The Security force of Sea Pines Plantation consists of a highly trained and experienced group of professionals, whose mission is to serve the entire Sea Pines community. They operate motorized patrols, the Plantation gates, the Welcome Center, and a 24-hour emergency dispatch service. Anyone who needs security services of any type at any time within the Plantation should telephone: 671-7170.  Security officers are on patrol 24 hours per day. They are deputized by the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division. Within the boundaries of the Plantation, they have the same powers of arrest as those of a Deputy Sheriff. They operate radar devices, write traffic citations, investigate accidents, act on complaints, and investigate incidents. The Security force maintains close relations and coordinates activities with Federal, State, and County agencies.

Security Operations Requirements and Standards


Vehicle Access
Property Owner Decals Information
Property Owner ID Cards
Confidential Pass Code Numbers for Guest Passes
Home Security / House Check for Absentee Owners
Bike Access
Fishing in Sea Pines
Local Ordinances

Restricted Vehicle Access

There are strictly enforced limitations or restricted access on the types of
vehicles permitted inside the Plantation. Moving vans, trucks, U-Hauls,
recreational vehicles, campers, motor homes, trailers, motorized bikes, or
vehicles bearing logos or advertising messages are permitted limited access
in the Plantation under the Sea Pines Plantation Gate Entry and Decal
policies, but are not allowed to remain in the Plantation overnight. There
is reasonably priced, fenced storage available for the vehicles mentioned
above behind the Park Plaza Shopping Center, just outside the Greenwood
Gate. Residents may store boat trailers or logo-bearing vehicles inside
closed garages at night. Any questions on vehicle entry or overnight storage
should be addressed to the Security Office, telephone 671-7170.

Property Owner Decal Information

Property owners are entitled to decals for their vehicles at no charge in
accordance with the Sea Pines Plantation Decal Policy. The decals can be
obtained at the CSA Office Building located at 175 Greenwood Drive, from
8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The property owner must bring a
copy of the current vehicle registration to prove ownership of the vehicle.
The vehicle should be registered in the deeded property owner's name.

If the property or the vehicle is owned by a company or partnership, then
special limited circumstances apply and that property owner should contact
the Security Administration office at (843) 671-3000. The staff there will
be able to relay any necessary paperwork that will be needed and help
prevent any delays for the property owner.

Replacement of decals are free, but when the vehicle(s) are sold or traded,
the decal or pieces thereof must be returned in order to obtain a new decal


Property Owner ID Cards

Property Owner ID cards are used to gain access through the security gates,
acts as a fishing license for Sea Pines, free access to three swimming
pools, and allows property owners to receive discounts on golf and tennis
from Sea Pines Company.

The three pools are: Harbour Town, South Beach and the Plantation Club. If
you need help with the location of these, please call (843) 671-3000.
For more information on the golf and tennis discounts contact Activities
Central at (843) 842-8484.

Property Owners will be issued a property owner ID card to provide entry
into the Plantation and its amenities. The son or daughter of a Sea Pines
Residential Property Owner may be issued a dependent ID card. A dependent
of a Sea Pines resident (son/daughter) if eligible, may be issued an ID Card
only from the ages of three (3) to nineteen (19) years of age.

Company or Partnership owned property must contact the Security Admin Office
for more information on ID cards. If an ID card is lost or stolen please
contact the security administration office at (843) 671-3000.

Confidential Pass Code Numbers for Guest Passes

Residents may request passes for their guests to visit at their homes by
calling the Welcome Center: 842-1926. They must give their confidential
identification number, and they may be asked key questions to ensure the
validity of the request. If you do not know your code number please contact
the administration office at (843) 671-1343.

You will need to provide the guests' names and the period of the visit ( a
pass can be called in for up to a two week time period). Within seconds
after a call has been made, a computer records a special pass that contains
the name of the guest, the name and address of the resident, the period of
the stay, and additional bits of information. The guest can then pick up the
pass at the Welcome Center prior to entering the Plantation, or the resident
can pick up the pass and mail it to the guest.  The Welcome Center is open
7 days a week, 365 days a year, from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm. 

Home Security or House Checks

Home security systems that can be electronically tied into the Security
Office for quick response to fire, medical, or police emergencies are
commercially available. Residents can contact the Security Office, which
will put them in touch with the commercial operators of these systems.

The Security Department provides a house check service for property owners
that leave their homes for several days or a few months. If you would like
to have your home placed on the checklist, stop by the Security Office or
call (843) 671-7170 to give the dispatcher the necessary information. Your
home will be checked on a random schedule during the course of your absence.

Bike Access

The bike paths in Sea Pines are only for use by residents, their guests, and
resorts guests. You may access the gates on a bicycle by either showing a
Property Owner ID Card or using the coded bike gate located adjacent to the
Greenwood and Ocean entrances.

When exiting the gates of Sea Pines, you can open the bike trail gate by
using an opening device that has a code number that will be indexed into the
touch tone pad. This code will need to be used when re-entering Sea Pines
on the bike trail. Motor-bikes and motorcycles are prohibited inside the

Fishing in Sea Pines

All persons fishing are required to have identification issued by the
Security office; either a Property Owner I.D. card or a temporary permit tag.

In the Forest Preserve:
Property owners and guests of property owners are permitted to fish in the
Forest Preserve. Guests of property owners must be accompanied by the
respective property owner or have a permit. Resort guests are permitted to
fish, but must first obtain a fishing permit from the Security Office at the
CSA Building.

Lagoons and Salt Water Marshes:
Fishing in the lagoons or salt water marshes is permitted, but you should
check with the Security Office to obtain a list of these areas.

The Sea Pines Security office will exercise control over all fishing within
the Sea Pines Plantation area. For fish catch limits and the type of bait
that can be used contact the security office at (843) 671-7170.

Local Ordinances

- Except as provided, excluding seeing-eye dogs, no person shall bring or allow any dog or any other animal on the beach that is not at all times on a leash between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. from April 1 through the Thursday before Memorial Day weekend and from the Tuesday after Labor Day weekend through September 30. No person shall bring or allow any dog or other animal on the beach between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. from the Friday before Memorial Day weekend through the Monday of Labor Day weekend. No person shall bring or allow any dog or any other animal on the beach that is not on a leash between 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. from April 1 through September 30. No person shall bring or allow any dog or any other animal on the beach that is not on a leash at any hour from October 1 through March 31. Any violation of the provisions may result in the owner of the animal being charged with a misdemeanor and the animal being seized by the appropriate animal control officer or law enforcement officer. No person shall permit any excrement from any animal under that person's control to remain on the beach but shall dispose of same in a sanitary manner. For clarification, questions should be directed to Town of Hilton Head Legal Department. If you are missing an animal please contact the Security Office to see if your animal has been found.

· ALLIGATORS - It is against the law to feed alligators. Should an alligator in your vicinity become a nuisance or become aggressive, the Wildlife Officer of the Security Department can arrange to have the animal removed. Alligators are generally quiet if they are left alone, but they can move very quickly and often run toward people. DO NOT try to feed them, and do not let your children play near them.

· BOATS - Operation of motorized watercraft (including, but not limited to, jet skis, motorboats, etc.)The operation, anchoring, or launching of motorized craft is prohibited within the police jurisdiction of the town, except that motorized watercraft (excluding jet skis, wave runners, and boats of their class) shall be permitted to operate within the police jurisdiction of the town from that area commencing at the southern boundary of Tower Beach Club, hence northward along the Calibogue Sound to the southern shore of Braddock Cove at Calibogue Sound and extending from the mean low water mark for a distance of seventy-five (75) yards into the water. Authorized emergency watercraft shall not be prohibited from operation, anchoring, or launching within the police jurisdiction of the town.

- Property owners may store a non-powered boat for use in the lakes of the Forest Preserve. Only boats with decals are permitted to be stored in the Forest Preserve. Registration decals may be obtained from the Security Office.

- Boats are allowed on the beaches of Sea Pines provided each one has a decal that may be obtained at the Security Office and a valid Town of Hilton Head decal. Boats are prohibited from being stored in any area of the beach that contains vegetative material, in the sand dunes or above the mean high tide mark.

- When parking anywhere in Sea Pines vehicles may not be parked in the roadway, along the roadway, on private property or in locations that are not specifically designated for vehicular parking in the commercial areas. Please remember that beyond esthetic concerns and respect for your neighbors, normal traffic and emergency vehicle travel may become obstructed. It is important to remember that all South Carolina traffic codes are enforced by security personnel. Please remind friends, guests, visitors or contractors of this ordinance.

·FIREWORKS - The discharging of fireworks on the beach, except by permit from the Town Manager for planned fireworks displays, is prohibited.

·KITES - All kites will be under manual control. The use of stunt kites is prohibited between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from April 1 through September 30 of each year.

·SAND - Sailing - The operation of a sand sailor or other wind powered vehicle on the beach during the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from April 1 through September 30 of each year is prohibited.

· SEA TURTLES - During the months of May through August on Hilton Head Island, female loggerhead sea turtles, which are a federally listed threatened species, come ashore to lay their eggs. The young hatch at night from July through October and immediately head for the sea. Artificial light sources shining out onto the beach disorient both the females and the hatchlings, often resulting in their injury or death. To help protect this threatened species, the Town of Hilton Head Island enacted a Beachfront Lighting Ordinance in 1990. The Ordinance requires that any lights shining onto the beach be shielded or turned off after 10 p.m. during the period of 1 May to 31 October. Periodic nighttime patrols of the beach are conducted to insure compliance with these regulations. Additional information is available from Town of Hilton Head, at 341-4600.

- Only security or emergency vehicles are permitted on the beach.

·WATER CONSERVATION - The Town of Hilton Head has a water conservation law. This LAW allows the watering of lawn and landscapes according to a fixed schedule. Contact the Town of Hilton Head at 341-4600 for current schedules.
General Information

As property owners, we are justifiably proud of our homes. To keep Sea Pines as a beautiful and delightful place to live, it is important that we all make a special effort to maintain our properties. Those of us who are not full-time residents and those of us who are owners of rental property must exert special efforts to ensure that properties are maintained in a way that contributes to the enhancement and distinction of the Plantation.

In Sea Pines we take great pride in our sports facilities. We have provided leisure trails for joggers, walkers, and bicycle riders. For everyone's safety, joggers, walkers, bicycle riders, and other persons using rollerblades, etc. are prohibited on the Plantation streets. Proper attire must be worn at all times on our golf courses, tennis courts, and leisure trails.

Please respect other people's privacy and comfort. When entertaining, keep noise levels as low as possible. Our renters and guests have been asked to show you the same consideration. Also, towels or other beach items may not be hung on railings or balconies to the visual discomfort of others.

175 Greenwood Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 671-1343