mix of homes (from bungalows to sprawling mansions and private gated compounds) right on the beach and condominiums in this prime location have kept Forest Beach on the “A” List for buyers and vacationers for decades.

Forest Beach homes (North Forest Beach and South Forest Beach) are among Hilton Head Island’s most sought after addresses. Embracing the Atlantic shoreline, these oceanfront properties run parallel to the beach, offering panoramic views of the Island's most pristine shoreline.

Quick Forest Beach Facts:

  • Homes behind the oceanfront properties are considered second row, third row, and so forth.
  • North and South Forest Beach Drives also run parallel, with homes on non-oceanside as well.
  • Forest Beach is Hilton Head Island’s original beach community and is one of the island’s non-gated residential areas.

History of Forest Beach Homes

It was because of its beautiful beaches that Forest Beach was selected as one of the first areas of the island to be developed in the early 1960s.  Homes that were built during this time became the model for the famed "Hilton Head Design" architecture, a bungalow-style home with a low-pitched roof, natural paint themes and exterior features that blended with nature. During the redevelopment period of the 1990s and early 2000s, many of these homes were purchased and torn down to make room for larger, high income-producing properties.  Today, there is a quaint mix of the old and the new, creating a unique atmosphere---and a wonderfully close-knit community of long-time residents. 

Forest Beach Vacation Homes

Due to the large influx of tourists, the real estate market of Forest Beach and Hilton Head Island are flourishing. Sales of homes, pockets of lands, apartments, resorts, and other tourist accommodation had been steadily growing. Homes and apartments ranging from single bedroom facilities to multi-bedroom properties are being sought as good purchase options by regular visitors to Forest Beach.

Ownership of such homes as a real estate investment not only saves lot of money for such people, but also fetches a handsome income by renting the homes when they don't need them. Any investment in Forest Beach real estate and individual homes is definitely a wise decision. The real estate market of Forest Beach is on a growth path and it is up to you to take advantage of it.

Defining Forest Beach

Starting where Sea Pines Plantation ends at South Forest Beach Drive, extending to the north and ending at Shipyard Plantation, Forest Beach homes for sale are separated by Coligny Circle. Two roads, each running parallel to the Atlantic Ocean mark the division; thus, the sides are known as North Forest Beach and South Forest Beach.

Forest Beach Community Highlights

Snuggled between Shipyard Plantation and Sea Pines Resort, Forest Beach is convenient to all that the posh south end of Hilton Head has to offer, as well as having its own hub, Coligny Plaza—replete with fine dining, clothiers, specialty boutiques and a grocery store.

The tropical landscape and the pristine beauty of Forest Beach has been attracting visitors from all over the world. The entire community is an open, welcoming one. Tourists are able to relax themselves in a soothing environment on the calm beach that stretches for miles. If you are a active person, playing facilities are available on the beach or you could spend your time shopping in the tiny shops offering unique gift articles and artifacts that are native to Forest Beach area.

Forest Beach, Hilton Head Amenities

Well, start with Coligny Beach Park, an upscale beach park offering easy parking, beach access, restrooms, picnic tables, fountains and vending machines. Locally known as Hilton Head’s “unofficial downtown”, Forest Beach is within a short walking distance to Coligny Plaza, a collection of unique stores, boutiques, a grocery store, hardware store, and many restaurants (most locally owned and operated). Nearby tennis and golf is also available.

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