Imagine purchasing an oceanfront lot on Hilton Head Island for only $5,000. Times have changed since Charles Fraser transformed a 5,200-acre oceanfront tract, on what was once a forgotten barrier island, into Sea Pines Plantation, Hilton Head’s first private plantation community. From the beginning, Sea Pines was unlike any resort in the world and unlike any residential community – a completely original creation that has inspired countless imitators despite many skeptics. Today, Hilton Head is considered one of the world’s premier resort destinations, and Sea Pines is legendary. Within Sea Pines, visitors and residents of all ages and varied interests can find rest, relaxation, recreation, entertainment, and shopping between moss-draped oaks, tropical palms, emerald green fairways, outstanding beaches, and dramatic tidal marshes, all perfectly punctuating the natural beauty of the Lowcountry landscape.