0.91± Acres
Under Contract
Beaufort County, South Carolina

Coffin Point Plantation Lot w/ Private Beach Access

ID: 56122
Status: Under Contract
Price: $159,000
Acres: 0.91±
Type: Residential Property, Undeveloped Land, Lot
Address: 25 McTeer Drive
City, State: Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
County: Beaufort
ZIP Code: 29920
Presented By: Stan Swofford
Taxes: $729


This wooded residential lot is just under 1 acre in Coffin Point Plantation on St. Helena Island, Beaufort County, SC.  It sits about a block and a half off of a private access only available to plantation homeowners to a 3 mile beach at the St. Helena Sound / Atlantic Ocean.  You can roll or carry a kayak down a cleared path that leads from the back of the corner lot along an undeveloped HOA owned road to the beach access.  From the beach you can look out and see all the way to Edisto Island.  The roads are level dirt roads throughout the plantation, making one feel like they’re in the old South 100 years ago.  Coffin Point Plantation has a very rich pre-civil war history with its original privately owned plantation house overlooking the beach.  The Secretary of War resided in Coffin Point as he planned the reconstruction efforts to rebuild the south after the Civil War.  One can only imagine the conversations he had during those 3 mile beach walks.  A historic Gullah Cemetery is located on the plantation with the graves of former slaves.

25 McTeer is on a very private and secluded dead end of McTeer Drive with just a few neighbors.  It is about 3 blocks from the river that winds through the back of the plantation.  This private lot has a view of Angel Oaks across the street in the front of the lot and on the border of the back side of the lot.  There are 200-300 year old palm trees along the front of this lot.  Angel oaks are everywhere in the plantation, and the Avenue of Oaks which has angel oaks on either side of the entrance to the plantation is a sight to behold.  You will be hard pressed to find this environment anywhere from Myrtle Beach to Miami Beach at This Price!!  The beautiful Angel Oaks and private beach access this close to a future home here are just a few of the things that make this lot unique.  A lot that’s this size, this close to the beach, with this unhurried lifestyle that exists on a historic plantation like Coffin Point is one that's not easy to find!  Skip the crowd and traffic associated with most of our other popular southern coastal areas like Hilton Head, Myrtle, Folly, Tybee, St. Simons, Jekyll, Fernandina, Ponte Vedra, St. Augustine, etc.  Major insurance carriers still write homeowner policies in this area, versus some places like Florida where many have pulled out of the market.  There’s not a big worry about whether the bridge will flood or still stand as there may be if you bought on Fripp Island, since St. Helena is before Harbor Island, Hunting Island and Fripp Island, which all experienced some flooding during recent hurricanes.  If you build up on the lot with a house plan with multiple stories that has a captain watch tower that is 60+ feet in the air, you will have river, sound and ocean views!  (See some of the aerial drone photos.)

Coffin Point Plantation is 7 miles from and on the way to Hunting Island State Park, which is voted one of the top undisturbed/natural beaches in the USA.   This is an incredible beach, with Hawaii being one of the only other states where you can lie peacefully in your hammock under oaks and palms and watch the ocean waves roll ashore.  It also has a calm back river / lagoon to learn paddle boarding and kayaking.  You can climb the historic lighthouse. You can ride your bike to the park from the plantation and enjoy incredible sea views along the way.

This McTeer Drive lot is rated for a flood zone, which isn't uncommon here in the Lowcountry, but the lot hasn’t experienced a major storm surge to the owner's knowledge, even during the multiple hurricanes that have visited the Lowcountry region over the past 6-8 years, one during a king tide.  This gem of a lot may have less headache and significant exposure to storm events when compared to a direct waterfront lot, yet it’s still close to a beach access and you can still enjoy those pretty sunrises and sunsets.  There’s public water availability, and future private septic system required here.  There’s fiber cable / internet available here!  There’s an HOA membership which is optional, and fees are only $60/year!!  You cannot camp or put a trailer / modular home / temporary structure on the property.  Please see the attached covenants and restrictions.  Homes must be single family homes.  No rentals less than 30 days allowed.  Please Note that the HOA wharf/dock mentioned in the covenants was removed and no longer exists.  The HOA and covenants are not super restrictive here, unlike many other areas.  There’s a lot of flexibility to build what you want, as long as it blends in with the community.  There is No time limit on when you build after acquiring the lot.  There are horses allowed and there’s horse boarding nearby so that you can ride your horse along the dirt roads or beach of the plantation.

It’s been said that St Helena Island is a little bit like the "Martha's Vineyard of the South'' except you don't have to take a ferry to access it.  It is also home of the historic Gullah people and it has plenty of popular restaurants, cafes, historic farms / farmer’s markets and it's a short trip to Lady's Island where the Walmart, Publix, Harris Teeter and fast food chain restaurants are located.  St. Helena is a very large rural island that takes about 30 minutes or more to get from one side to the other.  The Historic Fort Fremont military installation is located near the Lands End area and there’s a public beach access with parking.  This is on the opposite side of the island from Coffin Point Plantation beach. There are also historic church ruins on the island also.  The local fire station is located nearby off Sea Island Parkway.  St. Helena is just a short trip to historic downtown Beaufort's waterfront park area where you and the kids can enjoy playing, having yoga class on the lawn overlooking the bluff, or swing in one of the many porch swings overlooking the river after dinner and ice cream.  Beaufort has a small town feel with everything you really need, including plenty of schools, churches, and healthcare options.  There are multiple marinas and public boat ramps in the area.  There are two military bases, a VA hospital and national military cemetery located here, with the Blue Angels air shows scheduled annually.  Beaufort is also home of the annual Beaufort Water Festival.

Tax Map Number / Parcel ID : R300-013-000-0398-0000

Contact the listing broker Stan Swofford with True South Properties for more information on this lot.  803-942-2394 - Stan@truesouthland.com


Additional Information


  • bike trails
  • bird watching
  • fishing
  • watersports

water access

  • beach


  • mineral
  • water

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