Twenty-four acres of waterfront property on St. Helena Island was protected on December 22, 2021 when Beaufort County purchased the property for $860,000. Complete with water access, maritime forest and property around an existing county facility, it will be added to the inventory of lands available to county residents as passive parks.
“The protection of this property will ensure all residents have safe and available access to the water – for fishing or a water view – and that all can enjoy our salt marshes.” said York Glover, District 3 Council Member.
The property is 19.97 acres of maritime forest and upland hammock, the remainder 4 acres as high salt marsh surrounding the island. The property is bordered by tidal creeks, agricultural fields, and the Bermuda Bluff gated community, and access is off Bermuda Bluff road. The property meets the goals of the Rural and Critical Land Preservation Program to provide public access to the water and to connect protected landscapes. The nearby protected property includes Scott Hill Farms, The Dukes Tract, Bay Point Vistas, Lands End Plantation, and Fort Fremont.