The Old Village
Where Battery Creek meets Beaufort River forming Port Royal Sound leading out to the Atlantic Ocean lies the sleepy little South Carolina coastal town of Port Royal. First explored by Frenchman Jean Ribaut in 1562, the town was named after the sound it overlooks and eventually avenues named after international cities of Paris, London, Madrid, Columbia, Richmond, and Edinburgh were laid north to south intersected by numbered streets running east to west.
Over the years, the southern tip of the Port Royal peninsula, the deepest natural port on the Atlantic coast, became an active shipping port connected to the mainland by a railroad along the western shore. Until recently this 50 acre tract with 2 miles of waterfront property had been fenced and controlled by the Ports Authority. In 2006, Governor Sanford closed the Port and ordered it sold and 10 years later Governor Hailey accomplished the sale, returning the property to the town.
As the fences come down and development progresses, the excitement of anticipated changes grows stronger. The vision of connecting the western shore back to the Old Village and keeping the waterfront open to the public is certain to make Port Royal compliment the natural beauty of abundant majestic centuries old Spanish Moss draped Live Oak trees throughout the Old Village. The community that exist today will be enhanced and grow stronger becoming even more one of the most desirable places to make home on the coast.
Beach, Boardwalk, & Boat landing
East of London Avenue down Sands Beach Road lies Port Royal's most treasured natural park featuring the Sands, boardwalk and observation tower, and Port Royal Sound boat landing, all with expansive eastern views over Beaufort River, southern views over Port Royal Sound, and western views down Battery Creek. Sit and enjoy a sunny day on the beach nearly any time of year or drop your boat in the river exploring the endless rivers the Lowcountry offers.
Take an early morning or afternoon stroll from the Old Village or ride down in your golf cart to admire the spectacular colorful sunrises and sunsets that are simply beyond compare. Take a walk through the narrow path through the high marsh to the western end of the boardwalk, climbing the observation tower for a stunning birds eye view and continue down the boardwalk across the boat landing to the Sands. Mother nature has a new light show to enjoy every day.
The boardwalk also connects the Sands to the Port Village with it's soon to open Dry Stack Marina where you can store you boat and call ahead to have it waiting for you fishing or river cruising adventure. Plenty of experienced boat captains are ready and waiting to show you where the plentiful fishing is at its best. Townhomes are also planned adjacent to this beautiful area bringing it even closer to home. Relax or play on the beach, kayak the rivers, fill your cooler with fish, or cruise the river to sandbars or nearby Atlantic Ocean beaches. Its all available for you just a short walk from the Old Village of Port Royal down Sands Beach Road.
The area of the 50 acre waterfront development site in the Old Village of Port Royal known as the Port Village is located at the eastern end of the site at the south end of Paris Avenue where the old shipping port greeted cargo ships from all over the world. Boasting the deepest natural port on the east coast with unobstructed access to the Atlantic ocean, the port anticipates welcoming ships again, this time carrying passengers for pleasure instead of cargo. Over 180 degree views from east to west offer opportunities to witness the most amazing sunrises and sunsets found anywhere in the world.
Anchored by a future upscale full-service hotel with supporting shops and restaurants along Battery Creek, the Port Village will soon grow to become the commercial town center with large and smaller public parks to rest, relax, and enjoy summer breezes from the salt marshes and rivers. Already in progress and soon to open is the Dry Stack Marina with waterfront walkway and grass areas connecting the Port Village to the boardwalk and beach area.
The old port building overhanging Battery Creek with two story interior spaces with all its development possibilities is the major existing feature. The former spacious rail yard, adjacent to the Port building offers plenty of space for future development of retail and dining spaces all tied together by natural parks and the future extended waterfront boardwalk. Endless opportunities and unmatched anticipation for what soon will be created an unparalleled excitement for all who currently live and are soon to come to this unique waterfront peninsula in South Carolina's Lowcountry
The area of the 50 acre waterfront development site in the Old Village of Port Royal known as the Marina Village is located in the center of the site at the west end of 11th Street where countless shrimp, oysters, and blue crabs were harvested brought to the existing shrimp boat docks and proccessed for wide distribution. In recent years, Dockside at 11th Street seafood restaurant offered local seafood dining overlooking sunsets and shrimp boats.
Currently under renovation and scheduled to open this summer, Fish Camp at 11th seafood restaurant will soon be ready to take over where Dockside left off. A combination of retail and residential development will soon compliment this area along with a new 225 slip marina in the calm waters of Battery Creek located just minutes from the intra-coastal waterway Beaufort River and Port Royal Sound.
Walk to the beach and boardwalk through the Port Village to the east or to the Bluff Neighborhood, to be known as Harrison's Bluff, to the west. Ride your bike to Historic Downtown Beaufort down the Spanish Moss Trail along the abandoned railroad which used to serve the port. The Marina Village is the perfect place to work or make your home to enjoy everything a coastal community has to offer.
The area of the 50 acre waterfront development site in the Old Village of Port Royal originally known as the Bluff Neighborhood, now named Harrison's Bluff, is located in the west end of the site at along Edinburgh and Columbia Avenues at 13th through 16th Streets. The area has been mostly undisturbed and heavily wooded with Lives Oaks where trains occasionally traveled and white tail deer found shelter.
15 acres of high bluffs overlooking Battery Creek's salt marsh sunsets will soon provide home sites for single family interior and waterfront homes with private and community docks along with community parks for all to enjoy. Townhouses along the town's existing streets and avenues will also be available for maintenance free living.
Easily access all Port Royal has to offer by walking or biking down the Spanish Moss Trail or riding your golf cart through the town's streets and avenues. Plans are coming soon for the layout of Port Royal's premier residential community. Adjacent properties along the development's edge will add to the opportunities available for all who choose to live in the Old Village of Port Royal, the newest old coastal town in the south.
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