The Sea Islands along the southeastern coast are among the most beautiful properties in the world. St. Phillips Island located near the historic seaport of Beaufort, South Carolina is one of the most spectacular. It is a totally private island with a subtropical forest and long white beaches stretching along the Atlantic Ocean.


The island is accessed from the mainland by boat. From the docking facilities on St. Phillips one normally travels by SUV or cart down a scenic four-mile trail to the house, every ride a nature tour.

Ted Turner purchased St. Phillips Island in 1979. The Turner family and their friends have enjoyed sailing, fishing and entertaining here for thirty-five years.

St. Phillips is protected under a conservation easement with The Nature Conservancy. The island is self-sufficient with its own water and power supply. Although there is a comfortable owner's residence and manager's house, the value of St. Phillips is in the land, the natural maritime forest, the long white sandy beaches, the location and the total privacy. The agreement with The Nature Conservancy allows for the island to be maintained in its pristine condition and for the addition of ten more residences.

Boarding for St. Phillips

 Marsh and Creeks North End

  St. Phillips Dock Facilities

 Trail to the House
 Island Pond

Beach on the South End 

  Main House Point

Main House - Turner Residence


Main House Dock on the Atlantic Ocean


Sea Oats

Red Fish Flats

Red Fish Flies

Island Manager's House

Storage and Solar Panel

St. Phillips Water Tower

Island Creek

Main House Point in the Distance

Station Creek

Elephant Graveyard

Storm on the South Beach

Dock at the Main House

Approximate Breakdown of Land Types

1070 Acres – Upland

70 Acres – Ponds and Lowland

70 Acres - Sandy Beaches

590 Acres – Interior Marsh

2880 Acres – Tidal Marsh
TOTAL – 4,680 Acres


4,680 acres near Beaufort, South Carolina


The island is protected under a conservation easement with The Nature Conservancy. The easement allows for the construction of ten additional residential dwellings.

For information please contact Plantation Services.

843.958.0222 or e-mail

This material is based upon information that we consider reliable, but because it has been supplied by third parties, we cannot represent that it is accurate or complete, and it should not be relied upon as such. This offering is subject to errors, omissions, changes, including price, or withdrawal without notice.



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These southern plantations comprise thousands of acres and are some of the most beautiful estates anywhere. Sportsmen from
around the world visit to hunt deer, doves, turkeys, ducks, and especially bob white quail.

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