Seabrook Point (SP) is a private residential community in unincorporated Beaufort County. SP is located adjacent to the Whale Branch River, which is a tributary of the Broad River; the Whale Branch River also feeds into the Coosaw River – dolphins are frequently seen in these brackish waters. The Seabrook Point area was converted from a commercial pecan orchard which was owned by McLeod Farms, although the community area has been farmed since the 1600s; as a result, the soil is generally rich and fertile.
Seabrook Point is a community of just over 100 home-sites; there are a very few lots which remain undeveloped. The community has: waterfront home-sites, some of which have private boat docks (with docks of sufficient length to grant persistent water access); sites which have spectacular views over tidal marshes; interior home-sites, for those who choose not to live “on the water”. Seabrook Point still has numerous pecan trees and majestic live oaks, which provide shade and a sense of elegance; there are fruit trees on some lots, pear and fig being quite common. This is a tranquil, rural environment, yet has convenient access to amenities and transportation infrastructure.
Seabrook Point property owners enjoy the use of a private, community-owned boat dock and launching ramp. The dock and ramp are located at the end of Seabrook Point Drive, where the Whale Branch River opens towards the Broad River to the southwest and the Coosaw River to the northeast, both of which provide access to the Atlantic Ocean. A tide chart for the Whale Branch River can be found at https://www.tideschart.com/United-States/South-Carolina/Beaufort-County/Whale-Branch-River/Weekly/.
Seabrook Point is located just off Rt. 21, a short distance north of the historic and picturesque City of Beaufort, and is roughly equidistant between Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA. One of many sites which provide information about Beaufort (City and surrounding areas) is Eat, Stay, Play Beaufort.
The Seabrook Point subdivision is a so-called “Planned Unit Development” (PUD) and is regulated by By-Laws and Covenants; property owners form the Seabrook Point Property Owners Association (SP POA) and are Members of the SP POA. An elected Board of Directors administers the By-Laws and Covenants; the Board meets regularly to address issues affecting this community and distributes newsletters and other correspondence, thereby providing periodic updates on a range of topics.
Special Tax District
Seabrook Point is what is termed a “Special Tax District”.
The Seabrook Point Special Tax District was created in 1990; this arrangement, with Beaufort County, provides paving and maintenance of the roadways and roadway drainage within Seabrook Point. This Special Tax District is governed by a Board of Commissioners appointed by Beaufort County Council. Click on the embedded links below to view the documents which describe the establishment and maintenance of this Tax District. We regard the creation and sustainment of this Special Tax District as an advantageous differentiator for owners of property in Seabrook Point.
Each lot within the Seabrook Point Special Tax District is assessed a special tax of $350 per year; this tax is collected by the Beaufort County Treasurer as a component of your Real Property tax bill.
Current Board Members
Wendy Orford – President
Chris Hook – Secretary
Peggy Nadler – Treasurer
Andrew Godowns – Vice President
Mark Bland – Member at Large