The original vision of a tasteful, world-class getaway is here in every detail – and within a stroll or a short bike ride.

Golfers awake to see Sea Pines’ own Pete Dye Heron Point course, and choose tee times at 30 other courses in the area.

Beach lovers wile away the hours amid the island breezes on sands that have often appeared among the world’s top 10.

Shopping is just a stroll across Lighthouse Road, in The Shops at Sea Pines Center, where you’ll find everything from fine food and beverages to clothing and jewelry to a weekly farmers’ market.

Art lovers find a gallery right there. And just down the road, Morris & Whitesides is in the famous Red Piano Gallery space, site of the Lowcountry’s first fine art collection. Just the beginning of a big-city art and theater experience nestled in the heart of nature.

The Sea Pines Forest Preserve gives outdoor lovers an even deeper immersion into the world of rare birds, fish, lush landscapes and plants we don’t see at home.

Family fun moves on to Lawton Stables, where horses and ponies greet the young and not-so-young; the equestrian and the trail-rider.

And it’s all knit together with roving hiking/biking trails that meander gently through the shade. For those who prefer a lift, the Sea Pines Trolley (seasonal) stop is right across Lighthouse Road from your Swallowtail oasis.


To get a taste of all that Swallowtail has to offer, just mouse over any of the images below to learn more about what awaits you on your next vacation.

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The Harbour Town Pier

Kayaking, paddle boarding, parasailing, jet skiing, and boat rental are all available at the Harbour Town Pier. Or spend a leisurely afternoon crabbing, dolphin watching, or just soaking up the sun.

Pristine Beaches

The Sea Pines Beach Club is just a half-mile away and is accessible by car, bike, and trolley. For an entirely different experience, Coligny Beach is a short three-mile drive away and offers beach volleyball and more.

30+ Golf Courses

Although three of Hilton Head Island’s top golf courses are withing a half-mile of Swallowtail – the Harbour Town Golf Links, Atlantic Dunes, and Heron Point, 30 other courses await your selection nearby.

Lawton Stables

Lawton Stables is roughly a mile from Swallowtail and offers horseback riding through trails, forests, and lakes in more than 600 lush acres of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Take a trail ride or just stop by to pet the horses.

Dolphin Watching

Calibogue Sound is one of the great places to catch a dolphin or two – or 20 – frolicking in the surf. Dolphin-watching excursions sail out of Harbour Town marina and South Beach marina daily.

Sea Pines Forest Preserve

Take an easy walk or ride through a maritime forest and marshland. The preserve – which is about two miles from Swallowtail – has a 4,000-year-old Indian shell ring, a wildflower meadow with dozens of varieties, and a bountiful bird habitat.

Stoney-Baynard Ruins

Less than a mile from Swallowtail is the Stoney-Baynard Ruins, originally built by Captain Jack Stoney in the 1790s. The Baynard house was once a grand antebellum plantation house overlooking the Calibogue Sound.

Swallowtail at Sea Pines

Truly, Swallowtail at Sea Pines is in the center of it all. With so much to see and do – most within a mile or two of the property – staying active is not a struggle. But for those times that you just want to unwind, a lazy day at Swallowtail is okay, too.


Whether surf fishing from one of Hilton Head Island’s many beaches or trying your luck on Lake Joe – which is teeming with bass, catfish, crappie, and bream – there’s no shortage of fishing spots withing a mile or two of Swallowtail.

Wildflower Meadow

Visit the wildflower meadow inside the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, which is planted yearly with a custom mix of 14 wildflower species. Take time to smell the wildflowers as you enjoy your journey along the trail.

Daufuskie Island

Just a mile across Calibogue Sound from Harbour Town sits Daufuskie Island, accessible only by boat and steeped in a simpler time. It is the perfect day-trip destination to step back in time and unplug from the everyday.


A short walk from Swallowtail is the Sea Pines Racquet Club, which offers 20 clay courts – including 4 lit courts – as well as a full range of programs and instruction for both adults and juniors.

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“Wonderful place for all ages. Great location. Relaxing, beautiful, lowcountry scenery with lots of things to see and do.”

Nancy Minnick

“The resort is located in Sea Pines, which is a gated community. It is tucked away, so it is perfect for peace and quiet. The unit is right off the course, which is great if you’re a golfer. The unit is clean with many upgrades.”

Shana Sumpter

“My home away from home. Spacious townhouse-style units that are clean, bright, and well maintained. Full kitchen, washer, and dryer in the units. Sea Pines location couldn’t be better. Fifteen-minute walk to Harbour Town and a five-minute drive to the beach. Directly across the street from Giuseppe’s Pizza – the best on the island.”

John Heuer

“Beautiful please. Quiet and with awesome views. A lovely place.”

Karen DeLeon
“Beautiful and well maintained. I highly recommend.”
Ron Smith
“Have been staying at Swallowtail my whole life, since the age of three months in 1982. The condos are lovely and peaceful. Nice pool under moss-laden live oaks. Perfect location within walking distance of Harbour Town. Directly across from The Shops at Sea Pines Center, and a very short drive or bike ride up Lighthouse Road from the Beach Club.”
Jeremy Withnell
“Excellent location and accommodation. Something to do for everyone.”
Nelson Santiago