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
Property Owner Decals Information
Property Owner ID Cards
Confidential Pass Code Numbers for Guest
Home Security / House Check for Absentee
Fishing in Sea Pines
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
vehicles bearing logos or advertising messages are permitted limited
in the Plantation under the Sea Pines Plantation Gate Entry and
policies, but are not allowed to remain in the Plantation overnight.
is reasonably priced, fenced storage available for the vehicles
above behind the Park Plaza Shopping Center, just outside the Greenwood
Gate. Residents may store boat trailers or logo-bearing vehicles
closed garages at night. Any questions on vehicle entry or overnight
should be addressed to the Security Office, telephone 671-7170.
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
obtained at the CSA Office Building located at 175 Greenwood Drive,
8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The property owner must
copy of the current vehicle registration to prove ownership of the
The vehicle should be registered in the deeded property owner's
If the property or the
vehicle is owned by a company or partnership, then
special limited circumstances apply and that property owner should
the Security Administration office at (843) 671-3000. The staff
be able to relay any necessary paperwork that will be needed and
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
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
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
Residential Property Owner may be issued a dependent ID card. A
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
contact the security administration office at (843) 671-3000.
Pass Code Numbers for Guest Passes
Residents may request passes for their guests to visit at their
calling the Welcome Center: 842-1926. They must give their confidential
identification number, and they may be asked key questions to ensure
validity of the request. If you do not know your code number please
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
after a call has been made, a computer records a special pass that
the name of the guest, the name and address of the resident, the
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
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.
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
commercially available. Residents can contact the Security Office,
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
to have your home placed on the checklist, stop by the Security
call (843) 671-7170 to give the dispatcher the necessary information.
home will be checked on a random schedule during the course of your
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
Property Owner ID Card or using the coded bike gate located adjacent
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
touch tone pad. This code will need to be used when re-entering
on the bike trail. Motor-bikes and motorcycles are prohibited inside
in Sea Pines
SEA PINES PLANTATION FISHING REGULATIONS
All persons fishing are required to have identification issued by
Security office; either a Property Owner I.D. card or a temporary
In the Forest Preserve:
Property owners and guests of property owners are permitted to fish
Forest Preserve. Guests of property owners must be accompanied by
respective property owner or have a permit. Resort guests are permitted
fish, but must first obtain a fishing permit from the Security Office
Lagoons and Salt Water
Fishing in the lagoons or salt water marshes is permitted, but you
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
that can be used contact the security office at (843) 671-7170.
· ANIMALS - 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.
· BOATS IN THE FOREST PRESERVE - 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
·BOATS ON THE BEACHES OF SEA PINES - 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.
·GENERAL PARKING - 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
· 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.
·VEHICLES ON THE BEACH - 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.
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.